Eminem’s third week at the top of the Album Chart with ‘Relapse’ prevents Paolo Nutini from debuting at No1 with his second album ‘Sunny Side Up’, which settles at No2 this week. His first release ‘These Streets’ entered the chart at No26 three years ago but never made higher than No16 despite spending more than six months in the Top 40.
Green Day’s ‘21st Century Breakdown’ holds at No3 for a second week, just ahead of Imelda May whose ‘Love Tattoo’ leaps from No10 to No4 following her appearance on Friday’s ‘Late Late Show’. The next two new entries are both newcomers to this chart: Brooklyn 4-piece Grizzly Bear at No13 with their critically-acclaimed third album ‘Veckatimest’ and Australian R&B sensation Daniel Merriweather at No15 with ‘Love & War’. The top of the Singles Chart remains closely fought, with the Top 4 unchanged from last week (Tinchy Stryder, Veronicas, Dizzee Rascal & Black Eyed Peas) and separated by just 150 sales. There’s good progress in the Top 20, however, for several ‘slow burners’: Katy Perry jumps 10 places from No20 to No10 with ‘Waking Up In Vegas’, Soulja Boy Tellem moves 6 places from No18 to No12 with ‘Kiss Me Thru The Phone’, Flo Rida is up 17 places from No31 to No14 with ‘Sugar’, Daniel Merriweather climbs 7 places from No23 to No16 with ‘Red’ and Lady Gaga moves up 10 places from No27 to No17 with ‘Paparazzi’.