So far this year, we have had top fives made up only of foreign acts, only of female solo artists and only of non-movers. This week we have a top five in which the primary artists are all British acts - although JLS' single includes a minor contribution from America's Dev - not only for the first time this year but also for the first time since week 43 of 2007 - 197 weeks when the top five consisted of X Factor winner Leona Lewis, Take That, McFly, Sugababes and Mark Ronson feat. Amy Winehouse. This week's homegrown heroes are also led by an X Factor contestant, specifically Cher Lloyd, whose debut single Swagger Jagger debuts in pole position on sales of 66,316 copies.
Lloyd who finished fourth in last year's season of The X Factor takes over at the top of the chart from JLS, the 2008 runners-up, whose She Makes Me Wanna dips to number two (53,317 sales), according to the Official Charts Company.
The rest of this week's top five: Glad You came slips 2-3 for The Wanted (44,536 sales); The A Team holds at number four for Ed Sheeran (37,915 sales); and Louder falls 3-5 (34,662 sales) for DJ Fresh feat. Sian Evans.
It is five years next week since David Guetta scored his first Top 10 hit, and he chalks up his 11th this week, with Little Bad Girl, his collaboration with Taio Cruz and Ludacris, jumping 13-6 (33,874 sales). Rap duo Rizzle Kicks provide the Top 10's only other new entry, with their debut hit Down With The Trumpets. The track has progressed 58-44-22-20-9 thus far, and sold 26,623 copies last week.
With physical stock replenished, Amy Winehouse's Back To Black tightens its grip on the albums chart. Overall sales of the album are up 43.10% week-on-week to 63,071, of which 89.72% are physical. Few copies of the album were in shops the week she died, when downloads commanded a 79.33% share, which dipped to 41.18% the following week, and 10.28% last week. Winehouse's debut album Frank climbs to a new peak, improving 5-3 (19,811 sales), while the deluxe doublepack Back To Black/Frank slides 10-38 (2,995 sales) - its decline being consistent with the fact that physical supplies are hard to find, accounting for just 10 sales (0.33%) last week.
Adele's 21 extends its residency of the top two to 28 weeks, spending its 10th week at number two, albeit with 35,200 sales, the lowest weekly tally of its career. Her debut album 19 is in the top five for the 30th straight week and holds at number four (15,831 sales). With Beyonce's 4 falling 3-5 (15,113 sales), and Lady GaGa's Born This Way climbing 7-6 (10,022 sales), female solo artists have the top six albums for only the second time in chart history, having filled the top seven places last week.
Spring release schedules were busy this year but the summer drought continues, with the only new albums capable of denting the Top 40 this week being much-vaunted Slough band Viva Brother's debut set Famous Last Words (number 34, 3,141 sales), and X Factor graduate Rhydian's third album Waves, which causes only a small ripple, debuting at number 39 (2,933 sales).
Overall album sales are down 9.45% at 1,643,156 - 12.59% below same week 2010 sales of 1,879,795. while singles sales are down 4.81% week-on-week at 2,979,410 - 10.83% above same week 2010 sales of 2,688,330.