Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber’s I Don’t Care scores huge Number 1 debut

May 17th, 2019

Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber storm to Number 1 with their new collaboration I Don’t Care, scoring an impressive 123,825 combined sales.

It’s only the second chart-topping single this year to open with more than 100,000 combined sales – Ariana Grande’s 7 Rings debuted at Number 1 with 126,240 in January. I Don’t Care racked up 13 million streams and 22,000 downloads in the UK this week.

I Don’t Care extends Ed’s tally of Number 1s to six, and Justin’s to seven, putting the Canadian on a par with the likes of Kylie Minogue, Elton John and U2 who all have seven UK chart-toppers.

Meanwhile, Lil Nas X’s Old Town Road holds at 2, and last week’s Number 1, Stormzy’s Vossi Bop, slips to 3.

Production duo Europa – comprising of Jax Jones and Martin Solveig – edge closer to the Top 10 with All Day and Night ft. Madison Beer, lifting two spots to Number 11, and Skepta lands his eleventh Top 40 entry with Greaze Mode ft. Nafe Smallz at Number 22. The track features on the rapper’s upcoming album Ignorance Is Bliss, out on May 31.

Further down, Ellie Goulding’s Sixteen hops six places to a new peak at 25, James Arthur’s new single Falling Like The Stars opens at Number 34, earning him an eleventh Top 40 hit, and Motorola by Da Beatfreakz ft. Swarmz & Deno is new at 35.

Finally, Mark Ronson’s Late Night Feelings ft. Lykki Li makes its first Top 40 appearance, leaping eight places to Number 39.

View this week’s Official Singles Chart Top 100 in full

Days Gone still stands at the top of the gaming charts

May 13th, 2019

Days Gone has been sitting at the top of the UK physical game charts for a while now, and as reported by GamesIndustry.biz, Bend Studio’s game is still there when looking at last week’s sales, one of the slowest weeks all year in fact.

The top six are the exact same as last week, meaning Mortal Kombat 11 is in second place once more, followed by FIFA 19, Red Dead Redemption 2, Grand Theft Auto V, and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. What’s more surprising, however, is that 12,500 units separated Days Gone from number 40 on the list.

Saints Row: The Third’s Full Package edition on Switch didn’t manage to make it into the top 10, shifting enough units to put it at 15, although we’re still seeing Nintendo represented elsewhere with New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate at eight and 10 respectively.

For the full top 10 list look down below. When will Days Gone fall?

1. Days Gone / Sony
2. Mortal Kombat 11 / Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
3. FIFA 19 / EA Sports
4. Red Dead Redemption 2 / Rockstar
5. Grand Theft Auto V / Rockstar
6. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe / Nintendo
7. The Division 2 / Ubisoft
8. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe / Nintendo
9. Forza Horizon 4 / Microsoft
10. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate / Nintendo

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Stormzy’s Vossi Bop scores second week at Number 1

May 10th, 2019

Stormzy dances his way to a second week at Number 1 with the infectious Vossi Bop.

Vossi Bop, Stormzy’s first chart-topping single, clocked up over 11 million listens in its second week, out-streaming its closest rival, Lil Nas X’s Old Town Road, by 1.3 million plays.

Following the exciting receipt of his first Number 1 award, Stormzy surprised fans at London’s Brixton Academy last Friday (May 3) when he appeared on stage with fellow chart-topping rapper Dave to perform the hit.

Lewis Capaldi claims two simultaneous Top 5 singles for the first time this week – first up, former chart-topper Someone You Loved, which goes back up one to Number 3, and right behind it at Number 4, Hold Me While You Wait, both this week’s highest new entry and most downloaded track.

Canadian singer-songwriter Shawn Mendes debuts at Number 9 with If I Can’t Have You, his fifth Top 10 hit.

Logic earns his second Top 40 single with Homicide ft. Eminem which debuts at 15, while South London rappers Hardy Caprio and Digdat say Guten Tag to the Top 20 with their new collaboration going straight in at 18.

Finally, Ellie Goulding rises five to 31 with Sixteen, and Bugzy Malone rockets 60 slots to Number 34 with new single M.E.N II to become the Manchester rapper’s first Top 40 hit.

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Charts: Days Gone is still parked at the top

May 7th, 2019

Last week we reported that Days Gone had ridden into the top spot of the UK physical charts, and this week it’s still sat in the top spot, as reported by GamesIndustry.biz. In fact, all of the top four entries in the charts are as they were from last week.

