Things are starting to get a little repetitive around here, with Eminem again topping both the singles and albums chart this week. But for how long? Taio Cruz has taken over the top spot on the iTunes singles chart, so it’s a matter of time before there’s movement at the top. In the meantime though, let’s find out who sold what this week.
SINGLES : Eminem’s still selling more than 25,000 copies a week of his Rihanna duet ‘Love The Way You Lie’ – and this week he’s grabbed another 26,351 copies, bringing him to within 31,000 copies of achieving triple platinum status since the single’s release.
Taio Cruz proves he’s no slouch in the sales department either – with 19,772 copies of ‘Dynamite’ just edging Katy Perry’s 19,188 copies of ‘Teenage Dream’ back in position No.3.
Flo Rida’s down to No.4 with ‘Club Can’t Handle Me’, with Enrique & Pitbull back into the top five.
Ke$ha’s new single ‘Take It Off’ has jumped 16 places to No.13 with 5545 sales, 30 Seconds To Mars jumps seven spot to No.15 and Birds Of Tokyo is into the top 20 at No.18 with ‘Plans’.
Sony’s persistence with the Mike Posner project has paid off, with the single ‘Cooler Than Me’ finally cracking the top 50 at No.26 (3144 sales), there’s a eight place ascension for Gyroscope and B.o.B’s local success continues with new single ‘Magic’. It’s also into the top 50 for the first time at No.37 (2442 sales).
T-Pain’s back in with ‘Take Your Shirt Off’ and the John Butler Trio is the week’s highest debut at No.47 with ‘Revolution’ (1892 sales).
Outside the top 50, Vanessa Amorosi’s new single ‘Holiday’ debuts at No.52 with 1819 sales, Jay Sean debuts at No.60 (1529 sales) with his new single ‘2012 (It Ain’t The End)’ and Pendulum’s ‘Witchcraft’ is in for the first time at No.65 (1460 sales).
Charice’s honeymoon is over – her single ‘Pyramid’ slides 22 spots, Washington is in at No.83 with ‘Sunday Best’ (996 sales), ‘Shawty Got Moves’ by Get Cool is in at No.84 (988 sales), there are re-appearances by Rihanna, Bliss N Eso, Vanessa Amorosi, Beyonce, Alexandra Burke and Jet and Supermode’s 2006 track ‘Tell Me Why’ (sampling Bronski Beat) comes in at No.92 (938 sales).
ALBUMS : It’s Eminem again – and once again he’s holding another artist off the No.1 position. This time it’s Iron Maiden who just can’t match the sales clout of the rapper. Iron Maiden (7295 first week sales) were more than 4000 copies in arrears of Eminem’s 11,352 copies.
Bliss N Eso, Florence & The Machine and Washington all fall one position as a result of Iron Maiden’s debut, but as with the past few weeks, the sales numbers slide dramatically once you exit the top five.
Slash’s album gets a repack, which results in an eight place sales surge – up to No.7 with 3393 sales, Clare Bowditch’s new LP ‘Modern Day Addiction is in at No.10 with 2286 sales and The Verses get a No.13 debut with their album ‘Seasons’ (1953 sales).
With his single ‘Dynamite’ blowing up on the singles chart (see what we did there!?), Taio Cruz’s album ‘Rokstarr’ moves up 12 spots to No.21, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band’s best-of package is in at No.26 (1267 sales), Nickelback is re-emerging at No.32 and Michael Jackson’s following the trend – at No.36 with ‘Essential’.
New at No.44 is Black Label Society’s ‘Order Of The Black’ (948 copies), back in at No.45 is Basement Birds’ eponymous LP.
Outside the top 50, the ‘Scott Pilgrim vs The World’ soundtrack hits the hundred at No.56 (770 sales), Hillsong sinks again (No.22 to No.63), Steve Forde’s ‘Hurricane’ pops in at No.69 (607 sales) and David Hobson is ‘Singing For Love’ at No.75 (549 sales).
Popping back in this week are The Dingoes @ No.84, Madonna’s ‘Celebration’ @ No.89, Lady Gaga’s ‘The Fame’ @ No.91, Eminem’s ‘Curtain Call’ @ No.94 and The Dead Weather @ No.97.
Queens Of The Stone Age’s ‘Rated R’ repack is in at No.99 (406 sales).