Without fresh controversy to drive up ‘dem sales’, this week has ‘Battleship’ star Rihanna take a tumble on the UK charts. However, all is not lost.
For, in what should be the nudge her camp needs to drop her new single as soon as possible, Beyonce has done the opposite and enjoyed a sales boost in the nation following the airing of her ‘Life Is But A Dream’ documentary on Thursday night.
Chart check below…
Despite spending its 19th week at #3 on the Urban Chart, momentum garnered by ‘Unapologetic‘ wasn’t enough to save Rihanna’s earlier releases from slipping down the tally.
For, while Beyonce’s ‘Dangerously In Love‘ rose 55 spots in a single week on the chart, ‘Loud’ dipped four spots from #17 to occupy the #21 spot, falling out of the Top 20.
A shame, considering Beyonce‘s ‘4′ cat walked its way to #8 92 weeks after release, now 11 spots above 2008’s ‘I Am…Sasha Fierce’ which rose six spots in the last seven days a mind blowing 223 weeks after it debuted on November 17th, 2008.
Meanwhile, in making her the first artist this decade to have every single she has ever released occupy a Top 40 position, 2006’s ‘B’Day‘ hops,skips and jumps to #35 after spending last week at #71.
All this, as Rihanna‘s 2011 effort ‘Talk That Talk‘ drops to #27 while Rita Ora‘s budding smash ‘Radioactive’ soars an impressive 20 spots up the overall tally after it became available for purchase 12 weeks ago.
In other good news, Iggy Azalea continues to enjoy the fruits of her UK fuelled labor as her inspirational new single ‘Work’ rises to 2 spots to #53 after spending its first week on the chart at #55- indicating a slow but sure sales journey for the Australian Rap darling.