According to today’s Official Singles Chart Update, Rita Ora looks set to topple reigning chart queen Tulisa from the top of the Official Singles Chart this Sunday.
The 21-year-old singer, who provided the vocals for DJ Fresh’s smash hit Hot Right Now, which is currently the fastest selling single of 2012 so far, has taken an early lead in this week’s race to Number 1 with her latest release, R.I.P..
R.I.P., which also features Tinie Tempah, was written by Canadian rapper Drake and produced by electronic supremos Chase And Status. It’s the first UK release to be lifted from Rita’s upcoming, as-yet-untitled debut album, which will be released through Jay-Z’s Roc Nation label later this year.
Tulisa slips into second place with Young, while Alex Clare’s Too Close (Number 3) continues to climb up the Official Singles Chart since its release five weeks ago. Former Number 1, Call Me Maybe, by Carly Rae Jepsen is at Number 4, while Fun and Janelle Monae’s We Are Young slips from Number 3 to Number 5.
Thanks to guest vocals from chart throb Justin Bieber, Far East Movement look set to score their third Top 20 single with Live My Life which is new in at Number 7, while Emeli Sande’s My Kind Of Love looks set to debut on the Official Singles Chart at Number 24 following her performance on the BBC’s hit reality TV show The Voice this past weekend.
The Voice is also responsible for the vast majority of this week’s Official Singles Chart Update re-entries: The Temper Trap’s Sweet Disposition, which was covered by David Julien on the show, climbs from Number 94 to 15, while Kate Bush’s Running Up That Hill (covered by Bo Bruce) is at 33. Tom Petty’s 1989 track Free Fallin’ (Number 38) looks set to enter the Official Singles Chart for the first time ever this Sunday thanks to Max Milner’s cover version, while Coldplay’s Paradise sneaks back into the Top 40 (Number 39) thanks to Cassius Henry’s soulful reworking on the show.
The full Official Singles Chart Update Top 40 is as follows:
|01||R.I.P||RITA ORA FT TINIE TEMPAH|
|03||TOO CLOSE||ALEX CLARE|
|04||CALL ME MAYBE||CARLY RAE JEPSEN|
|05||WE ARE YOUNG||FUN FT JANELLE MONAE|
|07||LIVE MY LIFE||FAR EAST MOVEMENT FT JUSTIN BIEBER|
|08||LASERLIGHT||JESSIE J FT DAVID GUETTA|
|09||SOMEBODY THAT I USED TO KNOW||GOTYE FT KIMBRA|
|12||LET'S GO||CALVIN HARRIS FT NE-YO|
|13||WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN||RIHANNA|
|14||PRIMADONNA||MARINA & THE DIAMONDS|
|15||SWEET DISPOSITION||TEMPER TRAP|
|16||CAN'T SAY NO||CONOR MAYNARD|
|19||PART OF ME||KATY PERRY|
|20||TITANIUM||DAVID GUETTA FT SIA|
|21||TURN UP THE MUSIC||CHRIS BROWN|
|22||212||AZEALIA BANKS FT LAZY JAY|
|23||HEY SOUL SISTER||TRAIN|
|24||MY KIND OF LOVE||EMELI SANDE|
|25||I WON'T GIVE UP||JASON MRAZ|
|26||TURN ME ON||DAVID GUETTA FT NICKI MINAJ|
|27||SHE DOESN'T MIND||SEAN PAUL|
|28||NEXT TO ME||EMELI SANDE|
|29||WILD ONES||FLO RIDA FT SIA|
|30||ORDINARY PEOPLE||JOHN LEGEND|
|31||SEXY AND I KNOW IT||LMFAO|
|32||TAKE CARE||DRAKE FT RIHANNA|
|33||RUNNING UP THAT HILL||KATE BUSH|
|36||GREYHOUND||SWEDISH HOUSE MAFIA|
|37||ALL I KNOW||MATRIX/FUTUREBOUND/BINGHAM|
|38||FREE FALLIN'||TOM PETTY|
|40||MAMA DO THE HUMP||RIZZLE KICKS|
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Keane could be on course for their fifth Official Albums Chart Number 1 this Sunday, according to today’s Official Albums Chart Update.
