Ciara Joins Jay Z With Strong UK Debut of ‘Ciara,’ The Album

Fresh off songs like "I'm Out" and "Body Party," Ciara is not only doing well with her new album on U.S. charts. She is also making a splash in the UK.

According to the Official Charts Company, Ciara's new album, "Ciara," joins Jay Z's "Magna Carta Holy Grail" in debuting on the coveted albums chart at no. 42, her first UK charting album in at least two years.

"US R&B star Ciara returns with her eponymous album at Number 42," reports the Official Charts Company.

In related news, Jay Z's album debuted at no.1, becoming his first album to do so in the UK.

"The 13-track long-player cruised to the Number 1 spot, comfortably outselling its nearest rival, Rod Stewart’s Time," reports the Official Charts Company. "Despite previously enjoying seven Top 40 albums as a solo artist, Jay-Z has never reached the summit before. His personal best before Magna Carta Holy Grail was Number 4 in 2009 with Blueprint III. His joint effort with Kanye West, Watch The Throne, peaked at Number 3 in 2011."