After 13 weeks in the Top 20, Take That’s comeback album ‘Beautiful World’ climbs from No7 to No1 on this week’s Album Chart, eleven years after ‘Greatest Hits Vol 1’ spent 3 weeks at No1 in Spring 1996.
The Kaiser Chiefs have this week’s highest new entry at No2 with ‘Yours Truly, Angry Mob’, their follow-up to 2005’s ‘Employment’ which debuted at No7 and eventually peaked at No2. Nelly Furtado holds for a second week at No3 with ‘Loose’, ahead of Snow Patrol’s ‘Eyes Open’ which drops to No4 after seven weeks at the top. Despite missing out on this year’s Meteor and Choice awards, Duke Special continues his steady ascent of the album chart, with a climb of 5 places from No13 to No8 for ‘Songs From The Deep Forest’, five months after the album debuted at No31 on release last year. Having seen off challenges from Just Jack, Akon and JoJo over the past few weeks, Mika makes it five weeks in a row at No1 on the Singles Chart with ‘Grace Kelly’. This week’s challenge comes from Take That’s ‘Shine’, climbing from download-only No20 to No2 with the CD version released this week. Downloads of The Fray’s ‘How To Save A Life’ have been building steadily every week over the past 8 weeks, and this week the physical release of the single propels the Denver quartet up to No3. Cascada has this week’s highest new entry at No10 with ‘Miracle’, her 3rd Irish Top 10 single following ‘Everytime We Touch’ which spent 6 weeks at No1 last year and ‘Truly Madly Deeply’ which peaked at No3.