Amelia Lily will be all smiles today, as debut single You Bring Me Joy looks set to shoot straight to the top of the Official Singles Chart this Sunday.
The 17 year old X Factor contestant, hailing from Middlesbrough, was sensationally eliminated prematurely from the 2011 series’ live shows by mentor Kelly Rowland, only to be later voted back on to the show by the British public. Amelia eventually went on to make it all the way to the X Factor 2011 live final, finishing in third place behind Little Mix and Marcus Collins.
Amelia looks set to triumph over the turbulent start this weekend and follow in the footsteps of fellow chart-topping finalists Little Mix, her original material You Bring Me Joy is on course to debut at the top of the Official Chart this weekend.
Speaking to OfficialCharts.com, Amelia said:
“It’s still quite hard to believe that I came third in the final of one of the biggest television shows going. Now, nearly a year later, I’m releasing my first single! I’d be ecstatic if it got to Number 1, but at the same time, I’d be really proud wherever ever it charts because I’ve worked so hard on it,” she added.
Watch full interview below:
The Script and Will.I.Am are currently holding firm at Number 2 with Hall Of Fame, while current chart topper Ne-Yo’s Let Me Love You (Until You Learn To Love Yourself) falls two places to Number 3. Little Mix are at Number 4 with Wings, and Flo Rida shoots up six places with I Cry (5) to complete this week’s Official Singles Chart Update Top 5.
There are five other new entries on today’s Official Singles Chart Update, led by Amelia Lily (1). N-Dubz star and X Factor judge Tulisa could bag her second solo Top 10 hit on Sunday. Following on from her debut release Young, which went to Number 1 back in May, new single Live It Up FT Tyga, is at Number 10 in today’s Update.
Las Vegas rockers The Killers look set to score their twelfth Top 40 hit with Runaways (15), the lead single from the band’s new album Battle Born which is released on Monday (September 17).
Mumford & Sons are on track for the highest charting single of their career I Will Wait (19). The London-based indie folk band’s previous highest charting single was Little Lion Man which reached Number 24 in 2009. I Will Wait is taken from the band’s hotly anticipated second album, Babel, set to be released later this month.
David Guetta completes this week’s Official Singles Chart Update Top 40 with two new entries - She Wolf (Falling To Pieces) featuring Sia (20) and Play Hard FT Ne-Yo and Akon (39). Both tracks are taken from the new 2.0 edition of his 2011 album, Nothing But The Beat, which was released on Monday.
The Official Singles Chart Update Top 40 is as follows:
|01||YOU BRING ME JOY||AMELIA LILY|
|02||HALL OF FAME||THE SCRIPT FT WILL I AM|
|03||LET ME LOVE YOU (UNTIL YOU LEARN TO LOVE||NE-YO|
|05||I CRY||FLO RIDA|
|06||GOOD TIME||OWL CITY/CARLY RAE JEPSEN|
|07||WE ARE NEVER EVER GETTING BACK TOGETHER||TAYLOR SWIFT|
|08||BLOW ME (ONE LAST KISS)||PINK|
|09||BOM BOM||SAM & THE WOMP|
|10||LIVE IT UP||TULISA FT TYGA|
|12||UNDER THE SUN||CHERYL|
|13||HARDER THAN YOU THINK||PUBLIC ENEMY|
|14||HOW WE DO (PARTY)||RITA ORA|
|16||READ ALL ABOUT IT PT 3||EMELI SANDE|
|17||SPECTRUM||FLORENCE & THE MACHINE|
|18||LITTLE TALKS||OF MONSTERS & MEN|
|19||I WILL WAIT||MUMFORD & SONS|
|20||SHE WOLF (FALLING TO PIECES)||DAVID GUETTA FT SIA|
|21||HEATWAVE||WILEY FT MS D|
|22||SUMMER PARADISE||SIMPLE PLAN FT SEAN PAUL|
|23||WE'LL BE COMING BACK||CALVIN HARRIS FT EXAMPLE|
|24||MILLION VOICES||OTTO KNOWS|
|26||PAYPHONE||MAROON 5 FT WIZ KHALIFA|
|28||FEEL THE LOVE||RUDIMENTAL FT JOHN NEWMAN|
|29||POUND THE ALARM||NICKI MINAJ|
|30||PRINCESS OF CHINA||COLDPLAY & RIHANNA|
|31||ONE DAY LIKE THIS||ELBOW|
|32||SIMPLY AMAZING||TREY SONGZ|
|33||DEEPEST SHAME||PLAN B|
|34||AS LONG AS YOU LOVE ME||JUSTIN BIEBER FT BIG SEAN|
|35||TOO CLOSE||ALEX CLARE|
|36||CALL ME MAYBE||CARLY RAE JEPSEN|
|37||WE ARE YOUNG||FUN. FT JANELLE MONAE|
|39||PLAY HARD||DAVID GUETTA FT NE-YO/AKON|
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