Take That Re-Release Tops U.K. Album Chart; Example Single Remains at No. 1
Take That's "Progress" album (Polydor/Universal), which debuted at No. 1 in the U.K. last November, powered back to the top yesterday (Sunday) after the release of a new version, augmented by a second CD featuring eight unreleased tracks. London rapper Example's "Changed The Way You Kiss Me" (Ministry of Sound) started a second week at No. 1 on the singles chart.
The Take That album had just passed U.K. sales of two million, according to Official Charts Company data, before the new edition was released. "Progress" climbed 11-1 on the new survey with sales of 77,000. Adele's "21" (XL Recordings) held at No. 2, selling 58,000 new copies, as the album generated a new top 40 hit with the 46-25 climb of "Set Fire To The Rain." Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" album (Interscope/Universal) stayed at No. 3, but Arctic Monkeys' "Suck It and See" (Domino) declined from last week's No. 1 debut to No. 4, with Adele's first album "19" steady at No. 5.
Paul Simon's "So Beautiful Or So What" (Hear Music/Universal) opened at No. 6, which compares to a No. 4 U.K. start for his last studio set "Surprise" in 2006. U.S. hip-hop duo Bad Meets Evil debuted at No. 7 with "Hell - The Sequel" (Interscope/Universal), while Dutch retro-pop sensation Caro Emerald's "Deleted Scenes From The Cutting Room Floor" hit a new U.K. peak, rising 17-8.
The 2005 compilation "All Over The World - The Very Best of Electric Light Orchestra" (Epic/Sony Music Entertainment) rebounded 23-10 and there was a No. 16 debut for late U.S. popular vocalist Frankie Laine's new "Hits" compilation on Sony Music. After nine weeks atop the compilations chart, "Now That's What I Call Music! 78" (EMI Virgin/UMTV) fell to No. 3, swapping places in the process with the collection marking the 40th anniversary of the venerable British TV music series "The Old Grey Whistle Test" (Rhino/Warner Music/UMTV/EMI TV).
Example's single followed its opening tally of 115,000 units with 75,000 second-week sales, to win a close race with "Bounce" (Columbia/Sony Music Entertainent) by Calvin Harris featuring Kelis and Yorkshire-born Ed Sheeran's debut hit "The A Team" (Asylum/Warner Music). Harris sold nearly 67,000 units and Sheeran 57,000 to finish at Nos. 2 and 3 respectively. "Spaceship" (All Around The World/4th & Broadway/Universal) by Tinchy Stryder & Dappy debuted at No. 5, the next highest new entry being a No. 24 start for Katy Perry's "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)" (Virgin/EMI).