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Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth with ‘See You Again’ becomes the 6th different Number 1 single this year. Since the charts began back in November 1952 there have now been 1290 chart toppers .The song is featured in and on the soundtrack to the new film Fast And Furious 7, the song is also Number 1 on Billboard this week, it was a new entry at Number 22 last week so climbs a massive 21 places. The other big climber is Omi with ‘cheerleader’, it was a new entry at Number 25 last week and this week climbs to Number 2 after receiving its official release, the release date having been brought forward due to popular demand.

In total there are 4 new entries on the new top 40 this week, the highest is at Number 4 for Dr Kucho and Grego Salto with ‘Can’t Stop Playing (Makes Me High)’, the song is remixed for official release by Oliver Heldens . Dr Kucho is the stage name of Daniel Salazar a Spanish dance music producer who originally released this song 10 years ago when it reached Number 16 in Holland and Number 33 in Belgium. Oliver Heldens had 2 top 5 singles last year, ‘Last All Night’ which reached Number 5 and ‘Gecko’ which was Number 1.

Lethal Bizzle is the stage name of London born Maxwell Ansah who was born to Ghanainan parents. He is one of the leading artists of the musical genre ‘Grime’ which is a mix of Drum And Bass  and Hip Hop, this week he charted at Number 11 with his 11th UK hit single called ‘Fester Skank’. His 1st hit was back in 2005 with what was also his biggest hit to date a song called ‘Oi’ which peaked at Number 7. There are no plans currently for an Album release to follow this single but he has released 3 Albums previously the last being back in 2009 called ‘Go Hard’ which failed to reach the top 100.

Australian rapper Iggy Azalea teams up with American singer Jennifer Hudson to record the single ‘Trouble’ which charts this week at Number 21.This is their 2nd collaboration as Azalea dueted with Hudson on the song ‘He Aint Goin Nowhere’ on Hudson’s album ‘JHUD’. Iggy Azaleas debut Album ‘The New Classic’ produced 5 top 20 singles and because of that success 7 months later the Album was reissued as ‘Reclassified’ featuring 5 brand new songs including this current single ‘Trouble’. ‘The New Classic’ peaked at Number 5 on the Album chart and to date ‘Reclassified’ has been as high as Number 6.

New in at Number  27 is Dublin based Alternative Rock group Kodaline with ‘The One’. The track is taken from their 2nd studio Album ‘Coming Up For Air’ which peaked at Number 4 and Number 1 in their native Ireland .This is the 2nd single from the Album and their 2nd top 40 hit this year as ‘Honest’ peaked at Number 39 back in February. In total they have now had 4 UK top 40 singles with the most successful being’ High Hopes’ which reached Number 16 in 2013.

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I can’t remember the last time the top 5 singles all stayed in the same place as they did the previous week but that is what has happened this week.

This of course means Ellie Goulding with, Love Me Like You Do, keeps the top spot for a 4th week. In the whole of 2015 so far there have only been 2 different Number 1’s. Hozier with ‘Take Me to Church’ keeps the Number 2 spot in what is now its 31st week on the chart. Mark Ronson ft Bruno Mars with ‘Uptown Funk’ stays at Number 3, last week it became only the 158th UK single since the charts inception in 1952 to surpass 1000000 sales. No doubt the publicity surrounding the Fifty Shades of Grey film is doing no harm to the sales of ‘Earned It’ from The Weeknd which holds onto the Number 4 spot and completing a static top 5 is Kanye West, Rihanna and Paul McCartney with ‘Four Five Seconds’.

On the UK top 40 singles chart there are a total of 5 new entries and 1 re-entry this week. The only new track to enter the top 10 is at Number 7 for Kelly Clarkson with ‘Heartbeat Song’, Clarkson is 32 years old and was born in Fort Worth Texas. She was the 1st winner of American Idol back in 2002, to date she has released 5 Albums which have all reached the top 3 on the Billboard top 200 Album chart, 4 of them reaching the top 5 on the UK top 100 Album chart. Singles wise ‘Heartbeat Song’ is her 15th top 40 hit, ‘Miss Independent’ (Number 6-2003) was the 1st hit and her biggest success came in 2009 when ‘My Life Would Suck Without You’ gave her, her only Number 1 to date.

The new entry at Number 22 this week is from Axwell and Ingrosso with ‘Something New’. They were two thirds of The Swedish House Mafia who split in 2012, the other member who has now gone solo was Steve Angello. This is the 1st single release from the now new duo. With the Swedish House Mafia they had 6 top 40 singles including the 2012 Number 1 ‘Don’t You Worry Child’. As a solo artist Sebastian Ingrosso has charted twice with ‘Calling’ (Number19-2012) and ‘Reload’ (Number 3-2013).Axwell has also had 2 hits as a solo artist, ‘Feel the Vibe’ (Number 16-2005) and ‘Tell Me Why’ (Number 13-2006).

