In the first chart of the New Year, Paolo Nutini has this week’s best-selling album with ‘Sunny Side Up’ which returns to No1 after seven months in the Top 40 since release in June last year. Meanwhile his first album ‘These Streets’ climbs from No26 to No12, marking a great start to the new decade for the Scottish singer/songwriter.
In the absence of any significant new entries, several of 2009’s critically-acclaimed releases return to the fray: Florence & The Machine ‘Lungs’ up from No12 to No5, Muse ‘Resistance’ up from No28 to No11, Imelda May ‘Love Tattoo’ up from No29 to No16 and a first appearance in the Top 20 for Mumford & Sons at No19 with 'Sigh No More', which was released back in October.
Joe McElderry holds at No1 on the Singles Chart for a fourth week with ‘The Climb’, but may face a challenge next week from two newcomers just below him. Dutch DJ Sidney Samson has the highest new entry at No3 with ‘Riverside (Let’s Go!)’ at No3 and Sean Kingston-protogé Iyaz debuts at No4 with ‘Replay’.