Days Gone hangs onto the number one position despite suffering a 60% drop in sales from last week, with number two Mortal Kombat 11 getting a 74% drop in the same time period. Numbers three and four – FIFA 19 and Red Dead Redemption 2 – had drops of 10% and 3% from last week, and the only game that didn’t have a dip was Grand Theft Auto V, coming in at five with a 14% increase.

Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age had its Switch release too, but we haven’t seen that in the top 10 list, since it debuts at 15. For the full top 10 though, look down below.

How long can Days Gone stay at number one?

1. Days Gone / Sony
2. Mortal Kombat 11 / Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
3. FIFA 19 / EA Sports
4. Red Dead Redemption 2 / Rockstar
5. Grand Theft Auto V / Rockstar
6. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe / Nintendo
7. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe / Nintendo
8. The Division 2 / Ubisoft
9. Forza Horizon 4 / Microsoft
10. Anthem / EA

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Stormzy scores debut Number 1 with Vossi Bop

May 3rd, 2019

Stormzy’s Vossi Bop has gone straight in at Number 1 on the Official Singles Chart with massive streaming figures.

Clocking up 12.7 million listens, Stormzy claims the biggest week of streams ever for a rapper – smashing the previous figure set by Drake’s In My Feelings by over two million – and the fifth biggest streaming week of all time.

The Glastonbury headliner also claims the second biggest first-week combined sales of 2019 so far with 94,500 – second only to Ariana Grande’s 7 Rings which opened with 126,000 combined sales in January.

Speaking to OfficialCharts.com, Stormzy said, “Words don’t really do it justice. I’m genuinely, for once in my life, speechless!  My supporters have had my back like crazy – this is all you guys, thank you so much”

Previous chart topper Old Town Road by Lil Nas X drops to Number 2 this week, ahead of Taylor Swift’s Me! ft. Brendon Urie which debuts at Number 3, becoming Taylor’s ninth Top 5 hit.

Meanwhile, Dave’s Location ft. Burna Boy (10) returns to the Top 10; Jax Jones, Martin Solveig and Madison Beer rise further with All Day And Night (12), and Pink moves up two with Walk Me Home (16), as she also scores her third Number 1 album in the UK with Hurts 2B Human.

Wildlife charity RSPB claim the week’s highest sales after shifting 23,500 CD singles and downloads of their birdsong track Let Nature Sing, which debuts at Number 18. Earlier this week Diplo remixed the track on BBC Radio 1.

Rapper Digga D climbs seven with No Diet (20); Lil Dicky is up three with his star-studded track Earth (21); and Rita Ora and Kygo’s Detective Pikachu single Carry On (30) rises nine places.

Finally Don’t Worry Bout Me by Zara Larsson enters the Top 40 for the first time, up thirteen to 34, and Ellie Goulding’s Sixteen climbs seven to Number 36.

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Gaming charts: Days Gone rides into first place

April 29th, 2019

Last week’s UK physical charts have been topped by none other than Bend Studio’s PS4 exclusive title Days Gone, as reported by GamesIndustry.biz, who also reveal that physical sales are 27% less than God of War achieved last year.

That doesn’t mean the figures are shabby though, as GfK revealed that Days Gone has had the biggest physical launch of the year so far in the UK.

Days Gone’s success means Mortal Kombat 11 sits at number two as a result, a game with sales 43.6% less than Mortal Kombat X in 2015, although this might be more indicative of the growing preference for digital downloads in this period. Mortal Kombat 11 has hit higher sales than Injustice 2 though, and had 71% of its sales on PS4.

A 70% decline in sales means World War Z moves from number one to 10 this week, and elsewhere in the top 10 (that you can see below) there are many of the usual suspects.

1. Days Gone / Sony
2. Mortal Kombat 11 / Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
3. FIFA 19 / EA Sports
4. Red Dead Redemption 2 / Rockstar
5. The Division 2 / Ubisoft
6. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe / Nintendo
7. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice / Activision
8. Forza Horizon 4 / Microsoft
9. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe / Nintendo
10. World War Z / Focus Home Interactive

Have you tried either Mortal Kombat 11 or Days Gone?

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Lil Nas X lands a second week at Number 1

April 26th, 2019

Lil Nas X lassos a second week at Number 1, with his viral hit Old Town Road racking up its biggest streaming week yet.

The country-trap single has clocked up 10.3 million audio and video plays in the last seven days – making it the third highest one-week streaming figure of 2019, behind Ariana Grande’s 7 Rings and Break Up With Your Girlfriend, I’m Bored.

Piece Of Your Heart by dance newcomers Meduza feat. Goodboys jumps two places to Number 2, pushing Lewis Capaldi’s former Number 1 Someone You Loved down to 3.

