Chart Feed – 26.03.12

It’s just past midnight and I’ve been compiling this post for the past four hours non-stop. It’s somewhat understandable that I want to just drop dead now to the sound of Madonna‘s ‘Gang Bang’ on repeat and never wake up again.

This week’s Chart Feed is one for the history books – especially if you’re the world’s biggest boyband of the moment: One Direction. Their legendary storming of the US Billboard charts makes them the first ever British band to have their first album go #1 in the States.

Elsewhere, Katy Perry blasts to #1 on the UK charts and we also look ahead to new releases by The Saturdays, Scissor Sisters and Calvin Harris.

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Chart Feed – 22.03.10

Cheryl Cole has officially got herself an Australian hit. Her breakthrough single ‘3 Words’ has risen to #5 on our charts this week giving Universal Music Australia further incentive to push her solo album of the same name. A triumphant moment for all Chezza and Girls Aloud fans in this country.

Angus & Julia Stone celebrates their very first Australian #1 album this week with Down The Way. The duo’s last full-length album, A Book Like Us, peaked at #5 back in 2007.

Broken Bells‘ self-titled debut album enters our Aussie charts at #20 this week. I’m interested to see how this project – a collaboration between The Shins‘ lead singer James Mercer and Dangermouse of Gnarls Barkley – is embraced by Shins fans. You can hear our Diff’rent Strokes podcast about the Broken Bells‘ album here.

Jennifer Lopez‘s ‘Louboutins’ may have climbed to #2 on the US Dance/Club charts this week but no record label’s showing love to J.Lo and her Love? project  yet.

Lady Gaga is has once again dominated the UK singles and album charts this week with ‘Telephone’ and The Fame climbing to the top spots. The whole Fame juggernaut (including sales of The Fame Monster EP) has now sold over 1.7 million copies int he UK alone.

Should the Sugababes be a little alarmed? After a four month delay, you’d think the hype and anticipation riding off the back of a new line-up and three hit singles would translate to, at least, a Top 10 debut for the album… but no. Sweet 7 enters the UK charts at #14 this week.

The Glee Cast now has two compilations rocking the UK Top 10. The latest release Glee – The Music – Season One Volume 2 leaps from #91 to #2 on the UK charts this week while Volume 1 moves up to #6.

Feed Limmy Top 20 Most Played:

#1 Gabriella Cilmi – Robots
#2 Sabrina Washington – OMG*
#3 Gabriella Cilmi – Superhot
#4 Gabriella Cilmi – Hearts Don’t Lie
#5 Gabriella Cilmi – Love Me Cos You Want To
#6 Sophie Ellis-Bextor – Bittersweet
#7 Tata Young – My Bloody Valentine
#8 Sugababes – Thank You For The Heartbreak
#9 Sugababes – Miss Everything (feat. Sean Kingston)
#10 Gabriella Cilmi – On A Mission
#11 Gabriella Cilmi – Boys
#12 Gabriella Cilmi – Invisible Girl
#13 Che’Nelle – Tear Jerker
#14 Gabriella Cilmi – Sweet About Me (Twenty Ten Version)
#15 Sugababes – Little Miss Perfect
#16 Donovan Frankenreiter – Move By Yourself
#17 Mika – Kick-Ass*
#18 Robyn – No Hassle*
#19 Roisin Murphy – Momma’s Place
#20 Lady Gaga – Alejandro
* = Added to playlist this week