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Official Update press release 15/02/2012

15/02/2012

DJ Fresh and Rita Ora look set to take Gotye's Official Singles Chart crown

Drum ‘n’ Bass and dubstep producer DJ Fresh (real name Daniel Stein) is back on top with new single Hot Right Now FT Rita Ora.

The follow up to 2011’s smash hit Louder FT Sian Evans, which became the first dubstep single to reach Number 1,shifting over 140,000 copies in its first week on sale, Hot Right Now has stormed ahead of the pack in today’s Official Singles Chart Update, leading by 17,000 copies over Emeli Sande’s Next To Me (2). Last week’s chart topper, Gotye and Kimbra's Somebody I Used To Know, follows at Number 3.

Following her success at the Grammys this past weekend, Adele’s Rolling In The Deep climbs 36 places to return to the Top 40 at Number 40.

Whitney Houston fans out in force buying the late singer’s hits

UK fans of Whitney Houston have been out in force since the tragic news of the pop legend’s death at the weekend, paying tribute to her by purchasing a vast array of her hit records.

Over 100,000 units of Whitney’s recorded music products have been snapped up by fans remembering the singer’s vocal talents since midnight on Saturday, nearly 82,000 singles and over 37,000 albums. Today’s Official Chart Update shows 27 individual Whitney tracks peppering the Top 200, five of which feature in the Top 40, and a significant 19% of tracks in the Top 100 feature the late singer.

Perhaps predictably led by Whitney’s smash hit cover of Dolly Parton’s I Will Always Love You, which spent 10 weeks at Number 1 upon its release 20 years ago this year, and went on to become the biggest selling single of 1992. The track continues to lead the way today, entering the Update at Number 10. I Wanna Dance With Somebody which spent two weeks in the Number 1 spot upon its release in 1987, is set to re-enter the chart at Number 14, with One Moment In Time (29), My Love Is Your Love (30), and I Have Nothing (34), completing the Top 40.

The late singer’s Greatest Hits album is on course to break all the way into the Official Albums Chart Top 10 this weekend, today taking up position at Number 7, with The Essential Whitney Houston also making an appearance at 70. 

Official Singles Chart Update Top 40 in full

Official Singles Chart Update Top 40
01 HOT RIGHT NOW - DJ FRESH FT RITA ORA
02 NEXT TO ME - EMELI SANDE
03 SOMEBODY THAT I USED TO KNOW - GOTYE FT KIMBRA
04 TITANIUM - DAVID GUETTA FT SIA
05 WILD ONES - FLO RIDA FT SIA
06 DOMINO - JESSIE J
07 ALONE AGAIN - ALYSSA REID FT JUMP SMOKERS
08 ONE THING - ONE DIRECTION
09 T.H.E (THE HARDEST EVER) - WILL I AM/JAGGER/LOPEZ
10 I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU - WHITNEY HOUSTON
11 TWILIGHT - COVER DRIVE
12 MAMA DO THE HUMP - RIZZLE KICKS
13 STRONGER - KELLY CLARKSON
14 I WANNA DANCE WITH SOMEBODY - WHITNEY HOUSTON
15 TURN ME ON - DAVID GUETTA FT NICKI MINAJ
16 BORN TO DIE - LANA DEL REY
17 VIDEO GAMES - LANA DEL REY
18 DRUNK - ED SHEERAN
19 INTERNATIONAL LOVE - PITBULL FT CHRIS BROWN
20 WHEREVER YOU WILL GO - CHARLENE SORAIA
21 GOOD FEELING - FLO RIDA
22 DEDICATION TO MY EX (MISS THAT) - LLOYD FT ANDRE 3000/LIL WAYNE
23 EARTHQUAKE - LABRINTH FT TINIE TEMPAH
24 DANCE WITH ME TONIGHT - OLLY MURS
25 PARADISE - COLDPLAY
26 KISS THE STARS - PIXIE LOTT
27 SEXY AND I KNOW IT - LMFAO
28 LEVELS - AVICII
29 ONE MOMENT IN TIME - WHITNEY HOUSTON
30 MY LOVE IS YOUR LOVE - WHITNEY HOUSTON
31 MIRROR - LIL WAYNE FT BRUNO MARS
32 MOVES LIKE JAGGER - MAROON 5 FT CHRISTINA AGUILERA
33 NOTHING'S REAL BUT LOVE - REBECCA FERGUSON
34 I HAVE NOTHING - WHITNEY HOUSTON
35 TAKE CARE - DRAKE FT RIHANNA
36 JAR OF HEARTS - CHRISTINA PERRI
37 WE FOUND LOVE - RIHANNA FT CALVIN HARRIS
38 LEGO HOUSE - ED SHEERAN
39 LOVE ON TOP - BEYONCE
40 ROLLING IN THE DEEP - ADELE

