The new U.K. sales charts welcomed two new champions yesterday (Sunday), as ingenue pop talent Pixie Lott burts onto the singles survey at No. 1 with "Mama Do" (Mercury/Universal) and electro-rock favorites Kasabian scored their second consecutive album chart-topper with "West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum" (Columbia/Sony Music Entertainment).
Kasabian's new album success follows a similar No. 1 debut for their previous release, "Empire," in 2006. Their self-titled debut set opened at No. 4 in 2004. "West Ryder" pushed Paolo Nutini's chart-topping entry of last week, "Sunny Side Up," down to No. 2, while Black Eyed Peas' "The End" (Interscope/Universal) came in at No. 3. Emerging British electropop artist Little Boots scored a No. 5 debut with her first album, "Hands" (Atlantic/Warner Music).
A busy top ten for new entries also saw a No. 7 start for Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band's "Greatest Hits," TV-advertised by Columbia/Sony Music Entertainment ahead of his upcoming British dates. Long-running modern rock trio Placebo's sixth studio album "Battle For The Sun" (Dreambrother) came in at No. 8.