94,154 Calvin Harris/Florence Welch (1)
86,378 Swedish House Mafia/John Martin (2)
62,548 PSY (3)
58,116 Rihanna (4)
46,653 Adele (5)
42,477 Lawson (6)
38,095 Taylor Swift (7)
30,220 Maroon 5 (8)
27,357 Conor Maynard (9)
25,026 Flo Rida (10)
24,175 Leona Lewis/Childish Bambino (13)
22,231 Rebecca Ferguson (15)
20,984 One Direction (16)
14,424 Justin Bieber/Nicki Minaj (20)
9,997 Tyler James (28)
8,475 Jake Bugg (33)
7,395 Taylor Swift [SOG] (36)
7,273 Everything Everything (37)
6,157 Pet Shop Boys (44)
3,421 Ed Sheeran (79)
35,785 Jake Bugg (1)
28,218 Mumford & Sons (2)
27,462 Leona Lewis (3)
15,303 Muse (4)
13,569 Rebecca Ferguson (5)
13,334 Bat For Lashes (6)
11,082 Ellie Goulding (7)
10,856 P!nk (8)
10,705 Emeli Sande (9)
10,365 Art Garfunkel (10)
8,856 Ed Sheeran (11)
6,291 Bellowhead (16)
6,170 ELO [All Over The World] (17)
5,481 Diana Krall (21)
4,548 Donald Fagin (23)
4,161 Friar Alessandro (28)
3,947 Jeff Lynne (31)
2,863 ELO [Mr Blue Sky] (42)
2,769 Squeeze (44)
2,567 Tame Impala (48)
1,913 All Time Low (64)
1,781 Show Of Hands (73)
1,466 Mika (90)
TO DATE SINGLES
Calvin Harris - We Found Love 1,203,934
Calvin Harris - I'm Not Alone 546,367
Taylor Swift - Love Story 527,444
Florence & The Machine - Spectrum 489,582
Calvin Harris - Bounce 471,371
PSY - Gangnam Style 370,445
Taylor Swift - We Are Never... 301,101
Rihanna - Diamonds 230,142
Adele - Skyfall 223,127
Swedish House Mafia - Don't You Worry Child 221,941
One Direction - Live While We're Young 143,373
Leona Lewis - Trouble 59,200
TO DATE ALBUMS
Leona Lewis - Spirit 3,073,931
Emeli Sande - Our Version Of Events 775,305
ELO - All Around The World [GHs] 726,197
Leona Lewis - Echo 680,680
Mumford & Sons - Babel 302,430
P!nk - The Truth About Love 161,542
Muse - The 2nd Law 151,291
Bellowhead - Hedonism 59,709
Ellie Goulding - Halycon 44,507
Bellowhead - Matachin 24,072
Jeff Lynne - Long Wave 14,576
ELO - Me Blue Sky [GHs] 12,883
All Time Low - DFon't Panic 11,303
Tame Impala - Lonerism 9,383
Mika - The Origin Of Love 6,894
14 weeks after Florence Welch - aka Florence + The Machine - debuted to number one with Spectrum (Say My Name) thanks largely to a radical remix of the track by Calvin Harris, a full-blown collaboration between the two repeats the feat. In fact, Sweet Nothing, which is credited to Calvin Harris feat. Florence, improves on its illustrious predecessor, with first week sales of 94,154, compared to Spectrum's 64,816. Welch has only topped the chart with Harris but the 28 year old Harris, real name Adam Wiles, previously reached number one in 2008 with Dance Wiv Me (credited to Dizzee Rascal feat. Calvin Harris and Chrome), with 2009 solo single I'm Not Alone and with 2011 monster We Found Love (Rihanna feat. Calvin Harris).
Sweet Nothing is the fifth single from Harris' upcoming third album, 18 Months. Incredibly the first four - Bounce (feat. Kelis), Feel So Close, Let's Go (feat Ne-Yo) and We'll Be Coming Back (feat. Example) - all reached number two. Bounce was the biggest seller of the four, contributing 471,371 sales to Harris' career tally of 4,255,822 singles sales. Only two of his tracks have sold more: We Found Love (1,203,934) and I'm Not Alone (546,367). That tally, incidentally, doesn't include Spectrum, which has sold 489,582 copies thus far.
Swedish House Mafia's Don't You Worry Child dips 1-2 (86,378 sales), while Gangnam Style continues at number three for PSY, with a further 62,548 sales.
Lawson score their third straight Top 10 single in five months with Standing In The Dark debuting at number six (42,477 sales). It follows When She Was Mine, which debuted and peaked at number four (47,511 sales) in June, and Taking Over Me, which scored its first and highest chart placing (number three) on sales of 39,994 copies in August. All three songs are on the quartet's debut album, Chapman Square, which was released today.
