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Old 18-08-2013, 17:57
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Britain's Got Talent Richard And Adam are now tied with Justin Timberlake for the most consecutive weeks at Number 1 on the Official Albums Chart this year.

Britainís Got Talent duo Richard And Adam Johnson have held onto the Number 1 spot on the Official Albums Chart for a third week in a row with their debut album, The Impossible Dream.

The brothers from Holywell, North Wales, knocked X Factor runner-up Jahmene Douglasí debut full length, Love Never Fails (down 11 places to Number 12 today) off Number 1 earlier this month. Richard And Adamís album is now tied with US star Justin Timberlakeís The 20/20 Experience for the most consecutive weeks at Number 1 this year so far. The Motion Picture Cast Recording of Tom Hooperís big screen adaptation of Les Miserables has spent the most over-all weeks at Number 1 (four) during 2013.

When they first reached Number 1, Richard told OfficialCharts.com:

ďItís a dream come true to have an album out, but to be in the position to go home and tell Nan, and Mum and Dad weíre actually Number 1 is incredible!Ē

ďItís amazing!Ē added Adam. ďYouíve made us happy, and youíve made our Nan extremely happy!Ē
http://www.officialcharts.com/chart-...k-on-top-2430/
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Old 18-08-2013, 18:08
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That's quite surprising. How much have they actually sold so far?
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Old 18-08-2013, 18:09
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Album sales really are shocking at the minute. Richard and Adam only managed 24,864 last week, so I hate to think how low their sales will be this week as well.
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Old 18-08-2013, 18:10
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That's quite surprising. How much have they actually sold so far?
Not including this week - 53,846.
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Old 18-08-2013, 18:14
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*throws eggs at them*
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Old 18-08-2013, 19:16
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I read somewhere that the record has gone gold. I thought sales had to be over 100,00 to get that??
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Old 18-08-2013, 19:43
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Happy for them, I know they're from a reality show and most people probably won't class them as "real artists" (especially on here haha) - but they have their target audience, and they seem to be really enjoying it.

I have a few regulars at work (I work in HMV ha) who have bought the album and when they come in they tell me how wonderful it is, so it's nice to see they're making their fans happy!

And they do have ridiculously good voices for two 'normal' people
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Old 18-08-2013, 20:00
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I read somewhere that the record has gone gold. I thought sales had to be over 100,00 to get that??
Isn't it based on Shipping rather than pure Sales here?
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Old 18-08-2013, 20:06
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I read somewhere that the record has gone gold. I thought sales had to be over 100,00 to get that??
Isn't it based on Shipping rather than pure Sales here?

Yes it is. The album isn't listed as being certified on the BPI website though, so to say it's shipped 100,000 copies is a total guess for anyone who isn't an industry insider. Sales wise they could have passed the Silver mark this week however (70,000).
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Old 19-08-2013, 09:33
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I'm probably going to keep egging on the appreciation thread of theirs.... purely because it's like a graveyard.

It's always the classical ones that we get out of BGT that actually seem to have some post-show success, even if they don't stay in the public eye much.
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Old 19-08-2013, 18:02
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They sold an additional 19,325 copies this week, bringing their total up to 73,177 (enough for a Silver certificate).
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