Archive for August, 2011

Cher Lloyd snatches first UK No.1 with debut single ‘Swagger Jagger’

Sunday, August 7th, 2011

Cher Lloyd has stomped straight to the top of the UK singles chart with her debut track ‘Swagger Jagger’.

The 18-year-old knocked fellow X Factor alumni JLS and their seventh release ‘She Makes Me Wanna’ from pole position after just one week. The Wanted‘s ‘Glad You Came’ and Ed Sheeran’s ‘The A Team’ follow at three and four, while DJ Loud and Sian Evans round out the top five with ‘Louder’.

Further down the numbers, David Guetta, Taio Cruz and Ludacris boost to six from 13, as two very different acts in the shape of Nicki Minaj and Rizzle Kicks both score their best ever UK chart finishes. Minaj’s ‘Super Bass’ climbs another two places to eight in its 14th week of release, while Rizzle Kicks shoot a massive 11 entries up the chart with ‘Down With The Trumpets’ at nine.

The Top 10 in full:
1. (-) Cher Lloyd: ‘Swagger Jagger’
2. (1) JLS: ‘She Makes Me Wanna’
3. (2) The Wanted: ‘Glad You Came’
4. (4) Ed Sheeran: ‘The A Team’
5. (3) DJ Fresh ft. Sian Evans: ‘Louder’
6. (13) David Guetta ft. Taio Cruz and Ludacris: ‘Little Bad Girl’
7. (5) Beyoncé: ‘Best Thing I Never Had’
8. (10) Nicki Minaj: ‘Super Bass’
9. (20) Rizzle Kicks: ‘Down With The Trumpets’
10. (6) Loick Essien: ‘How We Roll’


‘Gears of War 3’ Horde 2.0 trailer released

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

‘Harry Potter’ beats ‘Captain America’ at UK box office

Monday, August 1st, 2011
Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter in Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 has held off competition from Captain America: The First Avenger to claim first place at the UK box office.

The Potter finale’s £4.5 million haul secures it the top spot for the third consecutive weekend. Captain America, which leads into next year’s Marvel team-up The Avengers, nets a £2.9 million opening in second.

The figure falls short of the totals for this year’s earlier Marvel movies Thor and X-Men: First Class. Both blockbusters debuted to £5.4 million.

Deathly Hallows: Part 2 has now grossed £55 million in the UK, making it the most successful release of 2011 so far.

Pixar’s Cars 2 is at number three, while comedy Horrible Bosses is at number four. New release Horrid Henry: The Movie rounds out the top five.

Elsewhere, Kevin James’s Zookeeper debuts at number six and The Guard continues its impressive box-office run, charting at number nine on the back of Irish ticket sales alone.

The UK box office top ten in full:
1. (1) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 – £4,567,581
2. (-) Captain America: The First Avenger – £2,981,590
3. (2) Cars 2 – £1,870,677
4. (3) Horrible Bosses – £1,411,725
5. (-) Horrid Henry: The Movie – £1,290,308
6. (-) Zookeeper – £936,063
7. (4) Bridesmaids – £732,049
8. (5) Transformers: Dark of the Moon – £406,427
9. (7) The Guard – £202,031
10. (8) Beginners – £100,334