Kasabian started a second week atop the U.K. album chart yesterday (Sunday) with their third album "West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum" (Columbia/Sony Music Entertainment). Meanwhile, French DJ-artist David Guetta scored his first U.K. No. 1 single with "When Love Takes Over" (Positiva/EMI), featuring Kelly Rowland.
The Kasabian album, the band's third, leads the way again ahead of its predecessor at the chart summit, Paolo Nutini's "Sunny Side Up" (Atlantic/Warner Music). Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band's "Greatest Hits" (Columbia/Sony Music Entertainment) moved up 7-3 and George Harrison's retrospective "Let It Roll" (EMI) debuted at No. 4. Remarkably, that's the late former Beatle's highest solo placing on the U.K. album chart since "Living In The Material World" reached No. 2 in 1973.
In its 39th chart week, Kings Of Leon's "Only By The Night" (Hand Me Down/Sony Music Entertainment) marked the band's latest British visit for live shows by climbing back 16-6. "The Very Best of Jim Reeves" (Sony Music Entertainment), which climbed again 10-7, is the late country legend's highest-charting album in the territory since "40 Golden Greats" climbed to No. 1 late in 1975.
The Jonas Brothers scored a No. 9 entry with "Lines Vines and Trying Times" (Hollywood/Universal) and Meat Loaf's "Hits Out Of Hell" (Epic/Sony Music Entertainment), an expanded version of the compilation that first charted in 1985, climbed 28-10. Another chart veteran, Mike Oldfield, jumped 25-11 with "The Collection" (Mercury/Universal), Enter Shikari arrived at No. 16 with "Common Dreads" (Ambush Reality) and Black Sabbath's "Greatest Hits" (UMTV/Universal) came in at No. 19 to give the time-honored British rock band its first U.K. top 20 showing since "Born Again" reached No. 4 in 1983.
David Guetta's singles chart success, his third U.K. top ten single, sets up the Aug. 24 U.K. release of his new "One Love" album. The 7-1 climb of "When Love Takes Over" limits last week's No. 1 debutante Pixie Lott to one week at the top, as "Mama Do" (Mercury/Universal) dipped to No. 2. There were three other climbers in the top ten, "Knock You Down" (Interscope/Universal) by Keri Hilson featuring Kanye West and Ne-Yo (6-5), Hilson's Interscope labelmate Lady Gaga with "Paparazzi" (13-8) and Take That's "Said It All" (Polydor/Universal), which raced 48-9. There was also a 21-11 climb for Jordin Sparks' "Battlefield" (Jive/Sony Music Entertainment).
Placebo's sixth studio album "Battle For The Sun" (Dreambrother/PIAS) gave the long-running modern rock trio an instant No. 1 on Billboard's European Top 100 Albums chart. Lady Gaga's "Poker Face" (Interscope/Universal), deposed at the top of Eurochart Hot 100 Singles last week after a 15-week reign, moved back to the summit.
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