Michael Jackson Continues U.K. Chart Run
For the seventh week running, "The Essential Michael Jackson" (Epic/Sony Music Entertainment) tops the U.K. album chart, while for the second time this year, Black Eyed Peas are in a second stint atop the singles chart, this time with "I Gotta Feeling" (Interscope/Universal).
Yesterday's new data from the Official Charts Company showed Jackson still unassailable at No. 1, with Beyoncé's "I Am...Sasha Fierce" (Columbia) up 5-2. That's a new peak for the R&B superstar's album, which debuted at No. 10 last November and previously reached No. 3 in May. Black Eyed Peas' "The E.N.D. (The Energy Never Dies)" and Paolo Nutini's "Sunny Side Up" (Atlantic/Warner Music) were unmoved at Nos. 3 and 4.
Silvertone/Sony Music Entertainment's 20th anniversary reissue of the Stone Roses' self-titled debut album produced a No. 5 debut. The album first reached No. 19 in 1990, while a 2004 re-promotion took it back to No. 9. After an epic five-week run at No. 2, Florence and the Machine's "Lungs" (Universal Island) fell to No. 6.
"I Gotta Feeling" topped the U.K. singles chart two weeks ago and, after a week at No. 2, moves back to the summit ahead of last week's debut bestseller, "Never Leave You" (4th & Broadway/Universal Island) by Tinchy Stryder featuring Amelle Berrabah. Black Eyed Peas' last single "Boom Boom Pow" was No. 1 for a week in May and another in June; it's the first time a chart act has returned to the top spot with two different singles in the same year.
With "Never Leave You" down to No. 2, there were new entries at No. 3 for DJ-artist Calvin Harris' "Ready For The Weekend" (Columbia/Sony Music Entertainment) and at No. 4 for Peter Andre's "Behind Closed Doors" (Conehead). The English-born, Australian-raised pop singer, who had U.K. No. 1 singles with "Flava" and "I Feel You" in 1996 and "Mysterious Girl" in 2004, has had wall-to-wall tabloid coverage of late following his split from model Katie Price.
There were top ten climbs in the new chart for the Ian Carey Project's "Get Shaky" (All Around The World/Universal), up 10-9, and Little Boots' "Remedy" (Atlantic/Warner Music), up 14-10. Sean Kingston's "Fire Burning" (Beluga Heights/Epic/Sony Music Entertainment) climbed 17-14, Bloc Party's "One More Chance" (Wichita) came in at No. 15 and Jeremih's current U.S. hit "Birthday Sex" (Def Jam/Universal) at No. 17.
On Billboard's pan-European sales charts, "The Collection" by Michael Jackson tops European Top 100 Albums for a second week and Pitbull's "I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)" (Ultra/B1) leads Eurochart Hot 100 Singles for a fourth frame.