Aloe Blacc debuts at Number 1 with The Man

The voice behind Avicii’s mega-selling hit, Wake Me Up, claims his first Number 1 UK solo single.

The voice behind Avicii’s mega-selling hit, Wake Me Up, claims his first Number 1 UK solo single.

Congratulations to Aloe Blacc, who has knocked Aussie boy band 5 Seconds Of Summer off the top of the Official Singles Chart today to claim his first solo UK Number 1 today with The Man.

The 35-year-old US singer/songwriter, whose real name is Egbert Nathaniel Dawkins III, made his Top 40 debut in 2011 with I Need A Dollar, which peaked at Number 2. Although he appeared unaccredited, Aloe went one better last summer, reaching Number 1 by providing guest vocals for Avicii’s million-selling hit, Wake Me Up.

The Man pays homage to the chorus melody of Sir Elton John’s first UK Top 10 single, Your Song. Originally released in 1971, the track reached Number 7, before a peaking at Number 4 when it re-entered the Official Singles Chart in 2002.

The Man is taken from Aloe’s third album, Lift Your Spirit,which will be released in the UK tomorrow (Monday, April 7).

John Legend’s All Of Me achieves its highest UK chart placing to date, climbing three places to Number 2. Duke Dumont’s former Number 1, I Got U FT Jax Jones, is down one to Number 3, while Route 94’s My Love FT Jess Glynne (4) and Faul & Wad Ad Vs Pnau’s Changes (5) completes today’s Top 5.

New Entries And High Climbers

John Martin scores this week’s second highest new entry with Anywhere For You (Number 7). It is the Swedish singer’s first solo Top 10, and fifth over-all. The 33-year-old has previously provided guest vocals for Tinie Tempah’s Children Of The Sun, Sebastian Ingrosso and Tommy Trash's Reload, and Swedish House Mafia’s Save The World, as well as their first and only UK Number 1, Don’t You Worry Child.

Paolo Nutini claims his seventh Top 40 hit today with Scream (Funk My Life Up), which is new in at 12. The track is the first single to be lifted from the Scottish singer/songwriter’s upcoming third studio album, Caustic Love, which is set to be released next Monday (April 14).

Shakira’s Empire is up 36 places to Number 25, while Your Love by Frankie Knuckles makes its Top 40 debut today at Number 29. Your Love originally peaked at Number 59 in the UK in 1989, but has rocketed up the Official Singles Chart this week as fans paid tribute to the late house pioneer who passed away on Monday (March 31).

Tove Lo’s Sty High FT Hippie Sabotage shoots up 14 places to 33 following the release of the Habits remix. Paloma Faith‘s Can’t Rely On You climbs 18 places to re-enter the Top 40 at Number 35 today, while Kylie Minogue’s Into The Blue is up three to 39.

And finally, Kristen Bell and Agatha Lee Monn’s Do You Want To Build A Snowman?, from the soundtrack to Disney’s Frozen,soars 19 places to make its Top 40 debut at Number 40.

The Official Singles Chart Top 10 is as follows. Click here to see the Official Singles Chart Top 100 in full after 7pm.

1 THE MAN ALOE BLACC
2 ALL OF ME JOHN LEGEND
3 I GOT U DUKE DUMONT FT JAX JONES
4 MY LOVE ROUTE 94 FT JESS GLYNNE
5 CHANGES FAUL & WAD AD VS PNAU
6 HAPPY PHARRELL WILLIAMS
7 ANYWHERE FOR YOU JOHN MARTIN
8 RATHER BE CLEAN BANDIT FT JESS GLYNNE
9 I'M A FREAK ENRIQUE IGLESIAS FT PITBULL
10 SHE LOOKS SO PERFECT 5 SECONDS OF SUMMER

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