For the first time in 24 years the No1 and No2 slots on the Singles Chart are held by the same artist: Lady Gaga has a fourth week at No1 with ‘Just Dance’ and climbs from No5 to No2 with ‘Poker Face’, emulating Madonna’s achievement in August 1985 when ‘Into The Groove’ was at No1 and ‘Holiday’ was at No2.
James Morrison & Nelly Furtado slip from No2 to No3 with ‘Broken Strings’, ahead of Kevin Rudolf & Lil Wayne’s ‘Let It Rock’ at No4 and Lily Allen’s ‘The Fear’, up from No9 to No5. Eminem (feat. Dr. Dre & 50 Cent) has this week’s highest new entry at No9 with ‘Crack A Bottle’, his twentieth appearance in this chart but the first since early 2007, when ‘You Don’t Know’ reached No5. There’s no change at the top of the Album Chart this week - Bruce Springsteen holds at No1 with ‘Working On A Dream’, Lady Gaga has a second week at No2 with ‘The Fame’, James Morrison remains at No3 with ‘Songs For You, Truths For Me’ and Beyoncé is steady at No4 with ‘I Am…Sasha Fierce’. Tommy Fleming has this week’s highest new entry at No 11 with his retrospective compilation ‘The Best Is Yet To Come’ - his fourth consecutive Top 20 album following ‘Voice Of Hope’ (2005), ‘A Life Like Mine’ (2006) and ‘A Journey Home’ (2007).