Radiohead Scores Fifth U.K. No. 1 Album
Radiohead made their expected arrival at No. 1 on the new U.K. album chart yesterday (Jan. 6) with "In Rainbows," released in the U.K. and internationally Dec. 31 on XL Recordings. "X-Factor" winner LRadiohead made their expected arrival at No. 1 on the new U.K. album chart yesterday (Jan. 6) with "In Rainbows," released in the U.K. and internationally Dec. 31 on XL Recordings. "X-Factor" winner Leon Jackson snagged a third week at the top of the singles chart with "When You Believe" (Syco Music/Sony BMG).
Radiohead's victory gives them their fifth U.K. No. 1 album, a sequence that began with 1997's "OK Computer" and also includes "Kid A" (2000), "Amnesiac" (2001) and 2003's "Hail to the Thief." A single from the new set, "Jigsaw Falling Into Place," is commercially released in Britain on Jan. 14.
"In Rainbows" thus ended Leona Lewis' seven-week run at the top with "Spirit" (Syco Music/Sony BMG). The English singer's debut album fell to No. 3, as Take That's "Beautiful World" (Polydor) moved back 3-2 in its 50th chart week.
Mika's "Life in Cartoon Motion" (Casablanca/Universal Island), which is just behind them with 48 weeks on the survey, rebounded 9-4. Mika also has three singles in the top 40, after new release "Relax Take It Easy" climbed 49-20, breakthrough hit "Grace Kelly" jumped 48-35 and "Happy Ending" dipped 32-39.
Scottish singer/songwriter Amy Macdonald's resurgence with "This Is the Life" (Vertigo) continued as her first album jumped 18-6. Another debut success, the Hoosiers' "The Trick to Life" (RCA) improved 11-8 and Timbaland's "Shock Value" (Interscope) jumped 19-10.
Below Jackson on the singles chart, "Crank That (Soulja Boy)" (Interscope) by Soulja Boy climbed 3-2, trading places with Lewis' "Bleeding Love." Nickelback's "Rockstar" (Roadrunner) made the top 10 for the first time in its 12th chart week, rising 15-8, as Alicia Keys' "No One" (J) moved back 11-10 and Rihanna's "Don't Stop The Music" (Def Jam) climbed 16-12. Basshunter, the recording name of Swedish artist/DJ Jonas Altberg, debuted at No. 14 with "Now You're Gone" (Hard2beat).
Amy Winehouse's "Back to Black" (Universal Island), which topped Billboard's European Top 100 Albums for the first time on the final chart of 2007, retains its lead on the first survey published in 2008. "Apologize" (Mosley/Blackground/Interscope) by Timbaland presents OneRepublic is in a seventh week at the helm on Eurochart Top 100 Singles.