Editors snag first U.K. No. 1 album
EmptyLONDON -- As Rihanna's "Umbrella" logged a seventh week atop the U.K. singles chart, rock band Editors achieved their first No. 1 album.
"An End Has a Start" sold 59,000 copies to arrive at the summit Sunday, some 18 months after the Birmingham-based act's 2005 debut album, "The Back Room," belatedly reached No. 2.
Kelly Clarkson's "My December" arrived at No. 2, while last week's bestseller, the White Stripes' "Icky Thump," fell to No. 4.
Dame Shirley Bassey, whose performance at Glastonbury last weekend was one of the most covered events at the festival, reaped the rewards with a No. 6 entry for "Get the Party Started." The album, which contains her forthcoming single and title track cover of the Pink song, is Bassey's highest-charting album in 19 years.
Rihanna's single, meanwhile, withstood a strong debut by newcomer Kate Nash, a Youtube star whose second single, "Foundations," entered at No. 2.
Also new to the upper echelons of the singles chart were the Enemy's "Had Enough" (No. 4, up 47), Anglo-Swedish trio the Hoosiers' debut single, "Worried About Ray" (No. 6, up 10), and Londoner Jack Penate's "Torn on the Platform" (No. 7, up 18).
On Billboard's European Top 100 Albums chart, Bon Jovi fended off the White Stripes to secure a second week at No. 1 with "Lost Highway." The Rihanna single leads Eurochart Hot 100 Singles for a fourth week.