J. Lo, Scissor Sisters Overtake U.K. Charts
Jennifer Lopez scored her second U.K. No. 1 single, and first in more than four years, yesterday (Feb. 20) as "Get Right" (Epic) hit the top. Right behind was Elvis Presley's "Surrender," his third-stJennifer Lopez scored her second U.K. No. 1 single, and first in more than four years, yesterday (Feb. 20) as "Get Right" (Epic) hit the top. On the album chart, triple Brit Award-winners the Scissor Sisters returned to No. 1 with their eponymous debut set for Polydor.
"Get Right" prevented RCA's latest Elvis Presley's latest reissue, "Surrender," from reaching the U.K. sales summit. It's the third week running that the King has debuted at No. 2, following "Are You Lonesome Tonight" and "Wooden Heart." There was a No. 3 start for "Hush" by L.L. Cool J featuring 7 Aurelius (Interscope), while "How We Do" by the Game featuring 50 Cent, also on Interscope, arrived at No. 5.
Crossover dance single "Sunrise" by Angel City (Data) was a new entry at No. 9 and Atomic Kitten's "Cradle" (Innocent), belatedly released as a British single by the female trio after chart-topping success in Asia, opened at No. 10.
Back on the album chart, Scissor Sisters replaced Keane's "Hopes and Fears" (Island) at No. 1, while much-vaunted modern rock act Bloc Party bowed at No. 3 with "Silent Alarm" (Wichita). Gwen Stefani's "Love Angel Music Baby" (Interscope) jumped 21-11 and Nelly's "Suit" (Universal) 32-12.
On Billboard's pan-European charts, Green Day are in a fourth week at No. 1 on the European Top 100 Albums survey with "American Idiot" (Reprise) while Eminem's "Like Toy Soldiers" (Interscope) snags a second week atop Eurochart Hot 100 Singles roundup.