The new Official Charts are announced on Sunday, so with two days’ worth of sales still to be accounted for, here are the latest movers and shakers…
Jessie J is still looking snug at the top of the singles countdown, with ‘Domino’ a certainty to hold No. 1 for the second consecutive week. Swedish House Mafia are at No. 2 with Knife Party hook-up ‘Antidote’, whilst Rizzle Kicks are on for another week in third with ‘Mama Do The Hump’.
The surprisingly rapid momentum of Pixie Lott’s ‘Kiss The Stars’ has come to an end. The track was No. 6 on Tuesday’s update, No. 7 on Wednesday’s, and today it’s at No. 8. It’s at the same position on iTunes right now, so it should still be safe to finish within the Top 10 come Sunday. It’s also worth mentioning that, despite selling over a million copies, her debut album Turn It Up only yielded two Top 10 singles – ‘Mama Do’ and ‘Boys and Girls’ – with subsequent cuts only peaking inside the bottom half of the Top 20. So despite being a relative flop, at least sophomore set Young, Foolish, Happy will be able to go one better and boast three hits that have cracked the Top 10.
Kelly Clarkson‘s ‘What Doesn’t Kill You (Stronger)’ has shot from No. 11 to No. 6 on iTunes over the past couple of days, but apparently that hasn’t been enough to take it any further than No. 11 in the midweeks. It was at that position on Wednesday and it remains there today. Hopefully by Sunday it will have penetrated the Top 10.
Oh, and Cher Lloyd‘s ‘Want U Back’ – the non-Astro version – has advanced to No. 26, a good month ahead of its official release.
Over on the albums chart, Enter Shikari are still in possession of their earlier midweek lead, with Ed Sheeran, Adele, Bruno Mars and Coldplay rounding off the Top 5. Florence and the Machine‘s Ceremonials is set to return to the Top 10 for the first time in two months, following televised performances of ‘No Light, No Light’.