The Vamps look set to end Jason Derulo’s two week run at Number 1, while Chase & Status and Dizzee Rascal score big new entries.
Newcomers The Vamps look set to end Jason Derulo’s two-week-stand at Number 1 on the Official Singles Chart this weekend, the Official Charts Company can reveal.
The all-new pop quartet with guitars - Bradley Simpson (vocals / guitar), James McVey (guitar), Connor Ball (bass) and Tristan Evans (drums) – are at Number 1 on today’s Official Chart Update with their debut single, Can We Dance.
The band came together when James got in contact with Bradley after watching his cover versions on YouTube. A year later, they met Tristan via Facebook and were introduced to Connor by a mutual friend. They started uploading covers to YouTube last year, which lead to a record deal with Mercury Records and a support slot with Selena Gomez on the UK leg of her Stars Dance Tour.
300,000 YouTube subscribers later and support slots with the likes of McFly and Selena Gomez, the buzz is certainly building for The Vamps - and it is clearly translating to downloads. Can We Dance is currently outselling its closest competitor, OneRepublic’s Counting Stars (Number 2) by more than 13,000 copies at this midway stage.
This week’s Official Singles Chart Top 5 is completed by Jason Derulo’s Talk Dirty (Number 3), Katy Perry’s Roar (Number 4), and Chase & Status, who are new in at Number 5 with Count On Me FT Moko.
Dizzee Rascal rockets into the Official Chart Update Top 10 at Number 10 with his latest single, Something Really Bad FT Will.I.Am. The track is taken from his new album, The Fifth, which is also set to debut in the Official Albums Chart Top 10 this weekend.
Nelly looks set to score his 24th Top 40 hit this weekend with Get Like Me FT Nicki Minaj and Pharrell Williams (16), while former X Factor star Lucy Spraggan returns to the Top 20 with a re-recorded version of Last Night (Beer Fear) (Number 19). The original version of the track peaked at Number 11 on the Official Singles Chart last September before Lucy was forced to pull it off sale ahead of her appearance on the 2012 series’ live shows.
After clocking up two Top 40 albums, Northern Irish indie rockers Two Door Cinema Club look set to make their Official Singles Chart Top 40 debut this weekend with Changing Of The Seasons (Number 24). Fuse ODG is poised to follow up his summer smash, Antenna, with a Top 40 placing for his new single, Azonto FT Elephant Man, while fellow London MC Maxsta is on course to make his chart debut with Wanna Go FT Little Nikki (40).
And finally, Jason Mraz’ I Won’t Give Up (12) and Emeli Sande’s Clown (37) rocket back into the Top 40 following performances on last weekend’s X Factor shows.
|1||CAN WE DANCE||THE VAMPS|
|3||TALK DIRTY||JASON DERULO FT 2 CHAINZ|
|5||COUNT ON ME||CHASE & STATUS FT MOKO|
|7||YOU MAKE ME||AVICII|
|8||HOLD ON WE'RE GOING HOME||DRAKE FT MAJID JORDAN|
|10||SOMETHING REALLY BAD||DIZZEE RASCAL FT WILL I AM|
|11||WAKE ME UP||AVICII|
|12||I WON'T GIVE UP||JASON MRAZ|
|13||WHAT I MIGHT DO||BEN PEARCE|
|15||IT'S MY PARTY||JESSIE J|
|16||GET LIKE ME||NELLY/NICKI MINAJ/PHARRELL|
|17||SUMMERTIME SADNESS||LANA DEL REY VS CEDRIC GERVAIS|
|18||SONNENTANZ (SUN DON'T SHINE)||KLANGKARUSSELL FT WILL HEARD|
|19||LAST NIGHT (BEER FEAR)||LUCY SPRAGGAN|
|20||LET HER GO||PASSENGER|
|21||TAKE BACK THE NIGHT||JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE|
|22||WE CAN'T STOP||MILEY CYRUS|
|23||A THOUSAND YEARS||CHRISTINA PERRI|
|24||CHANGING OF THE SEASONS||TWO DOOR CINEMA CLUB|
|25||LOST GENERATION||RIZZLE KICKS|
|26||LOVE ME AGAIN||JOHN NEWMAN|
|28||BLURRED LINES||ROBIN THICKE/TI/PHARRELL|
|30||WE OWN IT (FAST & FURIOUS)||2 CHAINZ FT WIZ KHALIFA|
|32||AZONTO||FUSE ODG FT ELEPHANT MAN|
|34||GIVE IT 2 U||ROBIN THICKE/KENDRICK LAMAR|
|35||DO I WANNA KNOW||ARCTIC MONKEYS|
|36||HOLY GRAIL||JAY-Z FT JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE|
|38||EARTHQUAKE||DJ FRESH/DIPLO/DOMINIQUE YOUNG|
|39||TURN IT AROUND||SUB FOCUS/KELE|
|40||WANNA GO||MAXSTA FT LITTLE NIKKI|
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