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Beyonce's '4' Debuts Atop U.K. Album Chart, Adele Slips to No. 2

Yesterday's new U.K. sales charts from the Official Charts Company revealed a week of triumph for Beyoncé, in the wake of her headlining appearance at the Glastonbury Festival June 26. "4" (Columbia/Sony Music Entertainment) sold 89,000 units to become her second No. 1 album in the territory, as "Best Thing I Never Had" debuted at ...
No. 3 in the singles list, one of six tracks for her in the top 75. The bestselling single, for the second week, is Jason Derulo's "Don't Wanna Go Home" (Warner Bros./Warner Music).

Beyoncé previously topped the U.K. album chart with her solo debut "Dangerously In Love" in 2003, but fell short with "B'Day" (No. 3 in 2006), and "I Am...Sasha Fierce" (No. 2 in 2009). The latter title moved back into the top 40 yesterday for the first time since May, 2010, climbing 127-38. "Love" improved 121-45 and "B'Day" reappeared outside the widely-published top 75 at No. 94. On the singles top 75, "Run The World (Girls)" climbed 39-23, "Irreplaceable" re-entered at No. 33, "Halo" at No. 60 and "Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)" at No. 72. "End of Time" debuted at No. 62.
Adele's "21" and "19" (XL Recordings) held at Nos. 2 and 5 respectively, with last week's No. 1, Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" (Interscope/Universal), down to No.3 and Take That's "Progress" (Polydor/Universal) slipping 3-4. Jessie J's "Who You Are" (Lava/Universal Island) climbed 11-6 and there were top ten debuts for Biffy Clyro's "Revolutions/Live At Wembley" (14th Floor/Warner Music) at No. 9 and Kaiser Chiefs' "The Future Is Medieval" (B-Unique/Polydor/Universal) at No. 10.
Stevie Nicks opened at No. 14 with "In Your Dreams" (Warner Bros./Warner Music), Foster The People at No. 24 with "Torches" (Columbia/Sony Music Entertainment), Gillian Welch at No. 25 with "The Harrow & The Harvest" (Acony/Warner Bros./Warner Music) and Limp Bizkit at No. 30 with "Gold Cobra" (Interscope/Universal). On the compilation chart, "Clubland 19" (All Around The World/Universal Music TV) was a new entry at No. 1.
Derulo's second week atop the singles chart saw him sell 60,000 copies of "Don't Wanna Go Home" to stay ahead of Example's former No. 1 "Changed The Way You Kiss Me" (Ministry of Sound). There were climbs for Lady Gaga's "The Edge of Glory," 8-7, and Katy Perry's "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)" (Virgin/EMI). Coldplay were another beneficiary of a post-Glastonbury sales spurt, with "Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall" (Parlophone/EMI) moving back 42-10, "In My Place" re-charting at No. 40, "Fix You" at No. 47, "Viva La Vida" No. 51, "Yellow" No. 59 and "The Scientist" No. 69.

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