Global entertainment superstar Jenifer “JLO” Lopez storms to the top of the Official Singles Chart with new release On The Floor featuring US rapper Pitbull selling over 130,000 copies in its first week alone and relegating Adele’s Someone Like You to number two.
On The Floor is the third Official Singles Chart number one for Lopez, following previous number ones Love Don’t Cost A Thing (2001) and Get Right (2005) and another nine Official Singles Chart Top 5 hits.
Lopez has sold over 55 million records worldwide and has starred in multiple box office hits including The Wedding Planner and Monster-In-Law. She is also the face of numerous product launches, including world-wide campaigns for L’Oreal and Venus Gillette and her own most recent fragrance, Love and Glamour, which have together generated revenues of over $1 billion.
On The Floor is the lead single from her forthcoming album Love?
There are just two new entries in this week’s Official Singles Chart Top 10; electro hip-hop duo LMFAO’s Party Rock Anthem which features Paradiso Girls singer Lauren Bennet and writer/producer Goonrock climbs from last week’s 22 to this week’s number three while UK singer-songwriter Katy B notches up her third Official Singles Chart Top 10 hit with new single Broken Record straight in at number 8.
In the Official Albums Chart it’s another record breaking week for Adele as her album 21extends its run at number one to 10 consecutive weeks, a feat no other act has achieved for 25 years since Dire Strait’s Brothers In Arms spent 10 weeks at number one in 1986.
Remarkably for such a long run, 21 records its biggest sales week ever with a phenomenal week’s tally of over 250,000, a week-on-week increase of 65% and a reflection of a general increase in sales in the run-up to Mothers’ Day.
Ronan Keating is another artist to benefit from the “Mothers’ Day Effect.” Having had the number one album on Mothers’ Day for the previous two years, with Boyzone’s Brother (2010) and his solo Songs For My Mother (2009), his homage to songwriter Burt Bacharach, When Ronan Met Burt, moves up two places to this week’s number three from last week’s number five.
Meanwhile Adele now holds the chart double for biggest single and album of the year so far with Someone Like You over-taking Bruno Mars’ Grenade to become the best-selling single of the year so far alongside 21 as the best-selling album of the year so far. Adele’s debut album 19 is now the second biggest album of the year so far, having overtaken Rihanna’s Loud.
Adele’s 19 also holds position at number two in the weekly Official Albums Chart while the Official Albums Chart Top 10 sees three new entries; 51-year-old 2010 X Factor semi-finalist Mary Byrne’s debut album Mine And Yours is straight in at number six, Radiohead’s The King Of Limbs is straight in at number seven and Britney Spears’ Femme Fatale is straight in at number eight. Meanwhile Eva Cassidy’s Simply Eva is a re-entry at number ten, up from last week’s number 19, having peaked at number four in February.
Several of these are likely to feature as part of Jo Whiley’s new BBC Radio 2 show when she will take a weekly look at Official Albums Chart highlights starting tomorrow between 8pm and 9pm. Whiley will play select album tracks and review some of the week’s new releases, with a guest reviewer – the first guest will be NME editor Krissi Murison.
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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