Adele Tops UK Singles & Albums Chart, Earns First #1 Single
Adele overload! Wow GIRRRRL! You go! UK singer/songwriter Adele earns her first #1 single this week with "Someone Like You," which quickly rose to the top following an ABSOLUTELY spellbinding performance at the 2011 BRIT Awards. Co-penned by Adele and Dan Wilson, the heartfelt ballad sits atop the chart for the second week in a row, right above Jessie J's "Price Tag" which is sitting pretty in the #2 spot. Rihanna's "S&M" climbs 3 spots into #3, topping Adele's debut single "Rolling In The Deep," which remains in the 4th position, giving Adele 4 singles in the Top 100 this week (along with "Make You Feel My Love" and "Chasing Pavements"). Making it's debut this week, the infectious pop/dance smash "Good Girl" by U.S. singer Alexis Jordan. "Good Girl" is the follow up to "Happiness," which peaked at #3 when it was released last October. Not a bad showing for a second single, eh? I'm still hoping for a U.S. release! In other chart news, Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" dips down 5 spots to #8 this week. Looks like the UK isn't as in love with "Born This Way" as the rest of the world is? I can't say I'm too shocked.
Other new entries this week include the Gwyneth Paltrow/Matthew Morrison Rihanna cover from Glee (#22) and Clare Maguire's second single, "The Last Dance" (#23). Gwyneth also makes an appearence at #31 with her Cee-Lo Green "Forget You" cover (also from Glee). We'll have to see if next week's new releases unseat any of our Top Ten. On the schedule we have new tunes from Chipmunk featuring Keri Hilson, James Blake, X-Factor contestant Mary Byrne, McFly, Natalia Kills, Olly Murs, Plan B, Tinie Tempah featuring Ellie Goulding and Willow Smith, just to name a few. Should be interesting...
Official UK Singles Top 10//March 5, 2011
1. Adele//Someone Like You
2. Jessie J feat. B.o.B.//Price Tag
4. Adele//Rolling In The Deep
5. Chipmunk feat. Chris Brown//Champion
6. Alexis Jordan//Good Girl
7. Bruno Mars//Grenade
8. Lady Gaga//Born This Way
9. Chris Brown//Yeah 3X
10. P!nk//F*kin' Perfect
[SEE THE FULL TOP 100 HERE]
Adele's good fortune continues on the Official Album Chart front as well as 21 spends yet another week at #1. That's 5 weeks now. Impressive to say the least! Not only that but Adele's album, which came out in America last week, debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200. Way to go lady! Her debut, 19 (which sits in the #2 spot this week on the UK Albums Chart) peaked at #10 here in the States so this is pretty epic. The Glee Cast make a strong debut at #4 with Volume 4 of their popular compilation albums. The rest of the Top Ten just doesn't interest me so I won't waste your time. Check out the link below to see the whole 100. Other new entries this week include Gil Scott-Heron & Jamie XX's new collaboration album We're New Here (#33) as well as...well. That's all I got for you. Look out for new albums next week from Avril Lavigne, Kanye West, Noah & The Whale, Lupe Fiasco, Marianne Faithfull, Pet Shop Boys and Slash. I hate to see it but I honestly don't see any of these guys dethroning Adele but who knows. Stranger things have happened.
Official UK Albums Top 10//March 5, 2011
4. Glee Cast//Glee:The Music - Volume 4
5. Mumford & Sons//Sigh No More
6. Bruno Mars//Doo-Wops & Hooligans
7. Tinie Tempah//Disc-Overy
8. Plan B//The Defamation of Strickland Banks
9. Cee-Lo Green//The Lady Killer
10. JLS//Outta This World
[SEE THE FULL TOP 100 HERE]