Usher clocks up a massive week of sales for his single ‘OMG’, while on the albums side of the draw, the post-Mothers Day sales decline dramatically, allowing Justin Bieber to regain his No.1 album position.
SINGLES : Usher’s visit to our shores last week has paid of big time for the team at Sony Music – and won’t they be grinning this week with a mammoth 25,210 copies of the singer’s latest single ‘OMG’ being snapped up last week.
So big were those sales figures that it left B.o.B’s also impressive sales of ‘Airplanes’ (18,222 copies) looking pale in comparison back in the No.2 spot.
Katy Perry’s new single ‘California Gurls’ has hit with a vengeance. It debuted impressively at No.3 this week, nabbing 10,457 first week sales, Taio Cruz drops to No.4 with ‘Break Your Heart’ (10,305 sales) and Central Station’s Yolanda Be Cool has a top five hit on their hands with ‘We No Speak Americano’ – up 12 places to No.5 (9512 sales there).
Brian McFadden’s previous No.1 single ‘Just Say So’ drops four places to No.7, while Ke$ha scores herself another top ten hit with ‘Your Love Is My Drug’.
Sean Kingston and J-Bieb make another run at the top 10 with ‘Eenie Meenie’ – it’s up ten places to No.11, while Eminem’s ‘Not Afraid’ plummets nine places to No.13.
Ke$ha makes another appearance in the chart as a guest vocallist for 3OH!3 and their new track ‘My First Kiss’. It’s in at No.25 for it’s first week – 3709 sales in the bag. Rihanna also continues her climb towards the top with new single ‘Te Amo’. It’s up to No.28 this week, piggy-backed by ‘Rude Boy’ at No.29.
Scouting For Girls debuts in the top 50 with their former UK No.1 ‘This Ain’t A Love Song’. It’s in at No.36 with 2265 sales.
Jay-Z and Alicia are up slightly again, Ou Est Le Swimming Pool makes a top 50 splash at No.42 (1911 sales) – same too for Paramore (No.43 with ‘The Only Exception’ – 1902 sales) and Angus & Julia Stone (No.45 with ‘Big Jet Plane’ – 1823 sales).
Outside the top 50, Cheryl Cole is heading for the top 50 with her second local single ‘Fight For This Love’ climbing ten places to No.54.
The Glee Cast debuts at No.56 with their rendition of ‘Jessie’s Girl’ (1515 sales), former UK X Factor contestant Diana Vickers has a No.61 debut with ‘Once’ (1374 sales) and Powderfinger is up 20 places at No.67 with ‘Sail The Wildest Stretch’.
Glee’s version of ‘Like A Prayer’ has dropped from No.28 to No.70 post the episode’s showing on TV, but they debut at No.74 with ‘Total Eclipse Of The Heart’ and Timbaland debuts at No.71 with ‘Carry Out’.
The new Bliss N Eso single ‘Down By The River’ pops in at No.83 (969 sales), things get ‘beautiful’ thanks to Glee with both theirs and the original Christina Aguilera version of the track both debuting this week – Glee at No.91, Xtina at No.93.
Lady Antebellum is in at No.97 with ‘Need You Now’ (772 sales).
ALBUMS : The sales figures of last week (14,239 for a k.d.Lang No.1 then) are long gone, with Justin Bieber reclaiming the No.1 positon with a fraction of last week’s numbers. He only required 6108 copies to bag No.1 this week.
Dead Letter Circus debuts in the No.2 spot with 5562 sales, with AC/DC in No.3, k.d.Lang down to No.4 and Lady Gaga back into the top five.
Rolling Stones’ reworked edition of ‘Exile On Main Street’ debuts in the No.6 position (3512 sales), with Usher’s ‘Raymond V Raymond’ climbing 17 places to No.7 on the back of his promo visit and The Black Keys’ album ‘Brothers’ in at No.8 with 2796 sales.
LCD Soundsystem is in at No.11 with ‘This Is Happening’ (2253 copies), SuBo plummets from No.2 to No.13 and two more top 20 debuts come courtesy of Band Of Horses (‘Infinite Arms’ at No.19 – 1693 sales) and Cloud Control (‘Bliss Release’ at No.20 with 1580 sales).
If you thought SuBo’s slide was big, spare a thought for Michael Buble – his album ‘Crazy Love’ also slumps post-Mothers Day – down from No.3 last week to No.22 this week.
Crystal Castles debuts with their self-titled set at No.25 (1337 copies) and Andre Rieu and Mark Vincent join the post-Mothers Day slide, Andre down from No.9 to No.26 and Mark from No.8 to No.31.
Pink’s ‘Funhouse’ also slides (No.14 to No.32), so too David Hobson (No.18 to No.39), John Mayer (No.23 to No.42) and David Campbell (No.7 to No.45… OUCH!).
Craig David’s new album ‘Signed Sealed Delievered’ debuts in the No.44 position with 952 sales, B.o.B’s back into the mix with ‘The Adventures Of Bobby Ray’ – in at No.46, and the Gunners’ best of also re-enters – at No.47.
Outside the top 50, a No.53 debut for As I Lay Dying and their album ‘The Powerless Rise’ (793 sales), Christina Aguilera and Creedence Clearwater Revival’s best ofs benefit from price cuts, back in at No.54 and No.58 respectively.
Tina Arena’s live album drops from No.22 to No.80, Spit Syndicate are in at No.81 with ‘Exile’ (510 sales) and re-emergences for Angus & Julia Stone (No.87), Dan Sultan (No.90), Jet (No.96), Paramore (No.99) and Gin Wigmore (No.100).