Shayne Ward debuts at No1 on this week’s Singles Chart with ‘If That’s OK With You’ – only the second single to do so this year, following Brian McFadden’s ‘Like Only A Woman Can’ which entered at No1 back in April.
The CD single is a AA-side, and downloads of the second track ‘No U Hang Up’ give Shayne a second new entry at No14. It’s a dramatic return to form for the 2005 X-Factor winner, whose first two singles ‘That’s My Goal’ and ‘No Promises’ both made No1, but ‘Stand By Me’ stalled at No9. To cap a great week, Shayne’s ‘If That’s OK With You’ has sold more copies over 7 days than any other single so far this year. James Blunt’s All The Lost Souls’ has a second week at No1 on this week’s Album Chart, challenged by Foo Fighters whose 6th studio album ‘Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace’ debuts at No2. Of the previous five, only ‘One By One’ fared better, coming in at No1 in 2002, although 2005’s ‘In Your Honour’ also debuted at No2. Ian Brown has the next new entry at No7 with ‘The World Is Yours’, his 5th solo album and third to make the Top10. PJ Harvey has the third and final Top 20 new entry with ‘White Chalk’ at No15, behind the No10 debut for 2004’s ‘Uh Huh Her’, but ahead of the No17 debut for 2002’s ‘Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea’.