By Dan Lane
Rita Ora has scored her third Official Number 1 single today (Sunday, August 19) with new track How We Do (Party) debuting at Number 1 on the Official Singles Chart.
The 21-year-old singer - who was signed by Jay-Z to his Roc Nation record label - is undoubtedly the breakthrough artist of the year. After making her chart debut back in February guesting on DJ Fresh’s single Hot Right Now, Rita returned to Number 1 in May with her own track - R.I.P. FT Tinie Tempah - and today she’s done it all over again with How We Do (Party). All three tracks have broken the 100,000 sales barrier during their first week on sale.
“I can't believe I'm the first artist this year to have three Number 1 singles in a row!” Rita told OfficialCharts.com. “It’s really inspiring, I really appreciate all the support I've been getting from my fans and the media. This is already the best year ever!”
Rita’s debut album, ORA, will be released on August 27.
Last week’s chart topper, Wiley, slips to Number 2 this week with Heatwave, while Emeli Sande leads a massive influx of London 2012 Olympic Games-related tracks in the Official Singles Chart Top 200 with Read All About It Part 3 at Number 3. Elbow, who also appeared at the London 2012 closing ceremony, climb 121 places to Number 4 with One Day Like This, while Calvin Harris FT Example’s We’ll Be Coming Back (5) completes this week’s Top 5.
In addition to Rita Ora’s How We Do (Party) (Number 1), there a five other new entries on this week’s Official Singles Chart.
Trey Songs scores his highest charting single to date with Simply Amazing new in at Number 8, while US DJ and producer Porter Robinson clocks up his debut UK Top 10 hit with Language (9).
George Michael’s White Light, which had its first live outing at last Sunday’s closing ceremony, is at Number 15. Britain’s Got Talent star Ryan O'Shaughnessy is new in at 31 with No Name, while Ed Sheeran’s cover of Pink Floyd’s Wish You Were Here with Nick Mason,Genesis’ Mike Rutherford and The Feeling's Richard Jones at Number 34.
67 tracks - 31 of which featured in the London 2012 Olympic Games’ closing ceremony, along with eight from the opening ceremony, plus a further 28 by artists who performed or were played at either event – have entered the Official Singles Chart Top 200 today.
Of the artists who were featured, Emeli Sande has seen the greatest sales lift, with six tracks in the Top 200 - Read All About It Pt 3 (Number 3), My Kind Of Love (53), Next To Me (59), Professor Green’s Read All About It (71), Heaven (106) and Abide With Me (179). Ed Sheeran is in second place with five tracks in the Top 200, while Jessie J has four.
This week’s highest climbers are also Olympics-related, with Oasis’ Wonderwall (which was performed by Liam Gallagher’s post-Oasis band, Beady Eye, at last Sunday’s closing ceremony) is up 158 places to Number 38, while Elbow’s One Day Like This is up 121 places to Number 4. Public Enemy’s Harder Than You Think, which has been used by Channel 4 in its adverts for the London 2012 Paralympic Games, is up 106 places to 56.
The Official Singles Chart Top 10 is as follows. Click here to see the Top 100 in full at 7PM.
|01||HOW WE DO (PARTY)||RITA ORA|
|02||HEATWAVE||WILEY FT MS D|
|03||READ ALL ABOUT IT PT 3||EMELI SANDE|
|04||ONE DAY LIKE THIS||ELBOW|
|05||WE'LL BE COMING BACK||CALVIN HARRIS FT EXAMPLE|
|06||RUNNING UP THAT HILL||KATE BUSH|
|07||SPECTRUM||FLORENCE & THE MACHINE|
|08||SIMPLY AMAZING||TREY SONGZ|
|10||LOST IN YOUR LOVE||REDLIGHT|
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