Celine Dion takes her hits package ‘My Love – The Essential Collection’ to the top of this week’s Album Chart from last week’s No 2, deposing Snow Patrol who drop down to No5. It’s her fifth album to make it to the top of the Album Chart and the first for six years when 2002’s ‘A New Day Has Come’ spent two weeks at No1.
As the Christmas season approaches the market sees the traditional rush of new releases hitting both the stores and the Album Chart. The Top 10 provides a home for four new releases this week: Il Divo’s fifth album ‘The Promise’ which enters the Chart at No2 – their best debut position to date, Mario Rosenstock’s ‘Gift Grub 9: How To Look Gift Naked’ which enters at No4 - not quite a match for last year’s ‘Gift Grub 8’ which debuted at No2, Christina Aguilera’s singles compilation – ‘Keeps Getting’ Better – A Decade Of Hits’ which occupies the No9 spot and lastly this year’s Nob Nation offering – ‘Nob Nation 2: The Recession Album’ which enters at No10 – a little short of last year’s No5 debut. Enya and The Stereophonics see their new releases hitting the Top 20 at Nos 13 and 16 respectively. In contrast this week’s Singles Chart sees no new entries in the Top 10 as The X-Factor Finalists hold on to No1 for a third week although with strong competition from Beyoncé whose ‘If I Were A Boy’ climbs one place from last week’s No3 to No2. Katy Perry’s ‘Hot ‘N’ Cold’, which has climbed a place each week for the last three weeks, continues its path upwards as it climbs from last week’s No 4 to this week’s No3.