X-Factor 2008 finalist Eoghan Quigg sees his self titled debut album head straight to the top of this week’s Album Chart. After finishing third in the competition, Ireland’s Quigg is the first of the finalists to release an album. Lady Gaga drops off the top spot down to No2 with ‘The Fame’ while Leonard Cohen’s ‘Live In London’ moves up two places from No5 to No3.
The Doves 4th studio album ‘Kingdom Of Rust’ enters the Chart at No8, not quite a match for 2005’s ‘Some Cities’ which entered at No2. The Yeah Yeah Yeahs complete the new entries in the Top 10 with ‘It’s Blitz!’ which comes in at No10 – a better debut than 2003’s ‘Fever To Tell’ which entered at No18 and 2006’s ‘Show Your Bones’ which debuted at No17. Neil Young and Bat for Lashes both see their new releases enter the Top 30 this week as Young’s ‘Fork In The Road’ enters at No18 and ‘Two Suns’ debuts at No21. The success of the Oscar winning film Slumdog Millionaire continues to exert an influence as the Pussycat Dolls’ collaboration with A.R. Rahman on a remix of the soundtrack’s Jai Ho – remixed as ‘Jai Ho! (you are My Destiny)’ reaches the top spot on this weeks Singles Chart. Flo Rida feat. Ke$ha’s ‘Right Round’ ends its three week reign at the top as they drop a place to No2 while Lady Gaga also drops a place as ‘Poker Face’ falls from No2 to No3. There are two new entries in this weeks Top 40 – both currently on download only. Calvin Harris’ forthcoming single ‘I’m Not Alone’ enters at No 14 while Eoghan Quigg’s ’28,000 Friends’ – the lead track on his new album – enters the chart at No 32 ahead of it’s official physical release.