Monday, 11 April 2011

Adele and Jennifer Lopez reign on the UK charts, Katy B debuts high

There is no stopping Adele. After breaking records last week, Adele’s “21” continues to slay as it stays at number one on the album chart for an 11th week. It achieves the feat of being the longest consecutive run at number one for a studio album by a solo artist in British chart history.

"21" also recorded sales in excess of 100,000 last week for the 11th week in a row. Elvis Presley twice has had longer runs at the U.K. album summit than Adele's current sequence, but with soundtrack releases: 17 weeks at number 1 for "Blue Hawaii" in 1962 and 12 for "G.I. Blues" the year before. "21," which has been certified seven-times platinum for U.K. shipments of 2.1 million, has topped the U.K. chart for longer than any album since the Bob Marley and the Wailers compilation "Legend" led the way for its first 12 weeks on the chart from May to August 1984. 

Adele's previous album "19" was, however, have moved to the number 3 spot, as U.K. starlet Katy B’s debut set “On A Mission” debuts at number 2. Rihanna's "Loud" bounces back to number 4 and U.K. breakthrough artist Jessie J's "Who You Are" jumps up 4 spots to claim the 5th position.

Michael Bublé's continues to sell, as "Crazy Love" jumps from number 12-7. It’s been on the chart for 77 weeks on the U.K. chart week and has been certified eight times platinum. Also climbing again were Bruno Mars' "Doo Wops & Hooligans” 11-8 and Elbow's "Build A Rocket Boys!" 14-9. Scottish indie-rock band Glasvegas debuted at number 10 with "Euphoric Heartbreak”.

On the singles chart, Comeback Queen Jennifer Lopez stays at number one with “On the Floor” for a second week. It becomes another personal milestone for the singer, as it is her third U.K. chart-topping single but her first to spend more than one week at number one. Her total U.K. single sales are at 3 million.

"Party Rock Anthem" by LMFAO featuring Lauren Bennett and Goonrock moves up 3-2 on the singles chart to trade places with Adele's "Someone Like You." Black Eyed Peas' "Just Can't Get Enough" held at No. 4 as Katy Perry's "E.T.", featuring Kanye West, climbed 12-5. "Buzzin” by Mann featuring 50 Cent improved 11-6 and Snoop Dogg's "Sweat" 16-9.  

Source: Billboard