Nearly 200,000 copies of Blurred Lines have been purchased during its first week on sale in the UK.
Congratulations to Robin Thicke, who has scored his first Official Singles Chart Number 1 today with Blurred Lines FT TI and N.E.R.D. mainman Pharrell Williams.
In doing so, Blurred Lines has also become the fastest selling single of 2013 so far, shifting an incredible 190,000 copies during its first week on sale. This beats 2013’s previous first week record of 145,000 copies, which was set by last week’s Number 1 single La La La by Naughty Boy FT Sam Smith (Number 2).
“It is an honour and a pleasure to be Number 1 in the UK,” Robin tells OfficialCharts.com. “It’s something I’ve always dreamed of, and I am so grateful to all the people who made this dream come true. Thank you!”
Meanwhile, Daft Punk’s Get Lucky (which also features Pharrell Williams) falls one place to Number 3, while Passenger’s Let Her Go also falls one place to Number 4.
This week’s Official Singles Chart Top 5 is completed by Jessie J’s Wild FT Big Sean and Dizzee Rascal (Number 5). Wild is Jessie’s seventh Top 10 hit and the first single to be released from her as-yet-untitled second studio album.
In addition to Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines FT TI and Pharrell Williams (Number 1) and Jessie J’s Wild FT Big Sean and Dizzee Rascal (5), there are two other new entries on this week’s Official Singles Chart.
Jennifer Lopez is new in at Number 17 with Live It Up FT Pitbull. As well as being her 20th UK Top 40 hit, Live It Up is also J-Lo’s third single in three years to feature Miami rapper and producer Pitbull; the pair’s previous two collaborations – 2011’s On The Floor and 2012’s Dance Again – peaked at Number 1 and Number 11, respectively. Meanwhile, South London MC Stylo G scores his first Top 20 hit today with the Dancehall anthem Soundbwoy (18).
Little Talks by Of Monsters And Men leads this weeks high climbers, re-entering the Top 40 at Number 13 following Moni Tivony and Emily Worton’s performance on last weekend’s The Voice. BBC 1’s reality TV singing contest is also responsible for Red by Daniel Merriweather climbing 23 places from Number 52 to 29 this week.
Treasure (35) gives Bruno Mars his third Top 40 single from Unorthodox Jukebox, while The Script, who performed at Radio 1’s Big Weekend in Derry-Londonderry last weekend, are back in at Number 37 with The Man Who Can’t Be Moved.
And finally, following her performance at the Sound Of Change concert in London yesterday, Ellie Goulding’s Anything Can Happen re-enters the Official Singles Chart at Number 39.
|1||BLURRED LINES||ROBIN THICKE/TI/PHARRELL|
|2||LA LA LA||NAUGHTY BOY FT SAM SMITH|
|3||GET LUCKY||DAFT PUNK FT PHARRELL WILLIAMS|
|4||LET HER GO||PASSENGER|
|5||WILD||JESSIE J/BIG SEAN/D RASCAL|
|6||DEAR DARLIN'||OLLY MURS|
|7||CAN'T HOLD US||MACKLEMORE/RYAN LEWIS/DALTON|
|8||WAITING ALL NIGHT||RUDIMENTAL FT ELLA EYRE|
|9||WE OWN IT (FAST & FURIOUS)||2 CHAINZ FT WIZ KHALIFA|
|10||HEART ATTACK||DEMI LOVATO|
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