By Tom Lane
After four weeks on the chart, Beneath Your Beautiful FT Emeli Sande has climbed to up one place to give Labrinth his first Official Streaming Chart Number 1. The London-based singer/songwriter and producer has ended Swedish House Mafia FT John Martin’s two week reign at the top as Don’t You Worry Child falls to Number 2.
The Official Streaming Chart is compiled by the Official Charts Company on behalf of the British music industry, and has been running since May. It is the first chart which ranks audio streams from both ad-funded and subscription streaming services in the UK, which reflects the increasing interest in the new generation of music services such as Spotify, Deezer, Napster and We7.
Rihanna’s Diamonds is a non-mover at Number 3. The top five is completed by two more non-movers, Calvin Harris’ Sweet Nothing FT Florence Welch (Number 4) and Robbie Williams’ Candy (5).
The highest new entry of the week comes from the One Direction boys. Their latest single, Little Things, which debuted at Number 1 on the Official Singles Chart on Sunday, is new in at Number 26. DNA by Little Mix enters at Number 33, followed closely by Bruno Mars’ Locked Out Of Heaven at 34.
Gabrielle Aplin, the haunting voice behind this year's heart-warming John Lewis Christmas TV advert, is a new entry at Number 46 with The Power Of Love. Other artists who have broken into the top 100 this week include Ed Sheeran (Give Me Love, 70) Imagine Dragons (Radioactive, 87) and McFly (Love Is Easy, 94).
The deluxe edition of Lana Del Rey’s album, Born To Die, was released last week and, as a result, she has sprinkling of tracks in the Top 100. The highest of which being new single Ride (74), with Video Games re-entering at 81 and Born To Die at Number 82.
See this week’s Official Streaming Chart Top 100 in full here.Back