Multi-platinum pop/R’n’B singer and songwriter Jason Derulo is back at the top of the Official Singles Chart this week as new release Don’t Wanna Go Home flies straight to number one, the Official Charts Company reports.
The twenty-one-year-old Miami native started his career as a sought-after songwriter for the likes of P. Diddy, Lil Wayne, Cassie, Donnie Klang, Birdman, Iyaz and Danity Kane. But when producer R.J Rotem hired him to write songs for Sean Kingston he soon realized that Derülo could be a star in his own right.
Derulo scored his first Official Singles Chart number one last year with In My Head, the follow-up to his debut Watcha Say (2009) which peaked at number three in the UK having been number one on Billboard’s Hot 100 Singles chart in America. He has gone on to sell some 13 million singles to date including subsequent Official Singles Chart hits Ridin’ Solo (number two, 2010) and What If (number 12, 2010). Derulo’s self-titled debut album peaked at number eight in 2010.
Don’t Wanna Go Home, which Derulo co-wrote with producers The Fliptones, is the lead track from second album Future History which is due for release in September.
The Official Singles Chart Top 10 sees one other new entry this week – Badman Riddim (Jump) from Dutch dirty house DJ and producer Vato Gonazlez (aka Bjorn Franken) featuring UK hip hop and grime collective Foreign Beggars, which is straight in at number seven while Lady Gaga’s The Edge Of Glory is a re-entry at number eight (up from last week’s number 16) having peaked at number six in May this year.
In the Official Albums Chart, Lady Gaga’s album Born This Way bounces back to the summit for a second stint at number one having spent the last two weeks at number three. The album previously spent two weeks at number one when it was first released back in May.
The sole new entry in this week’s Official Albums Chart Top 10 comes from Bon Iver’s Bon Iver, which is straight in at number four. This marks a career best for Wisconsin native Justin Vernon, the man behind the Bon Iver project, whose critically-acclaimed gold-selling debut album For Emma Forever Ago peaked at number 42 in 2008. Bon Iver will be touring the UK as a nine-piece band in October and November this year.
The Official Albums Chart Top 10 also sees two re-entries this week, both from former number one albums, as Bruno Mars’ Doo-Wops & Hooligans climbs to number eight from last week’s 11 and Rihanna’s Loud climbs to number nine from last weeks’ 15.
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.
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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