X-Factor alumni (season 6 runner-up) Olly Murs and has it going really really good y’all – and indeed it should be, considering that ‘Troublemaker‘ is a song that boasts of an insanely addictive hook (one of the best I’ve heard this year) that’s bound to get stuck inside your head with ample ease. It also helps that Murs owns one of the best sets of pipes among the current crop of Brits ready to rule the global charts.
The 28-year-old English singer-songwriter roars in at # 1 on the Official UK Top 40 Albums Chart this week with his 3rd studio effort ‘Right Place Right Time‘, selling a massive 127,000 units in the UK alone – the fastest selling album by a solo male vocalist this year.
Murs had previously topped the albums chart with his second release ‘In Case You Didn’t Know‘ in 2011, and peaked at # 2 with his self-titled début album in 2010. Both the albums are certified double-platinum in the UK.
Along with slaying the albums chart, Murs tops the UK Top 40 Singles Chart for a second week in a row, as ‘Troublemaker‘ featuring Flo Rida, his 4th official # 1 single, continues reigning atop the chart in spite of major competition from Bruno Mars’ ‘Locked Out Of Heaven‘, which shoots up to # 2 and Rihanna’s former # 1 single ‘Diamonds‘, which moves up to # 3 – after X-Factor appearances by both the artists.
The only new entry within the top 10 of the singles chart comes from glitter-pop princess Ke$ha, who latest single ‘Die Young‘ arrives at # 10 this week. Ke$ha’s sophomore full-length set ‘Warrior‘ releases today.
The top 10 singles in the UK this week are :
1. Troublemaker – Olly Murs feat. Flo Rida
2. Locked Out Of Heaven – Bruno Mars
3. Diamonds – Rihanna
4. Beneath Your Beautiful – Labrinth feat. Emeli Sande
5. Girl On Fire – Alicia Keys
6. The Power Of Love – Gabrielle Aplin
7. Candy – Robbie Williams
8. Gangnam Style – Psy
9. Little Things – One Direction
10. Die Young – Ke$ha
The top 10 albums in the UK this week are :
1. Right Place Right Time – Olly Murs
2. Take Me Home – One Direction
3. Unapologetic – Rihanna
4. Christmas – Michael Buble
5. Merry Christmas, Baby – Rod Stewart
6. Take The Crown – Robbie Williams
7. Our Version Of Events – Emeli Sande
8. The Very Best Of – Neil Diamond
9. Ten – Girls Aloud
10. Magic Of The Movies – Andre Rieu