Lots of chart-action on the other side of the Atlantic this week y’all! Both the UK Top 40 Singles and the Albums Chart boasts of new members occupying the penthouse this week!
Marina & The Diamonds aka Marina Diamandis scores her first official UK # 1 Album, as her sophomore effort ‘Electra Heart‘ vaults straight to # 1 this week, knocking last week’s chart topper Jack White’s ‘Blunderbuss‘ to # 3.
In its 14th chart week, Lana Del Rey’s ‘Born To Die‘ moves up a notch to # 2 this week.
Velvet-voiced chanteuse and songwriter Norah Jones debuts at # 4 with her latest effort, ‘Little Broken Hearts‘. The album sees a change in the musical direction for Norah, who’s unveiled a rather darker side to her through this album following her recent break-up. And we all know how songs about heartbreak can make your albums fly off shelves! Just ask Adele!
Speaking of the great Adelegend, another week, another record broken. Nothing new, no big deal. Except that it IS a big deal! Sales of Adele’s ‘21‘ have surpassed Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller‘ in the UK, making it the 5th largest selling album of all time! And in its 67th chart week, the album comes in at # 5!
Over at the UK Top 40 Singles Chart, X-Factor judge and ex-member of the group N-Dubz, Tulisa scores her first solo # 1 single, as her début single ‘Young‘ flies in at # 1, selling 122,000 copies this week to become the fastest selling début single of the year! Tulisa dethrones Carly Rae Jepsen from the penthouse, as ‘Call Me Maybe‘ drops down a notch to # 2 this week.
The top 10 singles in the UK this week are :
1. Young – Tulisa
2. Call Me Maybe – Carly Rae Jepsen
3. We Are Young – Fun. feat. Janelle Monae
4. Sparks – Cover Drive
5. Too Close – Alex Close
6. Let’s Go – Calvin Harris feat. Ne-Yo
7. Drive By – Train
8. Laserlight – Jessie J feat. David Guetta
9. Starships – Nicki Minaj
10. Somebody That I Used To Know – Gotye feat. Kimbra
The top 10 albums in the UK this week are :
1. Electra Heart – Marina And The Diamonds
2. Born To Die – Lana Del Rey
3. Blunderbuss – Jack White
4. Little Broken Hearts – Norah Jones
5. 21 – Adele
6. In Case You Didn’t Know – Olly Murs
7. Who You Are – Jessie J
8. Our Version Of Events – Emeli Sande
9. Boys And Girls – Alabama Shakes
10. Pink Friday : Roman Reloaded – Nicki Minaj