A round of applause, applause, applause y’all!
Lady Gaga aka Madame Ga-goose flies in at # 1 on the Official UK Top 40 Albums Chart with her third studio album ‘ARTPOP‘, dethroning Eminem’s ‘The Marshall Mathers LP 2‘ after a one week reign at the penthouse.
‘ARTPOP‘ thus becomes Mizz Germanotta’s 3rd chart-topper on these shores, while she simultaneously scores a second top 10 hit from the album as ‘Do What U Want‘ featuring R Kelly, the second official single from ‘ARTPOP‘, soars in at # 9 on the Official Singles Chart.
A slew of new entries arrive within the top 5 apart from Gaga. Songstress supreme Celine Dion makes a comeback on the charts with her 11th English language studio album ‘Loved Me Back To Life‘ at # 3 – the Canadian chanteuse’s highest charting studio effort since the # 1-peaking ‘A New Day Has Come‘ back in 2002. The title track of the album soars up to # 14 on the official singles chart this week following a slew of TV appearances in the UK by Dion.
X-Factor winners Little Mix earn their second top 5 album within the span of a year, as ‘Salute‘ arrives at # 4 this week. The album boasts of the top 5 smash ‘Move‘, which takes up residency at # 5 on the official singles chart this week.
Over at the Official UK Top 40 Singles Chart, 17-year-old Dutch DJ Martin Garrix trumps Lily Allen after a fierce chart battle to arrive at the penthouse with his début club smash ‘Animals‘.
Allen debuts at # 2 with her cover of Keane’s ‘Somewhere Only We Know‘ after being featured in the John Lewis Christmas TV ad campaign.
Check out all the action on the top 10 of both the official albums and singles chart right after the jump!
The top 10 singles in the UK this week are :
1. Animals – Martin Garrix
2. Somewhere Only We Know – Lily Allen
3. How Long Will I Love You – Ellie Goulding
4. The Monster – Eminem feat. Rihanna
5. Move – Little Mix
6. Look Right Through – Storm Queen
7. Royals – Lorde
8. Story Of My Life – One Direction
9. Do What U Want – Lady Gaga feat R Kelly
10. Go Gentle – Robbie Williams
The top 10 albums in the UK this week are :
1. ARTPOP – Lady Gaga
2. The Marshall Mathers LP 2 – Eminem
3. Loved Me Back To Life – Celine Dion
4. Salute – Little Mix
5. The Nation’s Favourite Elvis Songs – Elvis Presley
6. Direct Hits – Killers
7. The Fabulous Rock’n’Roll Songbook – Cliff Richards
8. Trust – Alfie Boa
9. James Arthus – James Arthur
10. The Best Of – Keane