Rihanna is a major force on the Billboard Hot 100 but her impact goes far beyond the US. Today, the Bajan superstar notched her seventh #1 singles on the Official UK Singles Chart as her latest release, ‘Diamonds’, debuted at the summit of the lineup with impressive sales.
There is 31-year age difference between Madonna and Chris Brown but the duo shared a special connection today. Indeed, two of the biggest Pop superstars of their respective generations landed atop of the UK charts this week and achieved historic firsts.
Adele’s ’21′ album notched a 21st week at the top of the US Billboard 200 this week and became the longest-running #1 release by a female artist on the lineup. Now, following her highly publicised performance at the 2012 BRIT Awards, the singer has matched that feat in the UK.
Our predictions about Burning Up artist Emeli Sande were proven correct today when the singer/songwriter soared to the summit of the UK Albums Chart with her ‘Our Version of Events’ debut LP. In fact, she even scored the second fastest-selling album of 2012 to date!
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 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.
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.
It appears that 2012 will be the year of Jessie J. Indeed, after scoring three nominations for this year’s BRIT Awards and a spot on the panel of ‘The Voice (UK)’, the singer has vaulted to the top of the Official UK Singles Chart and claimed her 2nd #1 single on the tally.