Friday, October 23, 2015

Peter Andre Debuts at 5 in the U.K.; Jean Michel Jarre & Saxon Both Mark 27 Year Bests

Austrailan singer/songwriter Peter Andre has the highest charting album by a veteran artist this week in the U.K. with Come Fly With Me.

Debuting at number 5, it is his fourth top ten album in Britain after 1996's Natural went to number 1, 2009's Revelation to 3 and 2010's Accelerate to 10.

Jean Michel Jarre has his first top ten studio album in the U.K. in 27 years with Electronica 1: The Time Machine. He just missed twice, in 1993 and 1997, but his last true top ten was 1988's Revolutions which peaked at number 2. Overall, this is Jarre's fifth top ten studio album in Britain along with one live album.

Italian pianist Ludovico Einaudi reaches a new peak on the British Albums where Elements premiers at number 12. This is his sixth album to reach the top 100 with his previous best being In a Time Lapse (2013 / #24).

Another Kinks collection, Sunny Afternoon: The Very Best of the Kinks, opens at number 21. It's the fourteenth different collection by the group to make the British top 100 where the last, 2012's Waterloo Sunset: Best of the Kinks, went to number 14.

Saxon, like Jarre, has their highest charting album in 27 years with Battering Ram which debuts at 50. The band had released eleven studio albums since their last high, 1988's Destiny, which went one step better, to 49.

The top five albums this week in the U.K. according to the Official Charts Company:

  1. Jamie Lawson - Jamie Lawson
  2. X - Ed Sheeran
  3. Revolve - John Newman
  4. I Cry When I Laugh - Jess Glynne
  5. Come Fly With Me - Peter Andre
The top five singles:
  1. Turn the Music Louder (Rumble) - KDA Featuring Tinie Tempah & Katy B
  2. Perfect - One Direction
  3. The Hills - The Weeknd
  4. Hotline Bling - Drake
  5. What Do You Mean - Justin Bieber
Veteran artists who are at the top of other British charts:
  • Albums
    • Physical Album Sales - Come Fly With Me - Peter Andre
    • Compilation Albums - Rapper's Delight - Various Artists
    • Soundtrack Albums - Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix, Vol. 1 - Various Artists
    • R&B Albums - Rapper's Delight - Various Artists
    • Dance Albums - Electronica 1: The Time Machine - Jean Michel Jarre
    • Country Compilation Albums - The Essential James Taylor - James Taylor
  • Tracks/Singles 
    • Vinyl Singles - Space Oddity - David Bowie
  • Video
    • Music Video - Live in Hyde Park - ELO