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will.i.am and Cody Wise on track for UK Number 1 with It's My Birthday

09/07/2014

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will.i.am and Cody Wise on track for UK Number 1 with Birthday

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will.i.am is on track for his tenth UK Number 1 single with It’s My Birthday FT 17-year-old singer Cody Wise.

Rapper/singer/songwriter/producer and general all round musical powerhouse, will.i.am, is set to hit the Number 1 spot this weekend with It’s My Birthday, featuring 17-year-old US singer, Cody Wise.

It looks like getting to Number 1 will be a piece of cake for will.i.am! It’s My Birthday has a combined sales figure of over 42,000 so far this week, with just over 1% of that figure being accounted for by audio streams.

It’s the second week that audio streams from services such as; Spotify, Deezer, Napster, Music Unlimited, rara, Xbox Music and O2 Tracks have been included in the new-look Official Singles Chart, with 100 streams equating to one sale.

It’s My Birthday was written by Will and Cody, alongside Keith Harris (Madonna, Kelis, Britney Spears) and Indian composer, A.R. Rahman and, if it holds on to the top spot through to Sunday will be the tenth chart topper Will has appeared on, including five as a solo artist and five with The Black Eyed Peas.

The VampsSomebody To You has seen a sales boost this week, climbing from Number 39 to Number 2 today, following the release of a version of the track featuring US star, Demi Lovato.

Meanwhile, current reigning pop princess, Ariana Grande’s Problem FT Iggy Azalea drops two places to Number 3 at this midway stage.

Entering the Top 40 at Number 4 is Jess Glynne’s Right Here. Although this is the 24-year-old’s first solo foray, she already has two huge chart toppers to her name having featured on Clean Bandit’s Rather Be and Route 94’s My Love.

Former X Factor star, Ella Henderson spends her fifth week in the Top 5 with debut single, Ghost (Number 5).

New Entries

Aside from will.i.am’s It’s My Birthday FT Cody Wise (Number 1) and Jess Glynne’s Right Here (4), there are two new entries on today’s Official Singles Chart Update Top 40.

British dance duo, Matrix & Futurebound enter the chart at Number 35 with Don’t Look Back FT Tanya Lacey, while former Nickelodeon stars Malcolm Kelley and Tony Oller, AKA MKTO, are on track for their first UK Top 40 single, with Classic (Number 14).

The Official Singles Chart Update Top 40 is as follows. The Official Singles Chart Top 100 will be posted in full, here, on Sunday at 7pm.

1 IT'S MY BIRTHDAY WILL I AM FT CODY WISE
2 SOMEBODY TO YOU VAMPS
3 PROBLEM ARIANA GRANDE FT IGGY AZALEA
4 RIGHT HERE JESS GLYNNE
5 GHOST ELLA HENDERSON
6 BUDAPEST GEORGE EZRA
7 GECKO (OVERDRIVE) OLIVER HELDENS & BECKY HILL
8 SING ED SHEERAN
9 CHANDELIER SIA
10 STAY WITH ME SAM SMITH
11 A SKY FULL OF STARS COLDPLAY
12 WAVES MR PROBZ
13 ALL OF ME JOHN LEGEND
14 CLASSIC MKTO
15 WIGGLE JASON DERULO FT SNOOP DOGG
16 MAKE U BOUNCE DJ FRESH VS TC FT LITTLE NIKKI
17 HAPPY PHARRELL WILLIAMS
18 ONE MORE DAY (STAY WITH ME) EXAMPLE
19 DANGEROUS LOVE FUSE ODG FT SEAN PAUL
20 WASTED TIESTO FT MATTHEW KOMA
21 SUMMER CALVIN HARRIS
22 DON'T STOP 5 SECONDS OF SUMMER
23 FANCY IGGY AZALEA FT CHARLI XCX
24 LET IT GO IDINA MENZEL
25 DON'T ED SHEERAN
26 I WILL NEVER LET YOU DOWN RITA ORA
27 RATHER BE CLEAN BANDIT FT JESS GLYNNE
28 STOLEN DANCE MILKY CHANCE
29 GOOD KISSER USHER
30 THINKING OUT LOUD ED SHEERAN
31 ONLY LOVE CAN HURT LIKE THIS PALOMA FAITH
32 NOBODY TO LOVE SIGMA
33 JUBEL KLINGANDE
34 HIDEAWAY KIESZA
35 DON'T LOOK BACK MATRIX & FUTUREBOUND
36 SHE LOOKS SO PERFECT 5 SECONDS OF SUMMER
37 LOVE NEVER FELT SO GOOD MICHAEL JACKSON
38 HERE FOR YOU GORGON CITY FT LAURA WELSH
39 LOYAL CHRIS BROWN/LIL WAYNE/TYGA
40 SALUTE LITTLE MIX

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