Former "Canadian Idol" contestant Carly Rae Jepsen scored the second-highest first-week sales of the U.K. singles chart year as her current Billboard Hot 100 top tenner "Call Me Maybe" raced to No. 1. Nicki Minaj also notched her first U.K. bestseller as "Pink Friday -- Roman Reloaded" opened at the top.
The Decemberists claim their first No. 1 album as "The King Is Dead" debuts atop the Billboard 200 with a career-high 94,000 sold in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan . . . And, all of the albums in the top five of the Billboard are 200 debuts, marking only the fifth time the feat has happened.