BRITs effect takes hold of UK chart

Kings Of Leon and others enjoy surge

Last week’s BRIT awards have paid dividends for the winners as a host of them see huge chart sales leaps tonight (February 22).

Kings Of Leon see the biggest result, returning to the top of the album chart with a 50 per cent sales surge.

‘Only By The Night’, which picked up the gong for

Best International Album, knocks Lily Allen‘s ‘It’s Not Me, It’s You’ to Number Two after a week at the peak. They also manage to keep the returning Morrissey from the top spot. He is the highest new entry at Three with ‘Years Of Refusal’.

Duffy is another of the artists who enjoy a BRITs bump. Her album ‘Rockferry’, which won Mastercard British Album Of The Year, almost doubled its sales from the previous week and climbs 15 places from 19 to four, according to the Offical Charts Company.

Elbow, who won Best British Group, see their album ‘The Seldom Seen Kid’ climb 18 places to five. The Ting Tings, who performed at the BRITs ceremony, record the biggest chart increase. Their album ‘We Started Nothing’ soars 25 places to number eight, a sales increase of more than 80 per cent on last week.

On the singles chart, Lily Allen holds the top spot with ‘The Fear’. Lady Gaga is at two while Kings Of Leon‘s ‘Use Somebody’ jumps to Number Three. The Prodigy and Alesha Dixon take fourth and fifth place respectively.

U2 are the highest new entry at 12 with comeback single ‘Get On Your Boots’.

Teen favourite Miley Cyrus enters with ‘Fly on the Wall’ at 16.

The UK Top 5 singles are:

1. Lily Allen – ‘The Fear’

2. Lady GaGa – ‘Just Dance’

3. Kings Of Leon – ‘Use Somebody’

4. The Prodigy – ‘Omen’

5. Alesha Dixon – ‘Breathe Slow’

The UK Top 5 albums are:

1. Kings Of Leon – ‘Only By The Night’

2. Lily Allen – ‘It’s Not Me, It’s You’

3. Morrissey – ‘Years Of Refusal’

4. Duffy – ‘Rockferry’

5. Elbow – ‘The Seldom Seen Kid’