Black Eyed Peas frontman will.i.am has yet to finalise his ‘#willpower’ album but he has already scored his first hit from the project. Indeed, the record’s lead single, ‘T.H.E. (The Hardest Ever) (Ft. Jennifer Lopez & Mick Jagger)’, has roared onto the Official UK Singles Chart and landed in the top 5.
A new month generally brings change and that was certainly the case with this week’s editions of the UK charts. Indeed, the top spots of the UK Albums Chart and the Official UK Singles Chart were occupied by fresh faces instead of the usual contenders.
It really doesn’t seem fair to the less talented Pop stars in the industry that Adele has continuously denied them a shot at the top spots of the Billboard charts. Yet, it is certainly not her fault that US consumers have finally rediscovered their taste for real music.
We saw Nicki Minaj’s disastrous ‘Stupid Hoe’ video and some of us wondered if she would ever redeem herself from that debacle. However, thanks to a timely spot in David Guetta’s visual for ‘Turn Me On’, she has made an impression that undoubtedly set her on the right track.
It might be difficult for some people to believe but Adele’s ’21’ has been in stores for a year. In fact, the album, which is ranked as the best-selling release of the 21st century in the UK, has held a position in the top 10 of the UK Albums Chart for 53 weeks.
Nicki Mianj’s ‘Stupid Hoe’ video was a major disappointment so the she has decided to make another effort to impress her baffled fans. Joining David Guetta in the dark visual for their collaboration, ‘Turn Me On’, the rapper enlisted the aid of several of her loyal barbies for the production.
If you have been observing the Billboard charts during the last year then might have concluded that Adele has never truly left the summits of the listings; she simply took breaks. As such, it was completely unsurprising when the singer topped the Billboard Hot 100 this week and effectively ousted Rihanna.
Adele and Jessie J dominated the list of 2012 BRIT Awards nominations with 3 nods each and now they have extended their rule to the charts. Impressively, both women have returned to the top of the UK Albums Chart and the Official UK Singles Chart, respectively.
Two major achievements were logged in the Billboard history books this week but they occurred on two completely different charts by two extremely dissimilar artists. Rihanna and Adele have both made history in their individual ways on the Billboard Hot 100 and the Billboard 200, respectively.