Rapper/singer/songwriter/producer and general all round musical powerhouse, will.i.am, is set to hit the Number 1 spot this weekend with It’s My Birthday, featuring 17-year-old US singer, Cody Wise.
It looks like getting to Number 1 will be a piece of cake for will.i.am! It’s My Birthday has a combined sales figure of over 42,000 so far this week, with just over 1% of that figure being accounted for by audio streams.
It’s the second week that audio streams from services such as; Spotify, Deezer, Napster, Music Unlimited, rara, Xbox Music and O2 Tracks have been included in the new-look Official Singles Chart, with 100 streams equating to one sale.
It’s My Birthday was written by Will and Cody, alongside Keith Harris (Madonna, Kelis, Britney Spears) and Indian composer, A.R. Rahman and, if it holds on to the top spot through to Sunday will be the tenth chart topper Will has appeared on, including five as a solo artist and five with The Black Eyed Peas.
The Vamps’ Somebody To You has seen a sales boost this week, climbing from Number 39 to Number 2 today, following the release of a version of the track featuring US star, Demi Lovato.
Meanwhile, current reigning pop princess, Ariana Grande’s Problem FT Iggy Azalea drops two places to Number 3 at this midway stage.
Entering the Top 40 at Number 4 is Jess Glynne’s Right Here. Although this is the 24-year-old’s first solo foray, she already has two huge chart toppers to her name having featured on Clean Bandit’s Rather Be and Route 94’s My Love.
Former X Factor star, Ella Henderson spends her fifth week in the Top 5 with debut single, Ghost (Number 5).
Aside from will.i.am’s It’s My Birthday FT Cody Wise (Number 1) and Jess Glynne’s Right Here (4), there are two new entries on today’s Official Singles Chart Update Top 40.
British dance duo, Matrix & Futurebound enter the chart at Number 35 with Don’t Look Back FT Tanya Lacey, while former Nickelodeon stars Malcolm Kelley and Tony Oller, AKA MKTO, are on track for their first UK Top 40 single, with Classic (Number 14).
|1||IT'S MY BIRTHDAY||WILL I AM FT CODY WISE|
|2||SOMEBODY TO YOU||VAMPS|
|3||PROBLEM||ARIANA GRANDE FT IGGY AZALEA|
|4||RIGHT HERE||JESS GLYNNE|
|7||GECKO (OVERDRIVE)||OLIVER HELDENS & BECKY HILL|
|10||STAY WITH ME||SAM SMITH|
|11||A SKY FULL OF STARS||COLDPLAY|
|13||ALL OF ME||JOHN LEGEND|
|15||WIGGLE||JASON DERULO FT SNOOP DOGG|
|16||MAKE U BOUNCE||DJ FRESH VS TC FT LITTLE NIKKI|
|18||ONE MORE DAY (STAY WITH ME)||EXAMPLE|
|19||DANGEROUS LOVE||FUSE ODG FT SEAN PAUL|
|20||WASTED||TIESTO FT MATTHEW KOMA|
|22||DON'T STOP||5 SECONDS OF SUMMER|
|23||FANCY||IGGY AZALEA FT CHARLI XCX|
|24||LET IT GO||IDINA MENZEL|
|26||I WILL NEVER LET YOU DOWN||RITA ORA|
|27||RATHER BE||CLEAN BANDIT FT JESS GLYNNE|
|28||STOLEN DANCE||MILKY CHANCE|
|30||THINKING OUT LOUD||ED SHEERAN|
|31||ONLY LOVE CAN HURT LIKE THIS||PALOMA FAITH|
|32||NOBODY TO LOVE||SIGMA|
|35||DON'T LOOK BACK||MATRIX & FUTUREBOUND|
|36||SHE LOOKS SO PERFECT||5 SECONDS OF SUMMER|
|37||LOVE NEVER FELT SO GOOD||MICHAEL JACKSON|
|38||HERE FOR YOU||GORGON CITY FT LAURA WELSH|
|39||LOYAL||CHRIS BROWN/LIL WAYNE/TYGA|
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