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The Verve Follow The Script

The Script take a third week at No1 on the Album Chart this week, but the battle for runners-up position is closely fought between The Verve and Slipknot. The Verve end up just 7 sales ahead of their masked rivals, as their aptly-named fourth studio album ‘Forth’ seals a successful comeback at No2. more


Kiss And Sell

After two weeks at No2 on the Singles Chart, Californian singer-songwriter Katy Perry climbs to the top this week with downloads of ‘I Kissed A Girl’, a week ahead of the single’s release on CD. more


Re-Writing The Script

Dublin trio The Script take their brand of Celtic Soul right to the top this week as their self-titled debut album enters this week’s Album Chart at No1. It’s been a successful few months for the band who saw both of their first two singles entering the Top 10 and with this release can claim the second fastest selling album of the year so far as well as having the distinction of being the first Irish band to enter the Album Chart at No1 with their debut since The Thrills achieved the same feat in 2003. more


Abba Alchemy

This week’s Album Chart finally sees a change at the top as Abba end Coldplay’s seven week reign at No1. Sixteen Years after its initial release ‘Gold – The Greatest Hits’ gets its third go at the top of the Chart spurred on by the massive success of the Mamma Mia! film. It previously spent three weeks at No1 on its initial release in 1992 and 4 weeks in May 1999. Astonishingly it has spent nearly half of its life since release in the Album Chart. more


Rock On

Kid Rock holds off all challenges this week to take a second week on the No1 spot with ‘All Summer Long’ leaving Basshunter’s ‘All I Ever Wanted’ stationary at No2. With the release of their physical single The Script climb up into the Top 5 from last week’s No9 to this week’s No3 with ‘The Man Who Can’t Be Moved’ while Jordin Sparks ‘No Air’ drops a place from No3 to No4. more