Red Hot Chili Peppers ' "I'm With You" (Warner Bros./Warner Music) sold 71,000 units last week to become their fourth U.K. No. 1 album, as the Official Charts Company unveiled its weekly sales chart data yesterday. London rapper/singer Example won his second chart-topping single within three months as "Stay Awake" (Data/Ministry of Sound) entered at the summit.
"I'm With You" thus continues a sequence that began with the Chili Peppers' 2002 album "By The Way" and continued with 2004's "Live In Hyde Park" and 2006's "Stadium Arcadium." French "superstar DJ" David Guetta 's red-hot run in the U.K. market continued with a No. 2 debut and 48,000 sales for the album "Nothing But The Beat" (Positiva/Virgin/EMI), while the single "Turn Me On," featuring Nicki Minaj , arrived at No. 20. Guetta also dipped 10-18 with "Little Bad Girl" featuring Taio Cruz  and Ludacris , climbed 36-32 with "Where Them Girls At" featuring Flo Rida and Nicki Minaj, fell 35-51 with "Night of Your Life" featuring Jennifer Hudson , debuted at No. 56 with "Without You" featuring Usher, and re-entered the top 75 at No. 73 with "Who's That Chick" featuring Rihanna.
Last week's bestselling artist album, Will Young's "Echoes" album (RCA/Sony Music Entertainment), dropped to No. 3, Adele's "21" (XL Recordings) 3-4 and Joe McElderry's "Classic" (UCJ/Universal) 2-5. Londoners Bombay Bicycle Club debuted at a career-best No. 6 with "A Different Kind of Fix" (Universal Island), improving two places on last year's peak for "Flaws."
Lil Wayne's "Tha Carter 4" (Cash Money/Universal Island) opened at No. 8 and Dolly Parton's "Better Day" (Sony Music) at No. 9, her highest-ever U.K. chart ranking for a studio release. There's still no shifting "Now! That's What I Call Music 79" (EMI/Virgin/UMTV) on the compilation chart, which it leads for a sixth week.
Example's hot run on the singles survey perfectly sets up the U.K. release today (Monday) of his third studio album "Playing in the Shadows." "Moves Like Jagger" (Octone/A&M/Universal), by Maroon 5 featuring Christina Aguilera, climbed 3-2 as last week's No. 1, Olly Murs' "Heart Skips A Beat" (Syco Music/Epic/Sony), featuring Rizzle Kicks, fell to No. 3. Suffolk-born singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran's "You Need Me, I Don't Need You" (Asylum/Warner Music) opened at No. 4, just as his previous, debut hit "The A Team" fell 9-13 after 11 consecutive weeks in the top ten. Bajan four-piece pop act Cover Drive entered at No. 9 with "Lick Ya Down" (Geffen/Universal).