Katy Perry today puts an end to Gotye’s four week consecutive run at the top of the Official Singles Chart by flying straight in to the Number 1 spot with new track, Part Of Me.
The US singer who recently split from husband Russell Brand, has been in the UK this week promoting the new single which is taken from the forthcoming Complete Confection edition of her 2010 album Teenage Dream. Part Of Me is Katy’s third UK Number 1 and ninth Top 10 hit, and leads today’s singles charge by 12,000 copies, ahead of Sean Paul’s She Doesn’t Mind (2) while Gotye FT Kimbra’s Somebody That I Used To Know slips to Number 3.
The week’s second highest new entry comes courtesy of Jamaican singer Sean Paul whose new single, She Doesn’t Mind, debuts at Number 2. The track is taken from his fifth studio album, Tomahawk Technique, which is set for release on April 2.
Labrinth claims his third Top 5 single with new track Last Time. The Hackney-born producer and songwriter, who debuted at Number 2 with Earthquake FT Tinie Tempah, in October of last year, lands a Number 3 today, while JLS also score a Top 10 entry with their Sport Relief charity single, Proud (6).
Surrey rockers You Me At Six complete today’s Official Singles Chart Top 40 new entries with rollercoaster-inspired new single, The Swarm (23).
The week’s highest climber is Florence & The Machine’s Shake It Out, climbing 52 places to 35, while the controversial Azealia Banks’ 212 ascends four places to bag its highest chart position to date, breaking into the Top 20 (20).
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Paul Weller swaggers all the way into the Number 1 slot on the Official Albums Chart today with new acclaimed album Sonik Kicks. The follow up to 2010’s Number 2 album Wake Up The Nation is Weller’s eleventh studio album and a more experimental, psychedelic, offering according to the critics.
Sonik Kicks debuts at Number 1 on the Official Albums Chart today, giving the Modfather his fourth solo Number 1 album, and in doing so manages to keep David Guetta’s Nothing But The Beat away from the top spot by a narrow margin of 250 copies after the French global DJ and producer shot up seven places this week.
Last week’s Number 1, Military Wives’ In My Dreams slips to Number 3, while Emeli Sande’s Our Version Of Events is down from Number 2 to Number 4.
Completing this week’s Top 5 is Adele's 21. In another extraordinary record-breaking week for the London-born singer, the Official Charts Company can confirm that 21 is now the sixth biggest selling album of all time in the UK. On Monday it was revealed that Adele’s 21 has now overtaken Pink Floyd’s 1973 epic, The Dark Side Of The Moon, having already overtaken Michael Jackson’s Bad three weeks previously. By the end of the working week, Adele had also leap-frogged Dire Straits’ 1985 hit Brothers In Arms. 21 has now sold over 4.16m copies in the UK.
The Shins are the second highest new entry this week (11) with their major label debut Port Of Morrow featuring the single Simple Song, while Miike Snow returns to the Official Albums Chart with new release Happy To You (31), and Odd Future’s The OF Tape – Vol 2 completes today’s Top 40 new entries.
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