Norwegian producers Stargate are responsible for the latest top ten hit from Lemar, “The Way Love Goes” which enters the UK singles chart at No.8. They have already collaborated on the hit “50/50” from 2003. As many young artists, Lemar’s career started in a talent show – the BBC show program Fame Academy, which preceded Idol. This March, Lemar issues his greatest hits collection with a few new tracks. The singer teams up with immensly popular pop group JLS on the track “What About Love.” Another track, “You Don’t Love Me,” samples The Supremes. Lemar is of English origin and was born in April 1978.
Lemar’s “The Way Love Goes” is featured on the latest WelcheMusic compilation, which can be downloaded here.
The charity constellation Helping Haiti remains on top of the UK singles chart in its second week. It is trailed by Florence + the Machine and Dizee Rascal single “You Got the Dirtee Love,” which was performed on last week’s BRIT Awards. Owl City, Timbaland & Katy Perry and Alicia Keys are pushed back one place. Rihanna moves 10-6 with “Rude Boy” in its sixth week, while the Glee Casts keep two of its singles in the top ten. “Don’t Stop Believin’” adds a tenth week on the chart and falls 5-7, while “Halo/Walking on Sunshine” remains at No.9. The only other new entry in the top ten is Lemar’s “The Way Love Goes” at No.8. Both Glee Cast’s and Lemar’s track are featured on the WelcheMusic compilation, found here. 3!OH!3 rounds up the top ten with “Startstrukk.”
Other new entries on the chart come from Chris Brown with “Crawl” at No.35. The track is produced by The Messengers and peaked at No.53 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart when issued at the end of last year. It will get its official single release this March. Leona Lewis’ “I Got You” already made an impact on the chart as well, entering at No.40 although it won’t be offically released until tomorrow. The track was written and produced by Arnthor Birgisson, the man behind Darin’s entry in the Swedish Melodifestivalen contest. “I Got You” is the second track to be lifted from Leona Lewis’ sophomore set Happy, suceeding the title track. It’s also worth mentioning Lewis’ inclusion in the blockbuster Avatar. The lead theme “I See You” peaked at No.28 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart and was written by James Horner of “My Heart Will Go On” fame. Horner’s composed the music to both Titanic and Avatar.
Posted in Charts, Pop, r’n’b
Tagged 3OH!3, Alicia Keys, Arnthor Birgisson, Avatar, Chris Brown, Darin, Dizee Rascal, Florence + the Machine, Helping Haiti, James Horner, Katy Perry, Lemar, Leona Lewis, Owl City, Rihanna, the Glee Cast, The Messengers, Timbaland, Titanic
It’s time for the fourth compilation of “Welche Music.” The latest set includes current US hits from Orianthi, Kris Allen and Rob Thomas. We’re excited to include Glee Cast’s latest top ten hit where “Halo” and “Walking on Sunshine” has been melded into one. Also, Justin Bieber teams up with rapper Ludacris on “Baby.” Do you remember Star Pilots, whose “In the Heat of the Night” became a pan-European hit. Listen to “I’m Alive” and know that they’re back.
David Guetta has enjoyed phenomenal success with Black Eyed Peas, Kelly Rowland and Akon. Guetta teams up with Kid Cudi on his latest hit “Memories.” We’re also glad to see that Mary J. Blige, Whitney Houston, Rihanna and Ne-Yo producers Stargate has helped Lemar on his new track “The Way Love Goes.”
In true style, we’ve added two bonus tracks. Taio Cruz had a hit with “Break Your Heart” – we found his cover of Keane’s “Everybody’s Changing.” The other bonus comes in the form of Bimbo Jones’ remix of Kelly Clarkson’s “Already Gone.”
- Click here to download the WelcheMusic vol.4 playlist
- Click here to download the WelcheMusic vol.3 playlist
- Click here to download the WelcheMusic vol.2 playlist
- Just right-click on the image to download the cover art
- Click here to download the WelcheMusic vo.1 playlist
Posted in Hot 100, Pop, r’n’b, Rock, Spotify
Tagged Akon, Bimbo Jones, Black Eyed Peas, Glee Cast, Justin Bieber, Keane, Kelly Clarkson, Kelly Rowland, Kid Cudi, Kris Allen, Lemar, Ludacris, Mary J. Blige, Ne-Yo, Orianthi, Rihanna, Rob Thomas, Star Pilots, Stargate, Taio Cruz, Whitney Houston
Music Week reports that Glee Cast is set to top the UK album chart this Sunday. Sales figures indicate that Glee – The Music – Vol 1 outsells Alicia Keys’ The Element of Freedom by more than two copies to one. Lady GaGa’s The Fame is set to take the No.3 spot. ITV1 will broadcast the Brit Awards tonight and winners will probably benefit in terms of increasing sales.
Owl City is expected to chart with their Ocean Eyes album, including the No.1 hit single “Fireflies.” The charity single “Everybody Hurts” is expected to retain the pole position but will not reach last week’s sales figures. Lemar’s return single “The Way Love Goes” is also expected to appear.