Before they enjoy similar success in their domestic market this week, Kanye West & J.Cole have found themselves dominating the British charts this week, soaring to the top with their respective albums!
Chart check below…
Thanks to an extensive promo campaign that saw him bypass radio and take the album straight to the masses, Kanye West has topped the Official UK Album chart this week, watching the hype for the album in the US spill overseas via the internet to take him there.
Marking his second #1 in the nation following 2007’s ‘Graduation‘, the album hit #1 on both the overall and Urban chart, dethroning Rihanna‘s ever thriving ‘Unapologetic’ from #1 on the latter, while blocking J.Cole‘s ‘Born Sinner‘ from occupying, forcing that masterpiece to #2.
On the overall tally (where all genres can be found), ‘Sinner’ sits at #7, joining West in watching the US momentum for his project catch the ears (and wallets) of British consumers.
Meanwhile, Jason Derulo‘s ‘The Other Side’ debuts at #2- stopped from chart supremacy by Robin Thicke‘s ‘Blurred Lines’, while Kelly Rowland‘s new LP ‘Talk A Good Game‘ peaks at #7 on Urban as Adele‘s ‘21‘ rises on the overall chart- rising to #65 after spending last week at #71.
Well done to all!