Author: Rory Hughes

The Brit Awards 2015: A Summary

Last night the annual Brit Awards graced our TV screens once again, and with it the usual promise of stars, glamour and controversy. Luckily for us, the show delivered on all three, with stars such as Taylor Swift and Ellie Goulding looking incredible and performances from Kanye West and Madonna that added some much needed excitement in an otherwise tame show. The Winners The first award of the night went to Ed Sheeran for Best British Male Solo Artist and was followed by rock band Royal Blood who scored their first ever Brit for Best British Group. The first...

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Chart Review: Ellie Goulding spends a third week at number 1

Ellie Goulding will no doubt be celebrating the success of her latest single, as Love Me Like You Do remains at number 1 for a third week, matching the chart run of her previous number 1 single, Burn. The song has sold a total of 118,000 copies last week and was streamed 2.58 million times, meaning that the song has surpassed the record for the most streams in one week, an accolade previously held by Uptown Funk. The top 3 remains static as Hozier holds firm at 2 with Take Me to Church and Mark Ronson’s Uptown Funk stays...

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Chart Review: Ellie Goulding holds the number 1 spot

English pop star Ellie Goulding has managed to remain at number 1 for a second week with her latest single Love Me Like You Do, with combined sales of 118,000 (that includes digital sales plus streaming figures). Hozier’s Take Me To Church spends its 7th consecutive week in the top 10, climbing one place to number 2, and Mark Ronson’s Uptown Funk falls just one place to number 3. It was announced during Sunday’s chart show that the song had broken the million sales barrier a few days ago, meaning it is the 158th song to reach this feat...

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Chart Review: Ellie Goulding knocks Mark Ronson off the chart summit

Ellie Goulding has managed the seemingly impossible by ending Mark Ronson’s seven-week reign at number 1 with her latest single Love Me Like You Do. The song is the theme-track to the upcoming Fifty Shades of Grey film and has given Ellie her second number 1 single in the UK, following Burn in August 2013. The song is the fastest selling single of 2015 so far, with over 172,000 copies sold. Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars fell one place to number 2, whilst Hozier’s Take Me to Church also fell just one place to number 3....

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Chart Review: Successes of the last 12 months

Ed Sheeran After an amazing debut in 2012, Ed had a lot to live up to with his sophomore album ‘X‘. Fortunately for Ed, his popularity shows no sign of abating. Lead single ‘Sing‘ granted him his first number 1 in the UK; ‘Thinking Out Loud‘, his second number 1 single, became his highest charting song in the States, peaking at number 4; and his album became both the best and fastest selling album of 2014 in Britain, selling over 1.7 million copies. With the album spending a 12th week at number 1 at the time of writing, and...

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