This week’s chart headlines are grabbed by the MTV Networks ‘Hope For Haiti’ project, raising funds for the victims of last week's devastating earthquake on the island. An all-star line-up of perfomers joined the telethon on Friday and their contributions were available online the next day.
Jay-Z, Bono, The Edge and Rihanna joined forces to perform ‘Stranded (Haiti Mon Amour)’ and downloads of the song amassed enough sales to debut at No3 on this week’s Singles Chart. Further funds are being generated by the digital album ‘Hope For Haiti Now’ which is this week’s highest selling album, debuting at No1 on the Compilation Chart.
Meanwhile Owl City takes a second week at No1 on the Singles Chart with ‘Fireflies’, while Lady Gaga and Paolo Nutini continue to wrestle for the Artist Albums crown. Last week just one sale separated the two in favour of Lady Gaga: this week the gap is 31 sales, and it’s Lady Gaga who retains the crown with ‘The Fame’ for a seventh week at No1 since release a year ago.