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Based on midweek sales, the following releases are expected to debut in or around the Official Charts Company Top 75 singles and artist albums charts this Sunday.


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little over seven months after Dappy topped the chart with his debut solo

single No Regrets, his cousin and former N-Dubz bandmate Tulisa is set to do the same, with her single Young racking up sales of more than 53,000 copies in two days to dash to the top of Tuesday’s sales flashes. With slightly more than half

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UK ALBUMS CHART  MARINA & THE DIAMONDS Electra Heart 679/Atlantic  NORAH JONES Little Broken Hearts Blue Note

that total, Carly Rae Jepsen will thus lose leadership of the chart this weekend, after four weeks at the summit with her introductory smash Call Me Maybe. After topping the 100,000 sales mark in each of its three previous weeks at the summit, Jepsen’s single just missed the target last week, selling a still sterling 99,569 copies to raise its career sales to 434,430. Canadian Idol alumnus Jepsen is the first female solo singer to open her chart career with four weeks in a row at No.1 since Leona Lewis’ first single, A



ack White’s Blunderbuss blasted its way to the top of the album chart on first

week sales of 40,173 copies last weekend but is unlikely to secure a second week at the top, with Tuesday’s midweek sales flashes showing it dipping to number two, 56.87% in arrears of Marina & The Diamonds’ second album, Electra Heart. The latter album’s success follows second single Primadonna’s No.11 chart peak – the highest of any Marina & The Diamonds single – and surpasses her debut album, The Family Jewels, which got to five in 2010. Although Blunderbuss is Jack

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White’s debut solo album, the 36-year-old singer/songwriter has placed nine other albums on the Top 75 – five as a member of The White Stripes, two with The Raconteurs and two with The Dead Weather – since 2001, when The White Stripes first made their mark, with White Blood Cells. Two of those albums reached No.1 - The White Stripes’ Elephant, which debuted at No.1 in 2003 on sales of 64,191 copies, and their last studio album, Icky Thump, which did slightly better in 2007, with sales of 66,249 earning it pole position on debut.

White’s chart-topping debut

comes at the expense of XL Recordings labelmate Adele, whose 21 slipped to second place on Sunday, with sales of 15,464 – the lowest of its 66- week chart career. Number one for two weeks in

February, Lana Del Rey’s debut album, Born To Die, climbed for the third week in a row. The album has recovered from its lowest chart placing to move 11- 6-4-3. It sold 12,523 copies last week to raise its 13-week haul to 405,780. Del Rey performed third single, Blue Jeans, on The Voice UK’s first results show on

Sunday, so expect sales to be brisk this week both for the album, and for the single, which slipped 45-50 (5,440 sales) on the latest chart. Nicki Minaj’s second album,

Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded has suffered a one place fall on the chart, while experiencing double digit slides in sales every week so far. Progressing 1-2-3-4, it sold 11,363 copies in its latest frame, raising its overall sales to 91,381. Rufus Wainwright’s new

album Out Of The Game debuted at five (11,041 sales) to become only his second Top 10

Tulisa: Young MIDWEEK NO.1

LaserLight by Jessie J feat. David Guetta suffered a 5.85% dip in sales week-on-week to 36,716 while holding at five. There were four fallers in the

Top 10 – Conor Maynard’s Can’t Say No dipped 2-4 (40,941 sales), while Somebody That I Used To Know fell 6-7 (31,929 sales), B.o.B.’s So Good fell 7-8 (30,499 sales), and Nicki Minaj’s Starships fell 8-9 (30,215 sales). Alex Clare’s debut hit Too

Moment Like This did likewise following her X Factor victory in 2006. Jepsen had to fight to retain

her leadership of the chart last week, too – Call Me Maybe trailed Let’s Go, the new Calvin Harris/Ne-Yo single in the first two sales flashes. In pursuit of their fourth (Harris) and fifth


Marina & The Diamonds: Electra Heart

(Ne-Yo) No.1 single, the pair eventually settled for second spot, albeit with impressive sales of 77,252. It was the only brand new song to sell enough copies to debut inside the Top 40. We Are Young remained at

three for Fun feat. Janelle Monae, while increasing sales to a best-yet 70,581. Also static,

Close continued to benefit from its use as the soundbed for the new Microsoft Internet Explorer TV advert, jumping 16-6 (33,773 sales). His debut album, The Lateness Of The Hour, also continued its climb, improving 36-26 (4,600 sales). After rushing 27-4 last week

following its exposure on The Voice UK, John Legend’s 2005 hit Ordinary People subsided to No.12 (21,339 sales). Overall singles sales were

down 0.59% week-on-week at 3,329,685 – 10.56% above same week 2011 sales of 3,011,790.

entry, following Release The Stars, which debuted and peaked at two in 2007. With sixth Top 10 hit

LaserLight stalling at number five, Jessie J’s Who You Are slipped 5-8 but the 9,937 copies it sold last week lift cumulative sales of the album – which has thus far spent 61 weeks in the chart without ever falling lower than No.30 – over the million mark. The 186th album to sell a million copies in the 21st century, it is the 44th by a female solo artist. It ended the week on cumulative sales of 1,008,373. Chart regulars since 1997,

Welsh rockers Feeder landed their 10th Top 75 entry, but fell short of their seventh Top 10 success with Generation Freakshow (No.13, 7,338 sales). Also new to the Top 40 last

Sunday: Voice Of Ages (number 25, 4,686 sales), veteran Irish folk band The Chieftains’ sixth chart album in 50 years as a recording act, and their first since 2002. It actually improved 15 places on its midweek chart placing after the band appeared on the second episode of the new series of Later...With Jools Holland. Overall album sales were up

5.88% week-on-week at 1,486,846 - 3.95% below same- week 2011 sales of 1,547,983.

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