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).
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|
|03||BABEL||MUMFORD & SONS|
|04||THE HAUNTED MAN||BAT FOR LASHES|
|05||THE 2ND LAW||MUSE|
|08||THE TRUTH ABOUT LOVE||P!NK|
|09||OUR VERSION OF EVENTS||EMELI SANDE|
|12||BATTLE BORN||THE KILLERS|
|13||GLAD RAG DOLL||DIANA KRALL|
|14||BORN TO DIE||LANA DEL REY|
|16||SIGH NO MORE||MUMFORD & SONS|
|17||NUMBER 3||THE SCRIPT|
|18||ALL OVER THE WORLD - THE VERY BEST OF||ELO|
|20||UP ALL NIGHT||ONE DIRECTION|
|21||LONG WAVE||JEFF LYNNE|
|22||SUNKEN CONDOS||DONALD FAGEN|
|23||THE SINGER||ART GARFUNKEL|
|25||VOICE FROM ASSISI||FRIAR ALESSANDRO|
|29||ILL MANORS - OST||PLAN B|
|30||AN AWESOME WAVE||ALT-J|
|31||MR BLUE SKY - THE VERY BEST OF||ELO|
|33||TOGETHER||JONATHAN & CHARLOTTE|
|34||NOTHING BUT THE BEAT 2.0||DAVID GUETTA|
|36||TALK THAT TALK||RIHANNA|
|37||FALL TO GRACE||PALOMA FAITH|
|40||CEREMONIALS||FLORENCE & THE MACHINE|
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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.
In addition to Calvin Harris’ Sweet 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|
|04||STANDING IN THE DARK||LAWSON|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
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