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Official Charts Press Release 17/10/2012

17/10/2012

Can 18 year old Jake Bugg keep Leona Lewis off Number 1?

18 year old British newcomer Jake Bugg could deny global superstar Leona Lewis her third Number 1 album this Sunday, according to today’s Official Albums Chart Update.

'I drink to remember, I smoke to forget', the much hyped Nottingham singer/songwriter Jake Bugg, who has drawn comparisons with a young Noel Gallagher, has been hijacking radio in recent weeks with the swaggering anthem Two Fingers, picking up a host of celebrity fans including Lily Allen, Chris Martin, Elton John and Noel himself, to name but a few.

The latest Official Charts Company sales data shows that Bugg’s self-titled debut album has made a promising start to the week, leading by more than 4,000 copies over Leona Lewis’s new album, Glassheart (2) at this midway stage.

Glassheart, Leona’s third studio album featuring lead single Trouble, sees Leona working with an executive producer for the first time, Fraser T Smith, who collaborated on Adele’s huge selling 21. The pair first met over ten years ago when Leona was unknown and recording demos, working hard for that first big break.

Leona said: “Glassheart is an album I’ve poured my heart and soul into. It’s raw, emotional and progressive. I’m so proud of this record”.

Mumford And Sons’ Babel slides two places to Number 3, while Natasha Khan AKA Bat For Lashes is on course for her second Top 5 album with The Haunted Man (4). This week’s Top 5 is completed by former chart topper Muse’s The 2nd Law (5).

New Entries

In addition to Jake Bugg (Number 1), Leona Lewis (2) and Bat For Lashes (4), there are seven other new entries on today’s Official Albums Chart Update Top 40.

The deluxe edition of Rebecca Ferguson’s Heaven, which features new single Backtrack, as performed on Sunday night’s X Factor results show, should re-enter the Top 10 on Sunday at Number 7. Watch our video interview with Rebecca here. Meanwhile English folk band Bellowhead are on course for their highest charting album to date with new release, Broadside, due to debut at Number 10.

Glad Rag Doll (13), Diana Krall’s tenth studio album, is on track to give the Canadian jazz singer and pianist her sixth Top 40 album, while Steely Dan frontman Donald Fagen is heading for his fourth solo Top 40 with Sunken Condos (22).

This week’s new entries are completed by Art Garfunkel’s new compilation, The Singer (23), Franciscan monk Friar Alessandro’s Voice From Assisi (25), and Placebo’s mini album, B3 (38).

The Official Albums Chart Update Top 40 is as follows:

01 JAKE BUGG JAKE BUGG
02 GLASSHEART LEONA LEWIS
03 BABEL MUMFORD & SONS
04 THE HAUNTED MAN BAT FOR LASHES
05 THE 2ND LAW MUSE
06 HALCYON ELLIE GOULDING
07 HEAVEN REBECCA FERGUSON
08 THE TRUTH ABOUT LOVE P!NK
09 OUR VERSION OF EVENTS EMELI SANDE
10 BROADSIDE BELLOWHEAD
11 + ED SHEERAN
12 BATTLE BORN THE KILLERS
13 GLAD RAG DOLL DIANA KRALL
14 BORN TO DIE LANA DEL REY
15 OVEREXPOSED MAROON 5
16 SIGH NO MORE MUMFORD & SONS
17 NUMBER 3 THE SCRIPT
18 ALL OVER THE WORLD - THE VERY BEST OF ELO
19 21 ADELE
20 UP ALL NIGHT ONE DIRECTION
21 LONG WAVE JEFF LYNNE
22 SUNKEN CONDOS DONALD FAGEN
23 THE SINGER ART GARFUNKEL
24 MYLO XYLOTO COLDPLAY
25 VOICE FROM ASSISI FRIAR ALESSANDRO
26 HIGHER THE OVERTONES
27 COEXIST THE XX
28 UNO GREEN DAY
29 ILL MANORS - OST PLAN B
30 AN AWESOME WAVE ALT-J
31 MR BLUE SKY - THE VERY BEST OF ELO
32 SOME NIGHTS FUN.
33 TOGETHER JONATHAN & CHARLOTTE
34 NOTHING BUT THE BEAT 2.0 DAVID GUETTA
35 ORA RITA ORA
36 TALK THAT TALK RIHANNA
37 FALL TO GRACE PALOMA FAITH
38 B3 PLACEBO
39 CONTRAST CONOR MAYNARD
40 CEREMONIALS FLORENCE & THE MACHINE

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Calvin Harris and Florence Welch set to strike Number 1 gold again?

The collaborative force of Calvin Harris and Florence Welch seems invincible right now as the pair look set to score their second Number 1 in less than three months. Sweet Nothing has surged ahead of reigning chart champs Swedish House Mafia on this week's Official Singles Chart Update.

