Published on August 13th, 2012 | by Daniel0
Rihanna has reclaimed the Top UK Number One Album Slot: ‘Talk that Talk’ Rules
It is back to the top of the pile for Rihanna. The singer is heading the charts once more following the return of her album ‘Talk that Talk’ which is now atop the UK Album Chart. In the singles charts, Wiley has retained the top spot with ‘Heatwave’. This is the second week at the top for the single. On Wednesday she was in the fourth position according to the Official Charts Company but has since jumped up to beat the rest. She leapfrogged ‘iLL Manors’ by Plan B in a show of popularity.
- An album that refuses to go away: ‘Talk that Talk’ was released in November 2011 and has managed to score an impressive run of 38 weeks within the Top 40. Indications are that it will break the million album sales record in the coming weeks. Despite all this success, this is just the second week that it has been on top of the UK Charts.
Since we are in the Olympic mood, we can say that Plan B has settled for the silver medal. They are holding firm at number two. Maroon 5 jumped one place with ‘Overexposed’ and now they take the third position. Meanwhile Emeli Sande has dropped one place and is now in the fourth position with ‘Our Version of Events’. There was an amazing climb for Paloma Faith with ‘Fall to Grace’ which jumped 11 places and now completes the top 5.
Other notable things happening in the UK charts
The highest climber on the UK Album Chart is Vangelis. You will probably remember him as the composer for ‘Chariots of Fire’. He released ‘The Collection’ which managed to jump 17 places and now sits on number 29. There was also some good news for Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds which achieved 22nd ranking after jumping 12 places. The singles chart has also seen a number of interesting developments. For the second week in a row ‘Heatwave’ by Wiley is top of the pile. The second position is taken by ‘We’ll be Coming Back’, a dazzling piece by Calvin Halvin Harris and Example.
The third position goes to the boyband Lawson and ‘Take over Me’. In the fourth position is ‘Florence and the Machine’ with their ‘Spectrum’. The top five is completed by Redlight with ‘Lost in Your Love’. Other notable appearances are Dizzee Rascal and Pepper with ‘Scream’ at number 22, an impressive entrance. Monsters and Men (the Indie-Folk outfit from Iceland) scored their first ever top 40 track with ‘Little Talks’. Here is a clip of Rihanna’s stuff: