Apple’s decision to enable music downloads over the air on the iPhone has unleashed new interest in mobile music services, with UK chart invigilators, the Official Charts Company, today launching the first Official Mobile Downloads Chart, to reflect the growing consumption of music on the mobile phone.
“The Official Mobile Downloads Chart has launched to coincide with the release of the first iPhone application to offer Official Charts,” the organisation said.
Kings of Leon took the number one slots on both the UK’s album and single charts, the Official Charts Company revealed today.
The Tennessee rock band’s fourth album “Only By The Night” is also one of the fastest selling albums of the year, with over 220,000 sales in the week of release. The only album to sell more in its first week this year was Coldplay’s “Viva La Vida or Death And All His Friends.”
Meanwhile, the Kings of Leon single, “Sex on Fire” has spent a third week at number one, outselling it’s nearest rival Katie Perry’s “I Kissed A Girl” by more than half.