Beyonce's '4' Debuts Atop U.K. Album Chart, Has Six Singles in Top 75
Beyonce's '4' Debuts Atop U.K. Album Chart, Has Six Singles in Top 75

Yesterday's new U.K. sales charts from the Official Charts Company revealed a week of triumph for Beyoncé, in the wake of her headlining appearance at the Glastonbury Festival June 26. "4" (Columbia/Sony Music Entertainment) sold 89,000 units to become her second No. 1 album in the territory, as "Best Thing I Never Had" debuted at No. 3 in the singles list, one of six tracks for her in the top 75. The bestselling single, for the second week, is Jason Derulo's "Don't Wanna Go Home" (Warner Bros./Warner Music).


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Beyoncé previously topped the U.K. album chart with her solo debut "Dangerously In Love" in 2003, but fell short with "B'Day" (No. 3 in 2006), and "I Am...Sasha Fierce" (No. 2 in 2009). The latter title moved back into the top 40 yesterday for the first time since May, 2010, climbing 127-38. "Love" improved 121-45 and "B'Day" reappeared outside the widely-published top 75 at No. 94. On the singles top 75, "Run The World (Girls)" climbed 39-23, "Irreplaceable" re-entered at No. 33, "Halo" at No. 60 and "Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)" at No. 72. "End of Time" debuted at No. 62.

Adele's "21" and "19" (XL Recordings) held at Nos. 2 and 5 respectively, with last week's No. 1, Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" (Interscope/Universal), down to No.3 and Take That's "Progress" (Polydor/Universal) slipping 3-4. Jessie J's "Who You Are" (Lava/Universal Island) climbed 11-6 and there were top ten debuts for Biffy Clyro's "Revolutions/Live At Wembley" (14th Floor/Warner Music) at No. 9 and Kaiser Chiefs' "The Future Is Medieval" (B-Unique/Polydor/Universal) at No. 10.

Stevie Nicks opened at No. 14 with "In Your Dreams" (Warner Bros./Warner Music), Foster The People at No. 24 with "Torches" (Columbia/Sony Music Entertainment), Gillian Welch at No. 25 with "The Harrow & The Harvest" (Acony/Warner Bros./Warner Music) and Limp Bizkit at No. 30 with "Gold Cobra" (Interscope/Universal). On the compilation chart, "Clubland 19" (All Around The World/Universal Music TV) was a new entry at No. 1.

Derulo's second week atop the singles chart saw him sell 60,000 copies of "Don't Wanna Go Home" to stay ahead of Example's former No. 1 "Changed The Way You Kiss Me" (Ministry of Sound). There were climbs for Lady Gaga's "The Edge of Glory," 8-7, and Katy Perry's "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)" (Virgin/EMI). Coldplay were another beneficiary of a post-Glastonbury sales spurt, with "Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall" (Parlophone/EMI) moving back 42-10, "In My Place" re-charting at No. 40, "Fix You" at No. 47, "Viva La Vida" No. 51, "Yellow" No. 59 and "The Scientist" No. 69.

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