LMFAO’s Party Rock Anthem nails a fourth consecutive week as Official Singles Chart number one while Adele’s 21 marks its fourteenth week as the Official Albums Chart number one, the Official Charts Company confirms today.
Party Rock Anthem the first UK number one for electro hip-hop duo LMFAO, has already notched up sales of over 400,000 to make it the sixth biggest-selling single of the year so far. Only two other singles in the last three years have spent four continuous weeks as Official Singles Chart number one; Adele’s Someone Like You (2011) and Lily Allen’s The Fear (2009).
There are three new entries in this week’s Official Singles Chart Top 10; David Guetta’s Where Them Girls At featuring Flo Rida and Minaj is straight in at number three giving Guetta the twelfth Top 20 of his career which includes the four number ones When Love Takes Over (2009), Sexy Chick (2009), Gettin’ Over You (2010) and Flo-Rida’s Club Can’t Handle Me featuring Guetta (2010). Jessie J’s Nobody’s Perfect climbs to this week’s number nine from last week’s 18 following her Official Singles Chart number one Price Tag (Feb 2011) and US soul sensation Aloe Blacc is this week’s number 10 up from last week’s number 15 with the critically acclaimed I Need A Dollar.
Adele still dominates the Official Albums Chart with 21 selling over 70% more units than its nearest rival, Helplessness Blues, the second album from Seattle sextet Fleet Foxes, which is this week’s highest new entry at number two and pushes Adele’s 19 into third place.
Adele’s 21 has also spent the last five weeks at number one in the USA and has worldwide sales to date of 6 million.
Helplessness Blues gives Fleet Foxes their highest Official Albums Chart placing to date, their self-titled debut peaking at number three in 2008.
There are two other new entries in the Official Albums Chart Top 10; Jennifer Lopez’s Love is straight in at number six giving the singer/actress/model the fourth Top 10 album of her career while New York trio Beastie Boys mark 24 years in hip hop with their sixth Top 10 album which includes the number one album Hello Nasty (1998).
Ellie Goulding’s debut and former number one album Lights is a re-entry at number 10 up from last week’s number 23. The singer recently performed her version of Elton John’s Your Song at Prince William & Kate Middleton’s wedding dinner.
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.
For further information contact:
Amy Howard, Official Charts Company.
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