Snow Patrol head straight to the top of this week’s Album Chart with their fifth album ‘A Hundred Million Suns’, and in the process achieve the third fasting selling album of the year so far after Coldplay and Kings Of Leon. This is their third album to reach the No1 spot – 2006’s ‘Eyes Open’ also debuted at the top while 2003’s ‘Final Straw’ had to wait almost 9 months from release to make the top of the Chart.
Pink also releases her fifth album this week - ‘Funhouse’ - and enters the Chart at No2 - the best debut position for any of her releases. Her last album ‘I’m Not Dead’ in 2006 never made it higher than No9 although 2001’s ‘Mizundaztood’ did make it to the top of the chart in 2003 – over a year after its initial release. AC/DC drop three places from last week’s No1 to this week’s No4 while the No3 spot is occupied by another new entry – Celine Dion’s ‘My Love – The Essential Collection’. Bloc Party and Katie Melua also break into this week’s Top 20 with their new releases at No’s 12 & 17 respectively. The Singles Chart also sees a change at the top as the 2008 X-Factor Finalists take their version of Mariah Carey’s ‘Hero’ to No1. Girls Aloud move up two places from No4 to No2 with ‘The Promise’ while Pink’s ‘So What’ drops two places to No3. Beyoncé achieves the only other new entry in this week’s Top 20 with ‘If I Were A Boy’ – the first track from her new album – entering the chart at No12 on download only.