Chart round-up: Ella Henderson debuts on top


In this week’s single chart, Meghan Trainor remains on top spot with her single ‘All About That Bass’. Taylor Swift is just behind where she jumps up two spaces with ‘Shake It Off’. Despite the track’s release being many weeks ago, the song is still climbing the UK charts.

One Direction enter the chart in third place with the lead single of their upcoming album FOUR, entitled ‘Steal My Girl’. Ed Sheeran is just behind with ‘Thinking Out Loud’ and Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj’s collaborative effort, ‘Bang Bang’, finishes this week’s top five.

Jeremih, Sigma, Calvin Harris, The Vamps and Eminem complete the UK top ten this week, with the latter being a new entry. Other new entries in the top 40 include Charli XCX and Wilkinson. The biggest fall goes to Brian Wilson & Various Artists with ‘God Only Knows’, tumbling 18 places.

In the album chart, Ella Henderson’s debut LP, Chapter One, has topped the UK charts. This means that both her debut album and single have made it to number one, ensuring Henderson has a firm place in the 21st century British music scene.

Elsewhere in the album chart’s top five, both Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith are non-movers where they sit comfortably in second and third place, respectively. George Ezra’s Wanted On Voyage falls to fourth place after making a surprising and belated jump to number one, followed by Jessie J entering the chart with her third album in a slightly disappointing fifth place. Jessie J’s previous albums have reached both second and third place, meaning Sweet Talker, despite having the lead single ‘Bang Bang’, has proved the least successful, chart-wise.

The rest of the top ten sees all new entries apart from Barbra Streisand at seven, with U2, Spandau Ballet, Jessie Ware and You+Me. The biggest fall goes to Gorgon City’s Sirens, which drops 26 places in its second week of charting.

Listen to ‘Ghost’ below, the lead single from Ella Henderson’s number one album.



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