Following her appearance on the Late Late Show, Katie Melua led the pack on the Albums Chart throughout the week, only to be pipped at the post by James Blunt, whose ‘Back To Bedlam’ ended the week just 11 sales ahead of ‘Piece By Piece’. ‘Back To Bedlam’ has now spent 18 weeks in the Top 10, including an impressive 12 weeks at the top.
Christy Moore has this week’s highest new entry at No3 with ‘Burning Times’, his first studio album since 2001’s ‘This Is The Day’ and his fourth Top 3 Album in as many years: ‘This Is The Day’ and ‘Live At Vicar Street’ debuted at No1 and ‘Boxset 64-04’ made it to No2. Sugababes have the next new entry at No8 with their fourth album ‘Taller In More Ways’, improving on the No9 debut of their previous album ‘Three’ but below the No3 debut of their second album ‘Angels With Dirty Faces’ in 2002. There’s no change this week at the top of the Singles Chart, with Sugababes taking a second week at No1 with ‘Push The Button’, followed by The Pussycat Dolls ‘Don’t Cha’ at No2 and Kanye West ‘Gold Digger’ at No3. U2 have this week’s highest new entry at No4 with ‘All Because Of You’ – the 4th Top 10 single from ‘How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb’ following ‘Vertigo’ (No1), ‘Sometimes You Can’t Make It On Your Own’ (No3) and ‘City Of Blinding Lights’ (No8). Aslan have the next new entry at No9 with ‘Fall On Me’, their third consecutive Top 10 single in just over a year.