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A change to the way the chart is compiled with the advent of streaming being included to regular sales for the first time, any change for even better accuracy is always welcomed.

This week sees the 20th different chart topper of the year so far with 21 year old Florida born Ariana Grande reaching the top with her debut hit single ‘Problem’. The song has already been to Number 2 in America and features a rap from Australian Iggy Azalea, there is also uncredited backing vocals from Big Sean.

Ella Henderson holds on to the Number 2 spot for the 2nd week and George Ezra climbs 2 to 3 with ‘Budapest’.

The 2nd highest entry is at Number 6 for Sia Furler with ‘Chandelier’, as the main artist on a song this is her 2nd hit following on from ‘Taken for Granted’ back in 2000.She has also had 3 top 10 hits as featured artist on the songs ‘Titanium’ and ‘She Wolf’ with David Guetta and ‘Wild Ones’ with Flo Rida. She also has several song writing credits including hits for Rihanna, Britney Spears and Kylie Minogue amongst numerous others.

The other top 10 new entry is at Number 10 for Dj fresh with ‘Bounce’, this is his 8th top 10 single and is taken from his upcoming 4th studio Album. The song features uncredited vocals from Nicole Shortland under her stage name of Little Nikki.

On a quiet week for new entry’s the 4th and final one is in at Number 39 for The Vamps featuring Demi Lovato with ‘Someone To You’, this is the 4th hit single from their debut Album ‘Meet The Vamps’.

As always enjoy the music.

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For the 1st time in 17 weeks a song has managed to hold on to the top spot for a 2nd week that honour belongs to Ella Henderson with her debut single ‘Ghost’.

There are 5 new entries with the highest entering at Number 2.

Back with their 2nd hit and following on from the March Number 1 ‘She Looks So Perfect’, 5 Seconds of Summer are a new entry at Number 2 with ‘Don’t Stop’.

It‘s always welcome to see new talent and music of different genres on the chart and the new entry at Number 4 gives us both. George Ezra is 21 years old and comes from Hertford, his music is described as Folk, Blues and Rock. He cites his major influences as Bob Dylan and Woody Guthrie, the single is called ‘Budapest’ and his debut Album due on June 30th is called ‘Wanted on Voyage’.

The other top 10 new entry is at Number 7 for North London electronic duo Gorgon City with ‘Here for You’.  They had a Number 4 hit earlier on this year with ‘Ready for Your Love’.

American singer Demi Lovato charts for the 5th time in the UK with ‘Neon Lights’, her most successful single to date was ‘Heart Attack’ which peaked at Number 3 last year.

Finally The Kooks released their 4th Album ‘Listen’ last month and the 2nd single release from it called ‘Around Town’ is new in at Number 35.

As always enjoy the music.