Emeli Sande, Fun. And Janelle Monae Dominate UK Top 40!

It’s all fun on top of the UK Top 40 Charts this week peeps! In a surprising turn of events, Indie pop band Fun. and Janelle Monae’s former Billboard Hot 100 # 1 single ‘We Are Young‘ vaults ahead of British boy-band The Wanted’s new single ‘Chasing The Sun‘ in its 7th chart week to move up to # 1 on the UK Top 40 Singles Chart!

The Wanted were poised to début at # 1 earlier this week with ‘Chasing The Sun‘, but had to make do with a # 2 entry, stalling 3000 copies behind ‘We Are Young‘.

The second new entry within the top 10 of the UK Top 40 Singles Chart comes in the form of Paloma Faith’s brand new single ‘Picking Up The Pieces‘ produced by Nellee Hooper. The single previews the release of Paloma’s sophomore album ‘Fall To Grace‘ that releases tomorrow.

Flawlessness supreme Mizz Jennifer Lopez barely misses out on the top 10 by entering the chart at # 11 with her new single ‘Dance Again‘ featuring Pitbull.

Over at the UK Top 40 Albums Chart, Scottish chanteuse and former Neuroscience student Emeli Sande’s stellar début ‘Our Version Of Events‘ moves back up to # 1 in its 15th week on the chart. Definitely an album worthy of the top spot and one of my fave albums of the year so far, and is it a coincidence that Emeli’s first name happens to be Adele? Emeli’s domination forces guitarist Joe Bonamassa to début at # 2 with his new album ‘Driving Towards The Daylight‘.

John Mayer’s new album ‘Born And Raised‘, poised to début at # 1 on the other side of the Atlantic later this week, debuts at # 4, while Fun.’s ‘Some Nights‘ debuts at # 7.

Catch all the action within the top 10 of the UK Top 40 right here!!

The top 10 singles in the UK this week are :

1. We Are Young – Fun. feat. Janelle Monae

2. Chasing The Sun – The Wanted

3. Call Me Maybe – Carly Rae Jepsen

4. R.I.P – Rita Ora feat. Tinie Tempah

5. Too Close – Alex Clare

6. Where Have You Been? – Rihanna

7. Picking Up The Pieces – Paloma Faith

8. Drive By – Train

9. Somebody That I Used To Know – Gotye feat. Kimbra

10. Young – Tulisa

The top 10 albums in the UK this week are :

1. Our Version Of Events – Emeli Sande

2. Driving Towards The Daylight – Joe Bonamassa

3. 21 – Adele

4. Born And Raised – John Mayer

5. Number Ones – Bee Gees

6. Strangeland – Keane

7. Some Nights – Fun.

8. Spirit In The Room – Tom Jones

9. Streets In The Sky – Enemy

10. Every Kingdom – Ben Howard