Emeli’s Anniversary Crown


Exactly a year ago Emeli Sandé released her debut album ‘Our Version Of Events’ and arrived at No2 on the Irish Album Chart. In the intervening period she has spent a further seven weeks in the runner-up spot and taken up permanent residency in the Top 30, but this week she finally lands at No1.

The motion picture cast recording of ‘Les Miserables’ slips to No2 after two weeks on top, just ahead of Justin Bieber’s ‘Believe Acoustic’ which climbs one place to No3 after debuting at No4 last week. This week’s highest new entry is at No15 for Eels with their tenth studio album ‘Wonderful, Glorious’. With remarkable consistency all the other nine have made the Top 50, although their previous album ‘Tomorrow Morning’ is the only one so far to make the Top 10 (No9 in 2010). The only other new entry in this week’s Top 30 is at No27 for Destiny’s Child’s ‘Love Songs’ – a new compilation released on the back of their performance at the Super Bowl XLVII last Sunday and their first appearance in this chart since 2005 when their ‘#1’s’ collection reached No8.

Will.i.am & Britney Spears celebrate four weeks at No1 on the Singles Chart with ‘Scream & Shout’, despite a strong challenge from Macklemore & Ryan Lewis who leap from No9 to No2 with ‘Thrift Shop’. Two tracks continue making steady progress: Passenger climbs ten places from No17 to No7 with ‘Let Her Go’ and Alicia Keys jumps eleven places from No22 to No11 with ‘Girl On Fire’. Little Mix have this week’s highest new entry at No13 with their fourth single ‘Change Your Life’. ‘Cannonball’ and ‘Wings’ both made No1 for the 2011 X Factor winners, but third release ‘DNA’ fared less well, peaking at No8 in November last year.

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