The Killers Do 'Battle' With Pink on U.K. Album Chart
Meanwhile, Psy's 'Gangnam Style' Gallops 37-3 on Singles List
In the battle of the big new American album releases on the new U.K. charts, The Killers' "Battle Born" became their fourth No. 1 album in the territory, outdoing P!nk's "The Truth About Love," which debuted at No. 2. The Script's "Hall of Fame" , featuring will.i.am, started a second week atop the singles chart.
The Killers' album sold 94,000 units last week, according to the Official Charts Company, to become the third-fastest seller of 2012 behind Lana Del Rey's "Born To Die" and Emeli Sandé's "Our Version Of Events." "Battle Born" follows the Killers' "Hot Fuss" (2004), "Sam's Town'" (2006) and "Day & Age" (2008) to No. 1 in the U.K.
The P!nk album sold close to 80,000 copies for a runner-up finish on the new survey. The Script's "#3" slipped 2-3 as last week's No. 1, The xx's "Coexist," fell to No. 4. The other new top ten entries of the week were Michael Jackson's 25th anniversary edition of "Bad" at No. 6 and Carly Rae Jepsen's "Kiss" at No. 9. On the compilation chart, "Now! That's What I Call Music 82" outsold all the competition for a ninth straight week.
The Script's single stayed ahead in the singles race despite a No. 2 debut for south London rapper Example's latest hit "Say Nothing." There was a late challenge from YouTube sensation and K-Pop star Psy's "Gangnam Style," which raced 37-3 after a steady climb over the past month. The official video for the track had amassed 262 million views by this morning.
Taylor Swift climbed again, 7-6, with "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together," and the next highest entry on the singles chart was "Good Intentions" by Dappy, of hip-hop collective N-Dubz, at No. 12.