Matt Cardle makes it three weeks at Number One

Rihanna overtakes Take That to top album chart

Matt Cardle has claimed his third successive week at number one tonight (January 2) with ‘When We Collide’.

The X Factor winner’s cover of Biffy Clyro‘s ‘Many Of Horror’ has now sold over 815,000 copies since its release, making it the second biggest selling single of 2010 according to the Official Charts Company.

2010’s biggest-selling single was Eminem and Rihanna‘s ‘Love The Way You Lie’, which sold 854,000 copies during the year. Take That achieved the top-selling album of 2010, with ‘Progress’ selling 1.84million copies, beating Michael Buble’s ‘Crazy Love’ by over 600,000.


Rihanna and Drake‘s ‘What’s My Name?’ remained at Number Two today, while Katy Perry and Ellie Goulding both moved up the Top Ten. There wasn’t a single new entry in the whole Top 40.

Rihanna overtook Take That to top the album chart with ‘Loud’. It was a week of meteoric rises in the albums countdown with Plan B rising 18 places to Number Three, Tinie Tempah gaining 22 places to reach Number Four and Mumford and Sons jumping 30 places to Number Six.

The Top Ten UK singles are:

1. Matt Cardle – ‘When We Collide’
2. Rihanna feat. Drake – ‘What’s My Name’
3. Black Eyed Peas – ‘The Time (Dirty Bit)’
4. Ellie Goulding – ‘Your Song’
5. Katy Perry – ‘Firework’
6. Rihanna – ‘Only Girl (In The World)’
7. Take That – ‘The Flood’
8. Far East Movement feat. Cataracs & Dev – ‘Like A G6’
9. Willow – ‘Whip My Hair’
10. Olly Murs – ‘Thinking Of Me’

The Top Ten UK albums are:

1. Rihanna – ‘Loud’
2. Take Take – ‘Progress’
3. Plan B – ‘The Defamation Of Strickland Banks’
4. Tinie Tempah – ‘Disc-Overy’
5. The Wanted – ‘The Wanted’
6. Mumford & Sons – ‘Sigh No More’
7. Kings Of Leon – ‘Come Around Sundown’
8. Katy Perry – ‘Teenage Dream’
9. Ellie Goulding – ‘Bright Lights’
10. Michael Buble – ‘Crazy Love’