Carly Rae Jepsen, the relatively unknown Canadian Idol contestant who scored a surprise debut Number 1 three weeks ago with Call Me Maybe, has today landed the top spot on the Official Singles Chart for a fourth week running with another impressive sale of almost 100,000 copies.
Having also shifted in excess of 100,000 units on each of the previous three weeks, Call Me Maybe has by now racked up a tally of 434,000 to date, putting the Canadian pop princess firmly on the way to becoming one of 2012’s biggest sellers, currently riding high at Number 7 in the best sellers of the year to date.
Last week Radio 1’s Official Chart host Reggie Yates presented Carly with her well-deserved Official Singles Chart Number 1 Award. The award is a new initiative by the Official Charts Company in partnership with Radio 1, launched as part of 2012’s celebrations to mark the 60th anniversary of the Official Singles Chart. The brushed aluminum trophy is now presented to recognise every new Number 1 single. In case you missed it, here is Carly accepting the award:
Calvin Harris, the Scottish singer/songwriter and production wizard behind Rihanna’s floor-filling We Found Love, this week released new single Let’s Go (2), featuring Ne-Yo. The single is taken from Calvin’s forthcoming third studio album and is the highest and only new entry in today’s Official Top 40.
Indie poppers Fun are a non-mover at 3 with We Are Young FT Janelle Monae, last week’s 19-year old Brighton debutante Conor Maynard is today’s Number 4 while Jessie J’s Laserlight stays put in fifth place. Alex Clare’s Too Close, as featured on the current Internet Explorer TV ad campaign, climbs 10 places to Number 6, giving the track its highest chart position to date.
Elsewhere, BBC’s The Voice gives a boost to rock’s back catalogue as Stereophonics’ 2005 chart-topping hit Dakota re-enters the Top 40 today at Number 29, while Kings of Leon’s Use Somebody climbs 25 places to 35, and the U2 classic With Or Without You shoots up 71 places to settle at 43. Stereophonics Best Of – Decade In The Sun also climbs 34 places over on the Official Albums Chart to Number 32.
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