American R&B star Usher grabs the UK #1 spot from English alternative band, Scouting For Girls after the latter enjoyed 2 weeks at the top. Usher’s latest single featuring Will.i.am ‘OMG’ was #2 in Wednesday midweeks but then Usher leaped the former #1, ‘This Ain’t A Love Song’ by Scouting For Girls and eventually continued to reign until Sunday.
‘OMG’ is Usher’s fourth UK #1 and is off from his new album, ‘Raymond vs. Raymond’ which was released last March.
The highest debut this week belongs to English rapper Professor Green as his sixth UK single and is the first one to place in the singles charts. The single, ‘I Need You Tonight’ landed at #3 and pushed another rapper Plan B to #4 with ‘She Said’.
Comebacking R&B/pop singer Kelis debuts at #5 with her new single, ‘Acapella’ – the first single off her new album, Fleshtone to be released this May.
GaGa was pushed to #6 with ‘Telephone’ while another new entry, Selena Gomez & The Scene cracks the top 10 with her first official UK single, ‘Naturally’ at #7.
Biggest jumper this week belongs to Taio Cruz and Ke$ha as their collaboration ‘Dirty Picture’ leaps 28 spots to #12 this week.
Other notable new entries in the top 40 are from Brit Award winner Kate Nash as her latest single, ‘Do-Wah-Doo’ arrives at the charts at #15. British Eliza Doolitle’s debut single ‘Skinny Genes’ at #22, Paul Weller’s new double A-side single, ‘No Tears To Cry/Wake Up The Nation’ at #26. Sunderland band The Futureheads with ‘Heartbeat Song’ at #34.
Snow Patrol’s collaboration with Martha Wainwright ‘Set The Fire To The Third Bar’ sees a re-entry in the singles chart thanks to the UK release of American drama film, ‘Dear John’. The track is included in the film’s soundtrack out now.
Meanwhile in the albums chart, Ben Andrews, also known as Plan B defeated Scouting For Girls at the race for the #1 album spot. His new album, ‘The Defamation of Strickland Banks’ beated Scouting’s comeback LP, ‘Everybody Wants To Be On T.V.’ which settled for #2.
MGMT’s ‘Congratulations’ enters the chart at #4 while American acoustic singer Joshua Radin’s 2008 album, ‘Simple Times’ charts at #9.
SO HOW DO YOU THINK ‘ONCE’ WILL FAIR THIS WEEK? Let’s see.