Timberlake, Scissor Sisters Still Atop U.K. Charts
Two weeks after achieving his first U.K. No. 1 single with "SexyBack" (Jive), Justin Timberlake yesterday scored his second chart-topping album in the market as "Futuresex/Lovesounds" entered at No. 1Two weeks after achieving his first U.K. No. 1 single with "SexyBack" (Jive), Justin Timberlake yesterday scored his second chart-topping album in the market as "Futuresex/Lovesounds" entered at No. 1. It'll be challenged for next week's top spot by Scissor Sisters' "Ta-Dah!" (Polydor), which is released today (Sept. 18); its lead single, "I Don't Feel Like Dancin,'" started a second week at the singles chart summit.
The big climber on the singles list was Fergie's "London Bridge" (A&M), up 25-3 following its physical release, while the Killers' "When You Were Young" (Vertigo) was the week's biggest new entry at No. 5. English R&B singer Jamelia's "Something About You" (Parlophone) climbed 28-10 to become her sixth British top 10 hit.
The top three on the album chart were all new, with Timberlake followed in at No. 2 by hot Glasgow rock outfit the Fratellis. Their debut album, "Costello Music" (Fallout/Universal Island), which includes the recent top 5 single "Chelsea Dagger," entered above London soul singer Lemar's "The Truth About Love" (White Rabbit/RCA) at No. 3. His third and highest-ranked album, it contains last week's No. 7 hit "It's Not That Easy."
Last week's No. 1 album, Snow Patrol's "Eyes Open" (Fiction/Polydor), fell to No. 4 and Kasabian's "Empire" (Columbia) dropped 2-5, but there was a steep decline for Beyonce's "B'Day" (Columbia), which crashed 3-19 in its second week.
It was a slow chart for new entries and notable climbers, with Scissor Sisters' self-titled first album continuing its renewed sales spurt, two weeks shy of its 100th week on the survey. In the last three weeks the album has moved 62-33-21. Lionel Richie's "Coming Home" (Def Jam) debuted at No. 28, followed by Diana Krall's "From This Moment On" (Verve) at No. 29.
Bob Dylan's "Modern Times" (Columbia) ascends 2-1 on the European Top 100 Albums tally, while Timberlake's "SexyBack" is in its second week at No. 1 on the Eurochart Hot 100 Singles roundup.