Beyonce‘s forthcoming ‘Super Bowl’ set may make this week’s most discussed Pop belle, but it’s her ROC sister Rita Ora that’s enjoyed significant gains on the UK charts this week.
Indeed, days after the launch of her ‘Radioactive‘ concert tour, the sales clerk turned superstar joins Rihanna and Nicki Minaj in being one of the week’s chart winners.
In the UK, her infectious cut ‘Radioactive‘ rises 14 spots in a single week to claim the #18 spot- before its official February 11th release.
Meanwhile, over on the Urban chart, Rihanna‘s ‘Unapologetic’ rises to #1 on the album’s tally three months after its November 19th 2012 release day, while her moving ballad stay spends its 11th week in the Top 3, after being forced one spot down to #3 by Mackelmore’s ‘Thrift Shop‘.
Over in the US, Nicki Minaj’s poorly promoted ‘Roman Reloaded‘ reaches new heights with the romantic Rap number, ‘Va Va Voom’.
That’s right, despite its confused handling, the single sold a cool 34, 829 units this week bringing its total sales to 841,562- helping the Rapper extend her lead as the first Female Rapper in the last two decades to watch two or more singles pulled from the same album hit the 1 million sold mark in the same year.
This, after the Red One produced ‘Starships‘ reached sales of 4,063,440 units sold and ‘Pound The Alarm‘ hit the 1 million mark before the end of last year.
With 1.5 million units sold worldwide, ‘Reloaded’ now stands as the highest selling Rap album to be put out in the last year, helped in part by sales generated in the UK and Australia- which saw her outsell albums launched by 2 Chainz, Rick Ross and ‘Swimming Pools‘ maestro, Kendrick Lamar.