Plan B, Florence + The Machine Dominate UK Top 40; J. Lo, Joss Stone, Karmin Debut High!

Looks like Mizz Florence Welch is totally making up for not topping the UK Top 40 Singles Chart previously with any of her thoroughly free-of-flaw singles by REFUSING to budge from the top spot with her latest – ‘Spectrum(Say My Name)‘ assisted by everybody’s fave DJ/Producer these days, Calvin Harris. The single spends a 3rd consecutive week atop the charts, blocking Maroon 5’s former UK # 1 single ‘Payphone‘ featuring Wiz Khalifa and English girl group Stooshe’s ‘Black Heart‘ which stay at # 2 and 3 respectively.

Meanwhile the adorable duo Karmin earn their first UK top 10 hit as the addictive ‘Brokenhearted‘ soars in at # 6 this week. The song has already topped the Billboard Dance Charts, and peaked at # 16 on the Billboard Hot 100 so far, while charting within the top 10 in Australia and New Zealand.

Over at the UK Top 40 Albums Chart, Benjamin Paul Ballance-Drew aka Plan B’s soundtrack to the film ‘Ill Manors‘ debuts at # 1 this week, becoming his second # 1 album following 2010’s triple-platinum certified ‘The Defamation Of Strickland Banks‘.

The flawless Mizz Jennifer Lopez arrives at # 4 this week with her greatest hits collection ‘Dance Again…The Hits‘ featuring some rather amazing singles she’s had over a decade. ‘Dance Again…The Hits‘ also becomes J. Lo’s highest charting album in the UK in over a decade, her previous chart high being ‘J To Tha L-O!The Remixes‘ which arrived at # 4 in February, 2002. Her highest charting album in the UK remains 2001’s epic ‘J. Lo‘ which peaked at # 2 on the UK Top 40 Albums Chart.

Soul chanteuse Joss Stone arrives at # 6 with ‘The Soul Sessions Vol. 2‘, a sequel to her incredible 2003 multi-platinum d├ębut album, ‘The Soul Sessions‘ which has sold over 5 million copies till date. This album I’m DEFINITELY buying as soon as I’m done blogging.

The top 10 singles in the UK this week are :

1. Spectrum – Florence + The Machine feat. Calvin Harris

2. Payphone – Maroon 5 feat. Wiz Khalifa

3. Black Heart – Stooshe

4. Vegas Girl – Connor Maynard

5. Whistle – Flo Rida

6. Brokenhearted – Karmin

7. Feel The Love – Rudimental feat. John Newman

8. Don’t Wake Me Up – Chris Brown

9. This Is Love – Will.I.Am feat. Eva Simons

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

The top 10 albums in the UK this week are :

1. Ill Manors (OST) – Plan B

2. Handwritten – Gaslight Anthem

3. Overexposed – Maroon 5

4. Dance Again…The Hits – Jennifer Lopez

5. Talk That Talk – Rihanna

6. The Soul Sessions Vol. 2 – Joss Stone

7. + – Ed Sheeran

8. Our Version Of Events – Emeli Sande

9. 21 – Adele

10. Good Morning To The Night – Elton John Vs Pnau