Dance music makes an appearance at Number 24 with this week’s 3rd new entry from The Disciples with ‘They Don’t Know’. They are 3 musicians from London and this song has gained in popularity since it was premiered as the essential tune of the week last August on the Pete Tong Radio 1 show. They were part of the entertainment last week at the after show at The Brit awards.

Madonna returns to the UK top 40 at Number 26 this week with ‘Living For Love’, this is the 1st single release from her forthcoming 13th studio Album to be called ‘Rebel Heart’. Madonna’s charting record of course is phenomenal, ‘Holiday’ gave her, her debut hit peaking at Number 2 back in 1983, it wasn’t until her 8th hit that she got her 1st Number 1 with Into ‘The Groove’ in 1985. In total she has now had 68 UK top 40 singles of which 13 have gone to Number 1. Since the turn of this decade her singles haven’t been so successful with only 2 of them charting, this current one and ‘Give Me All Your Luvin’ ft Nicki Minaj (Number 37-2012). Of her 12 studio Album releases to date 9 have been to Number 1 including the last one ‘MDNA’ in 2012, that Album is Madonna’s lowest selling Album by far, selling 131000 in the UK and 2 million worldwide,’ Like A Virgin’ and ‘True Blue’ each sold 25 million apiece.

Ed Sheeran now has 4 singles in this week’s top 40 as ‘Bloodstream’ charts at Number 35, all 4 current hits feature on his 6 times platinum selling Album ‘multiply(X)’. Thinking ‘Out Loud’ and ‘Sing’ have both been to Number 1 and ‘Don’t’ peaked at Number 8. In total he has now charted as lead or featured artist on 18 top 40 singles, this latest hit ‘Bloodstream’ will be available in a remixed version on March 29th featuring dance music producers Rudimental.

Due to her appearance performing at The Brits last week Paloma Faith has re-entered the chart at Number 32 with ‘Only Love Can Hurt Like This’, the song originally peaked at Number 6 last year.

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Ellie Goulding holds the top spot for a 3rd consecutive week with ‘Love Me Like You Do’. In fact all top 3 singles this week are the same as last with the  Hozier song  ‘Take Me To Church’ at 2 and Mark Ronson  ft Bruno Mars with ‘Uptown Funk’ at 3.

The big climber is The Weeknd at Number 4 climbing from last week’s Number 10 with ‘Earned It’ which is one of the songs featured on the ‘50 Shades Of Grey’ soundtrack. Kanye West with Rihanna and Sir Paul McCartney are a non mover at Number 5 with ‘Four FIve Seconds’ and last week’s highest new entry from DJ Fresh with ‘Gravity’ drops 2 places to Number 6. Maroon 5 with ‘Sugar’ continues to go in the right direction climbing 4 to Number 7 and Avicci with ‘The Nghts’ is up 1 to 8. Completing this week’s top 10 is Charli XCX with Rita Ora dropping 1 to 9 with ‘Doing It’ and ‘Thinking Out Loud’ from Ed Sheeran dropping 3 places to 10.

A total of 4 new entries on the top 40 this week, with the highest being at Number 17 for Luvbug with ‘Revive’ (Say Something). Luvbug are a British electronic trio consisting of Marvin Humes, The White N3rd and Jkay. This is their 2nd top 20 single following on from the success of ‘Resonance’ (Number 14) last October,  this new track features uncredited vocals from Mark Asari. They are currently working on an Album due for release later on this year.

New in at Number 20 is David Guetta ft Emeli Sande with ‘What I Did for Love’. This is the 5th single release from Guettas  6th studio Album ‘Listen’, the previous 4 were ‘Shot Me Down’ (Number 4), ‘Bad’ (Number 22), ‘Lovers On The Sun’ (Number 1) and ‘Dangerous’ (Number 5).As a featured artist Emeli Sande has now charted on 8 occasions, with ‘Naughty Boy’(3 times), Chipmunk, Professor Green, Labrinth  and Rudimental.

Style is the 3rd single release from Taylor Swifts current Album ‘1989’, following on from ‘Shake It Off’ (Number 2) and ‘Blank Space’ (Number 4), the song is a new entry at Number 36. In America on  (Billboard) all 3 tracks have made the top 10 with ‘Shake It Off’ and ‘Blank Space’ both reaching Number 1, in the UK Taylor Swift still awaits her 1st chart topper.

