AC/DC avoid Black Ice slip ups
10:33 | Tuesday October 21, 2008
By Ben Cardew
AC/DC have taken an emphatic lead in the race to the top of the albums chart, with Black Ice (Columbia) outselling Kaiser Chiefs’ third album Off With Their Heads (B-Unique / Polydor) by more than two to one.
The album, the band’s first in eight years, sold almost 45,000 copies on its day of release, while the Kaiser Chiefs’ Mark Ronson-produced set shifted almost 18,000 copies.
Also challenging for the top ten of the albums chart this week are Leon Jackson’s Right Now (Syco), Katherine Jenkins’ Sacred Arias (UCJ) and Sugababes’ Catfights And Spotlights (Island), while Sash’s The Best Of (Hard2Beat) and John Legend’s Evolver (RCA) should secure top twenty births.
On the compilations chart two of the sector’s biggest brands – Walt Disney’s High School Musical (released through EMI in the UK) and Radio One’s Live Lounge (released by Sony BMG) – are off to strong starts: High School Musical 3 sold almost 24,000 on its first day of release, while Live Lounge 3 sold just over 12,000, both way ahead of their nearest competitors.
On the singles chart Girls Aloud look set to unseat Pink’s So What (LaFace) from the top of the charts. The girl band’s Promises (Fascination) sold more than 24,000 copies on day of release, to So What’s 12,577.
Razorlight’s Wire To Wire (Vertigo) looks certain to leap into the top five this Sunday, where it should rub shoulders with Kings Of Leon’s Sex On Fire (Hand Me Down) and Geraldine’s the Winner’s Song (Polydor)