Aloe Blacc's "I Need A Dollar" (Epic/Sony Music Entertainment) had another good week, rising 9-4, and there was a No. 11 debut for Swedish House Mafia's "Save The World" (Virgin/EMI). But Lady Gaga's imprint on the singles chart was impossible to ignore. The Interscope/Universal star held at No. 6 with "The Edge of Glory" and jumped back 11-8 with "Judas" and 24-16 with "Born This Way," adding a new entry at No. 13 with "Hair." Ahead of this week's release of the "Born This Way" set, Gaga's last album "The Fame" rose 33-11.
"21" has now added a run of four consecutive weeks on the album chart to its original unbroken sequence of 12. The Kate Bush release, on which she re-records earlier material from the albums "The Sensual World" and "The Red Shoes," had been No. 1 in midweek data, but Adele regained the lead by week's end. Adele's "19," meanwhile, held at No. 3, as Hugh Laurie's jazz piano album "Let Them Talk" (Warner Bros./Warner Music) fell two spots from its debut ranking to No. 4. Adele's XL labelmates, new wave/dance trio Friendly Fires arrived at No. 6 with "Pala."
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Chase & Status' "No More Idols" (Mercury/Universal) climbed 9-7 and Foo Fighters' "Wasting Light" (RCA/Sony Music Entertainment) 12-9, as the latter band's "Greatest Hits" set also improved 35-19. Dutch retro-pop star Caro Emerald, whose "Deleted Scenes From The Cutting Room Floor" (Dramatico) was a major seller in Holland and completed a record-breaking 30 weeks at No. 1 there last summer, saw the album soar back to No. 10 in the U.K. "Scenes" charted at No. 74 last October, but Emerald's airplay since, and fresh exposure with the track "A Night Like This" (new at No. 70 on the singles chart), have contributed towards the album's breakthrough.
The U.K. broadcast of the edition of "Glee" dedicated to Fleetwood Mac's "Rumours" (Rhino/Warner Bros.) had the same effect on the multi-million-selling album as in the U.S. It followed its re-entry on The Billboard 200 at No. 11 by reappearing on the British chart at No. 16, its first showing on the top 75 chart since 2005. There was also a No. 20 for the Danger Mouse/Daniele Lippi project "Rome" (Parlophone/EMI). On the compilation chart, "Now That's What I Call Music! 78" (EMI Virgin/UMTV) kept the No. 1 spot for a sixth week.