Sunny Side Up, the second album from twenty-three-year-old Scotsman Paolo Nutini is back for a third stint at number one in the Official Albums Chart, the Official Charts Company announces today.
Sunny Side Up debuted at number one on its release in June 2009. In the thirty five weeks since then, the album has spent no less than twenty weeks in the Top 10 and has never been out of the Top 40. The album has also been certified three times platinum.
Sunny Side Up was back at number one for the last week of 2009 and the first week of 2010. It was relegated to number two for the next two weeks by Florence And The Machines’s Lungs before returning to number one this week. In total Sunny Side Up has now spent four weeks at number one.
Martin Talbot, Managing Director, The Official Charts Company said: “It’s a great example of an enduring album, which sustains its popularity long after the initial promotion around its release.”
Paolo Nutini released his debut album These Streets (2006) when he was just eighteen years old. These Streets was a top fifty record in the States, reached number three in the UK and has sold over 2.3 million worldwide including 1.3 million in the UK.
There are two new entries in this week’s Official Albums Chart Top 10: Alvin & The Chipmunks’ Alvin & The Chipmunks 2 – The Squeakquel is at number six (having climbed from twenty two) and Biffy Clyro’s Only Revolutions is at number nine (having climbed from thirteen).
In the Official Singles Chart, Owl City’s Fireflies is at number one for a second week.
Don’t Stop Believin’ the track which has been rejuvenated by the cast from the Glee television series is at number two with Glee (up from number three) and at number eight in its original version by Journey (down from number seven).
There are two new entries in this week’s Official Singles Chart: Alicia Keys’ Empire State of Mind (Part II) at number seven (up from fifteen) and Jay-Z feat Mr Hudson’s Young Forever at number ten (up from thirteen).
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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