UK Charts (13/3/11)

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  1. Johnkm

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    1 1 7 AdeleSomeone Like You
    2 2 6 Jessie J feat. B.o.BPrice Tag
    3 3 12 RihannaS&M
    4 4 5 Lady GagaBorn This Way
    5 N 1 Wiz KhalifaBlack & Yellow
    6 8 7 Chris BrownYeah 3X
    7 7 3 Alexis JordanGood Girl
    8 6 5 Chipmunk feat. Chris BrownChampion
    9 5 8 AdeleRolling In The Deep
    10 9 9 Bruno MarsGrenade
    11 15 6 Dr Dre feat. Eminem & Skylar GreyI Need a Doctor
    12 16 9 Tinie Tempah feat. Ellie GouldingWonderman
    13 10 16 Jessie JDo It Like A Dude
    14 13 5 Tiesto V Diplo feat. Busta RhymesC'mon (Catch' em By Surprise)
    15 11 8 PinkF**Kin' Perfect
    16 25 8 Avril LavigneWhat the Hell
    17 12 9 Taio Cruz feat. Travie McCoy & Kylie MinogueHigher
    18 14 15 David Guetta feat. RihannaWho's That Chick?
    19 31 7 Noah & The WhaleL.I.F.E.G.O.E.S.O.N.
    20 45 3 Olly MursHeart On My Sleeve
    21 55 2 Britney SpearsTill The World Ends
    22 20 8 Diddy & Dirty Money feat. Skylar GreyComing Home
    23 19 7 Ke$haWe R Who We R
    24 18 23 Cee Lo GreenForget You
    25 N 1 BirdySkinny Love
    26 17 9 JLS feat. Tinie TempahEyes Wide Shut
    27 N 1 Black Eyed PeasJust Can't Get Enough
    28 21 6 Enrique Iglesias feat. Ludacris & Dj Frank ETonight (I'm Lovin' You)
    29 29 25 Bruno MarsJust The Way You Are (Amazing)
    30 23 11 Martin Solveig feat. DragonetteHello
    31 30 4 Take ThatKidz
    32 26 17 Rihanna feat. DrakeWhat's My Name?
    33 27 31 AdeleMake You Feel My Love
    34 32 20 RihannaOnly Girl (In The World)
    35 67 2 McFlyThat's The Truth
    36 37 21 Katy PerryFirework
    37 N 1 Glee CastHey Soul Sister
    38 38 4 Justin Bieber feat. Jaden SmithNever Say Never
    39 33 6 Nicki Minaj feat. DrakeMoment 4 Life
    40 43 7 Jeremih feat. 50 CentDown On Me
    41 62 3 Bruno MarsMarry You
    42 28 4 Far East Movement feat. Ryan TedderRocketeer
    43 N 1 WheatusTeenage Dirtbag
    44 42 19 Alexis JordanHappiness
    45 36 8 Britney SpearsHold It Against Me
    46 N 1 The PiercesYou'll Be Mine
    47 48 12 Katy B feat. Ms DynamiteLights On
    48 N 1 Glee CastDog Days Are Over
    49 24 3 Clare MaguireThe Last Dance
    50 40 2 Jessie JWho You Are
    51 41 7 Chase & Status feat. Liam BaileyBlind Faith
    52 N 1 Mann feat. 50 CentBuzzin’ Remix
    53 44 8 Wretch 32 feat. LTraktor
    54 53 18 Black Eyed PeasThe Time (Dirty Bit)
    55 N 99 Snow PatrolChasing Cars
    56 47 24 Tinie Tempah feat. Eric TurnerWritten In The Stars
    57 66 2 N-DubzMorning Star
    58 34 2 Breakage feat. Jess MillsFighting Fire
    59 51 2 Glee CastMarry You
    60 N 29 TrainHey, Soul Sister
    61 39 3 Glee Cast feat. Gwyneth PaltrowSinging In The Rain/Umbrella
    62 N 4 Guns N' RosesSweet Child O' Mine
    63 50 3 Lupe FiascoThe Show Goes On
    64 N 1 Ellie GouldingLights
    65 74 29 Taio CruzDynamite
    66 46 3 Kanye West feat. Drake & RihannaAll Of The Lights
    67 N 1 Glee CastDon't Cry For Me Argentina
    68 N 17 Chase & Status feat. Plan BEnd Credits
    69 22 2 Foo FightersRope
    70 59 18 Ellie GouldingYour Song
    71 N 74 Black Eyed PeasI Gotta Feeling
    72 58 38 Eminem feat. RihannaLove The Way You Lie
    73 N 10 Nicole ScherzingerPoison
    74 N 20 NellyJust A Dream
    75 52 53 Tinie TempahPass Out
     
