Florence + The Machine, Jason Derulo Dominate Official UK Top 40 Charts!


Hallelujah Ms Florence Welch!

Already poised to top the Billboard 200 Albums Chart later this week, Florence + The Machine arrives straight at the summit of the Official UK Top 40 Albums Chart this week with her third full-length studio effort – the thoroughly flaw-free ‘How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful‘.

The album thus grants the ‘Dog Days Are Over‘ chanteuse her third consecutive UK # 1 album (her entire output) following 2009’s ‘Lungs‘ and 2011’s ‘Ceremonials‘. Well deserved I say – just give the title track of the album a listen y’all, major major chills! Expect this album to be high up on my year-end top 50 for sure.

The top 5 of the charts also sees new arrivals from Britain’s Got Talent winners Collabro with their sophomore effort ‘Act 2‘ which arrives at # 2, Jamie xx’s début effort ‘In Colour‘ at # 3 and veteran act Simply Red’s ‘Big Love‘ at # 4 – his 13th top 10 album on these shores. Ms Taylor Swift rounds off the top 5 with the mega-selling never-say-die  ‘1989‘ – which spends its 31st week inside the top 10 out of its 32 weeks spent on the chart. Already the highest selling album of 2014 with over 6 million plus units sold worldwide, ‘1989‘ shows no signs of slowing down – given the push it received recently with the Kendrick Lamar-assisted fourth single ‘Bad Blood‘ which has topped the Billboard Hot 100 and has peaked on the UK Top 40 at # 4.

Elsewhere on the Top 40 Singles Chart, Jason Derulo commands a second week at the penthouse with his global smash ‘Want To Want Me‘.

The runner-up slot belongs to debutante Natalie La Rose who narrowly misses out of the # 1 spot with her current hit ‘Somebody‘ featuring Jeremih.

Check out all the action within the top 10 of both the singles and the albums chart right here!

The top 10 songs on the Official UK Top 40 Singles Chart this week are :

1. Want To Want Me – Jason Derulo

2. Somebody – Natalie La Rose feat. Jeremih

3. Cheerleader (Felix Jaehn Remix) – OMI

4. Lean On – Major Lazer feat. MO & DJ Snake

5. Where Are U Now – Skrillex & Diplo feat. Justin Bieber

6. See You Again – Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth

7. Runaway (U & I) – Galantis

8. Bills – Lunchmoney Lewis

9. Bad Blood – Taylor Swift feat. Kendrick Lamar

10. Hey Mama – David Guetta feat. Nicki Minaj & Afrojack

The top 10 albums on the Official UK Top 40 Albums Chart this week are :

1. How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful – Florence + The Machine

2. Act 2 – Collabro

3. In Colour – Jamie xx

4. Big Love – Simply Red

5. 1989 – Taylor Swift

6. 85 Percent Proof – Will Young

7. In The Lonely Hour – Sam Smith

8. Are You Satisfied – Slaves

9. Wilder Minds – Mumford & Sons

10. X – Ed Sheeran