UK rapper and singer Example (aka Elliot Gleave) scores his second Official Singles Chart number one today with Stay Awake following hot on the heels of his debut number one Changed The Way You Kissed Me which spent two weeks at the top in June, the Official Charts Company reports.
2011 has marked a spectacular breakthrough for Example who made his chart debut two years ago with Watch The Sun Come Up which peaked at number 19. Earlier this year he featured on Wretch 32’s number two single Unorthodox. One of the highlights of this summer’s festival circuit with appearances at Glastonbury, Wireless, Lovebox, Big Chill, V2011, Creamfields and iTunes, Example plays a 17-date headline tour throughout the UK in November and December.
Example releases his third studio album Playing In The Shadows, which includes collaborations with Chase & Status, Faithless and Nero, today.
There are three other new entries in this week’s Official Singles Chart Top 10; singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran sees new single You Need Me I Don’t Need You debut at number four, while his previous single The A Team which first peaked at number three when it was released in May, is this week’s number 13, Lick Ya Down the debut single from Bajan four-piece Cover Drive is straight in at number nine and American-Jamaican singer Sean Kingston’s Party All Night (Sleep All Day) climbs to number 10 from last week’s 18.
Multi-platinum, Grammy Award winning LA rockers Red Hot Chili Peppers head a flurry of new entries in the Official Albums Chart Top 10 and land their fourth Official Albums Chart number one (and seventh Top 10 hit) with I’m With You which follows previous number ones Stadium Arcadium (2006), Live In Hyde Park (2004) and By The Way (2002).
I’m With You is the band’s first album to feature new guitarist Josh Klinghoffer, following the departure of long-serving band member, John Frusciante. One of the most successful acts in rock history, Red Hot Chili Peppers have sold more than 60 million albums worldwide. The band embark on a 10-date tour of the UK and Ireland in November.
There are four other new entries in this week’s Official Albums Chart Top 10; DJ and producer David Guetta scores his second Top 3 album with Nothing But The Beat straight in at number two, indie folk band Bombay Bicycle Club land their biggest hit to date with A Different Kind Of Fix straight in at number six, US rapper Lil Wayne also scores a personal best with Tha Carter 4 straight in at number eight and legendary country star Dolly Parton is straight in at number nine with Better Day.
Finally, congratulations all round to birthday girl Beyoncé, who sees her former number one album 4 the highest climber in this week’s Official Albums Chart Top 20, climbing four places from last week’s 18 to this week’s 14 in the wake of her recent VMA winning appearance at which she also announced her pregnancy.
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.
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