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Ne-Yo takes the lead in the UK

Ne-Yo claims his third chart-topper in the UK as “Beautiful Monster” bows on today’s singles chart. He has previously topped the tally with “Closer” and “So Sick.” The singer debuted back in 2006 and has since worked closely with the Norwegian production duo Stargate. “Beautiful Monster” is taken from his upcoming album Libra Scale, slated for release this October. The single flopped in the US, peaking at No.53 on the Billboard Hot 100.

This means that the boy band The Wanted only got a sole week at No.1 with “All Time Low,” which falls to No.5.  Ne-Yo is trailed by Flo Rida/David Guetta who moves 5-2. The only other new entry on the top ten is much hyped Eliza Doolittle who enters the No.8 positon with “Pack Up.”

The Canadian Indian Rock band Arcade Fire bows atop the album chart with The Suburbs. So far, the album has charted in Australia as well (at No.6). This means that Eminem’s Recovery loses the top position. Lady Gaga’s The Fame adds a 82nd week on the chart maintaining the No.6 position.

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Stevie Wonder Cover to Boost Esmée Denters’ U.S. Career

The 22 year old Dutch singer Esmée Denters premiered her cover of Stevie Wonder’s “As” via Billboard.com’s online music program Mashup Monday earlier this month. This might be just the right push for her career. Already a huge star in her native Holland, Denters is yet to break into the coveted U.S. market although she’s backed up by Justin Timberlake himself. Their duet “Love Dealer” was recently released in the States, but has failed to break.


Signed by Timberlake

Justin Timberlake discovered Esmée Denters on YouTube, where she posted covers of artists such as Timberlake and Natasha Bedingfield. Denters was signed on Timberlake’s own record label Tennman Records. Last May, Denters’ debut album Outta Here was issued in Europe and preceded by the title track as the first single. So far, that track has reached the top ten in the Netherlands, UK and Hungary. Her biggest hit in the UK to date is the Chipmunk duet “Until You Were Gone,” which peaked at No.3 this April.

“Love Dealer” is yet to make any impact on the main U.S. chart, so far peaking outside the top 20 on the Billboard Dance Club Songs chart. Written back in 2008 by Esmée Denters, Justin Timberlake and the production team Stargate, the song has also been recorded in a version featuring rapper Jay Sean.

Tarkan Faces Drug Charges

The Turkish pop singer Tarkan faces drug charges and is detained after a raid by narcotics officers. Née Tarkan Tevetoglu  in 1972, the singer was born in Germany but raised in Turkey. His biggest hit to date is “Simarik,” which was released in 1999. The title means spoiled in Turkish and was initially released in France in 1998. It was a pan-European hit, selling 2m copies across France, Spain, Italy and Portugal. “Simarik” peaked at No.2 in Norway and No.3 in Sweden.

An English version called “Kiss Kiss” was issued by Stella Soleil back in 2001. The track peaked at No.27 on the Billboard Top 40 in the US. The song was included on her album Dirty Little Secret. Australian soap opera actress Holly Valance recorded the track in 2002 and managed to reach the top of the UK singles chart. Valance made her breakthrough in Neighbours, just like Kylie Minogue, Jason Donovan and Natalie Imbruglia. It was also her first chart-topper in Australia.  Stargate made an r’n’b remix of the track.

Lemar Vaults in to the Top Ten with the Help of Norway

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.

Download vol.4 of the WelcheMusic Compilation Playlist

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
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  • Click here to download the WelcheMusic vo.1 playlist