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    1. (1) 21 (Adele) 7 wks
    2. (NEW) BUILD A ROCKET BOYS! (Elbow) 1 wk
    3. (2) WHO YOU ARE (Jessie J) 2 wks
    4. (4) 19 (Adele) 77 wks
    5. (NEW) COLLAPSE INTO NOW (REM) 1 wk
    6. (5) LOUD (Rihanna) 17 wks
    7. (6) DOO WOPS & HOOLIGANS (Bruno Mars) 8 wks
    8. (NEW) LAST NIGHT ON EARTH (Noah & The Whale) 1 wk
    9. (NEW) GOODBYE LULLABY (Avril Lavigne) 1 wk
    10. (3) DIFFERENT GEAR, STILL SPEEDING (Beady Eye ) 2 wks

    11. (NEW) MOON OVER IRELAND (Daniel O'Donnell) 1 wk
    12. (8) SIGH NO MORE (Mumford & Sons) 75 wks
    13. (14) THE DEFAMATION OF STRICKLAND BANKS (Plan B) 48 wks
    14. (10) THE LADY KILLER (Cee-Lo Green) 18 wks
    15. (11) GLEE - THE MUSIC - SEASON TWO - VOL 4 (Glee Cast) 3 wks
    16. (15) SIMPLY EVA (Eva Cassidy) 6 wks
    17. (29) OLLY MURS (Olly Murs) 15 wks
    18. (12) DISC-OVERY (Tinie Tempah) 23 wks
    19. (13) NO MORE IDOLS (Chase & Status) 6 wks
    20. (18) PROGRESS (Take That) 17 wks

    21. (17) GREATEST HITS - SO FAR (Pink) 17 wks
    22. (9) ALEXIS JORDAN (Alexis Jordan) 2 wks
    23. (16) OUTTA THIS WORLD (JLS) 16 wks
    24. (7) LIGHT AFTER DARK (Clare Maguire) 2 wks
    25. (NEW) LASERS (Lupe Fiasco) 1 wk
    26. (19) SEASONS OF MY SOUL (Rumer) 19 wks
    27. (31) LUNGS (Florence & The Machine) 83 wks
    28. (23) SCIENCE & FAITH (Script) 26 wks
    29. (30) LIGHTS (Ellie Goulding) 44 wks
    30. (20) MAYHEM (Imelda May) 13 wks

    31. (22) HAPPINESS (Hurts) 10 wks
    32. (24) TEENAGE DREAM (Katy Perry) 28 wks
    33. (26) THE FAME (Lady Gaga) 113 wks
    34. (21) THE SUBURBS (Arcade Fire) 27 wks
    35. (36) ELIZA DOOLITTLE (Eliza Doolittle) 35 wks
    36. (43) GOOD OL' FASHIONED LOVE (Overtones) 18 wks
    37. (38) CRAZY LOVE (Michael Buble) 73 wks
    38. (27) COME AROUND SUNDOWN (Kings of Leon) 21 wks
    39. (25) BRING HIM HOME (Alfie Boe) 11 wks
    40. (28) LET ENGLAND SHAKE (PJ Harvey) 4 wks
     
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    Double penetration :evil:
     
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    Is that a new studio album from REM?! Completely passed me by.
     
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    1 Adele 95,654 (Total: 463,666)
    2 Jessie J 75,524 (Total: 514,111)
    3 Rihanna 46,145 (Total: 298,057)
    4 Lady Gaga 36,270 (Total: 256,257)
    5 Wiz Khalifa 32,709

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    Albums:
    1 Adele 161,580 (Total: 1,182,531)
    2 Elbow 78,177
    3 Jessie J 54,741 (Total: 160,600)
    4 Adele [19] 45,055 (Total: 1,031,859)
    5 REM 32,796
     
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    Adele's sales for the 7 weeks:

    30/1 208090
    06/2 135585
    13/2 134241
    20/2 188764
    27/2 173178
    06/3 180493
    13/3 161580
     
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  7. lolly

    lolly Rowena? From Kuwait?

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    That really is STAGGERING, isn't it? :o
     
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    :o When will 21 slow down?
     
