In a quiet week for new releases, Michael Jackson’s ‘The Essential’ continues to dominate the Album Chart as it takes a sixth week at No1 – not since last summer when Coldplay’s ‘Viva La Vida’ topped the Charts for 7 weeks has an Album remained at the top for this long.
The Script continue their recent climb back up the Chart, moving from No3 to No 2, while Florence & The Machine also climb with ‘Lungs’– moving from last week’s No4 to No3. Paolo Nutini and Black Eyed Peas also both climb a place to complete the Top 5 as ‘Sunny Side Up’ takes the No4 spot and ‘The E.n.d.’ climbs to No5. The Singles Chart also sees no change at the top as Black Eyed Peas ‘I Gotta Feeling’ stays on the summit for a fourth week. Tinchy Stryder feat Amelle is this week’s highest climber leaping from No42 to No2 with ‘Never Leave You’ – the third single taken from his forthcoming album – the last of which, ‘Number 1’ feat N-Dubz, spent five weeks at No1 earlier in the year. Mr Hudson feat Kanye West also continues its journey up the Chart – from last week’s No 4 to No3 while JLS fall a place as ‘Beat Again’ slips from No3 to No4. Muse see ‘Uprising’, a track from their forthcoming album, enter the Chart at No27 as this week’s highest new entry.