Elsewhere in the Top 10, Rihanna's Diamonds holds at number four (58,116 sales), Adele's Skyfall descends 2-5 (46,653 sales), Taylor Swift's We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together rallies 12-7 (38,095 sales), One More Nights leaps 18-8 (30,220 sales) to become the sixth Top 10 hit for Maroon 5, Turn Around moves 8-9 (27,357 sales) for Conor Maynard feat. Ne-Yo and I Cry dips 9-10 (25,026 sales) for Flo Rida.
We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together has now sold 301,101 copies in nine weeks for Taylor Swift but is still a long way from becoming the 22 year old's biggest seller - her introductory (2009) smash Love Story has sold 527,444 copies to date. We Are... was the first single to be lifted from Swift's fourth album, Red, which was released today. Four other songs from the set released as preview tracks followed it into the Top 40, including State Of Grace, which debuts this week at number 36 (7,395 sales).
Beauty And A Beat sprints 102-20 (14,424 sales) to become the fifth hit from Justin Bieber's third album Believe. Also featuring Nicki Minaj, it is Bieber's 17th Top 75 entry and Minaj's 19th. Not bad, considering neither artist charted before 2010.
Tyler James scores his fourth Top 40 hit, and his second since his career was revitalised by his success on The Voice, debuting at number 28 (9,997 sales) with Single Tear. And Everything Everything become the latest band with an epizeuxisal name to score an epizeuxisal hit, debuting at number 37 with Cough Cough (7,273 sales, one more than required for its sales to be similarly repetitive). The band's uncharted 2008 debut single also had a doubled-up title: Sufragette, Sufragette.
The Pet Shop Boys register their 45th Top 75 hit with Leaving (number 44, 6,157 sales). That's the most for any duo in chart history, with runners-up Erasure (33 hits) and third placed Everly Brothers (30) far behind. Leaving is the second single from the duo's new album Elysium, and easily surpasses the number 86 peak of the first, Winner - possibly because, while Winner was available only digitally and via one CD, Leaving was issued on 7-inch, 12-inch and two CD variants. It duly tops the 12-inch and CD format charts, with sales of 471 on 12-inch and 2,093 on CD - but, as the fourth format, the 7-inch sales are not eligible to contribute to the single's chart position, or to chart in its own right.
Overall singles sales are down 0.84% week-on-week at 3,276,384 - 5.16% above same week 2011 sales of 3,115,481.
A week after scoring her seventh Top 10 single with Trouble, you'd think that Leona Lewis would be a shoe-in to maintain her 100% record on the album chart but her third album Glassheart opens at number three on sales of 27,462 copies, sensationally losing out to newcomer Jake Bugg's eponymous debut and Mumford & Son's Babel.
27 year old Lewis' introductory 2007 album, Spirit, had higher first week sales than any debut album in history to that point, selling 375,872 copies on its first week in the shops (the record subsequently passed to Susan Boyle, whose 2009 debut I Dreamed A Dream sold 411,820 copies in its first week). Lewis' follow-up Echo had first week sales of 161,929 copies to reach the apex in 2009. Overall, Spirit has sold 3,073,931 copies, and Echo has sold 680,680. Although denied the opportunity to complete her hat trick of number one albums - at least for the present - Lewis remains the only X Factor graduate to have two number ones, although nine others have had one number one album apiece. Trouble is the first single from Glassheart, and falls 7-13 (24,175 sales) on its second week on the chart.
Lewis' nemesis Jake Bugg - an 18 year old folk/rock singer/songwriter from Nottingham - sold 35,785 copies of his self-titled album last week, which has won much critical acclaim without any of five singles taken from it appearing in the Top 40 hitherto. First single Country Song was released in August 2011, and peaked at number 100 in June 2012; March 2012 release Trouble Town failed to make the Top 200; June 2012 single Lightning Bolt reached number 88; August 2012 single Taste It got to number 90. September 2012 single Two Fingers reached number 66 prior to the album's release but sprints 86-33 (8,475 sales) this week. Two Fingers is also Bugg's top radio airplay song, rebounding 79-78 this week to revisit its peak. Lightning Bolt reached number 134, Taste It got to number 498, and the other two didn't make the Top 1,000 radio airplay chart at all.
Bugg's album, incidentally, is only the third number one in chart history to sell more than half of its copies digitally. It sold 130 copies on vinyl (0.36%), and 16,851 copies on CD (47.09%) last week, leaving digital market share at 52.55%. The first number one album to sell more digitally than in all other formats was Nero's Welcome Reality, which racked up 50.95% of its sales on downloads nine weeks ago, and the second was The XX's Coexist, a chart-topper five weeks ago with a digital share of 53.54%.
