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Tulisa scores fastest selling debut smash hit of 2012 with Young

06/05/2012

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Tulisa with her Official Number 1 Award for Young

By Lauren Kreisler

Tulisa crowns a victorious week by today securing a debut solo Number 1 on the Official Singles Chart with Young, and lays her hands on her first Official Number 1 Award

Earlier this week the N-Dubz singer and X Factor judge scooped FHM’s Sexiest Woman In The World gong, and today goes one even better as she scores a chart topping smash hit with new solo single Young, and claims an Official Number 1 Award from the Official Charts Company

The highest new entry of the week, Tulisa has racked up an impressive first week tally of nearly 122,000 copies, which makes Young the second fastest selling single of 2012 so far.  DJ Fresh & Rita Ora still hold the overall record this year with 128,000 sales of Hot Right Now in its first week on sale back in February. 

 “Congratulations to Tulisa on scoring a Number 1 with Young - especially given that she has also racked up the fastest selling debut single of the year so far,” comments Martin Talbot, the Official Charts Company’s Managing Director. “It’s a fantastic start to her solo career and a deserving recipient of the Official Number 1 Award!”

Tulisa is pictured today back stage at Britian’s Got Talent in London with her Official Number 1 Award – the new award scheme launched by the Official Charts Company and BBC Radio 1 in what is the 60th anniversary year of the Official Singles Chart. The new brushed aluminium trophy is now presented to artists to mark the special achievement of a Number 1 single on the UK’s Official Singles Chart

Tulisa ends Carly Rae Jepsen’s four-week stint at Number 1 and manages to equal N-Dubz bandmate Dappy who also scored a chart topper with his debut solo material last summer.  However, the track, which was co-written by Tulisa’s ex-boyfriend and N-Dubz bandmate Fazer, wasn’t originally intended for her.

"It was one of those ones I heard in the studio, and I was like, 'I have to have this song’,” she revealed in an interview with BBC Radio 2. “It was meant for someone else, I'm not going to say who it was meant for, who they pictured it for, but I nicked it!”

"They didn't even get a chance to pitch it to the [other singer],” she added. “It wasn't even finished and I was like, 'I'm having that song, give it to me!’."

Carly Rae Jepsen has now slipped into second place but still with a high sale of over 80,000 in Call Me Maybe’s fifth week on chart. Fun and Janelle Monae’s We Are Young is a non-mover at 3, while former chart toppers Cover Drive debut at Number 4 with their new track, Sparks. Alex Clare’s Too Closeclimbs yet another place this week to achieve its highest chart position to date at Number 5.

New entries and high climbers

Tulisa (1)  and Cover Drive (4) lead six new entries on the Official Singles Chart today.  Rihanna’s Where Have You Been is at 21, followed by Sub Focus FT Alice Gold at 23 with Out The Blue, with Avicii’s Silhouettes at 26 and Flux Pavilion’s Daydreamer at 39.

However, talent show contestant Tyler James’ performance on The Voice last weekend sends James Vincent McMorrow’s 2011 release Higher Love, shooting up 125 places into the Top 40 at Number 37.

View the Official Singles Chart Top 100 in full below:

