Susan Boyle holds onto the top spot on the Album Chart this week with ‘I Dreamed A Dream’, despite a strong challenge from Westlife who settle at No2 with ‘Where We Are’. Their debut album ‘Westlife’ was released ten years ago and they’ve now released a total of ten albums, of which seven have entered the chart at No1 and three have entered at No2, a unique achievement over the past decade.
JLS drop one place to No3, ahead of Black Eyed Peas ‘The E.N.D.’ at No4 and Michael Bublé ‘Crazy Love’ at No5. Andrea Bocelli has the next new entry at No8 with his seasonal selection ‘My Christmas’, an improvement on the No17 debut for his ‘Incanto’ this time last year.
The X-Factor Finalists hold at No1 on the Singles Chart for a third consecutive week with ‘You Are Not Alone’, heading a Top 3 unchanged from last week (Black Eyed Peas at No2 and Lady Gaga at No3). It’s another quiet week for new releases, with the highest new entry at No16 for Timbaland with ‘Morning After Dark’ (feat. Nelly Furtado & SoShy) – the lead single from his forthcoming ‘Shock Value II’ album. Meanwhile in the lower reaches of the chart the first of the Christmas perennials re-surface – Mariah Carey is back at No26 with ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ and The Pogues & Kirsty McCall are up to No28 with ‘Fairytale Of New York’.