Boyzone’s Brother bounces back to number one in the Official Albums Chart, after just a week away from the top spot, the Official Charts Company confirms today.
Brother leapt straight to number one in the Official Albums Chart on Mothers’ Day when it was released three weeks ago. It dipped to number three last week behind Lady Gaga’s The Fame at number one and the Glee Cast’s second album Glee The Music: Season One, Vol 2 from the TV show’s first series. Brother’s return to number one comes after a 60% increase in sales week-on-week, which saw the album already at pole position in last Wednesday’s Official Chart Update.
Brother, Boyzone’s first release since the untimely death of band member Stephen Gately in October last year, is the band’s fifth number one album. They have no less than sixteen consecutive Top 5 singles to their name.
There are two new entries in the Official Albums Chart Top 10 this week: Laura Marling’s second album I Speak Because I Can is straight in at number four and Goldfrapp’s fifth album Head First is straight in at number six. Justin Bieber’s My World is a re-entry at number three (up from thirty-three last week) having previously peaked at number four when it was first released in January.
In the Official Singles Chart, Lady Gaga’s Telephone featuring Beyonce is at number one for a second week.
There is just one new entry in the Official Singles Chart Top 10: Young Money’s Bedrock featuring Lloyd at number nine, its highest chart position to date, having first entered the charts at number sixty-one ten weeks ago. Boyzone’s Gave It All Away is a re-entry at ten (up from last week’s twenty-nine) having previously peaked at number nine on its release four weeks ago.
Notes to Editors:
1. Chart information quoted from this release must be credited to The Official Charts Company
2. The Official Charts Company (OCC) is a joint venture between record labels’ body the BPI and ERA, the Entertainment Retailers Association. The OCC is responsible for the commissioning, marketing, distribution and management of the UK’s industry standard music and video charts and is endorsed by the BVA (British Video Association).
3. The Official Charts Company compiles its charts from sales information gathered across all key distribution (or entertainment) channels including all major high street retail chains, independent stores, supermarkets, mail order internet retailers and digital music service providers. This market research sample equates to 99% of the total UK Singles market; 98% of the total UK Albums market and 90% of the total UK DVD market.
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