  9. lolly

    lolly Rowena? From Kuwait?

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    So her second album passed the million barrier last week, the first one has just done it this week. SLY is going to go platinum inside another month, and MYFML must surely nearly be there as well. AND RITD will probably creep up to it as well, won't it? :disco:
     
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    Why is Chris Brown still in the top 10 twice??
     
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    Adele's sales really are staggering.
     
  12. lolly

    lolly Rowena? From Kuwait?

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    It's just how it continues to defy expectation, and in what is supposed to be a low sales period. I expected a big slump after the first week after the heavy amazon discounting (and the natural drop off), but it never happened. Then you expect a drop off after the Brits. Doesn't happen. What next? Surely it will get a bit of a Mother's Day kick as well. Didn't music week say it was the first album to sell over 100,000 in five (or perhaps six) consecutive weeks EVER outside of the Christmas period? Surely she's got that in the bag next week as well. There's no real reason for it to slump now, is there? Unless the cachet of not simultaneously having the #1 single as well next week hits hard.

    I know a fair few albums have sold over 2 million since 2000, but have any others achieved it in a calendar year?
     
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    TW LW Wks Sales Artist/Title Total Plays Plays % + or - Total Aud. (m) Aud. % + or –

    01 02 3 1 Adele Someone Like You 3758 42.73 93.57 27.51
    02 01 6 2 Jessie J feat. B.o.B Price Tag 4682 26.54 88.35 0.35
    03 03 5 4 Lady Gaga Born This Way 4023 21.5 71.61 13.72
    04 08 6 15 Pink F**Kin' Perfect 3277 12.3 50.98 14.64
    05 06 11 10 Bruno Mars Grenade 3971 7.53 49.38 0.92
    06 11 3 3 Rihanna S&M 2074 31.6 47.01 22.14
    07 04 5 31 Take That Kidz 2339 21.57 43.88 -24.58
    08 07 9 17 Taio Cruz feat. Travie McCoy & Kylie Minogue Higher 2380 -0.58 40.61 -11.37
    09 05 9 26 JLS feat. Tinie Tempah Eyes Wide Shut 3030 8.49 38.42 -22.49
    10 09 11 9 Adele Rolling In The Deep 3324 4.82 38.36 -10.5

    11 10 20 24 Cee Lo Green Forget You 2752 12.74 38.32 -1.26
    12 24 5 19 Noah & The Whale L.I.F.E.G.O.E.S.O.N. 559 19.44 38.17 51.29
    13 14 4 20 Olly Murs Heart On My Sleeve 2319 35.77 37.06 10.89
    14 12 6 6 Chris Brown Yeah 3X 1785 16.97 35 -0.93
    15 19 24 34 Rihanna Only Girl (In The World) 2216 15.18 33.93 13.59
    16 16 5 7 Alexis Jordan Good Girl 2048 29.87 33.69 4.01
    17 21 11 13 Jessie J Do It Like A Dude 1074 8.27 31.55 13.82
    18 27 3 The Wanted Gold Forever 1400 40.85 31.01 28.09
    19 18 5 46 The Pierces You'll Be Mine 959 75.32 30.43 -1.93
    20 15 14 32 Rihanna feat. Drake What's My Name? 1685 -1.81 28.3 -14.45

    21 13 27 29 Bruno Mars Just The Way You Are (Amazing) 2071 10.63 27.74 -18.22
    22 25 21 36 Katy Perry Firework 2038 11.86 27.74 10.74
    23 73 1 Eliza Doolittle Mr Medicine 628 0 27.2 0
    24 22 7 8 Chipmunk feat. Chris Brown Champion 1107 5.43 27.11 -0.11
    25 35 2 5 Wiz Khalifa Black & Yellow 411 51.1 25.96 24.45
    26 20 9 23 Ke$ha We R Who We R 1229 -16.62 24.04 -17.27
    27 59 1 Nicole Scherzinger Don't Hold Your Breath 1131 0 23.08 0
    28 32 23 Take That The Flood 1796 9.05 22.44 3.22
    29 26 3 12 Tinie Tempah feat. Ellie Goulding Wonderman 539 -1.82 22.2 -10.91
    30 40 20 Pink Raise Your Glass 1385 10.27 21.98 13.83

