Labrinth aka Tim McKenzie, has scored his first UK solo Number 1 on the Official Singles Chart with Beneath Your Beautiful, the sixth single from his hit album Electronic Earth. The song, which features the vocals of - and is co-written by unofficial woman of the year Emeli Sandé, becomes Labrinth’s premier chart topper as a solo artist, breaking the 100k sales barrier and rocketing to the top spot with a huge sale of nearly 108,000 copies.
The Hackney born producer, songwriter and musician famously co-wrote and co-produced Tinie Tempah’s Number 1 hit Pass Out, and has previously enjoyed three Top 5 singles, including last year’s Tinie Tempah-assisted Earthquake.
Swedish House Mafia deliver a further 86,000 sales this week of previous chart topper Don’t You Worry Child (2), taking its total to date up to 308,000 in just three weeks on sale. Last week’s king and queen Calvin Harris and Florence Welch drop two places to Number 3. Rihanna, who the Official Charts Company this week revealed as the second biggest-selling female singles artist of all time, hangs tight at Number 4 with Diamonds, while Gangnam Style drops two to complete this week’s Official Singles Chart Top 5.
The highest of three new entries on this week’s Official Singles Chart Top 40, JLS just miss out on a Top 5 placing as new single Hottest Girl In The World charts at Number 6. Watford songwriter/artist Naughty Boy scores his first Top 10 hit as Wonder, which features vocals by – who else - Emeli Sandé, comes in at Number 10.
London quartet Bastille secure their highest-chartin single so far as Flaws, the third outing from forthcoming album Bad Blood enters at Number 21.
As well as Labrinth rocketing up 84 places, Swedish House Mafia see a 50-notch jump as Save The World finishes at Number 36, helped along by its performance by Kye Sones on last weekend’s X Factor. Scream by US R’n’B star Usher leaps 28 places to Number 37, while Ho Hey by American folk rockers Lumineers jumps 22 places to Number 23.
The Official Singles Chart Top 10 is as follows:
|1||BENEATH YOUR BEAUTIFUL||LABRINTH FT EMELI SANDE|
|2||DON'T YOU WORRY CHILD||SWEDISH HOUSE MAFIA/MARTIN|
|3||SWEET NOTHING||CALVIN HARRIS/FLORENCE WELCH|
|6||HOTTEST GIRL IN THE WORLD||JLS|
|8||ONE MORE NIGHT||MAROON 5|
|9||WE ARE NEVER EVER GETTING BACK TOGETHER||TAYLOR SWIFT|
|10||WONDER||NAUGHTY BOY FT EMELI SANDE|
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