Veteran Australian rockers AC/DC storm into this week’s Album Chart at No1 with their 17th studio album ‘Black Ice’, in stark contrast to their previous album ‘Stiff Upper Lip’ which debuted and peaked at No46 eight years ago.
Kings Of Leon are pushed back to No2 with ‘Only By The Night’ after four weeks on top, ahead of non-movers Boyzone at No3 with ‘Back Again…No Matter What’ and Oasis, down to No4 with ‘Dig Out Your Soul’. Duke Special marks his major-label debut with the next new entry at No6 for ‘I Never Thought This Day Would Come’, his third album and most successful to date: his debut ‘Adventures In Gramophone’ never charted and the follow-up ‘Songs From The Deep Forest’ reached No31. X-Factor graduate Leon Jackson has the third and final new entry in this week’s Top10 with his debut album ‘Right Now’ at No7. Pink climbs back to No1 on this week’s Singles Chart with ‘So What’, after being nudged aside last week by the Saw Doctors ‘About You Now’, which drops back to No2 this week. There are two new entries in this week’s Top 5: Girls Aloud chalk up their 19th Irish hit single with ‘The Promise’ at No4 and Leona Lewis debuts at No5 with ‘Forgive Me’, her fourth consecutive Top 5 hit since winning The X-Factor in 2006. Katy Perry has this week’s highest climber with ‘Hot N Cold’ up from No18 to No6, as ‘I Kissed A Girl’ heads in the opposite direction, down from No14 to No20.