1 YOUNG TULISA
2 CALL ME MAYBE CARLY RAE JEPSEN
3 WE ARE YOUNG FUN FT JANELLE MONAE
4 SPARKS COVER DRIVE
5 TOO CLOSE ALEX CLARE
6 LET'S GO CALVIN HARRIS FT NE-YO
7 DRIVE BY TRAIN
8 LASERLIGHT JESSIE J FT DAVID GUETTA
9 STARSHIPS NICKI MINAJ
10 SOMEBODY THAT I USED TO KNOW GOTYE FT KIMBRA
11 PRIMADONNA MARINA & THE DIAMONDS
12 CAN'T SAY NO CONOR MAYNARD
13 SO GOOD BOB
14 212 AZEALIA BANKS FT LAZY JAY
15 TITANIUM DAVID GUETTA FT SIA
16 PART OF ME KATY PERRY
17 SHE DOESN'T MIND SEAN PAUL
18 I WON'T GIVE UP JASON MRAZ
19 TURN UP THE MUSIC CHRIS BROWN
20 BOYFRIEND JUSTIN BIEBER
21 WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN RIHANNA
22 TURN ME ON DAVID GUETTA FT NICKI MINAJ
23 OUT THE BLUE SUB FOCUS FT ALICE GOLD
24 WILD ONES FLO RIDA FT SIA
25 ORDINARY PEOPLE JOHN LEGEND
26 SILHOUETTES AVICII
27 TAKE CARE DRAKE FT RIHANNA
28 GREYHOUND SWEDISH HOUSE MAFIA
29 LEVEL UP SWAY
30 NEXT TO ME EMELI SANDE
31 DOMINO JESSIE J
32 BLUE JEANS LANA DEL REY
33 SEXY AND I KNOW IT LMFAO
34 CLIMAX USHER
35 MAMA DO THE HUMP RIZZLE KICKS
36 N****S IN PARIS JAY-Z & KANYE WEST
37 HIGHER LOVE JAMES VINCENT MCMORROW
38 HEY SOUL SISTER TRAIN
39 DAYDREAMER FLUX PAVILION
40 OH MY GOODNESS OLLY MURS
41 THE MAN WHO CAN'T BE MOVED SCRIPT
42 I'M YOURS JASON MRAZ
43 STRONGER (WHAT DOESN'T KILL YOU) KELLY CLARKSON
44 LISTEN BEYONCE
45 MOVES LIKE JAGGER MAROON 5 FT CHRISTINA AGUILERA
46 T.H.E (THE HARDEST EVER) WILL I AM/JAGGER/LOPEZ
47 SORRY FOR PARTY ROCKING LMFAO
48 MR BRIGHTSIDE KILLERS
49 WE FOUND LOVE RIHANNA FT CALVIN HARRIS
50 PARADISE COLDPLAY
51 HOW TO SAVE A LIFE FRAY
52 HOT RIGHT NOW DJ FRESH FT RITA ORA
53 SWEET DISPOSITION TEMPER TRAP
54 SHAKE IT OUT GLEE CAST
55 BORN TO DIE LANA DEL REY
56 DRUNK ED SHEERAN
57 SHE SAID PLAN B
58 IRREPLACEABLE BEYONCE
59 DANCE WITH ME TONIGHT OLLY MURS
60 END OF TIME BEYONCE
61 LEGO HOUSE ED SHEERAN
62 VIDEO GAMES LANA DEL REY
63 LEVELS AVICII
64 GOOD FEELING FLO RIDA
65 GO YOUR OWN WAY FLEETWOOD MAC
66 MAKE IT BUN DEM SKRILLEX/DAMIAN JR GONG MARLEY
67 JAR OF HEARTS CHRISTINA PERRI
68 DROPS OF JUPITER (TELL ME) TRAIN
69 BANGARANG SKRILLEX FT SIRAH
70 EARTHQUAKE LABRINTH FT TINIE TEMPAH
71 BREAKEVEN SCRIPT
72 BURN IT DOWN LINKIN PARK
73 WHAT MAKES YOU BEAUTIFUL ONE DIRECTION
74 ILL MANORS PLAN B
75 SET FIRE TO THE RAIN ADELE
76 SOMEONE LIKE YOU ADELE
77 LAST TIME LABRINTH
78 PARTY ROCK ANTHEM LMFAO/LAUREN BENNETT/GOONROCK
79 WHERE IS THE LOVE BLACK EYED PEAS
80 THE EDGE OF GLORY LADY GAGA
81 SHAKE IT OUT FLORENCE & THE MACHINE
82 PRICE TAG JESSIE J FT BOB
83 USE SOMEBODY KINGS OF LEON
84 TRIBUTE TENACIOUS D
85 FIREWORK KATY PERRY
86 BEAUTIFUL DAY U2
87 BREATH OF LIFE FLORENCE & THE MACHINE
88 SKINNY LOVE BIRDY
89 WITHOUT YOU DAVID GUETTA FT USHER
90 CREEP RADIOHEAD
91 I GOTTA FEELING BLACK EYED PEAS
92 DAKOTA STEREOPHONICS
93 LET ME GO MAVERICK SABRE
94 THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY KATY PERRY
95 INTERNATIONAL LOVE PITBULL FT CHRIS BROWN
96 THE A TEAM ED SHEERAN
97 GET HERE OLETA ADAMS
98 HOW WILL I KNOW GLEE CAST
99 ALONE AGAIN ALYSSA REID FT JUMP SMOKERS
100 HOLLYWOOD MARINA & THE DIAMONDS

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