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Monday, July 18, 2011

Adele back at the top of the UK album chart

Adele's "21" (XL Recordings) moved back to the top of the new U.K. album chart yesterday (Sunday), as British boy band The Wanted scored their second No. 1 single in the territory with "Glad You Came" (Geffen/Universal).

"21," already easily the U.K.'s bestselling album of 2011, spent 16 of its first 17 weeks on the chart at No. 1 from February onwards, then its next seven at No. 2. It reclaimed top spot in the Official Charts Company's new data with weekly sales of 43,000. Its predessor "19" also moved up one spot, 4-3, and in another stellar week for the XL label, the Horrors posted a career-best No. 5 debut for their third album "Skying," with 13,000 sales.

Lady Gaga and Beyoncé both unseated the Someone Like You hitmaker recently, but the 23-year-old from London is now back on top, with Beyoncé’s 4 sitting at No.2 in the charts.
Incredibly, Adele also fills the No.3 spot with her debut album 19 – which was released on January 28 of 2008 – while Gaga release Born This Way is next at No.4. British rock band The Horrors complete the top five with Skying.
Meanwhile, British-Irish boyband The Wanted top the singles chart with Glad You Came, while drum and bass artist DJ Fresh’s Louder fills the No.2 spot.
Singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran’s The A Team is at No.3, while Beyoncé release Best Thing I Never Had is the No.4 single, and Loick Essien – featuring Tanya Lacey – holds the No.5 spot with How We Roll.

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