Guess, who’s back? WelcheMusic isn’t the only blogger who wants Jamiroquai to return to the scene. Mark the calendar as Rock Dust Light Star is set to bow on Nov.1. As reported by the blog Some Kind of Awesome, two singles will be available on the day of the album release. Directed by Howard Greenhalgh, the videos have been shot in Almeria (Spain).These are “White Knuckle Ride” and “Blue Skies.”
Jamiroquai debuted in 1993 with the album Emergency on Planet Earth and the new album will be the seventh in the group’s career. The previous album, Dynamite, was released in 2005 and produced three singles. The UK Top 20 single “Seven Days in Sunny June” was also featured in the film The Devil Wears Prada.
The Billboard Hot 100 welcomes Los Angeles-based quartet Far*East Movement to the No.1 spot for the first time. The debut single “Like a G6” has trailed Bruno Mars on the runner-up spot, but he falls to No.2 after being the chart leader for four weeks. Despite being a No.1 hit on the Hot 100, the digital download is pushed back to No.2 by Taylor Swift’s “Back to December.”
Far*East Movement has been featured on hit TV shows such as CSI: Miami, CSI: NY and Entourage. “Like a G6” has charted in Holland, New Zealand, Switzerland, Australia and Canada as well.
Rihanna reverses her fall and moves 6-4 “Only Girl (In the World).” Swift is also the highest new entry on the Hot 100 as “December” bows at No.6. A giant hit on radio, P!nk’s “Raise Your Glass” leaps 51-11. Finally, Cee Lo Green does not seem to repeat his UK success. “F**ck You” only manages to improve its peak position to No.17.
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Tagged Bruno Mars, Cee Lo Green, CSI: Miami, CSI: NY, Entourage, Far*East Movement, P!nk, Rihanna, Taylor Swift
In an unusual feat, Sweden’s singles tally awards Shakira’s “Waka Waka” the pole position this week. The track initially bowed on the chart in May and has already reached the top on two separate occasions. Adding a 22nd week on the chart, Shakira puts an end to Hans Edler’s chart reign. The Latin singer manages to place another track on the top 20 as “Loca” bows at No.20. The track is available in two versions – in English with guest vocals from Dizzee Rascal and in Spanish with Dominican rapper El Cata.
The singer Daniel Adams Ray makes a giant 15-2 leap with “Gubben i lådan.” As part of the duo Snook, Adams Ray earned great success with “Mister Cool” a No.2 hit in 2004. His partner, Oskar Linnros got his solo breakthrough this summer with the No.3 hit “Från och med du” which currently sits at No.7 on this week’s singles tally.
Swedish House Mafia
Swedish House Mafia bows at No.11 with “Miami 2 Ibiza,” equaling the peak position of the previous hit “One.” Consisting of Swedish house DJs and producers Axwell, Steve Angello and Sebastian Ingrosso, “Miami 2 Ibiza” collaborates with UK rapper Tinie Tempah whose “Written in the Stars” leapfrogs 50-22 on this week’s chart.
Swedish rock act Kent returns to the singles tally at No.13 with the double A-sided single “Ismael.” Lifted off the En plats i solen set, the track follows the previous chart-topper “Gamla Ullevi.”
The singles tally also includes new entries from Kanye West (No.28), Seal (No.58) and Erik Hassle’s brand new track “Taken (Still in My Blood)” (No.55).
25-year old Bruno Mars holds on to the Billboard Hot 100 top spot for a fourth week in a row. Before breaking through as an artist, Mars had produced and written songs for Alexandra Burke, Travie McCoy, Adam Levine, Brandy, Sean Kingston and Flo Rida’s No.1 hit “Right Round.” His “Just the Way You Are” has already topped the charts in Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, Holland and the UK. The track has so far reached No.6 in Sweden. In the US, the song has sold 1.697 million units since its release. His debut album Doo-Woops & Hooligans has already spawned a second hit – “The Lazy Song” debuts at this week’s No.82.
WelcheMusic looks forward to Taylor Swift’s upcoming album release Speak Now. The set follows Taylor Swift and Fearless, the latter a Billboard 200 album chart topper. Swift debuted back in 2006 with “Tim McGraw,” a top ten US Country hit. So far, her biggest US hit is “You Belong with Me” – a No.2 hit in 2008. Internationally, “Love Story” is considered her biggest hit. Back in August, “Mine” was a No.3 hit – the first track to be lifted off the Speak Now set. The title track vaults in at No.8 this week.
