Ocean's 'Channel Orange' Opens at No. 2 on Album Chart, Behind Newton Faulkner
Florence + the Machine scored a first-ever U.K. No. 1 single yesterday as "Spectrum (Say My Name)" debuted at the summit. English singer-songwriter Newton Faulkner, meanwhile, was grabbing his second chart-topping album with "Write It On Your Skin."
Florence + the Machine have two No. 1 albums to their name in the U.K. with "Lungs" and "Ceremonials," but the act's previous highest singles chart placing was No. 2 with 2010's "You Got The Dirtee Love," a reworking with Dizzee Rascal of the No. 5 hit "You Got The Love." The new single sold 64,000 copies up to Saturday night, thanks in large part to Calvin Harris' remix of the track. Last week's bestselling single, Maroon 5's "Payphone," featuring Wiz Khalifa, fell back to No. 2, only some 1500 units behind Florence on 63,000.