    31 33 16 Olly Murs Thinking Of Me 1456 -1.95 21.54 -0.65
    32 Ne 1 Roxette She's Got Nothing On (But The Radio) 52 0 20.85 0
    33 23 22 Mike Posner Cooler Than Me 1729 -4.1 20.83 -20.47
    34 30 8 22 Diddy & Dirty Money feat. Skylar Grey Coming Home 742 -6.19 20.69 -10.93
    35 54 52 Michael Buble Haven't Met You Yet 1154 0 20.61 0
    36 48 2 REM Uberlin 421 93.12 20.17 26.78
    37 37 15 18 David Guetta feat. Rihanna Who's That Chick? 990 6 19.93 -2.5
    38 43 13 Travie McCoy feat. Bruno Mars Billionaire 856 32.51 19.77 14.81
    39 31 20 74 Nelly Just A Dream 1035 -8.08 19.44 -15.73
    40 70 1 27 Black Eyed Peas Just Can't Get Enough 558 0 19.39 0

    41 36 23 JLS Love You More 1581 10.17 19.29 -6.81
    42 42 14 33 Adele Make You Feel My Love 1175 13.42 19.09 8.4
    43 61 16 McFly feat. Taio Cruz Shine A Light 1017 0 18.78 0
    44 44 13 Matt Cardle When We Collide 1621 12.65 18.51 12.93
    45 74 1 11 Dr Dre feat. Eminem & Skylar Grey I Need a Doctor 203 0 18.3 0
    46 52 16 Far East Movement feat. Cataracs & Dev Like A G6 567 0 16.8 0
    47 Ne 1 Taylor Swift The Story Of Us 129 0 16.79 0
    48 55 40 Katy Perry feat. Snoop Dogg California Gurls 1079 0 16.45 0
    49 45 59 71 Black Eyed Peas I Gotta Feeling 1203 5.71 16.06 0.12
    50 41 15 47 Katy B feat. Ms Dynamite Lights On 826 1.1 15.67 -13.47
     
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    01 01 Chris Brown Yeah 3X 642
    02 09 Lady Gaga Born This Way 612
    03 02 Jessie J feat. B.o.B Price Tag 610
    04 03 Alexis Jordan Good Girl 590
    05 04 David Guetta feat. Rihanna Who's That Chick? 443
    06 05 JLS feat. Tinie Tempah Eyes Wide Shut 433
    07 07 Taio Cruz feat. Travie McCoy & Kylie Minogue Higher 427
    08 06 Bruno Mars Grenade 414
    09 08 Chipmunk feat. Chris Brown Champion 413
    10 11 Adele Someone Like You 393

    11 12 Tinie Tempah feat. Ellie Goulding Wonderman 336
    12 10 Britney Spears Hold It Against Me 305
    13 13 Nicole Scherzinger Don't Hold Your Breath 303
    14 16 Pink F**Kin' Perfect 303
    15 22 Tiesto V Diplo feat. Busta Rhymes C'mon (Catch' em By Surprise) 284
    16 67 Dr Dre feat. Eminem & Skylar Grey I Need a Doctor 280
    17 14 Enrique Iglesias feat. Ludacris & Dj Frank E Tonight (I'm Lovin' You) 259
    18 Ne Jennifer Lopez Feat. Pitbull On The Floor 251
    19 17 Diddy & Dirty Money feat. Skylar Grey Coming Home 251
    20 32 Take That Kidz 227

    21 20 Rihanna feat. Drake What's My Name? 222
    22 18 Ke$ha We R Who We R 215
    23 23 Wiz Khalifa Black & Yellow 214
    24 24 Adele Rolling In The Deep 214
    25 139 Ke$ha Blow 214
    26 21 Far East Movement feat. Ryan Tedder Rocketeer 213
    27 19 Martin Solveig feat. Dragonette Hello 211
    28 15 Nicki Minaj feat. Drake Moment 4 Life 209
    29 27 Jessie J Do It Like A Dude 208
    30 25 Cee Lo Green Forget You 202

    31 417 Wretch 32 feat. Example Unorthodox 200
    32 311 The Wanted Gold Forever 193
    33 788 Usher More 188
    34 29 Trey Songz feat. Nicki Minaj Bottoms Up 185
    35 28 Jodie Connor feat. Tinchy Stryder Bring It 180
    36 26 Cee Lo Green Bright Lights Bigger City 178
    37 57 Katy B Broken Records 171
    38 36 Olly Murs Heart On My Sleeve 171
    39 35 Rihanna Only Girl (In The World) 170
    40 30 Flo-Rida feat. Akon Who Dat Girl 169
     
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    Glad to see Tiesto holding nicely.
     
