Adele takes a thirteenth week at the top of the Album Chart with ‘21’ as this week’s strongest challenger Fleet Foxes land at No3 with their second album ‘Helplessness Blues’ – well ahead of their self-titled debut album which entered the chart at No39 in June 2008 and peaked at No23 six months later.
Jennifer Lopez has the next new entry at No7 with her seventh studio album ‘Love?’, her best ever debut on this chart coinciding with her move from Sony’s Epic label to Island/Universal. Her previous best debut was No9 for her 2005 release ‘Rebirth’, although ‘J.Lo’ climbed as high as No6 in 2002. Fellow New Yorkers The Beastie Boys have the third new entry at No12 with ‘Hot Sauce Committee Part Two’, a return to chart form following the disappointing No75 peak for their previous instrumental album ‘The Mix-Up’ four years ago. Just outside the Top 20 there are successful new entries for two independently-released Irish rock bands: Belfast’s And So I Watch You From Afar come in at No28 with their second album ‘Gangs’ and Dublin’s Bipolar Empire are new at No33 with their debut release ‘Feel That You Own It’.
LMFAO hold at No1 on the Singles Chart for a third week with ‘Party Rock Anthem’, still ahead of Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull who remain at No2 for a third week with their former No1 ‘On The Floor’. Damo & Ivor climb six places from No12 to No6 with ‘Everybody’s Drinkin’, but this week’s highest climber is Wynter Gordon who leaps from No30 to No8 with ‘Dirty Talk’. There are just two new entries in this week’s Top 20: David Guetta’s ‘Where Them Girls At’ (feat. Flo Rida and Nicki Minaj) at No15 and Adele’s ‘Set Fire To The Rain’ at No17 .