Carly Rae Jepsen continues her reign at the top of the Official Singles Chart for a third week with Call Me Maybe.
The former Canadian Idol contestant has fought off tough competition from Brit newcomer Conor Maynard to retain her title. Carly, who was in the UK earlier this week to promote the track, stopped by BBC Radio 1 on Wednesday (April 18) to chat to Official Chart host Reggie Yates and collect her Official Singles Chart Number 1 Award. The award is a new initiative by the Official Charts Company as part of the celebrations to mark the 60th anniversary of the Official Singles Chart, and is presented in conjunction with Radio 1 to recognise every new Number 1 single.
“This is the best day of my life,” smiled Carly. “It truly is. Every day feels like the best day of my life; I keep on waking up and it just gets better, so thank you so much.”
You can watch Carly being presented with her Number 1 Award below.
This week’s Official Singles Chart highest new entry comes courtesy of Conor Maynard. The 19 year old from Brighton, who topped MTV’s Brand New For 2012 poll earlier this year, goes straight in at Number 2 with his debut single Can’t Say No.
“When I first wrote it, it was more of a tongue in cheek kinda thing, it wasn’t really meant to be taken too seriously,” Conor told www.officialcharts.com. “It’s about meeting girls in the street, and they just want me! Which wasn’t the case, ha! But then again, it could have been a bit of premonition, ‘cause of how things have changed now. I HAVE been chased!”
You can watch the full video interview with Conor below.
John Legend’s Ordinary People is this week’s highest climber. The track, which was performed on hit reality TV show The Voice last weekend by contestant Jaz Ellington is up from Number 27 to Number 4 – it’s highest ever chart position.
Atlanta rapper B.o.B., who has enjoyed Number 1s with Paramore’s Hayley Williams (Airplanes) in 2010 and Jessie J (Price Tag) in 2011, is new in at Number 7 this week with his latest single, So Good. His label mate Marina Diamandis, AKA Marina And The Diamonds, is a few places behind at Number 11 with Primadonna, her fifth Official Singles Chart Top 40 hit.
San Francisco rockers Train, who have debuted at Number 10 on the Official Albums Chart with their latest release, California 37, debut at Number 14 on the Official Singles Chart with new track Drive By, while mega selling US metallers Linkin Park complete this week’s Official Singles Chart new entries with Burn it Down in at Number 27.
Click here at 7PM to see the Official Singles Chart Top 100 in full.
Adele’s mega-selling 2011 second album, 21, has returned to the top of the Official Albums Chart, denying early leader Jason Mraz his first UK Number 1.
In Wednesday’s Official Chart Update, US singer / songwriter Mraz’s fourth studio album, Love Is A Four Letter Word, was in pole-position with a comfortable lead of nearly 2,000 copies. However, moving into the weekend,Adele shot ahead and has snatched the Number 1 spot from Mraz by just 44 copies.
In doing so, Adele has now amassed an impressive 24 career weeks at Number 1 on the Official Albums Chart(23 weeks for her current album and one week for her debut release, 19) beating the chart record of US rapperEminem who has spent 23 career weeks at Number 1. To add insult to injury, Eminem achieved his total across six albums, Adele has surpassed it with just two.
Adele has now equalled the chart record of US folk hero Bob Dylan, who has also spent 24 career weeks at Number 1 on the Official Albums Chart. However, the Tottenham-born star still has a long way to go beat The Beatles who amassed a staggering 174 weeks at Number 1 on the Official Albums Chart with 15 separate albums.
Nicki Minaj’s Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded slips one place to Number 3, while Lana Del Rey climbs two places to Number 4 with Born To Die. Jessie J completes this week’s Official Albums Chart Top 5 with Who You Are at Number 5.
San Francisco rockers Train are the second highest new entry on this week’s Official Albums Chart. The band’s latest release, California 37, is new in at Number 10. Rugby‘s Spiritualized score their seventh Top 40 album; the band’s new album, Sweet Heart Sweet Light, is a new entry at Number 19, while trance stars Chicane score their fourth Top 40 album with Thousand Mile Stare debuting at Number 37. Power metallers DragonForce complete this week’s Official Albums Chart Top 40 with their fifth album, The Power Within, new in at Number 40.
Click here at 7PM to see the Official Albums Chart Top 100 in full.Back