BRITs star Emeli Sande to knock Lana Del Rey off Number 1

BRITs Critics Choice winner Emeli Sande is on course to receive another fine accolade this weekend to top off what has been an incredible breakthrough year for the Scottish singer/songwriter. Emeli is heading for a debut Official Number 1 album on Sunday with new release Our Version Of Events, her debut studio album which is set to topple Lana Del Rey from the albums throne.

The album features Number 2 single Heaven and the more recent single, Daddy. The singer also had a Number 1 hit single in 2011 with rapper Professor Green; Read All About It broke Rihanna and Calvin Harris’ three week run at the summit and stayed in the top spot for two weeks. Emeli is also flying high in the Official Singles Chart Update today with new single Next To Me taking up second place behind DJ Fresh FT Rita Ora’s Hot Right Now.

Australian-Belgian singer/songwriter Gotye and last week’s singles chart-topper, released his new album this week. Making Mirrors, which features Number 1 single Somebody That I Used To Know enters the Update today at Number 4.

We caught up with Gotye yesterday at the BBC's Maida Vale Studios while he was preparing for his live session for Jo Whiley's BBC Radio 2 show, and asked Jo to do the honours and present him with his Official Singles Chart Number 1 Award. She also asked the singer about his new album. Check out the video here.

The only other new entry in the Official Albums Chart Update Top 40 is Field Music at Number 39 with Plumb, the band’s fourth studio album release.

Official Albums Chart Update Top 40
01 OUR VERSION OF EVENTS - EMELI SANDE
02 BORN TO DIE - LANA DEL REY
03 21 - ADELE
04 MAKING MIRRORS - GOTYE
05 + - ED SHEERAN
06 LONELY ARE THE BRAVE - MAVERICK SABRE
07 THE GREATEST HITS - WHITNEY HOUSTON
08 HEAVEN - REBECCA FERGUSON
09 WHO YOU ARE - JESSIE J
10 KISSES ON THE BOTTOM - PAUL MCCARTNEY
11 19 - ADELE
12 MYLO XYLOTO - COLDPLAY
13 NOEL GALLAGHER'S HIGH FLYING BIRDS - NOEL GALLAGHER'S HIGH FLYING
14 IN CASE YOU DIDN'T KNOW - OLLY MURS
15 STEREO TYPICAL - RIZZLE KICKS
16 LIONESS - HIDDEN TREASURES - AMY WINEHOUSE
17 DOO-WOPS & HOOLIGANS - BRUNO MARS
18 UP ALL NIGHT - ONE DIRECTION
19 NOTHING BUT THE BEAT - DAVID GUETTA
20 OLD IDEAS - LEONARD COHEN
21 CEREMONIALS - FLORENCE & THE MACHINE
22 EL CAMINO - BLACK KEYS
23 STRONGER - KELLY CLARKSON
24 AT LAST - THE BEST - ETTA JAMES
25 TALK THAT TALK - RIHANNA
26 FALLEN EMPIRES - SNOW PATROL
27 EVERY KINGDOM - BEN HOWARD
28 ECHOES - WILL YOUNG
29 TEENAGE DREAM - KATY PERRY
30 A DIFFERENT KIND OF TRUTH - VAN HALEN
31 CRAZY LOVE - MICHAEL BUBLE
32 4 - BEYONCE
33 LOUD - RIHANNA
34 BORN THIS WAY - LADY GAGA
35 SINATRA - BEST OF THE BEST - FRANK SINATRA
36 LOVESTRONG - CHRISTINA PERRI
37 WHAT DID YOU EXPECT FROM THE VACCINES - VACCINES
38 TAKE CARE - DRAKE
39 PLUMB - FIELD MUSIC
40 NUMBER ONES - BEE GEES

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