For the past 7 years Westlife have released an album every November: this year’s offering ‘Face To Face’ continues the tradition and matches the success of most of its predecessors by debuting at No1. ‘Westlife’, ‘Coast To Coast’, ‘World Of Our Own’ and ‘Turnaround’ all debuted at No1, whereas ‘Unbreakable – The Greatest Hits’ and ‘Allow Us To Be Frank’ both debuted at No2 (although ‘Unbreakable’ went on to climb to the top spot).
Robbie Williams’ ‘Intensive Care’ drops one place to No2, followed at No3 by Tommy Fleming’s ‘Voice Of Hope’ which climbs from No8. Gemma Hayes has the second new entry at No13 with ‘The Roads Don’t Love You’, the follow-up to her debut ‘Night On My Side’ which entered the chart at No8 in 2002 - despite the lower chart position her second album has sold nearly twice as many in its first week of release than her debut. Westlife hold at No1 for a second week on the Singles Chart with ‘You Raise Me Up’, ahead of Pussycat Dolls’ ‘Don’t Cha’ at No2 and Sugababes ‘Push The Button’ at No3. X-Factor semi-finalist Tabby Callaghan from Sligo has this week’s highest new entry at No7 with the optimistically-titled ‘Number One’, coincidentally the same title as Goldfrapp’s new entry at No29 this week.