Notorious N-Dubz star Dappy, blasts his way to the top of the Official Singles Chart today as debut solo release No Regrets sells over 95,000 copies to land the 24-year-old rapper/singer/songwriter and actor the second Number One single of his career. And in the Official Albums Chart, Leicester rockers Kasabian complete a hat-trick of Number Ones as fourth album Velociraptor! also storms to the top.
Dappy has previously tasted chart success as one third of grime/hip-hop/R&B outfit N-Dubz whose three album releases, Uncle B (Number 11, 2008), Against All Odds (Number Six, 2009) and Love Live Life (Number 10, 2010), have already sold over a million copies between them. N-Dubz have also scored three Top 10 singles with Best Behaviour (Number 10, 2010), I Need You (Number Five, 2011) and We Dance On Ft. Bodyrox (Number Six, 2011) while they featured on Tinchy Stryder’s 2009 Official Singles Chart Number One, aptly named Number 1. Dappy also collaborated with Tinchy Stryder earlier this year to land the Number Five hit Spaceship.
No Regrets is taken from Dappy’s debut solo album, itself titled No Regrets, which will be released later this autumn.
The Official Singles Chart Top 10 sees three other new entries and one re-entry this week: US singer/songwriter and actor Jason Derulo lands his fifth Official Singles Top 5 hit with It Girl straight in at Number Four; singer/songwriter and guitarist James Morrison makes it a fourth Official Singles Top 10 hit with I Won’t Let You Go straight in at Number Five; Irish singer/songwriter Damien Rice sees his single Cannonball, which peaked at Number 19 in 2004, soar thirty places to this week’s Number Nine from last week’s 39 having recently been performed on the X Factor and Ed Sheeran’s The A Team, which peaked at Number Three in May, is another X Factor beneficiary climbing to Number Seven from last week’s 14 after being covered on the reality show.
In the Official Albums Chart, Kasabian’s, Velociraptor!, the new Number One, takes no prisoners selling over 94,000 copies, double that of its nearest rival and last week’s Number One, Ed Sheeran’s +.
Velociraptor! follows the double platinum albums Kasabian (Number 4, 2004), Empire (Number One, 2006), and West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum (Number One, 2009), the latter racking up some one million sales worldwide to date.
Kasabian embark on a 13-date nationwide tour in November. Kasabian are guitarist Sergio Pizzorno, singer Tom Meighan, bassist Chris Edwards and drummer Ian Matthews.
There are two other new entries in this week’s Official Albums Top 10: legendary crooner Tony Bennett is straight in at Number 5 with his Duets II featuring a star-studded line-up of talent, including, poignantly, the last recording made by Amy Winehouse, Body And Soul while, US singer/songwriter Christina Perri sees her debut album Lovestrong straight in at Number Nine.
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