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[Charts Update] Katy Perry’s ‘California Gurls’ storms to No.1

Katy Perry has rocketed to the top of the UK singles chart with ‘California Gurls’. The track – which features an appearance from rapper Snoop Dogg – also leads the US, Australian and Irish singles chart this week.

It becomes her second single to reach No.1 in the UK after 2008’s ‘I Kissed A Girl’.

K’Naan’s ‘Wavin’ Flag’ holds steady at two, while last week’s chart-topper, ‘Shout’ by Shout For England, slips to three.

Meanwhile, Eminem places two singles in this week’s top ten: ‘Not Afraid’ at five and ‘Love The Way You Lie’, featuring Rihanna, at seven.

Lady GaGa’s ‘Alejandro’ continues its climb up the chart, advancing from ten to eight.

Outside of the top ten, Scissor Sisters debut at eleven with ‘Fire With Fire’ to notch up their eighth top 20 hit, while Kelly Rowland climbs from 17 to 13 with ‘Commander’.

The top ten singles in full:

1. (-) Katy Perry ft. Snoop Dogg: ‘California Gurls’
2. (2) K’Naan: ‘Wavin’ Flag’
3. (1) Shout For England ft. Dizzee Rascal & James Corden: ‘Shout’
4. (3) Example: ‘Kickstarts’
5. (6) Eminem: ‘Not Afraid’
6. (4) Kylie Minogue: ‘All The Lovers’
7. (-) Eminem & Rihanna: ‘Love The Way You Lie’
8. (10) Lady GaGa: ‘Alejandro’
9. (5) Tinie Tempah ft. Labrinth: ‘Frisky’
10. (7) David Guetta & Chris Willis ft. Fergie & LMFAO: ‘Gettin’ Over You’

Source: Official Charts Company

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Charts News : Corden, Dizzee stay at No. 1 with ‘Shout’

James Corden and Dizzee Rascal have stayed at number one in the UK singles chart for a second week with ‘Shout’.

Fending off heavy competition in the midweeks, the duo’s unofficial World Cup anthem went on to deny fellow tournament tune K’Naan’s ‘Wavin’ Flag’, which jumped a place to number two.

Example debuted in third place with ‘Kickstarts’, beating January’s ‘Won’t Go Quietly’ which peaked at number six. Kylie Minogue’s first single in two years, ‘All The Lovers’, landed in fourth spot. It’s her most successful track since ‘2 Hearts’, which topped the charts in 2007.

Tinie Tempah was down three to number five, while David Guetta fell the same distance to ninth. Meanwhile, ‘Not Afraid’ by Eminem only slid one place to sixth spot, and Jason Derulo moved down to number nine from seven.

Robyn’s new entry ‘Dancing On My Own’ finished in eighth spot, while Lady GaGa’s ‘Alejandro’ rose to tenth. Usher, B.o.B and Alicia Keys fell to outside of the top ten, at 11, 12 and 15 respectively.

The top ten singles in full:

1. (-) Shout For England ft. Dizzee Rascal & James Corden: ‘Shout’
2 (3) K’Naan: ‘Wavin’ Flag’
3. (-) Example: ‘Kickstarts’
4. (-) Kylie Minogue: ‘All The Lovers’
5. (2) Tinie Tempah ft. Labrinth: ‘Frisky’
6. (5) Eminem: ‘Not Afraid’
7 (4) David Guetta & Chris Willis ft. Fergie & LMFAO: ‘Gettin’ Over You’
8. (-) Robyn: ‘Dancing On My Own’
9. (7) Jason Derulo: ‘Ridin’ Solo’
10. (19) Lady GaGa: ‘Alejandro’

Source: Official Charts Company

Chart Update- Dizzee, Corden pip Tinie Tempah to No. 1

Dizzee Rascal and James Corden have beaten Tinie Tempah in this week’s UK singles chart.

Orchestrated by Simon Cowell, the rapper and comedian made a late surge to the top of the charts with their unofficial charity World Cup anthem ‘Shout’, a loose cover of Tears for Fears’s 1985 hit track.

Only released on Wednesday, the track pulled in impressive sales of over 110,000. Corden and Dizzee performed live to an audience of nearly 10 million on Britain’s Got Talent over a week ago.

Tempah’s ‘Frisky’, featuring Labrinth, could not replicate the the 21-year-old hip-hop artist’s debut single ‘Pass Out’, which stormed to number one in April.

David Guetta fell three places from last week’s chart victory, denied third place by K’naan’s ‘Wavin’ Flag’, which was another new World Cup entry.

Meanwhile, Eminem made another small climb, from sixth to fifth spot, while Usher’s ‘OMG‘ re-entered the top ten at number six.

Jason Derulo’s ‘Ridin’ Solo’ and B.o.B’s ‘Nothin’ On You’ plummeted to seventh and eighth place respectively, ahead of ‘Try Sleeping With A Broken Heart’ by Alicia Keys, which was down two to number nine.

Pixie Lott only just missed out on making the top ten with ‘Turn It Up’, while Baddiel & Skinner & The Lightning Seeds benefitted from World Cup fever to rise a huge 43 places to slip inside the top ten.

Elsewhere in the top 40, Dizzee’s ‘Dirtee Disco’ was down eight places to 12, N’Dubz’s ‘We Dance On’ slid nine spots to 17, while Aggro Santos’s ‘Candy’ sunk the same distance to 14. Also, ‘Solo’ by Iyaz dropped ten spots to 20.

The top ten singles in full (click where possible for our reviews):

1. (-) Shout For England ft. Dizzee Rascal & James Corden: ‘Shout’
2. (-) Tinie Tempah ft. Labrinth: ‘Frisky’
3. (-) K’naan: ‘Wavin’ Flag’
4. (1) David Guetta & Chris Willis ft. Fergie & LMFAO: ‘Gettin’ Over You’
5. (6) Eminem: ‘Not Afraid’
6. (11) Usher ft. will.i.am: ‘OMG’
7. (4) Jason Derulo: ‘Ridin’ Solo’
8. (2) B.o.B. ft. Bruno Mars: ‘Nothin’ On You’
9. (7) Alicia Keys: ‘Try Sleeping With A Broken Heart’
10. (53) Baddiel & Skinner & the Lightning Seeds: ‘3 Lions’

Source: Official Charts Company

Dizzee Rascal vs. Tinie Tempah For UK Number 1!

Tinie Tempah’s ‘Frisky’ is leading the way in the midweek sales figures to top the Official UK singles chart but Dizzee Rascal and comedian James Corden’s England World Cup song,’Shout For England’, has been rush-released by four days and is now available to buy from today.

Dizzee is expected to be Tinie’s biggest challenger for the coverted number one spot.

Which song do you want to be number 1 this Sunday- Tinie’s ‘Frisky’ or Dizzee’s ‘Shout For England’

At this moment in time Dizzee & James have leapfrogged Tinie Tempah in the iTunes chart as they are currently at Number 1.

In other chart news, Christina Aguilera is on course for the Number One alum with her new LP ’Bionic’.