Norah, Christina Overtake U.K. Charts
Exactly one year after it was released, Norah Jones' "Come Away With Me" (Blue Note/Parlophone) hit No. 1 on the U.K. album chart yesterday (March 2). Meanwhile, Christina Aguilera ended t.A.T.u.'s foExactly one year after it was released, Norah Jones' "Come Away With Me" (Blue Note/Parlophone) hit No. 1 on the U.K. album chart yesterday (March 2). Meanwhile, Christina Aguilera ended t.A.T.u.'s four-week reign on the singles chart, scoring her second consecutive No. 1 from RCA album "Stripped" as "Beautiful" debuted at the top.
Jones' 10-1 climb followed her triumphs at the Brits and Grammy Awards, which have pushed worldwide sales of "Come Away With Me" past nine million copies, according to EMI. It's all the more remarkable because when it was first released, the album entered the U.K. chart at No.108, and didn't even reach the published top-75 of the survey until May 11.
The new album chart also featured a 3-2 climb for Tom Jones' "Greatest Hits" (UMTV) and a No. 9 debut for "Everything's Eventual" (Polydor) by Appleton, the new project by former All Saints members Nicole and Natalie Appleton. The Led Zeppelin compilation "Very Best Of -- Early Days & Latter Days" (Atlantic) entered at No. 14, while Michael Jackson's recent relentless publicity helped send his "History Vol. 1" compilation (Epic) on a 54-24 climb.
Below Aguilera on the singles chart, Spanish act DJ Sammy followed November's No. 1 cover of Bryan Adams' "Heaven" with a No. 2 entry for another makeover of a rock staple, Don Henley's "The Boys of Summer" (Data/Ministry of Sound). Danish duo Junior Senior's "Move Your Feet" (Mercury) arrived at No. 4, with "Keep Me a Secret" (Mercury) by Ainslie Henderson entering at No. 5, the latest graduate of BBC Television's "Fame Academy" series. He follows Mercury labelmates David Sneddon and Sinead Quinn into the upper reaches of the chart. Melanie C's "Here It Comes Again" (Virgin) opened at No. 7.
Across Europe on Music & Media's Eurochart Hot 100 Singles tally, t.A.T.u.'s "All the Things She Said" (Interscope) is No. 1 for a fourth week, while Massive Attack's "100th Window" (Virgin) holds onto No. 1 for a second week on the European Top 100 Albums chart.