Chart round-up: Ella Henderson’s first single reaches number one


Ella Henderson’s first ever single has topped the charts this week and is to be taken from her upcoming debut studio album, entitled Chapter One. The singer-songwriter, who found fame via X Factor, has knocked Ed Sheeran off top-spot with her new single ‘Ghost’. Her new album will be released later this year in Autumn, and features collaborations with producers and songwriters who have worked with the likes of Adele, Duffy, Britney Spears and Jessie J.

Tiësto (featuring Matthew Koma) have also entered the chart high in third place with dance track ‘Wasted’. Rik Mayall’s World Cup single is another new entry, which has entered the chart after the comedian’s unexpected death earlier in the week. The World Cup song is entitled ‘Noble England’ and was released back in 2010.

Elsewhere in the top 10 is last week’s number one, ‘Sing’, Sam Smith’s ‘Stay With Me’, Mr Probz with ‘Waves’ and Jason Derulo’s ‘Wiggle’ which features Snoop Dogg.

The biggest climbers of the week include Little Mix’s ‘Salute’ which jumps 18 places to sixth chart position, as well as tracks ‘Three Lions’ and ‘We Are One (Ole Ola)’ as a result of the World Cup hype.

In the album chart, there is also a brand new number one with Kasabian’s 48:13, the indie-rock band’s fifth studio album as well as being their fourth album to hit number one in the UK chart. As a result, Sam Smith’s debut album has dropped two places into third with Coldplay’s Ghost Stories sitting comfortably in second position.

Jack White’s Lazaretto, Passenger’s Whispers and Dolly Parton’s Blue Smoke – The Best Of are all new entries in positions fourth, fifth and sixth respectively. The Swedish folk duo, First Aid Kit, enter in 11th position with their new third studio album Stay Gold.

Elsewhere in the album chart, Paolo Nutini and Paloma Faith continue to stay strong with the latter being in the UK charts for a total of 14 weeks. Michael Jackson’s posthumous album just clings onto its position in the top 10 in tenth place.

Watch the video for the UK’s new number one single, ‘Ghost’, below.


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