Example goes straight to Number One as Doris Day makes chart history

Pixie Lott tops the singles chart for the third time

Example has gone straight to Number One with his new album ‘Playing In The Shadows’ tonight (September 11).

However, the rapper/singer couldn’t make it a double header as ‘Stay Awake’, which topped the singles chart last week (4), was down to Number 5.

Elsewhere, 87-year-old Doris Day broke a chart record by becoming the oldest artist in history to score a UK Top 10 album of original material. ‘My Heart’, which comprises 12 previously unavailable recordings from 1951 to 1994, went in at Number 9.


Another veteran act provided the other new entry in the Top 10, as The Beatles‘ re-mastered digi-pack edition of singles compilation ‘1’ went straight in at Number 6.

Meanwhile, PJ Harvey‘s ‘Let England Shake’ rose 151 places from last week’s Number 181 to Number 24 after it won the 2011 Barclaycard Mercury Prize earlier this week (6).

In the singles chart, Pixie Lott scored her third UK Number One single with ‘All About Tonight’, following her 2009 chart-toppers ‘Mama Do’ and ‘Boys & Girls’.

New entries included The Saturdays at Number 3 with ‘All Fired Up’ and Leona Lewis, whose collaboration with Avicii, ‘Collide’, went in a Number 4.

Further down the chart, Snow Patrol went in at Number 11 with ‘Called Out In The Dark’ and Ms Dynamite‘s ‘Neva Soft’ was straight in Number 33.

The Top 10 UK albums are:


1. Example – ‘Playing In The Shadows’
2. Adele – ’21’
3. Joe McElderry – ‘Classic’
4. David Guetta – ‘Nothing But The Beat’
5. Will Young – ‘Echoes’
6. The Beatles – ‘1’
7. Red Hot Chili Peppers – ‘I’m With You’
8. Adele ’19’
9. Doris Day – ‘My Heart’
10. Bruno Mars – ‘Doo Wops & Hooligans’

The Top 10 UK singles are:

1. Pixie Lott – ‘All About Tonight’
2. Maroon 5 feat. Christina Aguilera – ‘Moves Like Jagger’
3. The Saturdays – ‘All Fired Up’
4. Leona Lewis feat. Avicii – ‘Collide’
5. Example – ‘Stay Awake’
6. Olly Murs feat. Rizzle Kicks – ‘Heart Skips A Beat’
7. Calvin Harris – ‘Feel So Close’
8. Christina Perri – ‘Jar Of Heart’
9. Sean Kingston – ‘Party All Night (Sleep All Day)’
10. Ed Sheeran – ‘You Need Me, I Don’t Need You’