Adele Atop of Australia’s Singles and Album Tallies

CHART SPOTLIGHT. According to Digital Spy, “Someone Like You” still rules the Australian singles chart. WelcheMusic has already highlighted the upcoming new hit single from Adele – “Set Fire to the Rain.” On an interesting note, Muzic Magazine highlights that the singer tops both the singles and albums chart despite never setting foot in the country.

LFMAO remains the runner-up with “Party Rock Anthem,” where Christina Perri moves 6-3 with “Jar of Hearts.”

Katy Perry – who had to cancel shows due to food poisoning, falls to No.6 with “Last Friday Night.” Elsewhere on the chart, Bruno Mars cracks the top ten with “Marry You.”

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Bruno Mars Hardly Passes for Lazy

CHART SPOTLIGHT. The US songwriting team The Smeezingtons hardly pass for lazy as it beat Adele on Music Week’s tally of the top Q1 songwriters in the UK. Following “Grenade,” the latest production for Bruno Mars is titled “The Lazy Song.”

Bruno Mars Takes Doo Wops & Hooligans to the Top

Taken off the set Doo-Wops & Hooligans, it’s the latest string of hits from Mars. The Smeezingtons also produce Cee Lo Green’s “Forget You” and Mars’ “Just the Way You Are (Amazing).”

Cee-Lo Green Reaches New Peak with “F**k You”

The track will be released as a single on May 9 in the UK, but has already peaked at No.15 based on downloads. The hit peaked at No.11 on the Billboard Hot 100.



Adele Single-Handily Makes Up for Albums Dip

CHART SPOTLIGHT. According to MusicWeek, one out of ten albums sold in the UK was Adele’s. Her amazing performance helped  the whole market to survive a slump. Her 21 album still tops the UK album chart, while Adele’s debut 19 resurged in sales. In total, 2.22m copies were shifted in the first quarter resulting in a 1.5% growth year-on-year. Subtracting Adele’s figures, the record market would drop 8.7% year-on-year instead. WelcheMusic will keep a close eye on the development.

Not since Dire Straits’ 1986 set Brothers in Arms, an album has spent that many weeks atop the album chart in the UK.

Top 10 Artists Albums Q1 2011 (UK)

  1. Adele – 21
  2. Adele – 19
  3. Rihanna – Loud
  4. Bruno Mars – Doo-Woops & Hooligans
  5. Jessie J – Who Are You
  6. Plan B – The Defamation of Strickland Banks
  7. Mumford & Sons – Sigh No More
  8. Cee Lo Green – The Lady Killer
  9. Tinie Tempah – Disc-overy
  10. Rumer – Seasons of My Soul


Black Eyed Peas Can’t Get Enough in Germany

CHART SPOTLIGHT. Following the global success of “The Time (Dirty Bit),” Black Eyed Peas returns to the charts with another single off The Beginning. Produced by, DJ Ammo and Rodney Jerkins (who produced “Telephone” w/Gaga-Beyoncé), the track vaults into No.9 on the German singles chart this week. The track has so far peaked at No.38 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Black Eyed Peas is just behind Chris Brown’s “Yeah 3x” which bows at No.8. In a busy week, last week’s newcomer Lena drops 2-7 with “Taken by a Stranger.” Bruno Mars still remains at No.1 with “Grenade,” followed by Adele and Taio Cruz/Kylie Minogue.

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