Despite leading on sales all the way up to Wednesday, Kasabian are pipped at the post by Adele, who surges ahead on the final day of the chart week to take a 27th week at the top of the Album Chart with ‘21’.
The Leicester rockers have to settle for a No2 debut for their fourth album ‘Velociraptor!’, but can take consolation in achieving their best ever placing on this chart: their eponymous debut album reached No22 in 2005, the follow-up ‘Empire’ peaked at No3 in 2006 and third album ‘West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum’ made No4 in 2009. With her single ‘Jar Of Hearts’ still resident in the Top 5 after seven weeks, Christina Perri has this week’s next new entry on the Album Chart at No5 with her debut release ‘Lovestrong’. Three places behind is Blizzards front-man Bressie with his first solo release ‘Colourblind Stereo’ at No8 – compared with No4 for the band’s ‘A Public Display Of Affection’ (2006) and No2 for ‘Domino Effect’ (2008).
There’s no change at the top of the Singles Chart, with One Direction taking a second week at No1 with ‘What Makes You Beautiful’ followed at No2 by Maroon 5 and Christina Aguilera with ‘Moves Like Jagger’. Jason Derulo lands this week’s highest new entry with his fifth Top 10 single ‘IT Girl’ at No3, matching his previous highest position for ‘In My Head’ last year. Dappy from N-Dubz has the next new entry at No8 with his first solo release ‘No Regrets’, his third appearance in the Irish Top 10 - N-Dubz feat. Bodyrox reached No9 with ‘Playing With Fire’ and Tinchy Stryder feat. N-Dubz spent five weeks at No1 with ‘Number One’. Performances by contestants on last weekend’s X Factor have a major impact on this week’s chart – Ed Sheeran’s ‘The A Team’ leaps back up from No23 to No6 and Damien Rice’s ‘Cannonball’ re-enters the chart at No13, nine years after originally reaching No21.