David Bowie’s “Where Are They Now" debuted at No. 6 on the UK singles chart -- the singer's first top ten song since 1993's "Jump They Say." Meanwhile, Emeli Sandé's 'Our Version Of Events' began yet another stint at No. 1 on the U.K. album chart and "Scream & Shout" by will.i.am featuring Britney Spears was the No. 1 single.
In the dead of January, a number of acts are taking advantage of the traditionally slow period for new album releases. Veteran Christian singer/songwriter Chris Tomlin, along with rock bands Hollywood Undead, Black Veil Brides and Dropkick Murphys, are set to arrive in the top 10 on the Billboard 200 albums chart next week.
After bridging decades of chart history with nine weeks at No. 1 on Country Songs late last year, a holiday-driven digital surge for Taylor Swift's "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" returns the song to the summit for a 10th week, thus extending its historic reach to nearly 50 years.
Bruno Mars holds atop the Billboard Hot 100, as "Locked Out of Heaven" spends a fourth week at No. 1. Taylor Swift's "I Knew You Were Trouble.," meanwhile, continues its play for the top, pushing 4-2, and PSY's "Gangnam Style" re-enters the top 10.
As forecasted last week, Taylor Swift's "Red" album spends a seventh nonconsecutive week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. In the sales week ending Dec. 30, 2012 -- the final frame of the year -- the Big Machine Records album sold 241,000 (down 12%) according to Nielsen SoundScan.