Jack Johnson holds at No1 in this week’s ‘Valentines Day’ Album Chart with ‘Sleep Through The Static’, just ahead of Amy Winehouse whose ‘Back To Black’ climbs from No5 to No2 on the back of her Grammy triumphs.
Michael Jackson returns to the Top 10 with ‘Thriller’ at No5 – re-released as a special 25th anniversary CD/DVD pack. Originally released in November 1982, the album went on to sell more than 100 million copies worldwide and still holds the record as the best-selling album ever. Morrissey has the next new entry at No19 with his ‘Greatest Hits’ collection, a significant improvement on his previous solo compilation ‘Suedehead: The Best Of’ which reached No55 in September 1997. Basshunter clocks up a fourth week at No1 on the Singles Chart with ‘Now You’re Gone’ (feat. DJ Mental Theo’s Bazzheadz), ahead of Nickelback’s ‘Rockstar’ which holds at No2 for a third week. After their successful Timbaland collaboration ‘Apologize’ (still at No18 after 19 weeks in the Top 40), OneRepublic get their first solo hit with ‘Stop And Stare’ at No9 - the highest of three new entries in this week’s Top 20. Welsh newcomer Duffy’s debut release ‘Mercy’ comes in at No11, ahead of Joe Dolan who has posthumous success with ‘Let There Be Love’ new at No12.