UK Top 40 Sun 2 Jan 11
X-Matt stays top of the UK Singles for a third week while Rihanna's 'Loud' finally hits No.1 Album after six weeks in the shadows of 'Progress' from Take That - the best selling album of 2010.
Strangely, Bruno Mars 'Grenade' deposes Katy Perry's 'Firework' to take top spot in America.
One thing that' s always puzzled me is why should this quiet period after Christmas mean a lethargic chart, particularly so this year with no new entries - none at all... but five re-entries... 20 old tunes re-climbing and eight non movers... that be so.
5 re-entries 20 up, 7 down, 8 non-movers Top Ten
This Week ... Last Wk ... Wks In ... Artist ... Title ... Origin
1 1 3 MATT CARDLE When We Collide UK
2 2 7 RIHANNA & DRAKE What's My Name Barbados & Canada
3 3 8 BLACK EYED PEAS The Time (Dirty Bit) USA
4 5 8 ELLIE GOULDING Your Song UK
5 8 11 KATY PERRY Firework USA
6 6 10 RIHANNA Only Girl In The World Barbados
7 7 8 TAKE THAT The Flood UK
8 10 7 FAR EAST MOVEMENT Like A G6 USA
9 9 3 WILLOW Whip My Hair USA
10 12 6 OLLY MURS Thinking Of Me UK
11 4 2 KATY B & Ms DYNAMITE Lights On UK
12 13 13 CEE LO GREEN Forget You USA
13 11 5 DAVID GUETTA & RIHANNA Who's That Chick France & Barbados
14 16 15 BRUNO MARS Just The Way You Are (Amazing) USA
15 15 3 TINIE TEMPAH & KELLY ROWLAND Invincible UK & USA
16 23 13 MIKE POSNER Cooler Than Me USA
17 21 8 McFLY & TAIO CRUZ Shine A Light UK
18 22 6 JESSIE J Do It Like A Dude UK
19 29 5 THE WANTED Lose My Mind UK
20 19 5 N-DUBZ Girls UK
21 30 8 P!NK Raise Your Glass USA
22 14 4 MICHAEL JACKSON Hold My Hand USA
23 20 7 JLS Love You More UK
24 27 9 ALEXIS JORDAN Happiness USA
25 35 13 TINIE TEMPAH Written In The Stars UK
26 28 11 NELLY Just A Dream USA
27 37 28 EMINEM & RIHANNA Love The Way You Lie USA
28 32 5 NICOLE SCHERZINGER Poison USA
29 39 15 TAIO CRUZ Dynomite UK
30 26 2 CHERYL COLE The Flood UK
31 33 15 ADELE Make You Feel My Love UK
32 40 9 WILL I AM & NICKI MINJA Check It Out USA
33 38 9 CHERYL COLE Promise This UK
34 34 6 USHER More USA
35 re-entry 12 THE SATURDAYS & FLO RIDA Higher UK & USA
36 re-entry 12 TINIE TEMPAH Pass Out UK
37 25 9 BIFFY CLYRO Many Of Horror UK
38 re-entry 9 DUCK SAUCE Barbra Streisand USA
39 re-entry 11 OLLY MURS Please Don't Let Me Go UK
40 re-entry 9 B.o.B. & RIVERS CUOMO Magic USA
America's Hot 100
This Week ... Last Week ... Weeks In ... Artist ... Title
1 2 13 BRUNO MARS Grenade
2 1 10 KATY PERRY Firework
3 5 9 KE$HA We R Who We R
4 3 10 RIHANNA & DRAKE What's My Name
5 4 12 PINK Raise Your Glass
6 12 12 WIZ KHALIFA Black & Yellow
7 13 5 ENRIQUE IGLESIAS, LUDACRIS & DJ FRANK E Tonight (I'm Loving You)
8 11 20 TREY SONGS Bottoms Up
9 8 7 BLACK EYED PEAS The Time (Dirty Bit)
10 6 23 BRUNO MARS Just The Way You Are
Music sales -7%
Posted Wednesday 5th January 2011 - Source BBC.co.uk
Music sales in the UK have fallen for the sixth consecutive year, according to the British record industry's trade association.
The British Recorded Music Industry (BPI) said combined digital and physical album sales fell 7% last year, from 128.9 million to 119.9 million.
