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Sunday, December 05, 2010

UK Chart Roundup: The Black Eyed Eyed Peas Have 'The F.L.O.P.'

It's interesting to see how Nicole Scherzinger's 4,567,893rd attempt at a solo career is unfolding. Following last year's news that Pussycat Dolls were going on hiatus or breaking up or whatever the hell they're doing, Nicole put on her cha-cha thong and won Dancing With The Stars here in the States, then acted as a fill-in judge earlier this year on The X Factor.

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.

Even more scandalous is the fact that 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

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  • At 6:34 PM, Blogger Pure J.Me said…

    The whole Peas album is awful. Fergie only gets one song to really belt on and the rest she's relegated to nothing but background vocals and Auto-tune effects.

    The rest of B.E.P. should realize that adding her to the group brought a lot of people to the table.

  • At 8:05 PM, Anonymous Poppoppopular said…

    Not sure you've done full justice to the week of floptasticness on the album charts.

    Biggest selling album artist of 2008 only in at #9:

    9 N 1 Duffy Endlessly

    and beaten by:

    2 N 1 Olly Murs Olly Murs
    7 N 1 N-Dubz Love Live Life

    BEP's awful start:

    17 N 1 Black Eyed Peas The Beginning

    A pop star's utter failure even eclipsing that of the N'adine:

    84 N 1 Alesha Dixon The Entertainer

    Glee running out of steam:

    37 N 1 Glee Cast Glee - The Music - The Christmas Album

    Nelly forgetting the golden rule of absence make people forget not grow fonder:

    53 N 1 Nelly Furtado The Best Of Nelly Furtado

    and out of the top 40 in their second week for rap/urban mainstays:

    42 16 2 Kanye West My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
    63 34 2 Nicki Minaj Pink Friday

    not forgetting Jay-Z as people have clearly forgotten his hits:

    81 58 4 Jay-Z The Hits Collection - Volume One

  • At 1:03 AM, Blogger Jump! said…

    I expect Nicole to quickly sink out of the Top Ten next week. I think D'luv might be the only person to remember Nicole as the person won "dancing with the stars" last year. My co-worker called her "the girl that was in the pussycat dolls" and she was the only one who could recall that much.

    I like the PCD side projects, especially Her majesty and the wolves.


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