UK Chart Roundup: The Black Eyed Eyed Peas Have 'The F.L.O.P.'
And since she got a cushy performance spot on The X Factor last weekend, just as her RedOne-produced jam "Poison" was released, the single has now entered the UK chart at #3. You have to wonder where it would have placed sans the high-profile TV gig?
Oh, well—I'm still torn on what I think of "Poison." It's not un-enjoyable, really...is it?
Anyway, over on the album chart, the Black Eyed Peas flop in at #17 with The Beginning. That's actually a pretty colossal disaster, no? Especially considering The E.N.D. got to #3 in the UK last year.
Billboard reports The Beginning is on track to get bested by Susan Boyle's month-old The Gift on this upcoming week's U.S. album chart, and will likely only sell in the range of 100,000 to 125,000 copies. Says the mag, "For the Peas, that's off quite a bit from the arrival of their last album, The E.N.D., which gave the quartet its first No. 1 last year with a 304,000 unit start according to Nielsen SoundScan."
Yeah, well, too bad lead single "The Time (Dirty Bit)" SUCKS. Elsewhere on the UK album chart, Take That's Progress is #1 for a third week (and thus forces Olly Murs' self-titled debut to enter at #2) while Duffy's Endlessly debuts at #9.
The U.K. Top 10:
1. "Heroes" - The X Factor Finalists 2010 *2 weeks*
2. "Your Song" - Ellie Goulding
3. "Poison" - Nicole Scherzinger *new*
4. "Thinking Of Me" - Olly Murs
5. "Like A G6" - Far East Movement feat. The Cataracs & Dev
6. "The Time (Dirty Bit)" - The Black Eyed Peas
7. "Only Girl (In The World)" - Rihanna
8. "What's My Name" - Rihanna feat. Drake
9. "Who's That Chick" - David Guetta feat. Rihanna *new*
10. "Love You More" - JLS