Scottish DJ and producer Harris’ new single, Sweet Nothing, which features guest vocals from the Florence And The Machine singer, follows hot on the heels of his remix of Florence And The Machine’s Number 1 summer smash, Spectrum. Harris’ reworking of the track saw it shoot straight to Number 1 on the Official Singles Chart back in July and went on to become the biggest selling single of the summer. Not only that, it also gave Florence And The Machine their first ever Number 1 single.

Sweet Nothing is taken from Calvin Harris’ upcoming third album, 18 Months, which is due for release at the end of this month.

Swedish House Mafia slide one place to Number 2 with Don’t You Worry Child FT John Martin, while Psy’s Gangnam Style is holding firm at Number 3.

Lawson are new in at Number 4 with Standing In the Dark, which looks set to become the British band’s third Top 5 hit of their debut year. The Official Singles Chart Update Top 5 is completed by Rihanna’s Diamonds which is down one place to Number 5.

New entries and high climbers

In addition to Calvin HarrisSweet Nothing FT Florence Welch (Number 1) and Lawson’s Standing In The Dark (4) there are five other new entries in today’s Official Singles Chart Update Top 40.

Rebecca Ferguson’s Backtrack looks set to enter at Number 16. Speaking to OfficialCharts.com, Rebecca said: “I wrote Backtrack about someone who cheated on me. But, I tried to put my own little spin on it and made it really upbeat. I recorded it with an amazing writer called Jonny Lattimer. It’s a break-up song, but we put a positive spin on it so it’s really fun, happy and something everyone can sing along to.”

Justin Bieber’s Beauty And A Beat FT Nicki Minaj (Number 24) looks set to give the Canadian chart throb his 14th Top 40 hit in two years, while Tyler James, star of BBC 1’s The Voice, is new in at Number 26 with his latest track, Single Tear. The Pet Shop Boys are on course for their 45th Top 40 hit with Leaving (29) while Everything Everything look set to make their Top 40 debut on Sunday with Cough Cough (38).

This week’s highest climbers are Paloma Faith’s cover of INXS’s Never Tear Us Apart, as is featured in the John Lewis TV ad campaign, which climbs nine places from Number 27 to Number 18, and Taylor Swift’s We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together shoots up five places to Number 7 after her performance on the X Factor over the weekend.

The Official Singles Chart Update Top 40 is as follows:

01 SWEET NOTHING CALVIN HARRIS/FLORENCE WELCH
02 DON'T YOU WORRY CHILD SWEDISH HOUSE MAFIA/MARTIN
03 GANGNAM STYLE PSY
04 STANDING IN THE DARK LAWSON
05 DIAMONDS RIHANNA
06 SKYFALL ADELE
07 WE ARE NEVER EVER GETTING BACK TOGETHER TAYLOR SWIFT
08 TURN AROUND CONOR MAYNARD FT NE-YO
09 I CRY FLO RIDA
10 ANYTHING COULD HAPPEN ELLIE GOULDING
11 SHE WOLF (FALLING TO PIECES) DAVID GUETTA FT SIA
12 TROUBLE LEONA LEWIS/CHILDISH GAMBINO
13 HALL OF FAME THE SCRIPT FT WILL I AM
14 LIVE WHILE WE'RE YOUNG ONE DIRECTION
15 ONE MORE NIGHT MAROON 5
16 BACKTRACK REBECCA FERGUSON
17 LET ME LOVE YOU (UNTIL YOU LEARN TO LOVE NE-YO
18 NEVER TEAR US APART PALOMA FAITH
19 MILLION VOICES OTTO KNOWS
20 I KNEW YOU WERE TROUBLE TAYLOR SWIFT
21 I WILL WAIT MUMFORD & SONS
22 LATCH DISCLOSURE FT SAM SMITH
23 WINGS LITTLE MIX
24 BEAUTY AND A BEAT JUSTIN BIEBER FT NICKI MINAJ
25 GOOD TIME OWL CITY/CARLY RAE JEPSEN
26 SINGLE TEAR TYLER JAMES
27 YOU BRING ME JOY AMELIA LILY
28 VA VA VOOM NICKI MINAJ
29 LEAVING PET SHOP BOYS
30 SOME NIGHTS FUN.
31 ANNIE'S SONG JOHN DENVER
32 READ ALL ABOUT IT PT 3 EMELI SANDE
33 CLIQUE KANYE WEST/JAY Z/BIG SEAN
34 SPECTRUM FLORENCE & THE MACHINE
35 BOM BOM SAM & THE WOMP
36 I WON'T GIVE UP JASON MRAZ
37 NO MORE DRAMA MARY J BLIGE
38 COUGH COUGH EVERYTHING EVERYTHING
39 BLOW ME (ONE LAST KISS) P!NK
40 LITTLE TALKS OF MONSTERS & MEN

© 2012 The Official Charts Company. All rights reserved.

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