An interesting chart week over at the UK I must say. There are NO solo male vocalists in the entire top 10 of the UK Top 40 Singles Chart this week! Way to go ladies! Our fave Australian of the moment Gotye reclaims the # 1 position on the UK Top 40 singles chart this week with his monster hit ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’ featuring Kimbra, after spending a week at the summit before being dethroned by DJ Fresh feat. Rita Ora’s ‘Hot Right Now‘ last week. Already certified a whopping 8 times Platinum in Australia, the insanely addictive song’s finally getting its due in Europe, as well as the US, as it also surges up the Billboard Hot 100.
DJ Fresh and Rita Ora’s ‘Hot Right Now‘ slips down to # 3, while debutante Emeli Sande’s ‘Next To Me‘ spends a second week at # 2. Her début album ‘Our Version Of Events‘, which debuted at # 1 last week, slips down one spot to # 2 this week by chart titan Adele’s ‘21‘ that returns to the top in its 57th week on the charts. ‘21‘ now reigns for an unprecedented 21 non-consecutive weeks on top of the UK Top 40 Albums Chart, and is on course to spend a 22nd week on top of the Billboard 200 Albums Chart later this week.
Adele’s chart triumph comes courtesy of her wins and controversy at the 2012 Brit Awards this week, along with her stunning performance of ‘Rolling In The Deep‘ at the ceremony. Worldwide sales of ‘21‘ are about to touch the 19 million mark after sales sky-rocketed after Adele’s domination at this year’s Grammy’s.
Nicki Minaj storms up the singles chart as her brand new single ‘Starships‘ moves up 9 places to #7 in its second week on the charts. Nicki also follows in at # 8 as a guest vocalist on David Guetta’s ‘Turn Me On‘.
David Guetta, Nicki Minaj and Sia are the only artists to have 2 singles each within the top 10 of the singles chart this week, and coincidentally both Sia and Nicki are guest vocalists on Guetta’s songs with Sia guesting on ‘Titanium‘ by Guetta at # 5, as well as on ‘Wild Ones‘ by Flo Rida which comes in at # 4.
The top 10 singles in the UK this week are :
1. Somebody That I Used To Know – Gotye feat Kimbra
2. Next To Me – Emeli Sande
3. Hot Right Now – DJ Fresh feat Rita Ora
4. Wild Ones – Flo Rida feat Sia
5. Titanium – David Guetta feat Sia
6. Domino – Jessie J
7. Starships – Nicki Minaj
8. Turn Me On – David Guetta feat Nicki Minaj
9. Ass Back Home – Gym Class Heroes feat Neon Hitch
10. T.H.E (The Hardest Ever) – Will.I.Am feat Jennifer Lopez and Mick Jagger
The top 10 albums in the UK this week are :
1. 21 – Adele
2. Our Version Of Events – Emeli Sande
3. + – Ed Sheeran
4. Born To Die – Lana Del Rey
5. Making Mirrors – Gotye
6. Mylo Xyloto – Coldplay
7. 19 – Adele
8. Lonely Are The Brave – Maverick Sabre
9. Ceremonials – Florence + The Machine
10. Who You Are – Jessie J