Keane Arrives At U.K. Chart Summit
British melodic rock band Keane achieved their fourth consecutive U.K. No. 1 album with "Night Train" (Universal Island) as the Official Charts Company confirmed the new sales charts on Sunday night (May 16).
Roll Deep's "Good Time" (Relentless/Virgin/EMI) moved into a third week at the top of the singles survey.
Keane's "Night Train" debuted in top spot as Plan B's former bestseller "The Defamation of Strickland Banks" (679/Atlantic/Warner Music) held at No. 2.
"The Remix" (Interscope/Universal), the second spinoff album from Lady Gaga's multi-million-selling "The Fame," started at No. 3 as the original set (which in the U.K., as in some other territories, now incorporates sales of "The Fame Monster," edged back 5-4.
Brooklyn indie band the National's fifth album "High Violet" (4AD) became their highest-charting U.K. release, entering at No. 5, as AC/DC's "Iron Man 2" soundtrack (Columbia/Sony Music Entertainment) fell 3-6.
Last week's new entry at the summit, Diana Vickers' "Songs From The Tainted Cherry Tree" (RCA/Sony Music Entertainment) slumped to No. 7 while Oxford, England-based, indie-oriented band Foals' "Total Life Forever" (Warner Bros./Warner Music) arrived at No. 8. Their debut album "Antidotes" debuted at No. 3 two years ago.
The Roll Deep single stayed at No. 1 in a week featuring several big movers and new entries in the top ten. Jason Derulo's "Ridin' Solo" (Beluga Heights/Warner Bros./Warner Music) raced 12-2 while Romanian producer Edward Maya's crossover dance smash "Stereo Love" (3 Beat/All Around The World/Universal) debuted at No. 4.
Fyfe Dangerfield, lead singer of British band Guillemots, climbed 14-7 with his solo cover of Billy Joel's "She's Always A Woman" (Geffen/Universal), which is currently receiving widespread attention as the featured music in a TV campaign for U.K. department store John Lewis.
"All Night Long" (Syco Music/Sony Music Entertainment) by British pop siren Alexandra Burke featuring Pitbull climbed 16-8, while the "Glee" Cast achieved another top ten placing with their cover of Bonnie Tyler's "Total Eclipse Of The Heart" (Columbia/Sony Music Entertainment) at No. 9. The cast also debuted at No. 27 with "Run Joey Run." Christina Aguilera's "Not Myself Tonight" (RCA/Sony Music Entertainment) debuted at No. 12.
On Billboard's pan-European charts, AC/DC held off top ten debuts by Diana Vickers, Mark Medlock and the Deftones to start a third week at No. 1 on European Albums with "Iron Man 2" (Columbia/Sony Music Entertainment). Stromae's "Alors On Danse" (Mosaert/Vertigo) is in a seventh non-consecutive week atop European Hot 100 Singles.