UK rapper Tinie Tempah denied Jason Derulo a fifth week at number 1 last week, as his track Not Letting Go shot to number 1 in its first week of release. The song features the vocals of Jess Glynne, who now has four number 1 singles to her name, and it sold 110,000 copies to reach the top spot. New in at number 2 was Belgian producer Lost Frequencies with summer smash Are You With Me, and last week’s number 1 Want To Want Me by Jason Derulo slipped to number 3. American pop-rock band Walk The Moon continue their ascent up the chart as Shut Up and Dance climbs a place to number 4, whilst Major Lazer’s Lean On descends three places to complete the top five.
Flo Rida scored his fourteenth British top ten hit as I Don’t Like It, I Love It enters at number 7 in the chart. The song features Robin Thicke and Verdine White, the latter being the bassist for the band Earth, Wind & Fire. Bristol singer James Bay claims a second top fourty single as Let It Go lands at number 17 thanks to increased radio promotion, and X-Factor boy band Stereo Kicks are at 31 with their début song Love Me So. The final new entry comes from English producer Duke Dumont with his latest single The Giver, which reached number 32 in the chart. Two songs enjoyed a considerable ascent up the chart last week: Kygo’s Stole the Show (38-27) and Ed Sheeran’s Photograph (22-15).
Over on the albums chart, rock band Florence and the Machine returned to the top spot with How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful after a successful set at Glastonbury, whilst Muse fell two places to number 3 with Drones. London-based alternative rock band Wolf Alice are at 2 with their début album My Love Is Cool, despite being number 1 in Wednesday’s midweek chart. Taylor Swift’s 1989 rockets eight places to number 4 thanks to her current tour in the UK, whilst Ed Sheeran’s X spends a fifty-third week in the top ten at number 5.
Mancunian band Everything Everything score a second top ten album as Get To Heaven enters at number 7, Texan gospel and soul singer Leon Bridges is at 8 with his début album Coming Home, and American country singer Kacey Musgraves lands her highest charting album in the UK with Pageant Material at 11. British-Lebanese singer Mika’s album No Place In Heaven is at 19, giving the singer his fourth UK top fourty album, whilst American rockers Breaking Benjamin are at 34 with Dark Before Dawn. German/Swedish heavy metal group Lindemann are new in at 35 with their début LP Skills In Pills, and finally The Jam’s best-of album About the Young Idea: The Very Best Of is at number 36.
The Official Singles Chart is presented every Sunday from 4pm-7pm on BBC Radio 1.