The 4th and final new entry is at Number 36 for Florence and the Machine with ‘What Kind Of Man’. The song is the 1st single to be released from her forthcoming 3rd studio Album to be called How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful’.  This new song gives Florene Welch an 8th top 40 single, her most successful song to date was the Number 1 single ‘Spectrum’ back in 2012.

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We may be in the 7th week of the New Year but in music chart terms things are only just beginning to settle down into a normal routine. Throughout the month of January there were only 7 new songs entering  the top 40 as record labels were reluctant to release new material during that time, but with a further 16 new entries  so far in February we have so much more to listen to.

7 weeks in and only 2 different Number 1’s. Ellie Goulding deservedly holds onto the top spot for a 2nd week with the ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ song ‘Love Me Like You Do’. This is her 2nd chart topper after ‘Burn’ gave her a 1st back in 2013, the aforementioned Album goes straight in at Number 1 on the compilation Album chart.

Hoziers remarkable chart run continues as he now achieves this week’s runner up spot with ‘Take Me To Church’ now in its 29th charting week, the song has also peaked at Number 2 (on Billboard) in America. Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars with ‘Uptown Funk’ has to settle for the Number 3 spot, the song is the current Billboard Number 1 and of course is the longest running chart topper this decade in the UK  at 7 weeks.

In total this week we have 6 new entries, the highest is at Number 4 for DJ Fresh ft  Ella Eyre with ‘Gravity’. DJ Fresh is the pseudonym of 37 year old Drum and Bass producer Daniel Stein, this is his 9th hit single and the 5th time he has reached the top 5, all of his singles are collaborations and this current hit features Ella Eyre whose birth name is Ella Mcmahon, she was raised in West London. She has had 2 hit singles as lead artist to date, Last year with’ If I Go’(Number 16) and ‘Comeback(Number 14),she is also no stranger to success as a featured artist as she was the vocalist on Rudimentals  2013 Number 1 ‘Waiting All Night’.

New in at Number 6 is the collaboration between singer Chris Brown and rapper Tyga with the track ‘Ayo’. This song is the 1st release from their forthcoming Album ‘Fan To Fan’ where all songs will be duets, ‘Fan To Fan’ will be Chris Browns 7th official Album release. Tyga an acronym ( thank you god always) is 25 year old Michael Stevenson from San Fernando Valley California and unlike many other  rappers  he says he had it easy growing up, he admits his mother drove a Range Rover. Tyga has released 3 Albums to date none of which have charted on the UK  top 40, as lead artist he charted with Young Money and Lloyd back in 2009 with ‘Bedrock’(Number 9),his best know solo track to date is ‘Rack City’(Number 39 )in 2011 but a Number 7 hit on Billboard. He is also known in the UK for providing the rap to Tulisa,s  2012 Number 11 single ‘Live It Up ‘and for being one of the rappers on the Chris Brown hit from last year, ‘Loyal’.

There is 1 more new entry in to the new top 10 this week and it is at Number 8 for Charli XCX ft Rita Ora with ‘Doing It’. The track is taken from Charli XCX  third studio Album ‘Sucker’ which was named best pop Album of 2014 by ‘Rolling Stone’ magazine and 6th best Album of the year overall. Despite such critical rave reviews the Album has only peaked at Number 28 on Billboard and has failed in all major markets around the world, to date it is still awaiting its official UK release. Singles wise in the UK this is the 3rd solo hit for Charli XCX as ‘Boom Clap’ peaked at Number 6 and ‘Break The Rules’ at Number 35, both last year  She also has 2 hits as featured artist, providing vocals on ‘I Love It’ with Icona Pop (Number 1 -2012) and ‘Fancy’ with Iggy Azalea(Number 5 -2014).Rita Ora has now featured as guest artist on 5 top 40 singles if you include the Band Aid track from last year.

Ne-Yo is back in the 40 at Number 14 with ‘Coming With You’, his real name is Shaffer Chimere Smith and he is an American from Camden, Arkansas, he is 32.The track is taken from his upcoming 6th Album to be called ‘Non Fiction’, he also previously released a best of back in 2009. As main artist this is his 11th top 40 single, 4 of them have been to Number 1. He has also had a further 7 as featured artist one of which was the 2011 chart topper with Pitbull, ‘Give Me Everything’.

New in at Number 22 is Dutch music producer Bakermat with his 4th single release called ‘Teach Me’ it is taken from his forth coming debut Album due later on this year. He charted in 2013 when ‘Vandaag’ peaked at Number 15.

The 6th and final new song to chart this week is at Number 27 for Imagine Dragons with’ I Bet My Life’, the song is taken from their upcoming 2nd Album to be called ‘Smoke And Mirrors’. The song has been used in a commercial for ‘Jeep’ Automobiles.

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