I really hope AOTL can carry on climbing
JLo should have released like 2 weeks ago to match the hype but I suppose SLY would have blocked her from #1, she has a better chance of a #1 debut now Adele has been dethroned.
Adele still number one on albums chart but loses out to Scherzinger on singles 10:02 | Monday March 21, 2011 By Alan Jones
While Adeleís 21 tops the album chart for the eighth time in a row, the 22-year-old loses her singles crown after four weeks in pole position.
Someone Like You Ė the second single from 21 Ė slips to number two this week (86,854 sales), falling behind Nicole Scherzingerís Donít Hold Your Breath.
Including her hits as a member of The Pussycat Dolls, Donít Hold Your Breath is Scherzingerís 16th hit Ė all of them Top 20 Ė and her third number one, emulating the first two Pussycat Dolls singles, Donít Cha and StickWitU. Itís also the third single from Scherzingerís debut album, Killer Love, which was released today (Monday). Selling 98,090 copies last week, it follows Heartbeat, a number eight collaboration with Enrique Iglesias, and the number three hit Poison.
Expected to chart higher, The Wantedís fourth chart entry, Gold Forever, was the official Comic Relief single. It benefitted less significantly from a couple of plays during the BBCís screening of the event last on Friday (18th) than anticipated, and debuts at number three on sales of 82,489 copies.
Royalties from George Michaelís cover of New Orderís True Faith are also destined for Comic Relief. Debuting at number 27 (10,90 sales), it is Michaelís 46th hit Ė including 10 with Wham! Ė and seems destined to become the least successful Comic Relief single to date. 18 previous singles released in association with the biennial event between 1985 and 2009 made the Top 10, with 12 going to number one. Smear Campaignís (I Want To Be) Elected Ė number nine in 1992 Ė is the least successful thus far.
A number two single in 2000, when it was runner-up to Atomic Kittenís Whole Again for a fortnight, Teenage Dirtbag by Wheatus unexpectedly returned to the chart at number 43 last week, presumably after Channel 4 screened the film Loser, in which it features.
Whatever the original reason, Wheatus fans quickly got behind the track via the bandís website, Facebook and Twitter, and it raises its profile again this week, climbing to number 35, Sales of 8,943 copies last week raise its overall sales to 678,672 Ė the 52nd highest tally of any song in the 21st century, and the eighth highest by a single that did not reach number one.
Overall singles sales increase 4.90% week-on-week to 3,134,804 - 19.14% above same week 2010 sales of 2,631,148.
Clearing the 100,000 mark with some ease for the eight week in a row, Adeleís 21 thus sets a new standard for album sales.
Number one continuously since its release, the album sold a further 157,895 copies last week to raise its 55-day tally to 1,340,426, while Adeleís 2008 debut album 19 again returns to number two, with sales of a further 43,806 copies raising its career tally to 1,075,665.
By spending eight consecutive weeks at number one, 21 moves into joint second place with James Bluntís Back To Bedlam (2005) among 21st century albums, just a week behind the nine-week reign of The Beatlesí 1 in 2000/1. 21 has now spent as long at number one as any album by a female solo artist since 1996, when Alanis Morrisetteís Jagged Little Pill also spent eight weeks at the summit.
The only album by a female solo artist ever to spend more consecutive weeks at the summit is Madonnaís Immaculate Collection, which endured for nine weeks in 1990/1.
One record that has already fallen to 21 is that of being the biggest selling album on download. The album passed the previous record holder, The Fame by Lady GaGa on Tuesday. Sales of 29,133 downloads last week lift 21ís overall digital delivery total to 320,339. The Fame follows with 302,836 just ahead of The Kings Of Leonís Only By The Night which is just shy of becoming the third album to top the 300,000 mark, with sales to date of 299,885. Rihannaís Loud became the sixth album to exceed 200,000 downloads last week, while 32 albums have now sold more than 100,000 copies in the format.
Third in the BBCís Sound Of 2011 poll, The Vaccines inoculate the chart with their debut album What Did You Expect From The Vaccines? earning a number four debut on sales of 31,574 copies.
Doo-wop revivalists The Overtones received massive exposure on ITVís Dancing On Ice a week last Sunday (13th), when they provided the live musical accompaniment to six pairs of skaters, including Torvill & Dean. The result was a huge surge in sales of the bandís debut album, Good Olí Fashioned Love, which duly dents the Top 10 for the first time in its 20-week career. The album, which debuted at number 40 last November, previously peaked at number 16 in January, and jumps 36-5 this week, with sales of 29,065 copies lifting its overall tally to 167,222.
Overall album sales are down 6.40% week-on-week to 1,787,989 - 0.36% below same week 2010 sales of 1,794,530.