It seems Rihanna‘s new single ‘Stay’ has taken a leaf out of the singer’s vocal stylings…in being inconsistent.
For, after giving the impression is was on its way to claiming the UK #1 spot, this week has seen the stunning cut take an unexpected dip on the charts, while Emeli Sande and Beyonce have made significant gains.
By way of chart gains made by Justin Timberlake, Bruno Mars and Taylor Swift, ‘Stay‘ slipped four places to #4 in its thirteenth week on the Official Chart, while falling prey to Timberlake’s ‘Mirrors’ and Mackelmore’s ‘Thrift Shop’.
Meanwhile, her #1 album ‘Unapologetic’ was forced six places out of the Top Ten to #15 while Emeli Sande‘s ‘Our Version Of Events‘ raced back to #1 in its 54th week of release, as Frank Ocean‘s ‘Channel Orange‘ backflipped 28 spots up to #19.
Meanwhile, Beyonce‘s ‘4′ enjoyed the fruits of her HBO labor when it rose to #4 on the Urban tally, while 2008′s ‘I AM…Sasha Fierce’ rose six spots up to #14 five years after release. As if that wasn’t enough, her 2003 LP ‘Dangerously In Love’ and her 2006 follow up ‘B’Day’ re-entered the chart at #32 and #34 respectively. The former album, doing so ten years after its arrival on the charts.