Johnson’s “To The Sea” (Brushfire/Universal Island) made a bestselling debut to follow “In Between Dreams” (2005) and “Sleep Through the Static” (2008) to No. 1. Whereas “Dreams” took a year to reach that pinnacle, both Johnson’s last album and his new one arrived at the summit.
“To The Sea” beat the strong challenge of Michael Bublé‘s “Crazy Love” (Reprise/Warner Music), which held at No. 2 in its 33rd chart week.
“‘Glee’ The Music Vol. 3 Showstoppers” (Epic/Sony Music Entertainment) held at No. 3 as last week’s chart-topper, Pendulum‘s “Immersion” (Warner Bros./Warner Music) fell to No. 4. The only other new entry in the top ten was “In The Mood: The Glenn Miller Songbook” (Decca/Universal) by the Royal Air Force Squadronaires. In competition, “The Very Best of Glenn Miller” (RCA/Sony Music Entertainment) opened at No. 12. Both albums were released around the 65th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day.
French DJ Guetta topped the U.K. singles chart twice last year with “When Love Takes Over” featuring Kelly Rowland and “Sexy Chick” featuring Akon. His collaboration with vocalist Chris Willis and Black Eyed Peas‘ Fergie (a reworking of an album track) entered the survey at No. 41 last week and climbed 40 places for a narrow victory over the former No. 1, B.O.B.‘s “Nothing On You” (Rebel Rock/Grand/Hustle/ Atlantic/Warner Music) featuring Bruno Mars, which had been ahead in midweek sales.
Jason Derulo‘s “Ridin’ Solo” (Warner Bros./Warner Music), which spent two weeks at No. 2 before last week dipping to No. 4, moved back up one place as last week’s champion, Dizzee Rascal‘s “Dirtee Disco” (Dirtee Stank), fell to No. 4. “Candy” (Future) by Aggro Santos featuring Kimberly Wyatt climbed 8-5, Alicia Keys‘ “Try Sleeping With A Broken Heart” (J/Sony Music Entertainment) 13-7 and “Eenie Meenie” (RCA/Sony Music Entertainment) by Sean Kingston featuring Justin Bieber 10-9.
Katie Melua‘s “The House” (Dramatico) made a No. 1 debut on Billboard’s European Albums survey to end the five-week reign of AC/DC‘s “Iron Man 2” soundtrack (Columbia/Sony Music Entertainment). On Hot European 100 Singles, Stromae’s “Alors On Danse” (Mosaert/Vertigo) is in a sixth consecutive and tenth aggregate week at No. 1.