Barely one album old, and newcomer Emeli Sande is a bona fide chart titan y’all! Unofficially the biggest female artist in the UK this year, overtaking the mighty Adelegend, Mizz Sande’s rise to fame has been nothing short of stupendous. ‘Our Version Of Events‘, Emeli’s critically and commercially lauded double platinum début album launched at # 1 on the UK Top 40, and Sande has 6 top 10 hits under her belt already.
This week she adds 2 more top 10 hits including her second # 1 single on the UK Top 40 to her already impressive discography, as her collaboration with Labrinth ‘Beneath Your Beautiful‘ roars in at # 1 with sales of over 108,000 copies. The song becomes Labrinth’s first # 1 single, and the 6th single to be released from his album ‘Electronic Earth‘.
Sande also nabs the # 10 spot as a guest vocalist on Wonder’s new single ‘Naughty Boy‘, taking her total number of top 10 hits to 8. Over at the UK Top 40 Albums Chart, ‘Our Version Of Events‘ moves up to # 2 in its 37th week on the chart – due to the re-issue of the album with bonus tracks. Definitely one of my fave albums this year, expect it to rank high on my year-end top 50.
Sande’s rise to the penthouse is blocked by none other than the irresponsibly successful Taylor Swift, who earns her first official # 1 album on these shores as her 4th studio album ‘Red‘ arrives at the penthouse this week. Swift is set to paint the Billboard Charts red later this week as well, as the album is on track to sell over an astounding 1 million units in its first week!
The top 10 songs in the UK this week are :
1. Beneath Your Beautiful – Labrinth feat. Emeli Sande
2. Don’t You Worry Child – Swedish House Mafia feat. John Martin
3. Sweet Nothings – Calvin Harris feat. Florence Welsh
4. Diamonds – Rihanna
5. Gangnam Style – Psy
6. Hottest Girl In The World – JLS
7. Skyfall – Adele
8. One More Night – Maroon 5
9. We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together – Taylor Swift
10. Naughty Boy – Wonder feat. Emeli Sande
The top 10 albums in the UK this week are :
1. Red – Taylor Swift
2. Our Version Of Events – Emeli Sande
3. Jake Bugg – Jake Bugg
4. Lawson – Chapman Square
5. Babel – Mumford And Sons
6. Bad Intentions – Dappy
7. Songs From The Movies And More – Daniel O’Donnell
8. The 2nd Law – Muse
9. Fall To Grace – Paloma Faith
10. Glassheart – Leona Lewis