The East Sussex rockers, whose first three albums – 2004’s Hopes And Fears, 2006’s Under The Iron Sea and 2008’s Perfect Symmetry – and their 2010 EP, Night Train, have all debuted at the top of the Official Albums Chart, are currently outselling the rest of the Top 5 combined with their latest release, Strangeland.
Arctic Monkeys / Robbie Williams / Jarvis Cocker collaborator, Richard Hawley, looks set to score his highest ever solo chart position. The Sheffield-born singer, songwriter and producer, fresh from last week’s appearance on Later with Jools Holland, has this week released his seventh studio album, Standing At The Sky's Edge, and looks likely to debut on the Official Albums Chart at Number 2.
Following her performance on The Voice this past weekend, Emeli Sande’s Our Version Of Events climbs five places to Number 3, while Adele’s mega-selling 21 album slips one place to Number 4. The Cribs complete this week’s Official Albums Chart Update Top 5 with their latest release, In The Belly Of The Brazen Bull, new in at Number 5.
Keane (1), Richard Hawley (2) and The Cribs (5) spearhead 11 new entries on this week’s Official Albums Chart Update. Barbados popsters Cover Drive look set to go Top 10 this weekend with their debut album Bajan Style on course for Number 7, while seminal Irish rockers My Bloody Valentine have two new entries on today’s Update: EPs 1988-1991, which collects together three of their Creation Records EPs, is at Number 22, while the deluxe re-issue of their 1991 second album, Loveless, is at Number 34.
Scottish twins Charlie and Craig Reid, AKA The Proclaimers, are back with their first new material in almost three years. The duo’s latest album, Like Comedy, is on course to debut at Number 23. Atlanta rapper B.o.B.’s new album, Strange Clouds, which features the Top 10 single So Good, is new at 24, while Storm Corrosion, the new project from Opeth frontman Mikael Akerfeldt and Porcupine Tree’s Steven Wilson, is at Number 25. London dandy King Charles looks set to enter the Official Albums Chart at Number 26 with his debut album, Loveblood, and Blur and Gorillaz frontman Damon Albarn’s new solo album, Dr Dee, is new in at Number 39.
The full Official Albums Chart Update Top 40 is as follows:
|2||STANDING AT THE SKY'S EDGE||RICHARD HAWLEY|
|3||OUR VERSION OF EVENTS||EMELI SANDE|
|5||IN THE BELLY OF THE BRAZEN BULL||THE CRIBS|
|6||BORN TO DIE||LANA DEL REY|
|7||BAJAN STYLE||COVER DRIVE|
|8||ELECTRA HEART||MARINA & THE DIAMONDS|
|11||WHO YOU ARE||JESSIE J|
|12||IN CASE YOU DIDN'T KNOW||OLLY MURS|
|14||THE LATENESS OF THE HOUR||ALEX CLARE|
|15||STEREO TYPICAL||RIZZLE KICKS|
|16||LITTLE BROKEN HEARTS||NORAH JONES|
|17||THE SCRIPT||THE SCRIPT|
|18||TALK THAT TALK||RIHANNA|
|21||PINK FRIDAY - ROMAN RELOADED||NICKI MINAJ|
|22||EP'S 1988-1991||MY BLOODY VALENTINE|
|23||LIKE COMEDY||THE PROCLAIMERS|
|25||STORM CORROSION||STORM CORROSION|
|28||BOYS & GIRLS||ALABAMA SHAKES|
|29||NOTHING BUT THE BEAT||DAVID GUETTA|
|30||LONELY ARE THE BRAVE||MAVERICK SABRE|
|31||UP ALL NIGHT||ONE DIRECTION|
|32||DR DEE||DAMON ALBARN|
|33||EVERY KINGDOM||BEN HOWARD|
|34||LOVELESS||MY BLOODY VALENTINE|
|35||SCIENCE & FAITH||SCRIPT|
|37||DOO-WOPS & HOOLIGANS||BRUNO MARS|
|38||BEST OF - DECADE IN THE SUN||STEREOPHONICS|
|39||LOVE IS A FOUR LETTER WORD||JASON MRAZ|
|40||SORRY FOR PARTY ROCKING||LMFAO|
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