Eminem takes a third week at No1 on the Album Chart with ‘Recovery’, still outselling the nearest challenger Lady Gaga by more than 2:1 and matching the three weeks his previous album ‘Relapse’ spent at the top.
Kylie Minogue has this week’s highest new entry at No5 with her eleventh studio album ‘Aphrodite’. Of her previous this decade, only ‘Fever’ fared better, reaching No1 in October 2001 – fuelled by the success of ‘Can’t Get You Out Of My Head’. Her previous two studio albums failed to breach the Top 10: ‘X’ debuted at No14 in 2007 and ‘Body Language’ made No19 in 2003. Enrique Iglesias has the next new entry at No10 with ‘Euphoria’. With four Spanish albums and four English albums under his belt, this is his first bilingual release and his fourth appearance in the chart: ‘Enrique’ reached No40 in 2000, ‘Escape’ climbed all the way to the top in 2002 and his ‘Greatest Hits’ peaked at No9 in 2008.
Katy Perry holds at No1 on the Singles Chart for a third week with ‘California Gurls’ (feat. Snoop Dogg), but there’s a challenge at No2 from B.o.B. & Hayley Williams, whose chart progress for ‘Airplanes’ has been steady following their No14 debut five weeks ago (14-11-10-9-5-2). JLS score this week’s highest new entry at No4 with their fourth single ‘The Club Is Alive’, maintaining their 100% hit-rate following ‘Beat Again’ (No3), ‘Everybody In Love’ (No2) and ‘One Shot’ (No11). The next new entry is at No12 for 3OH!3 feat. Ke$ha with ‘My First Kiss’, an improvement on the No18 peak for ‘Blah Blah Blah’ where the roles were reversed (Ke$ha feat. 3OH!3).