Rita Ora is smashing her way through 2012 as the London-based rising star today scores her second Official Number 1 single of the year with R.I.P FT Tinie Tempah. The track, which was written by Canadian rapper Drake and produced by electronic supremos Chase & Status, was released this week and has already broken the 100,000 sales barrier, toppling reigning queen Tulisa to rack up nearly 105,000 sales.
Not only has the 21-year-old singer already been snapped up by Jay Z for his label Roc Nation, 2012 is now rapidly becoming a breakthrough year for Rita as she today also becomes the first artist to bag two Official Number 1 Awards - the new award created by the Official Charts Company in the 60th year of the Official Singles Chart. The brushed aluminium trophy is now presented by the Official Charts Company in partnership with Radio 1’s Official Chart to each new single to achieve Number 1 status.
Rita is pictured adding her second Official Number 1 Award to her mantelpiece after also providing the vocals for DJ Fresh’s chart-topping smash hit Hot Right Now back in February, which is currently the fastest selling single of 2012 so far.
OfficialCharts.com caught up with an excited Rita to hear what she made of her two Number 1 Awards.
“As you know, I’ve got my one Official Number 1 Award from doing Hot Right Now with DJ Fresh. But, this is a moment, because I have my second Number 1 because of you guys! You don’t understand what this means to me. Thank you so, so, so much for this! Me and Tinie and Chase And Status are all really, really happy. Guys, you are the best! And I really mean that. I love you!”
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R.I.P is the first UK release to be lifted from Rita’s upcoming, as-yet-untitled debut album, which will be released later this year. The Kosovan-born singer is touring with DJ Fresh on his UK tour throughout May.
Tulisa slips into second place with Young, while former chart-topper Carly Rae Jepsen’s Call Me Maybe is at Number 3. Alex Clare’s Too Close (4) continues to climb up the Official Singles Chart since its release five weeks ago, while Fun and Janelle Monae’s We Are Young slips from Number 3 to Number 5.
With guest vocals from chart throb Justin Bieber, Far East Movement score their third Top 20 single with Live My Life which is new in at Number 7, while Matrix & Futurebound FT Luke Bingham’s All I Know is new in at 29. Labrinth’s Express Yourself is at 34 while Bieber’s Turn To You makes an appearance at 39.
Emeli Sande’s My Kind Of Love debuts on the Official Singles Chart at Number 24 following her performance on the BBC’s hit reality TV show The Voice last weekend. The Voice is also responsible for The Temper Trap’s Sweet Disposition, which was covered by David Julien on the show, climbing 27 places to Number 26.
|01||R.I.P||RITA ORA FT TINIE TEMPAH|
|03||CALL ME MAYBE||CARLY RAE JEPSEN|
|04||TOO CLOSE||ALEX CLARE|
|05||WE ARE YOUNG||FUN FT JANELLE MONAE|
|07||LIVE MY LIFE||FAR EAST MOVEMENT/BIEBER|
|08||WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN||RIHANNA|
|09||SOMEBODY THAT I USED TO KNOW||GOTYE FT KIMBRA|
|10||LASERLIGHT||JESSIE J FT DAVID GUETTA|