Belgian DJ Lost Frequencies climbed one place last week to secure the UK’s official number 1 single. Are You With Me, which entered the chart at number 2 last week, dethroned Tinie Tempah and in doing so became the last number 1 single of the current chart era as the chart show will from now on be moved to a shorter Friday spot. This change in format coincides with a change in release dates for both singles and albums, as they will now be released on a Friday in conjunction with the rest of the world. Tinie’s Not Letting Go featuring Jess Glynne slips to number 2, whilst Rita Ora scores the highest new entry of the week with Poison at 3, giving the singer her eighth UK top ten hit. Walk the Moon’s Shut Up and Dance holds firm at number 4 and Major Lazer’s Lean On also holds its place at number 5.
South London hip hop duo Krept and Konan land their first ever top ten hit as Freak of the Week featuring Jeremih enters at number 9 and James Bay’s Let It Go edges closer to the top ten as it ascends 17-14. Finally, Hampshire singer Birdy re-enters the chart at number 31 with her song Wings thanks to its appearance on Lloyds‘ two-hundred and fiftieth anniversary TV advert.
Over on the albums chart legend Lionel Richie goes straight to number 1 with his album The Definitive Collection following his fantastic set at Glastonbury. The album originally reached number 10 when it was released in 2003 and it rose a gargantuan one-hundred and three places to land ta number 1. It’s Lionel’s first number 1 album in twenty-three years.
Falling a place to number 2 is Florence and the Machine’s How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful, whilst James Bay’s Chaos and the Calm rises three places to number 3. Both Taylor Swift’s 1989 and Ed Sheeran’s X hold their places at 4 and 5 respectively. British guitarist Richard Thompson earned his highest charting album yet with Still at 10, as does American rapper Meek Mill with his album Dreams Worth More Than Money at 13. Canadian musician Neil Young is at 24 with his album The Monsanto Years and American singer Miguel enters the chart at 31 with the album Wildheart. A few albums re-entered the chart last week; Gregory Porter’s Liquid Spirit (22), ACDC’s Iron Man 2 (23) and Paloma Faith’s A Perfect Contradiction (27) to name but a few.
The Official Singles Chart will now be presented every Friday from 4pm-5:45pm on BBC Radio 1.