Monday, September 25, 2006

Scissor Sisters score double chart success

US band the Scissor Sisters have made the cut in the UK music charts this week after topping both the official album and singles charts.

The New York group were celebrating a third week at number one in the Top 40 with their single, I Don't Feel Like Dancin' yesterday, while their latest album Ta-Dah also went straight to number one, providing a memorable chart double.

It follows from the success of the Scissor Sisters' self-titled debut album, which became the best selling album in the UK in 2004 and which has sold a reported 2.5 million copies to date.

But while the flamboyant disco-influenced band are enjoying plenty of success this side of the Atlantic, it seems that popularity in the United States music market continues to evade the Scissor Sisters.

"American music fans are just as musically open-minded as their British counterparts, but the powers that be in the US may not be as open-minded, which, to a degree, will hold us back," Scissor Sisters front man Jake Shears told Billboard magazine recently.

"Tons of Americans would love our music, but they don't know we exist," he added.

Meanwhile, other US acts are continuing to dominate the UK music charts.

The Killers jumped three places to number two in the singles chart yesterday with their latest offering, When You Were Young, while Justin Timberlake's new song Sexyback dropped to third place from second, as his album Futuresex/Lovesounds also fell to number three after enjoying the top spot in the album chart last week.

Canadian singer Nelly Furtado and rapper Timbaland remained at number four in the singles chart with their song, Promiscuous, while the first solo single from Fergie, member of the US band Black Eyed Peas, was at five, after falling two places.