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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.



he first No.1 of the second 60 years of British chart singles went to One

Direction, who stormed to the summit last Sunday with Little Things, the second single from Take Me Home, which made a similarly lofty debut on the album chart. Take Me Home roared away from the opposition from the start but Little Things came from behind to deny Bruno Mars his fifth No.1. Mars topped all of the

 AC/DC Back In Black Sony  THE SCRIPT Six Degrees Of Separation Epic/Phonogenic

 AC/DC Highway To Hell Sony  AC/DC You Shook Me All Night Long Sony  DANIEL BEDINGFIELD If You’re Not The One Polydor


 AC/DC Thunderstruck Sony  RIHANNA FEAT. CHRIS BROWN Nobody’s Business Def Jam

 MARIAH CAREY All I Want For Christmas Is You Columbia

 RIHANNA Half Of Me Def Jam  MATT CORBY Brother Atlantic  ALICIA KEYS Fallin’ J  LENKA Everything At Once Epic

UK ALBUMS CHART  RIHANNA Unapologetic Def Jam  LED ZEPPELIN Celebration Day Atlantic/Rhino/Swansong

 LITTLE MIX DNA Syco  SUSAN BOYLE Standing Ovation – The Greatest Songs Syco

 EXAMPLE The Evolution Man Ministry of Sound  MICHAEL BUBLE Christmas Reprise  AC/DC Live At River Plate Columbia  WHITNEY HOUSTON I Will Always Love You – The Best Of Arista

 PORCUPINE TREE Octane Twisted K Scope  LADY ANTEBELLUM On This Winter’s Night Capitol

 THE WHO Live At Hull 1970 Polydor  THE JAM The Gift Polydor  AMY WINEHOUSE At The BBC Island  SIMPLE MINDS 5X5 Live Virgin  CHRISTINA PERRI A Very Merry Perri Christmas Atlantic

The new Official Charts Company UK sales charts and Nielsen airplay charts are available from every Sunday evening at

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midweek sales flashes with Locked Out Of Heaven, the first single from his second album which is due to drop in December - but by Wednesday his lead was already significantly eroded, and from then on it was always a matter of when, not if, One Direction would take over. Little Things ended up selling 85,308 copies, compared to Locked Out Of Heaven’s 75,880, while Little Mix’s DNA opened at three on sales of 72,044.



fter relieving Robbie Williams of chart- topping duty on both

charts,One Direction are on course to be dethroned themselves this weekend, with Rihanna set to chalk up her fourth No.1 album with Unapologetic, while Olly Murs is set for his fourth No.1 single with Troublemaker (feat. Flo Rida). One Direction simultaneously

scored their first No.1 album (Take Me Home) and second No.1 single (Little Things) last Sunday. With an average age of 19 years and seven months, they are the youngest act ever to simultaneously top both charts. Take Me Home’s first-week

sales of 155,316 copies are the second highest by any artist album so far in 2012, trailing only the 158,923 copies Mumford & Sons’ Babel sold on its debut seven weeks ago. Take Me Home sold 12.04% more on its first week than One Direction’s debut album Up All Night which entered and peaked at number two (behind Rihanna’s Talk That Talk) last November on sales of 138,631 copies. He’s nearly 68 but Rod

Stewart remains a potent chart force, and racked up his 12th

includes three new tracks, of which the first, Love Is Easy, provide them with their 18th Top 10 hit, debuting at No.10 (36,307 sales). Singles sales now are stronger than they were for much of McFly’s career, and although all of their previous 17 Top 10 hits racked up a higher chart placing than Love Is Easy, only nine of them scored bigger sales weeks. StooShe reached five with

Olly Murs: Troublemaker MIDWEEK NO.1

With an all-new top three for

the second time this year (and only the third time in five years), the continued strength of Labrinth’s Beneath Your Beautiful collaboration with Emeli Sandé (down 2-4, 65,309 sales) and a big surge from Gabrielle Aplin’s cover of The Power Of Love (36-5, 59,926 sales), there was no place in the

top five for last week’s number one, Candy by Robbie Williams. Candy tumbled 1-6 (54,682

sales). Its sales, however, were the sixth highest for a No.6 single in the 21st century - the highest, 66,684, was achieved by Will Young’s Leave Right Now in Christmas week 2003. A new McFly album due for release next Monday (26th)

Love Me (feat. Travie McCoy) in March and three with Black Heart in July but their cover of TLC’s 1995 hit Waterfalls debuted at 21 (19,376 sales), far below the original’s No.4 peak. Example reached No.2 in

August, as featured vocalist on Calvin Harris’ We’ll Be Coming Back, and in his own right the following month with Say Nothing - but follow-up Close Enemies only debuted at 37 (9,306 sales) this week. Overall singles sales were up

1.12% week-on-week at 3,391,217 - 8.97% above same- week 2011 sales of 3,112,103.

Rihanna: Unapologetic MIDWEEK NO.1

straight Top 10 studio album on Sunday, with seasonal selection Merry Christmas, Baby debuting at two (54,860 sales). Ten of Stewart’s Top 10

albums have been in the 21st century, something only four other acts have achieved. Daniel O’Donnell leads the way with 13 (including a Mary Duff collaboration).Westlife have had 12, Michael Jackson has had 11 (including both Thriller and Thriller 25), and both Robbie Williams (who got there last week) and Stewart have had 10. Completing an all-new top

trio,The Rolling Stones’ new compilation Grrr! debuted at three (39,821 sales). The album’s release marks the band’s 50th

birthday, and is their 47th charted album in a glorious career dating back to their self-titled 1964 debut. Arriving just seven weeks after

¡Uno!, the first album in their quickfire trilogy, ¡Dos! debuted at 10 (24,613 sales) for Green Day. Uno!, sold 42,651 copies to

debut at two, and has declined every week since. It falls 65-73 this week, with sales of 2,398 copies raising its career tally to 76,845. ¡Dos! is Green Day’s 10th studio album, and will be followed on January 14 – possibly earlier – by their 11th, ¡Tré!, which will complete the trilogy. Lana Del Rey’s Born To Die

surged 38-8 (26,123 sales), following the release of the

expanded Paradise Edition of the album, 41 weeks after it debuted and at number one. Of the new tracks, Ride makes the biggest impression, selling enough copies (10,411) to debut at 32, to become Born To Die’s fifth Top 75 offcut. Born To Die is the third biggest-selling artist album of the year, with 620,210 sales in 42 weeks. It trails only Adele’s 21 (722,237 in 2012, 4,494,583 in total) and Emeli Sandé’s Our Version Of Events (896,886). Alfie Boe made his name as a

classical singer. He moved further away from his roots with Storyteller, on which his tenor tackles pop repertoire The result was another Top 20 success for Boe, with the album debuting at six (29,663 sales) on Sunday. Christina Aguilera’s last

album, Bionic, debuted at number one (24,301 sales) in 2010, but slumped the following week to 29. It was the biggest dip from No.1 in chart history. She doesn’t have to worry about follow-up Lotus doing likewise - it debuted at 28 (9,422 sales) following the lukewarm reception given to introductory single Your Body. Overall album sales were up

16.93% week-on-week at 2,205,812. It is the first time they have exceeded 2m this year but 9.64% below same-week 2011 sales of 2,441,226.

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