Chart round-up: Ultraviolence soars


In this week’s singles chart, Ella Henderson has continued her hold on top spot with her debut single, ‘Ghost’. The pop artist entered the chart at number one last week, and still maintains her place there despite fierce battle from 5 Seconds of Summer. Henderson recently revealed the track listing and artwork for her upcoming debut album, entitled Chapter One, due for release this Autumn.

5 Seconds of Summer’s ‘Don’t Stop’ enters the chart in second place, which follows the band’s number one single, ‘She Looks So Perfect’. The singles are to be taken from their upcoming self-titled debut, which will be released later this month.

George Ezra is also a new entry with his single ‘Budapest’ which sits comfortable in fourth position. Despite his first single ‘Did You Hear the Rain?’ not charting at all in the UK, his second single’s success is a very promising start for the British singer-songwriter’s musical career. Ezra’s debut album, Wanted on the Voyage, is due for release later this month.

There are also new entries elsewhere in the chart with Gorgon City’s ‘Here For You’ in sixth position, as well as Demi Lovato’s ‘Neon Lights’ debuting in position 15. The Kooks’ ‘Around Town’ is also new, in at 35.

The biggest climber of the week is Ed Sheeran’s promotional single, ‘One’, which climbs an astonishing 27 places to position 20 and is taken from Sheeran’s eagerly-awaited upcoming second album. There are several big fallers this week, including Little Mix’s ‘Salute’ which drops eight places.

In the album chart, Lana Del Rey’s Ultraviolence has debuted at the top of the charts, knocking last week’s number one, Kasabian, down to fifth position. Del Rey’s follow-up to Born to Die includes lead single ‘West Coast’, as well as other promotional singles such as ‘Shades of Cool’ and its title-track.

Also new to the album chart is Linkin Park’s The Hunting Party which debuts in the shadows of Ultraviolence in second place. Elsewhere, there are a lot of non-movers amongst the top 10, including Sam Smith’s debut, Paolo Nutini’s Caustic Love and Paloma Faith’s A Perfect Contradiction.

Listen to ‘Shades of Cool’, the latest single from number one album Ultraviolence, below.


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