Katy Perry Dethrones Gotye From # 1 On UK Top 40

Katy Perry’s ‘Part Of Me‘ just put an end to Gotye and Kimbra’s 5 week run atop the UK Top 40 Singles Chart with their monster hit ‘Somebody That I Used To Know‘, which slides down to # 3 this week. Katy has now topped the charts on both sides of the Atlantic with the first single from her repackaged album ‘Teenage Dream : The Complete Confection‘, as ‘Part Of Me‘ debuted atop the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart a few weeks ago as well. ‘Part Of Me‘ is Katy’s 3rd # 1 in the UK, as well as her 9th top 10 hit.

Jamaican Rapper Sean Paul makes a major comeback with his new single ‘She Doesn’t Mind‘ debuting at # 2, his first hit in almost 3 years. His 5th studio album, ‘Tomahawk Technique‘ is scheduled for an April 2nd release.

Over at the albums chart, veteran singer-songwriter Paul Weller notches his 4th # 1 album, as ‘Sonik Kicks‘ debuts right on top of the UK Top 40 Albums Chart, outselling David Guetta’s ‘Nothing But The Beat‘ by a mere 250 copies. In its 30th chart week, ‘Nothing But The Beat‘ moves up 7 spots to # 2 on the albums chart.

David Guetta, Sia and Nicki Minaj are the only artists to have 2 singles within the top 10 of the singles chart, and ironically one of the two singles by both Nicki and Sia is a duet with Guetta.

Last week’s # 1 album, ‘In My Dreams‘ by Military Wives, the 247-strong choir of the wives and partners of soldiers serving in Afghanistan drops to # 3 this week.

The top 10 singles in the UK this week are :

1. Part Of Me – Katy Perry

2. She Doesn’t Mind – Sean Paul

3. Somebody That I Used To Know – Gotye feat. Kimbra

4. Last Time – Labrinth

5. Starships – Nicki Minaj

6. Proud – JLS

7. Titanium – David Guetta feat. Sia

8. Wild Ones – Flo Rida feat. Sia

9. Next To Me – Emeli Sande

10. Turn Me On – David Guetta feat. Sia

The top 10 albums in the UK this week are :

1. Sonik Kicks – Paul Weller

2. Nothing But The Beat – David Guetta

3. In My Dreams – Military Wives

4. Our Version Of Events – Emeli Sande

5. 21 – Adele

6. Born To Die – Lana Del Rey

7. Mylo Xyloto – Coldplay

8. + – Ed Sheeran

9. Wrecking Ball – Bruce Springsteen

10. Home Again – Michael Kiwanuka