CHART ROUNDUP. Alicia Keys has finally made it to the top of the UK album chart with The Element of Freedom. The set knocked off Paolo Nutini’s Sunny Side Up, but Alicia Keys’s trailed by the classical violinist André Rieu’s Forever Vienna, which moves 4-2. Rieu’s best known for creating an international revival in waltz music.
Corinne Bailey Rae has the highest new entry with The Sea. The set is the singer’s second album, following her eponymous debut back in 2006. “I’d Do It All Again” was released on Feb.1, but is yet to chart. Bailey Rae’s most famous for her “Put Your Records On” single, which was released almost exactly four years ago. Ke$ha enters at No.8 with Animal, while Peter Andre’s Unconditional Love Songs claims the N0.9 spot in its first week.
Hot Chip’s One Life Stand tops the dance album chart, Midlake’s The Courage of Others commands the indie album chart, Alicia Keys rules the r’n’b chart while Muse’s The Resistance is the No.1 rock album of the week.