Newcomer Morrison Tops U.K. Album Chart
Soul-tinged British newcomer James Morrison followed his top 5 hit single "You Give Me Something" (Polydor) with a No. 1 album on the new U.K. charts, published yesterday (Aug. 6). His debut set, "UndSoul-tinged British newcomer James Morrison followed his top 5 hit single "You Give Me Something" (Polydor) with a No. 1 album on the new U.K. charts, published yesterday (Aug. 6). His debut set, "Undiscovered," went straight to the top, ending Razorlight's two-week reign with their eponymous second album.
Meanwhile on the singles chart, "Hips Don't Lie" (Epic) by Shakira featuring Wyclef Jean spends its second consecutive and third aggregate week at No. 1. Rihanna's "Unfaithful" (Def Jam) moved back up 3-2 in its fourth week, changing places with Christina Aguilera's "Ain't No Other Man" (RCA).
Cascada's "Everytime We Touch" (All Around the World) climbed from its downloads-only entry at No. 41 to No.4 after its physical release. The vocals on the track, which hit No. 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 in March, are by English singer Natalie Horler.
Also soaring on the new chart after its physical release was Paris Hilton's "Stars Are Blind" (Warner Bros.), which came in at No. 35 last week and jumped to No. 5. The only other big mover in the top 20 was "All This Love" (Direction) by the Similou, the Swedish duo of Joel Eriksson and Erik Niklasson.
On the album chart, Ray Lamontagne's "Trouble" (Echo) made the top five for the first time, improving 6-5 in its seventh week on the survey. Three-girl retro act the Puppini Sisters, who perform pop and rock hits in a 1940s vocal style inspired by the Andrews Sisters, debuted at No. 17 with their first album, "Betcha Bottom Dollar" (UCJ).
Muse's "Black Holes and Revelations" (Helium 3/A&E/Warner Bros.) is in its fourth consecutive week atop the European Top 100 Albums chart, while the Shakira and Wyclef Jean track again leads Eurochart Hot 100 Singles for the ninth consecutive and 11th aggregate week.