SINGLES : If you thought last week’s sales number (25,210) for Usher’s No.1 single ‘OMG’ were impressive, just get your chops around this one – 31,125! That’s a blinding result for the peeps at Sony Music headquarters and is just 3,775 copies shy of a gold accreditation in just one week of sales.
B.o.B’s ‘Airplanes’ is also chuffing along quite nicely – with 18,559 copies of his second single sold in the past week to keep it at No.2, but Ke$ha’s the big top ten mover for the week – up five places to No.3 with her latest ‘Your Love Is My Drug’ (11,141 sales).
Bulleting into the top 20 this week is Glee’s version of the classic Rick Springfield track ‘Jessie’s Girl’. Up from No.56 last week, it’s in at No.15 this week with 5689 sales. Also making a move upwards is David Guetta’s ‘Gettin’ Over You’ – up to No.16 (5604 sales).
Miley Cyrus debuts at No.18 with her grown up new single ‘Can’t Be Tamed’. She bagged 5363 first week sales of the track.
Glee’s back with another top 50 placing – in the No.28 position with ‘Total Eclipse Of The Heart’. It moved up from No.74 last week and sold 3430 copies this week.
Travis McCoy debuts at No.36 with ‘Billionaire’ (2573 sales), Muse is in at No.37 with ‘Neutron Star Collision’ (2487 sales) and Usher’s promo tour keeps paying dividends with 2004 Aussie No.1 single ‘Yeah’ back into the chart mix at No.40.
Chipmunk’s ‘Until You Were Gone’ is in at No.41 with 2238 sales and some slight drops from Owl City, The Temper Trap, John Mayer and Chreyl Cole.
Outside the top 50, Glee’s back with their version of ‘Run Joey Run’, debuting in the No.64 position with 1421 sales. Washington debuts at No.69 with a live version of her recent hit ‘Rich Kids’ (1320 sales) and Enrique Iglesias gets some chart love with his latest ‘I Like It’. It’s in at No.71 for its first week of action with 1283 sales.
N.E.R.D. is in at No.74 with a little help from Nelly Furtado – ‘Hot ‘N’ Fun’ selling 1213 copies.
More Glee action at Nos.83 and 88 with ‘Bad Romance’ and ‘Physical’ – 1072 and 966 sales respectively.
And Beyonce’s ‘Single Ladies’ looks like it’s about to spend its last week in the top 100 after more than a year on the chart – it’s down 11 spots to No.99.
ALBUMS : Certainly not the most spectacular sales figures by any stretch of the imagination, but most certainly enough to get the new Glee soundtrack over the line and into the No.1 position. ‘Volume 3 – Showstoppers’ sold 9055 copies this week.
Up to No.2 is Usher’s ‘Raymond V Raymond’ with 7028 sales, leaving Pendulum to debut in the No.3 spot with ‘Immersion’ (6233 sales) and Tame Impala in the No.4 position with ‘InnerSpeaker’ (6068 sales). It also leaves Justin Bieber to drop four spots from No.1 to No.5 with ‘My Worlds’ (5409 sales).
Dead Letter Circus slumps from No.2 to No.13 in just their second week, The Beautiful Girls and their album ‘Spooks’ give MGM a decent debut – No.18 with 1686 sales and David Hobson’s had a little spike – up 20 spots with ‘Enchanted Way’.
Stone Temple Pilots are in at No.21 with their eponymous album (1549 sales), Craig David makes a 20 place jump to No.24 with ‘Signed Sealed Delivered’ (1485 copies) and Faithless debuts in the No.28 position with their newy ‘The Dance’ (1382 sales).
The Gunners’ best-of is up to No.33, LCD Soundsystem drops to No.35 from No.11 last week and Soulfly debuts at No.38 (1108 sales).
Deez Nuts debuts at No.44 with ‘This One’s For You’ (968 sales).
Outside the top 50, Crystal Castles plummets – No.25 to No.52, Patrizio Buanne’s album ‘Patrizio’ re-enters at No.53 (811 copies), and position drops from Andre Rieu (No.26 to No.54) and Mark Vincent (No.31 to No.55).
Nas is in at No.60 with ‘Distant Relatives’ (734 copies), Lady Antebellum in at No.65 with ‘Need You Now’ (695 sales), Madonna’s ‘Celebration’ re-enters at No.70 (666 sales) and Katie Noonan and the gang are back in at No.79 with ‘Emperor’s Box’ (544 copies).
Midnight Youth are the lowest debut in the top 100 this week with ‘The Brave Don’t Run’. It’s in at No.83 with 538 copies sold.