SOS by Avicii ft. Aloe Blacc climbs six places to Number 6, becoming the late DJ’s tenth Top 10 single; Jax Jones, Martin Solveig and Madison Beer’s collaboration All Day And Night climbs eight spots to 14; and What I Like About You by Jonas Blue feat. Theresa Rex is this week’s highest climber – rising twenty places to 23 and landing Jonas Blue his eighth Top 40 single.

The week’s highest new entry comes from US rapper Lil Dicky with Earth (24). Featuring an impressive list of vocal cameos including Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Katy Perry and Ed Sheeran, proceeds from the comedic Earth Day track are going towards environmental causes.

Pretty Shining People by George Ezra vaults nine places to 25, while English rapper Digga D debuts at Number 27 with No Diet.

Finally, Kygo and Rita Ora’s new summer dance track Carry On debuts at Number 39 – a landmark 20th Top 40 single for Rita, who first entered the charts back in 2012 with her feature on DJ Fresh’s Number 1 Hot Right Now.

See the full Official Singles Chart Top 100 here

World War Z tops the UK retail sales charts

April 23rd, 2019

It wasn’t the busiest week at UK retailers, but we do have a new best-seller with World War Z rampaging past the likes of FIFA 19 and The Division 2 to claim the top spot.

The only other new game to make an appearance in this week’s top ten is Snooker 19, which managed to make a solid break and finish ahead of fellow debutants Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster (No.20) and My Time at Portia (No.27).

1. World War Z / Focus Home Interactive
2. FIFA 19 / EA
3. The Division 2 / Ubisoft
4. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe / Nintendo
5. Red Dead Redemption 2 / Take-Two
6. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey / Ubisoft
7. Yoshi’s Crafted World / Nintendo
8. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice / Activision
9. Snooker 19 / Ripstone
10. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe / Nintendo

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Lil Nas X rides Old Town Road to the top of the Official Singles Chart

April 19th, 2019

Viral rapper Lil Nas X claims Number 1 on the Official Singles Chart with Old Town Road, clocking up 9.9 million streams this week.

The country-inspired rap hit takes the top spot with 80,000 combined sales following a perfect storm of viral challenges on the social media app Tik Tok, some controversy and a remix featuring country icon Billy Ray Cyrus.

Speaking to OfficialCharts.com, Lil Nas X said:

“I cannot believe how amazing my song is doing on the UK charts. I’m so thankful to everyone who has got behind Old Town Road. I’m still blown away by all the support for the track – thank you for listening!”

Lil Nas X’s feat ends Lewis Capaldi’s seven-week run at Number 1 with Someone You Loved, slipping to Number 2, though he did earn the most downloads of the week.

Meduza & Goodboys climb one step closer to the chart summit with Piece Of Your Heart at Number 4, and Keisha & Becky by Russ & Tion Wayne vaults 23 places to Number 7 after a remix featuring Aitch, JAY1, Sav’O and Swarmz was released last Friday. Marshmello lands his fifth Top 10 single and Chvrches claim their first with Here With Me up one place at Number 10.

Avicii claims this week’s highest new entry with SOS ft. Aloe Blacc (12). The single is the Swedish DJ’s first posthumous single to be released since his death one year ago on April 20, 2018.

K-pop band BTS and US singer Halsey debut close behind with their record-breaking single Boy With Luv (13). This week saw the official music video for the song smash the YouTube record for the most views globally in the first 24 hours, with 74.6 million.

Meanwhile, rising star Alec Benjamin hops five places with Let Me Down Slowly to 31, and Who Do You Love by the Chainsmokers ft. 5 Seconds of Summer (36) re-enters the Top 40 after jumping ten places.

See the full Official Singles Chart Top 100

The Division 2 has another week at number one

April 17th, 2019

The Division 2 has already experienced time at the top of the UK boxed charts, and last week Ubisoft and Massive Entertainment’s shooter got another top spot, following the release of the Tidal Basin content for those seeking an extra challenge.

FIFA 19 sits just behind The Division 2 at number two, and the familiar faces of Red Dead Redemption 2 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe are at numbers three and four respectively. Yoshi’s Crafted World – another former number one title – is at number five, and for the full top 10 check out the list below.

Can The Division 2 hang onto the top spot?

1. The Division 2 / Ubisoft
2. FIFA 19 / EA Sports
3. Red Dead Redemption 2 / Rockstar
4. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe / Nintendo
5. Yoshi’s Crafted World / Nintendo
6. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey / Nintendo
7. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice / Activision
8. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe / Nintendo
9. Grand Theft Auto V / Rockstar
10. Spider-Man / Sony

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