Jedward land at No1 on this week’s Album Chart with their third offering in just under two years ‘Young Love’ – and it’s a hat-trick of No1’s for the Dublin twins who hit the top with ‘Planet Jedward’ in 2010 and ‘Victory’ in 2011.
Twelve years after their the release of their first album ‘Hybrid Theory’, Linkin Park arrive at No2 this week with their fifth studio album ‘Living Things’. Their second & third albums ‘Meteora’ and ‘Minutes To Midnight’ both debuted at No1, but 2010’s ‘A Thousand Suns’ peaked at No3. Justin Bieber dips to No3 after debuting at No1 last week with ‘Believe’, ahead of this week’s next new entry at No4 for Maroon 5 with ‘Overexposed’. Their most successful album to-date is 2002’s ‘Songs About Jane’, a slow-burner which eventually climbed to the top of the chart in 2004, fuelled by the singles ‘This Love’ and ‘She Will Be Loved’. The fourth and final new entry in this week’s Top 10 is at No9 for Flo Rida with his fourth album ‘Wild Ones’ – his first ever appearance in the Albums Top 10, despite five No1 singles. His previous best was No13 for second album ‘R.O.O.T.S.’ in 2009.
Flo Rida’s ‘Whistle’ continues to dominate the Singles Chart, holding at No1 for a second week. Will.i.am has this week’s only new entry at No2 with ‘This Is Love’ (feat. Eva Simons). This is his highest ever solo placing on this chart, although he was No1 featuring on Usher’s ‘OMG’, No2 featuring on Pussycat Dolls ‘Beep’ and No1 on four occasions with the Black Eyed Peas.