Foo Fighters Top U.K. Charts, End Adele's 11-Week Run
Adele's 11-week unbroken run of supremacy on the U.K. album chart was ended yesterday (Sunday) by Foo Fighters, as "Wasting Light" (RCA/Sony Music Entertainment) debuted at No. 1. The singles chart also welcomed a new leader, as "Party Rock Anthem" (Interscope/Universal) by U.S. electro duo LMFAO featuring Lauren Bennett and Goonrock moved 2-1.
Adele's first album "19" also moved down 2-3 and the former No. 1 "Someone Like You" 3-6, but it wasn't all bad news for the north London-born singer-songwriter. "21" still sold 107,000 copies last week, according to the Official Charts Company, losing out to "Wasting light" by only 7,000 sales and breaking its own record to sell more than 100,000 for the 12th week in a row.
The "Glee" cast arrived at No. 4 on the new album chart with "'Glee: The Music, Volume 5" (Columbia/Sony Music Entertainment), as its "Volume 4" predecessor slipped 33-39. Cee Lo Green's "The Lady Killer" (Warner Bros.) improved 14-8 and Elbow's "Build A Rocket Boys!" (Fiction/Polydor/Universal) 9-8, while Alison Krauss and Union Station's "Paper Airplane" (Rounder/Decca/Universal) debuted at No. 11.
There was a familiar brand name at the top of the compilations chart, as "Now That's What I Call Music! 78" (EMI TV) debuted at No. 1, a 42-track collection featuring hits by Bruno Mars, Jessie J, Adele, Take That and many others.
LFMAO's "Party Rock Anthem" assumed the No. 1 singles spot to end the two-week reign of Jennifer Lopez' "On The Floor" (Def Jam/Universal), featuring Pitbull. "ET" (Virgin/EMI) by Katy Perry featuring Kanye West climbed 5-3 and "Sweat" (Capitol/Parlophone/EMI) by Snoop Dogg vs David Guetta 9-4, with Rihanna's "S&M" (Interscope/Universal) back up 12-7. "Beautiful People" (RCA/Sony Music Entertainment) by Chris Brown featuring Benny Benassi jumped 20-8 as Lady Gaga's "Judas" (Interscope/Universal) debuted at No. 14.