EMBRACE have soared to the top of the charts.
The band, featuring Brighouse brothers Danny and Richard McNamara, knocked Natasha Bedingfield off the top of the album chart with their comeback album.
Out Of Nothing, released last Monday, has entered the UK album chart at number one.
It is the band's second number one album, the first being The Good Will Out back in June 1998.
Out Of Nothing sold nearly twice as many copies as The Good Will Out in its first week, going gold on the first day of sale.
The success came despite many problems with stock throughout the week as fans were greeted with empty shelves in many shops due to the unexpected demand for the album.
Embrace were formed in 1997 by singer Danny, his guitarist brother Richard, bassist Steve Firth and keyboard player Mike Heaton.
Danny said: "None of us expected the album to get to number one.
"Even with the success of the single, Gravity, we were hoping at best to be in the top five, but probably number seven or eight.
"We're at number one and it's all down to the fans - the best fans in the world!
"We want to thank each and every one of you for putting us there."
The band will be touring the UK and Ireland over the coming months, and many dates are expected to sell out.
Last month, Embrace played a "secret" gig at Bradley Woods Scout Camp, near Brighouse.
Danny told the Examiner: "I've got a lot of friends in Brighouse and I come up all the time. There is a sense of pride here that we have done so well."
The chart success comes as a boost for Danny, who revealed last month he has been living in the shadow of a heart condition.
He has been taking beta-blockers to help curb his stress levels for years and may face surgery later in life.
The Bradley Woods gig was the band's 10th secret concert and marked the 10th anniversary of their first gig.
Fans were given a sneak preview of new album tracks Ashes, Someday and Wish 'Em All Away. They also played Gravity, which was penned by Coldplay frontman Chris Martin.
Embrace are due to start a UK tour of "secret" gigs on September 24. Anyone who wants to attend the gigs should log on to www.secretgig.com
Paul Weller's covers album, Studio 150, featuring songs ranging from Oasis to The Carpenters, went in at two behind Embrace, with Natasha Bedingfield's Unwritten at three.
TOP TEN ALBUMS
1 (-) Out Of Nothing - Embrace
2 (-) Studio 150 - Paul Weller
3 (1) Unwritten - Natasha Bedingfield
4 (2) Songs About Jane - Maroon 5
5 (-) Greatest Hits - Goldie Lookin Chain
6 (3) Hopes and Fears - Keane
7 (-) Solarized - Ian Brown
8 (-) Suit - Nelly
9 (-) Let's Bottle Bohemia - Thrills
10 (5) Up All Night - Razorlight