Nero rule UK singles chart with ‘Promises’

London-based dubstep duo Nero have collected their first UK singles chart number one with ‘Promises’.

The electronic act, otherwise known as Dan Stephens and Joe Ray, pushed Cher Lloyd‘s ‘Swagger Jagger’ from pole position with their fourth ever release.

Speaking to the Official Charts Company, Ray credited the momentous feat to the success of their January single ‘Me & You’ and their nomination for the BBC’s ‘Sound Of 2011’ poll.

“We’d been going since about 2004, then suddenly we had this number 15 hit,” he said. “Before that, we were expected to carry on being an underground, word-of-mouth thing. Suddenly we were being played on Radio 1 and everything changed.”

Beyond the summit of the chart, David Guetta, Taio Cruz and Ludacris climb two to this week’s four with ‘Little Bad Girl’, as Christina Perri’s ‘Jar Of Hearts’ rises 12 spots to round out the refreshed top five.

Their ascent, coupled with Nero’s arrival at number one, forces Ed Sheeran’s ‘The A Team’, ‘Louder’ by DJ Fresh and BeyoncĂ©’s ‘Best Thing I Never Had’ three, four and three places down the rankings respectively to this week’s seven, nine and ten.

The Top 10 in full:
1. (-) Nero: ‘Promises’
2. (2) JLS: ‘She Makes Me Wanna’
3. (1) Cher Lloyd: ‘Swagger Jagger’
4. (6) David Guetta ft. Taio Cruz and Ludacris: ‘Little Bad Girl’
5. (-) Christina Perri: ‘Jar Of Hearts’
6. (3) The Wanted: ‘Glad You Came’
7. (4) Ed Sheeran: ‘The A Team’
8. (9) Rizzle Kicks: ‘Down With The Trumpets’
9. (5) DJ Fresh ft. Sian Evans: ‘Louder’
10. (7) BeyoncĂ©: ‘Best Thing I Never Had’

Nicki Minaj is shunted back three to 11 after slowly progressing up with the chart with ‘Super Bass’, while Katy Perry drops the same amount to 15 with ‘Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)’ to finish just ahead of ‘Titanium’, a new entry from David Guetta and Sia, at 16.

The final four places in the top-sellers play host to a mix of climbers and fallers, as Loick Essien’s ‘How We Roll’ drops seven to 17, ‘Pumped Up Kicks’ by Foster The People leaps four to 18, ‘Bounce’ by Calvin Harris lands at 19 from 14 and Benny Bennass’s ‘Cinema’ sneaks up four to 20.

Source: Official Charts Company