Rihanna’s “Only Girl (In the World)” rebounds 8-6 in its fifth week. Kanye West opens at No.12 with “Runaway,” one of his highest debuts ever. UK chart topper Cee Lo Green finally cracks the top 20 as “F**k You” moves 21-18 in its seventh week. P!nk is back on the chart with “Raise Your Glass,” which is lifted from her compilation Greatest Hits…So Far!!!.” The track had simultaneous releases on both radio and retail and immediately reached No.51 on the Billboard Hot 100.
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Tagged Adam Levine, Alexandra Burke, Brandy, Bruno Mars, Cee Lo Green, Flo Rida, Kanye West, P!nk, Rihanna, Sean Kingston, Taylor Swift, Travie McCoy
On Oct.6, Grey’s Anatomy will return to Swedish TV screens for a complete new season. The ABC TV show has already premiered in the States. A trailer is currently showcased on cable network Kanal 5 and the TV campaign is also part of Sony Music’s promotional efforts for Manchester duo Hurts. The group debuted with the single “Better than Love” before the summer.
The track was primarily a hit on the clubs, while radio picked up “Wonderful Life.” The video has currently tracked 4m views on YouTube. “Stay” will be issued commercially later this year but is already picking up a lot of interest due to it being the soundtrack to the Grey’s promo trailer. It is already the second most played Hurts track on Spotify. Hurts also performed at the Propaganda festival this August and will return to Debaser Medis Stockholm this October.
Expect Roll Deep to crash the UK singles chart tomorrow with “Green Light.” This is the follow-up to the No.1 single “Good Times.” The track succeeded Diana Vickers’ “Once” in May, earlier this year. “Green Light” features vocals by Tania Foster with appearances from Wiley, J2K, Breeze, Brazen and Scratchy. The track will be included on the upcoming album Winner Stays On, slated for release in October. Roll Deep is one of the hottest acts on the grime scene today, an urban music genre that first emerged in the East London part of Bow in the early 2000s. The style merges influences from UK garage, dancehall and hip hop.
The first grime artist to reach international fame is Dizee Rascal, on the back of winning The Mercury Music Prize for the debut Boy in da Corner. N-Dubz, M.I.A., Tinie Tempah and Tinchy Stryder are other artists in the genre.
Posted in Dance, electronic, Grime, r’n’b, UK Singles Chart
Tagged Diana Vickers, Duzee Rascal, J2K, M.I.A., N-Dubz, Roll Deep, Tania Foster, The Mercury Music Prize, Tinchy Stryder, Tinie Tempah, Wiley
Flo Rida claims his second UK No.1 in his career with “Club Can’t Handle Me,” lifted from the Step Up 3D soundtrack. The track features French DJ David Guetta, who produced the track with Frédéric Riesterer. Guetta recently topped the UK singles chart this May with “Gettin’ Over You.”
This means that Ne-Yo loses the top position as “Beautiful Monster” falls to No.5 in its second week. As mentioned earlier, that track failed to become a success in the US as it peaked on the Billboard Hot 100 at No.53. “Club Can’t Handle Me” moves 33-24 on this week’s Hot 100 in its sixth week on the chart. Usually, these two acts enjoy far great success Stateside than in the UK or the rest of Europe.
Flo Rida topped the singles chart back in March 2009 with “Right Round” (featuring Ke$ha). The rapper has collaborated with a range of artists such as Timbaland, will.i.am, Ne-Yo and Nelly Furtado throughout his career.
Eminem and Rihanna reverse their drop on the chart and move 4-2 with “Love the Way You Lie.” The highest new entry comes from pop group The Saturdays, whose “Missing You” bows at No.3. It’s the group’s ninth top ten single and is lifted from the upcoming mini album and EP Headlines.
This week also welcomes British grime vocalist Tinchy Stryder back to the chart. “In My System” enters at No.10 and bests the previous hit “You’re Not Alone” fron November last year. On the album chart, Eminem reclaims the top spot with Recovery. Canadian rock act Arcade Fire’s The Suburbs falls back to No.2 after a sole week atop. Lady Gaga’s The Fame continue its top ten presence, climbing 6-5 in its 83rd week on the chart.
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Tagged Arcade Fire, David Guetta, Eminem, Flo Rida, Frédéric Riesterer, Ke$ha, Lady Gaga, Ne-Yo, Nelly Furtado, Rihanna, The Saturdays, Timbaland, Tinchy Stryder, will.i.am