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    Life For Rent by Dido sold 2,168,302 copies in 2003 (and sold its two millionth copy on its 85th day on sale) while James Blunt managed to sell 2,367,758 copies of Back To Bedlam in 2005 (and X & Y by Coldplay was 740 copies short of the 2m barrier in the same year).
     
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    In some ways I don't want Adele to become the other member of that group :(
     
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    Robbie, do you have any up to date sales figures for the Dido or James Blunt albums? Just interesting to see how they both have sold since being such huge sellers initially.
     
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    At this rate she's going to reach 2M before the halfway point of the year, that would CERTAINLY be a first! Could she make it to 3M? No way of telling, she doesn't seem to have any drop-off!
     
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    I can only find sales to 14/06/09 which is 3,172,069 for Back To Bedlam and 2,851,216 for Life For Rent.
     
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    1 Adele 95,654 (Total: 463,666)
    2 Jessie J 75,524 (Total: 514,111)
    3 Rihanna 46,145 (Total: 298,057)
    4 Lady Gaga 36,270 (Total: 256,257)
    5 Wiz Khalifa 32,709

    16 Avril Lavigne 16,249
    20 Olly Murs 13,265
    21 Britney Spears 13,035
    35 McFly 7,998

    Overall singles sales, at 2,988,802, fall below the 3m mark for the first time in 2011, and are at a 13 week low. However, they are 12.58% above same week 2010 sales of 2,654,753.

    Albums:

    1 Adele 161,580 (Total: 1,182,531)
    2 Elbow 78,177
    3 Jessie J 54,741 (Total: 160,600)
    4 Adele [19] 45,055 (Total: 1,031,859)
    5 REM 32,796

    8 Noah & The Whale 23,235
    9 Avril Lavigne 22,521
    11 Daniel O'Donnell 16,426
    17 Olly Murs 8,368 (527,761)
    25 Lupe Fiasco 5,968

    Album sales, at 1,911,098, are down 4.23% week-on-week and are 26.22% below same week 2010 sales of 2,590,337 – primarily because Mother’s Day fell immediately after the comparable week last March but falls on 3 April this year, meaning it should provide a considerable boost three weeks hence.
     
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    The top three singles are frozen for the third straight week, with Adele’s Someone Like You (95,654 sales) being followed once again in the medal positions by Jessie B’s Price Tag (number two, 75,524 sales) and Rihanna’s S&M (number three, 46,145 sales).

    The torpor extends to Lady GaGa’s Born This Way, still at number four (36,269 sales).

    The week’s highest debut comes from rapper Wiz Khalifa, whose recent US number one Black And Yellow debuts at number five (32,709 sales), despite being beaten to market by at least 45 digital cover versions, of which the most successful, by The Hype Squad, reached number 35 last week, and has sold 23,495 copies.

    Big jumps but potential problems for two of the 21st century’s biggest acts: sprinting 55-21 (13,035 sales), Till The World Ends is Britney Spears’ 28th Top 75 entry but some way short of becoming her 22nd Top 10 hit.

    McFly make an even bigger (67-35) leap with That’s The Truth, which provides their 20th Top 40 hit on sales of 7,998 copies. 18 of the others made the Top 10, and Do Ya/Stay With Me – their least successful single to date - reached number 18.

    Meanwhile, after back-to-back top five debuts and peaks with his first two singles, Please Don’t Let Me Go (number one) and Thinking Of Me (number four), Olly Murs got off to a slow start with Heart On My Sleeve, but the track has progressed 68-45-20 in the last fortnight, and sold 13,263 copies in its latest frame.

    All three songs are from Murs’ eponymous debut album, which has similarly improved 36-29-17 in the last fortnight, and has sold 527,761 copies since its release last November, 8,368 of them last week.

    Overall singles sales, at 2,988,802, fall below the 3m mark for the first time in 2011, and are at a 13 week low. However, they are 12.58% above same week 2010 sales of 2,654,753.

    Albums:

    Adele remains well ahead at the top of the charts, with 21 extending its stay at the album apex to seven weeks.

    21 sold 161,580 copies last week, to raise its 48 day sales to 1,182,531. In selling upwards of 100,000 copies for seven weeks in a row, it matches the all-time record, set by Leona Lewis’ Spirit (2007) and equalled by JLS’ self-titled debut (2009).

