Adele debuts at No1 on this week’s Album Chart with her second album ‘21’, the follow-up to ‘19’ which reached No3 on release two years ago - and climbs back to No5 this week.
Bruno Mars’ ‘Doo-Wops & Hooligans’ drops to No2 after one week on top, ahead of Rihanna’s ‘Loud’ at No3 and Imelda May’s ‘Mayhem’ at No4. Sam Bream, a.k.a. Iron and Wine, has the next new entry at No14 with ‘ Kiss Each Other Clean’, his fourth studio album and by far the most successful to date: his only previous appearance on this chart came in 2007 when ‘The Shepherd’s Dog’ crept in at No75.
Bruno Mars takes a third week at No1 on the Singles Chart with ‘Grenade’, but the week belongs to Adele, who has three songs in the Top 20. ‘Rolling In The Deep’ climbs from No3 to No2, ‘Make You Feel My Love’ climbs from No16 to No13 and album track ‘Someone Like You’ is new at No19. After debuting at No6 last week, Diddy – Dirty Money’s ‘Coming Home’ climbs three places to No3, leapfrogging Matt Cardle & Rihanna at No4 and No5 respectively. Martin Solveig & Dragonette are the only newcomers in this week’s Top 10, up from No14 to No6 with ‘Hello’. Following his performance on The Late Late Show, Ryan Sheridan is the week’s other star performer, leaping from No38 to No11 with ‘Jigsaw’, having already spent fifteen weeks in the lower reaches of the chart.