Ke$ha tops the singles chart in Australia with ‘We R Who We R’ shifting over 23,000 sales to debut at #1.
Taylor Swift is already a certified superstar. Ya’ll don’t need to be told that her new album Speak Now debuted at #1 in the US and Australia, shifting over 1.4 million first-week copies in her home land and over 20,000 units here. Now that we’ve put things into perspective, do you think Taylor is bovvered that this album fell from #6 to #22 in the UK this week?
Cheryl Cole almost scored another double chart reign this week. If it weren’t for Rihanna‘s ‘Only Girl (In The World)’ dethroning Cheryl’s ‘Promise This’, the Geordie goddess would’ve dominated the UK charts with her sophomore album Messy Little Raindrops successfully entering at #1 this week.
Elsewhere, Girls Aloud band mate Nadine Coyle‘s debut single ‘Insatiable’ enters at a dream-crushing #26 this week. I shudder to think where the poor dear’s album will begin charting next week.
Half of the UK Top 20 this week are new releases. That’s a pretty healthy dose of chart debuts there! The roll call goes: Cheryl Cole Messy Little Raindrops (#1), Bon Jovi‘s Greatest Hits (#2), Rumer‘s Seasons of My Soul (#3), Rod Stewart‘s Fly Me To The Moon – American Songbook 5 (#5), Jamiroquai Rock Dust Light Star (#7), Neil Diamond‘s Dreams (#8), Peter Andre‘s Accelerate [Editor's note: *chokes/gasps*] (#10), Ne-Yo‘s Libra Scale (#11), Paul McCartney & Wings‘s Band On The Run (#17) and Elaine Paige‘s Elaine Paige & Friends [Editor's note: Sorry SuBo, Elaine is not your friend. You do not make the tracklisting.] (#18).
Rihanna‘s new single ‘What’s My Name?’ debuts at #28 in Australia this week while ’Only Girl (In The World)’ still reigns at #2 on the charts. The new Stargate-produced track is the second offering from RiRi‘s Loud album, which is out here on Friday. Don’t get it twisted. Her other track, ‘Who’s That Chick’ is alligned with David Guetta‘s One More Love re-release, due 26 November.
Enrique Iglesias‘s ‘Heartbeat’ rose from #23 to #8 this week, thanks to his brief Aussie promo stop over. There are whispers that the racy new recording – ‘Tonight’ featuring Ludacris – will be released as his third Aussie single.
Katy Perry‘s ‘Firework’ shoots up to #5 this week – no surprises there. This is Kitty’s fifth Top 5 hit here, the only tracks failing to chart comparably were her tepid One of The Boys singles: ‘Thinking of You’ and ‘Waking Up In Vegas’. Over in the US, new album track ‘Peacock’ is sitting pretty at #10 on the Dance/Club play charts.
Willow Smith‘s ‘Whip My Hair’ has risen to #11 in the US in just two weeks. The infectious track was serviced to Aussie radios this morning. The Music Network reports that it’s the sixth most added new track to the airwaves this week. Meanwhile, the most added track in the country is Kings of Leon‘s ‘Pyro’ followed by Jessica “Debutt” Mauboy’s ‘Saturday Night’. Cheryl Cole‘s ‘Promise This’ seems to be picking up rotation, becoming the eighth most added track this week.
Wynter Gordon‘s ‘Dirty Talk’ remixes are holding tight on the club charts, staying at #5 in Australia this week. Her debut studio album With The Music I Die is due early 2011 but in the meantime, miss thang is launching a little “greatest hits” package of her dance singles/collabos thus far – The First Dance EP. Friends in the UK can download a copy tomorrow.
The Saturdays has finally [Editor's note: try barely] secured another UK Top 10 hit this week with ‘Higher’ creeping up to #10.
Joe McElderry‘s ‘Ambitions’ plummets from #23 to #47 in the UK this week while his Wide Awake album slips from #3 to #20. Hang on, baby. Limmy has ordered his copy and CD Wow is dispatching it this week.
Pet Shop Boys‘ new compilation Ultimate debuts at #27 this week. There’s all but one new recording tacked on here so if you’re making the effort to purchase this, you might as well grab the CD/DVD package for a collection of the duo’s Top of The Pops performances from 1985 – 2006.