    Only two albums have spent more consecutive weeks at number one than 21 in the 21st century – The Beatles’ compilation 1 (nine weeks, 2000/1) and James Blunt’s Back To Bedlam (eight weeks, 2005).

    After three straight weeks selling upwards of 100,000 copies, demand for 21’s second single Someone Like You eased last week. Selling a further 95,654 copies, it thus misses out on becoming only the third song to sell more than 100,000 copies for four weeks in a row in the 21st century.

    It Wasn’t Me by Shaggy feat. RikRok and Do They Know It’s Christmas by Band Aid 20 did so in 2001 and 2004, respectively. Someone Like You is the first single to spend four consecutive weeks at number one since The Fear by Lily Allen in February 2009.

    Nearly 13 years elapsed between the date that The Prodigy’s Law Of The Land became the XL Recordings label’s first million seller, in April 1998, and 21 passing the landmark just nine days ago (6th March). The label had to wait only a further three days for its third million seller, however, with Adele’s debut album, 19, passing the post on Tuesday (9th).

    Holding at number four, the 2008 release remains in the Top 10 for the ninth week in a row, with sales of 45,055 last week lifting its career tally to 1,031,859. Among XL Recordings’ other releases – 10 of which have reached number one - the next biggest seller is White Stripes’ Elephant, which has sold 820,793 copies since its 2003 release.

    Although it posed no threat to Adele’s continued presence at number one, Elbow’s fifth studio album Build A Rocket Boys! makes by far the biggest first week impact of any album by the Manchester group. Debuting at number two (78,177 sales), it achieves the highest chart position and biggest first week sale of the band’s career.

    Their last album, The Seldom Seen Kid, debuted and peaked at number five on sales of 28,276 copies in 2008, beating 2001’s Asleep In The Back (number 14 debut/peak, 10,656 first week sales), 2003’s Cast Of Thousands (number seven, 19,024), and 2005’s Leaders Of The Free World (number 12, 20,560).

    Noah & The Whale record their best first week sales but not their highest position with third album Last Night On Earth new at number eight (23,235 sales). Their first album, Peaceful The World Lays Me Down, opened in 2008 at number five on inferior sales of 18,643 copies, while their second album, The First Days Of Spring, debuted at number 16 on sales of 9,561 copies the following year.

    Two acts with a total of 11 number ones between them fall well short of the summit this week. US veterans’ REM have eight prior number ones to their credit, including their last studio album, Accelerate, which arrived at the summit on sales of 60,778 copies in 2008 – itself something of a disappointment compared to the first week sales of their previous 21st century number ones: Around The Sun opened with sales of 69,676 copies in 2004; their hits compilation In Time with 114,410 sales in 2003; and Reveal with 110,753 in 2001.

    REM’s 15th studio album Collapse Into Now sold 32,796 copies last week, and debuts at number five. Meanwhile, after topping the chart with her first three albums, Avril Lavigne has to settle for a number nine debut (22,521 sales) for her fourth, Goodbye Lullaby, evan as introductory single What The Hell climbs 25-16 (16,249 sales) to become her eighth Top 20 hit. Lavigne’s last album,The Best Damn Thing, debuted in pole position on sales of 60,707 in 2007 and Under My Skin debuted at number one in 2004 on sales of 87,496.

    Lavigne’s 2002 debut album, Let Go sold 74 copies on its first week in the shops, but eventually topped the chart for three weeks in January 2003, and is by far her biggest album, with sales to date of 1,763,721 copies.

    Four months after his Christmas album, Oh Holy Night, reached number 21, 49 year old Irish country/MOR crooner Daniel O’Donnell delivers Moon Over Ireland, a collection of traditional songs from the emerald isle, released to coincide with St. Patrick’s Day. Debuting at number 11 (16,426 sales) it is his 13th Top 20 albums since 2000 - more than any other act. 2011 is the 24th year in a row that O’Donnell has charted a new album, something no other act can match. It is O’Donnell’s 27th Top 40 album, and his 31st Top 75 entry - the most for any Irish act.

    Also new this week, Lasers (number 25, 5,968 sales) is rapper Lupe Fiasco’s third Top 40 album.

    Album sales, at 1,911,098, are down 4.23% week-on-week and are 26.22% below same week 2010 sales of 2,590,337 – primarily because Mother’s Day fell immediately after the comparable week last March but falls on 3 April this year, meaning it should provide a considerable boost three weeks hence.
     

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