Lady GaGa completed a U.K. chart double yesterday (Sunday) as her Interscope/Universal album “The Fame” rose 3-1 and the single “Poker Face” began a third week at the top.
“The Fame” hit the album summit in its 12th week on the chart, as Kings of Leon’s “Only By The Night” (Hand Me Down/Sony BMG) held at No. 2 and “The Annie Lennox Collection” (RCA/Sony BMG) moved back 5-3. Ronan Keating’s “Songs For My Mother” (Polydor/Universal), which led the survey for the last two weeks, fell back to No. 4.
The highest new entry was Flo Rida’s “Roots (Route of Overcoming The Struggle)” (Atlantic) at No. 5, while James Morrison’s “Songs For You, Truths For Me” (Polydor/Universal) returned to the top ten 13-9 as the English singer-songwriter began a British tour last Thursday (2). Beyoncé’s “I Am…Sasha Fierce” (Columbia/Sony BMG) was also back in the top ten, rising 16-10 in its 20th week.
Beyoncé’s Columbia labelmate Leonard Cohen’s “Live In London” debuted at No. 19, while P.J. Harvey and John Parish’s “A Woman A Man Walked By” (Universal Island) started at No. 25.
“Poker Face” continues to lead the singles chart on download sales alone, which have now passed 300,000, according to U.K. Chart Company data, ahead of a physical release next Monday (13). The Noisettes’ “Don’t Upset The Rhythm” (Vertigo/Universal) stayed at No. 2 as “Jai Ho (You Are My Destiny)” (Interscope/Universal) by A.R. Rahman featuring Pussycat Dolls moved 5-3. There were also climbs for Metro Station’s “Shake It” (Columbia/Sony BMG), 9-6, and La Roux’s “In For The Kill” (Polydor/Universal), 11-7.
The Lady GaGa track is in a sixth week atop Billboard’s Eurochart Hot 100 Singles, while U2 spend a fourth week atop European Top 100 Albums with “No Line on the Horizon” (Mercury/Universal).