After returning to number one last week, Bugg's fellow folk/rockers Mumford & Son slip to number two (28,218 sales) with Babel. Elsewhere in the Top 10, Muse slip 3-4 (15,303 sales) with The 2nd Law, Rebecca Ferguson's Heaven re-enters at number five (13,569 sales), Bat For Lashes debuts at number six (13,334 sales) with The Haunted Man, Ellie Goulding's Halcyon dips 2-7 (11,082 sales), Pink's The Truth About Love ebbs 4-8 (10,856 sales), Emeli Sande's Our Version Of Events eases 5-9 (10,705 sales) and Art Garfunkel's The Singer debuts at number 10 (10,365 sales).
The Haunted Man is the second Top 10 entry from three albums issued by Natasha Khan as Bat For Lashes, following Two Suns, which debuted and peaked at number five (22,641 sales) in April 2009. Her September 2006 debut, Fur And Gold debuted at number 156 (1,065 sales) and peaked 51 weeks later at number 48.
Heaven debuted and peaked at number three on sales of 128,458 for seventh season (2010) X Factor runner-up Rebecca Ferguson last December and racks up its ninth week in the Top 10 following the release last week of a deluxe edition, which adds five new tracks, among them the new single Backtrack, which she performed on The X Factor results show eight days ago. Overall sales of Heaven now stand at 554,089. Backtrack also makes a decent splash on the singles chart, where it debuts at number 15 (22,231 sales) to become only the second bona fide hit from the set, following Ferguson's introductory single Nothing Is Real But Love, which got to number 10 last December and has thus far sold 154,099 copies. Three other songs from Heaven have peaked outside the Top 75: Too Good To Lose (number 186), Glitter & Gold (number 116) and Teach Me How To Be Loved (number 128).
Ed Sheeran's + jumps 29-11 (8,856 sales), its powerful resurgence following his appearance on The Jonathan Ross Show on ITV, on which he performed a much shortened version of the album track Give Me Love, which shaved more than five minutes off the full length original. Give Me Love makes its Top 200 bow at number 79 (3,421 sales) just failing to become the sixth Top 75 entry from +.
Arguably more faithful to their folk roots than Jake Bugg or Mumford & Son, the hendectet (11 piece) Bellowhead debut at number 16 (6,291 sales) with fourth album Broadside earning them their first ever Top 40 placing. The band's 2006 debut Burlesque has sold 30,186 copies without ever breaching the Top 200, more than 2008 follow-up Matachin which, despite reaching number 73, has sold 24,072 copies. Their third album and biggest seller to this point is 2010's Hedonism, which reached number 57 and has sold 59,709 copies. And, completing a banner week for folk acts, Wake The Union debuts at number 73 (1,781 sales) for Show Of Hands. It might seem like a fairly modest achievement, but it is the first Top 75 entry for the Devon duo, whose only previous Top 200 entry among 15 prior studio albums came in 2009, when their 14th - Arrogance, Ignorance And Greed - got to number 170.
Completing this week's Top 40 debuts, Diana Krall's Glad Rag Doll debuts at number 21 (5,481 sales), Donald Fagen's Sunken Condos debuts at number 23 (4,548 sales) and Friar Alessandro's Voice From Assisi debuts at number 28 (4,161 sales). Although well down on the number 11 debut/peak of her last album - 2009's Quiet Nights - Glad Rag Doll is 47 year old Canadian jazz singer Krall's eighth chart album, and means she still has bragging rights over husband Elvis Costello, whose own last studio set, National Ransom, peaked at number 71 in 2010. Sunken Condos is 64 year old Steely Dan vocalist Donald Fagen's fourth solo album, arriving six years after the third, Morph The Cat, reached number 35. Voice From Assisi is the debut album for Franciscan friar Alessandro Brustenghi from Italy.
Elsewhere on the album chart there are big second week drops for Tame Impala's Lonerism (14-48, 2,567 sales) All Time Low's Don't Panic (9-64, 1,913 sales), and Mika's The Origin Of Love (24-90, 1,466 sales). Similarly, both of Jeff Lynne's new albums are in rapid freefall. Long Wave dips 7-31 (3,947 sales), while Mr Blue Sky: The Very Best Of ELO falls 8-42 (2,863 sales). The other ELO set, All Over The World: The Very Best Of - a 2007 compilation consisting of original recordings by the group - falls 10-17 (6,170 sales). All previously benefitted from an ELO night on BBC 4. A similar sequence of programmes based around Squeeze helps the Deptford band's 1992 number six compilation Greatest Hits to re-enter the chart at number 44 (2,769 sales). It last charted in 1996.
Now That's What I Call Music! 82 tops the compilation chart for the 13th week in a row, on sales of 13,306 copies.
Overall album sales are down 2.26% week-on-week at 1,461,082 - 12.24% below same week 2011 sales of 1,664,893.
Thanks to the OCC, MW, ManicKangaroo and Martin for all the info
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