The Official Charts Company on Tuesday said that as of the end of the third quarter, Sande’s debut album "Our Version of Events," which was already the biggest selling album of 2012 in Britain, has sold more than 591,000 copies this year. Its total U.K. sales tally now stands at 1.93 million copies.
Brandy, LL Cool J, Jill Scott and Maxwell were among the big names who kicked off the Essence Music Festival Friday night (July 5)at the New Orleans' Mercedes-Benz Superdome. But even before the first performance started around 7 p.m. CDT, the 19th annual event had already achieved its biggest attendance yet.
Scottish producer-DJ Calvin Harris' "18 Months," which debuted atop the U.K. album chart in November, returned to the summit yesterday (Sunday) with a 7-1 climb. Emeli Sandé's "Our Version Of Events," which fell to second place, nevertheless claimed another record, for the most consecutive weeks in the U.K. top ten for a debut solo artist album from its point of release, with 47. James Arthur's "Impossible" continued to top the singles chart.