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All hail Louder at number one


Louder, the new single from DJ Fresh featuring Kosheen’s Sian Evans and soundtrack to the new Lucozade Sport Lite advertising campaign, storms to the top of the Official Singles Chart today, with sales of over 140,000, over twice that of its nearest rival, the Official Charts Company reports.

Only the Bruno Mars single Grenade has eclipsed this feat so far this year, selling 149,000 copies in its week of release in January.

Louder gives DJ Fresh (aka Daniel Stein) his first Official Singles Chart number one after some two decades as DJ and producer at the forefront of the drum ‘n’ bass scene.  His previous best Official Charts placing was at number 24 last year with the single Gold Dust.  In the late nineties he was a member of acclaimed drum ‘n’ bass outfit Bad Company and as label boss for the Breakbeat Kaos imprint he was instrumental in bringing Pendulum to the notice of UK audiences.  The Australian electro/drum ‘n’ bass trio went on to score an Official Albums Chart number one with Immersion in 2010.  As a DJ and producer DJ Fresh has worked with a huge range of artists from DJ Shadow to Pet Shop Boys.

Having recently played Glastonbury, DJ Fresh will be appearing at numerous festivals across the rest of the summer including  Parklife, Isle of Wight, Wakestock, NASS festival, Pukkelpop, Bestival, and Ministry of Sound at Space Ibiza.

There is just one other new entry in the Official Singles Chart Top 10 this week; UK Ghanaian Loick Essien’s How We Roll featuring Tanya Lacey is straight in at number two.  This also marks a personal best for Essien, whose single Stuttering, featuring N-Dubz, peaked at 35 earlier this year although Essien was himself a featured artist on the Chipmunk single Beast, which appeared on Chipmunk’s number two album I Am Chipmunk.

In the Official Albums Chart, Beyoncé holds firm to the number one spot with 4. The Official Albums Chart Top 10 sees no new entries but two re-entries as Rihanna’s Loud (a former number one) climbs from last week’s number 11 to this week’s number eight and Cee Lo Green’s The Lady Killer (which peaked at number three in January) moves up from last week’s number 13 to this week’s number nine.

Notes to Editors
1.   Chart information quoted from this release must be credited to The Official Charts Company
2.  The Official Charts Company (OCC) is a joint venture between record labels’ body the BPI and ERA, the Entertainment Retailers Association.   The OCC is responsible for the commissioning, marketing, distribution and management of the UK’s industry standard music and video charts and is endorsed by the BVA (British Video Association).
3. The Official Charts Company compiles its charts from sales information gathered across all key distribution (or entertainment) channels including all major high street retail chains, independent stores, supermarkets, mail order internet retailers and digital music service providers. This market research sample equates to 99% of the total UK Singles market; 98% of the total UK Albums market and 90% of the total UK DVD market.
For further information contact:
Amy Howard, Official Charts Company.
T: 01480 860 530  M. 07768 891 264
E: amy@theofficialcharts.com
W:  www.theofficialcharts.com
The Chart Show with Reggie Yates, Sundays  4pm-7pm, BBC Radio 1.
The Official Chart Update with Greg James, Wednesdays 3.30pm-4pm, BBC Radio 1
Jo Whiley features Official Albums Chart highlights, Mondays between 8 and 9pm, BBC Radio 2


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