So...the official UK chart positions are in and in its first week of release Rock Dust Light Star entered the official UK album chart at position seven with sales of 34,378 copies. Midweek the album was at number five but unfortunately couldn't hold on for the rest of the week.
The top three position sales figures were as follows: 1) Cheryl Cole - 105,431 copies, 2) Bon Jovi - 87,145, 3) Rumer - 66,452. Looking back a few years, in 2006 the High Times Greatest Hits album sold 78,957 copies to enter the UK album chart at number 1. In June 2005 Dynamite sold 64,150 copies in its first week and entered the chart at number 3.
Overseas the album is having plenty of success (lets not mention the new entry at number 29 in Ireland). A few days ago Jamiroquai.com reported that the album is at number one in the Netherlands.
In the singles chart, sales of White Knuckle Ride as a digital only download were counted in the official UK singles chart (not that anyone really knew what was going on with the single release!) and this gave the single a new entry at number 39! Apparently a vinyl release of the single is coming out on 8 November... Blue Skies, the 'official' first single release from the album entered the UK singles chart at 76.
Here's how Jamiroquai singles have peaked in the UK singles chart over the years (Year, Position, Single), courtesy of Buzzjack forums...
1992 52 When You Gonna Learn (Acid Jazz release)1993 10 Too Young To Die1993 12 Blow Your Mind1993 32 Emergency On Planet Earth1993 28 When You Gonna Learn (1993 re-release on Sony)1994 17 Space Cowboy1994 15 Half The Man1995 09 Stillness In Time1996 12 Do You Know Where You're Coming From (M-Beat Feat. Jamiroquai)1996 03 Virtual Insanity1996 06 Cosmic Girl1997 06 Alright1997 20 High Times1998 01 Deeper Underground1999 04 Canned Heat1999 22 Supersonic1999 20 King For A Day2001 29 I'm In The Mood For Love (Jools Holland And Jamiroquai)2001 05 Little L2001 16 You Give Me Something2002 14 Love Foolosophy2002 31 Corner Of The Earth2005 08 Feels Just Like It Should2005 14 Seven Days In Sunny June2005 27 (Don't) Give Hate A Chance2006 71 Space Cowboy (sales following release of Greatest Hits)2006 18 Runaway2010 39 White Knuckle Ride
So, ignoring the UK chart positions, how's Jamiroquai doing in your corner of the earth? Feel free to post chart positions as a comment to this news story.