Twenty-two-year-old Jessie J bags her first Official Singles Chart number one with second single Price Tag featuring US rapper, producer and singer B.o.B, outselling all rivals, the Official Charts Company confirms today.
Price Tag, one of the first wave of new singles to be released under the On Air, On Air initiative, being released to radio and retail on the same day, follows J’s debut single Do It Like A Dude which entered the Official Singles Chart last November at number 25 and went on to peak at number two in January. Do It Like A Dude has spent five week in the Official Singles Chart Top 10 (it’s this week’s number seven) and has sold over 300,000 copies to date. The singer and songwriter has also attracted widespread critical acclaim winning the BBC’s Sound of 2011 poll and being named Critics’ Choice of the Brits 2011.
Price Tag’s success has also given featured artist B.o.B his third Official Singles Chart number one following last year’s Nothin’ On You (May, 2010) and Airplanes (July 2010).
Jessie J’s debut album Who We Are is scheduled for release on 28th February 2011.
There are two other new entries in this week’s Official Singles Chart Top 10; Enrique Iglesias scores his ninth Official Singles Chart Top 10 hit with Tonight (I’m F**kin’ You) featuring rapper Ludacris straight in at number five while Taio Cruz’s Higher featuring Travie McCoy and Kylie Minogue moves up to this week’s number eight from last week’s number 17.
In the Official Albums Chart, Adele’s 21, one of the biggest albums of recent years, stays at number one and posts impressive second week sales of over 135,000 while her debut album, 19, also holds firm in the Official Albums Chart, staying at number four.
The Official Albums Chart Top 10 features two new entries; production duo Chase & Status score their highest ever Official Albums Chart placing with second album No More Idols debuting at number two while Simply Eva, a posthumous collection from acclaimed US vocalist Eva Cassidy, is straight in at number six.
Rumer’s Seasons Of My Soul, which entered the Official Albums Chart at number three in November last year is a re-entry this week moving up to this week’s number nine from last week’s number 12.
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.
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The Official Chart Update with Greg James, 3.30pm-4pm, BBC Radio 1
The Chart Show with Reggie Yates, Sunday 4pm-7pm, BBC Radio 1.
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