The 2009 figures saw an overall drop of 3.5%, despite a rise in download sales.
Digital analyst Mark Mulligan said the figures were not suprising, adding "alternative products are needed".
"The simple fact is that CD sales are declining much more quickly than digital sales are growing," he went on.
"Worse still, download sales growth is slowing.
"There is nothing in current trends to suggest that download sales are going to accelerate quickly enough to turn around music sales anytime soon.
"New alternative music products are needed. 99p downloads aren't enough."
Earlier on Wednesday, music and books retailer HMV announced plans to close 60 UK stores in the next 12 months.
The company said Christmas sales were down 10% and warned profits would be at the lower end of forecasts, blaming severe weather and "challenging trading conditions".
The BPI monitored sales gathered by the Official Charts Company and said sales of digital albums this year have increased by 30%.
It also found the combined singles market recorded an all-time high of 161.8m, beating last year's figure of 152.7m.
Yet sales of digital single tracks, which have continued to rise since 2006, represented 98% of the overall figure.
CD singles only accounted for 1.9m sales - down on last year's total of 2.5m.
In the final week of 2010, sales of downloaded singles surpassed the 5 million mark for the first time ever.
The market for digital albums also went mainstream in 2010, with nearly a fifth of sales now coming from online services.
Take That's Progress was crowned the best-selling album of the year after shifting more than 1.8m copies.
The top-selling single of 2010 was Eminem's Love the Way You Lie, closely followed by When We Collide by X Factor winner Matt Cardle.
BPI chief executive Geoff Taylor said sales recorded from the previous year show that digital sales highs in the past few years had been "no fluke".
"Music fans continue to embrace the convenience, value and choice offered by legal download stores," he added.
The BPI has blamed illegal downloading for the drop in sales, and has again called for "meaningful action" to tackle the issue.
However, Jim Killock of the Open Rights Group said: "Music companies should make albums more compelling, rather than calling for families to be cut off the internet.
"Music competes with games, video and TV for your hard-earned cash," he continued.
"Record labels are masters of their own fate and need to stop blaming their customers for their industry's own failures."
The Open Rights Group aims to raise awareness of digital rights and civil liberties issues.
Capital FM PR...
Posted Monday 3rd January 2011 - Source BBC.co.uk
What has Chris Evans got against Chris Moyles.... the newly nice 'Ginger' one is amenable to everyone except Moyles... In Evans bragging book 'Memoirs Of A Fruitcake' he gives Radio One's longevity record-breaking Breakfast DJ Moyles a special negative as one of the biggest turkeys he's ever produced... No mention of how Evans himself was given that overpaid production commission by an outgoing programme executive anxious to spend her employers budget before she left... It's a bizarre experience to now listen to Evans, the man who came up with such quality features as the Viz like 'On The Bog' and ponder why he should have such a problem with his bastard offspring Chris Moyles... Evans was the only former Radio One Breakfast Show host to refuse to appear on Moyles self-engratiating BBC1 tribute to the show. In terms of his Radio Two style, Evans seems to have reverted to a pre-Bannister Radio One mode akin to Mayo, Wright & Bates like... it's either ageing or the thought his kids may be listening. Anyway look for his snide comment at Moyles in Capital's 'Monumental' Press Association press spiel...
Embargoed to 0001 Monday January 3
'MONUMENTAL DAY' AS CAPITAL FM GOES NATIONWIDE
By Robert Dex, Press Association Media Correspondent
Radio station Capital FM goes nationwide today.
The network, previously only available in London, will be broadcast across the country from 10am and is expected to reach more than 6.5 million people.
Ashley Tabor, founder of Global Radio, which owns Capital FM, said it was "a monumental day" for commercial radio.
He said: "The UK has never had a national commercial hits station before, this is game changing - another national brand, delivered locally, from Global Radio."
The last figures issued by radio body Rajar found Capital had a weekly reach of 2.12 million in London..
There has been speculation the station would hire Chris Moyles if he leaves Radio 1, but Tabor appeared to rule that out last year.
Radio 2's Chris Evans said Moyles should leave the BBC and move to the commercial sector, but Tabor - a former flatmate of Moyles - said the DJ did not fit his "strategy" of developing new talent... end 020245 JAN 11