iTunes remains a key barometer for musical success in both the US and UK, EMI notes with news that Lily Allen’s ‘It’s Not Me, It’s You’ album has seized the number one slot in both the UK album chart and on the iTunes US album chart in its first week of release.
Allen’s single ‘The Fear’ continues to lead the UK singles chart for the third week running, the label confirmed, while the album sits at number 5 on the Billboard top 200 chart.
The album sold over 70,000 copies in the US last week – double the first week sales of the Capitol Records recording artist’s 2007 debut, ‘Alright, Still’, which to date has sold over 2.5 million copies worldwide.
Allen launched the album with a series of TV appearances and a MySpace Secret Show in New York City.
MySpace Music reported over four million listens when it gave ‘It’s Not Me, It’s You’ its world premiere the week prior to release and the album was featured in the listening party section on the AOL Music homepage and Spinner.com last week. Lily is “Artist of the Month” at WindowsMedia.com in February and at Barnes & Noble in March while fans on Facebook can have fun with the “Lilypoke” application, which lets them “throw” Lily’s accessories at their friends.