Sunday 25 February 2018

Bailey tops chart with debut album

Sam Bailey can now celebrate a chart-topping album
Sam Bailey can now celebrate a chart-topping album
5 Seconds of Summer have hit the top of the charts with their single, She Looks So Perfect

X Factor winner Sam Bailey has topped the charts with her debut album The Power Of Love.

Sam's album, which is the first number one by an X Factor winner since Alexandra Burke in 2009, includes covers of tracks such as From This Moment On and the Dreamgirls song And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going, together with the title track, originally by Jennifer Rush.

"This really is the icing on the cake to an incredible few months," said Sam. "I've worked hard to get where I am and I'm so happy that everyone is liking what I'm doing. It really is a dream come true!"

Sam knocked George Michael's Symphonic off the top spot, with the highest new entry, Going Back Home, a collaboration between Roger Daltrey and terminally ill guitarist Wilko Johnson in at three.

Pharrell Williams's latest record, Girl, fell down one place to fourth, while John Legend's, Love In The Future was up two places to reach number five in the album charts.

The 40th anniversary edition of Sir Elton John's Goodbye Yellow Brick Road debuted at number 12, while Shakira's latest self-titled album came in at 14 in the chart.

Meanwhile the UK had a new number one single as Australian boy band 5 Seconds Of Summer hit the top spot with their single, She Looks So Perfect.

The teenage four-piece, known as 5SOS, knocked Duke Dumont's I Got U off the number one slot.

She Looks So Perfect also reached number one in Australia and New Zealand this weekend, and makes 5SOS only the fourth Australian group to reach the UK number one and the first to do so since Madison Avenue's Don't Call Me Baby in May 2000.

The quartet of Luke Hemmings, Mikey Clifford, Calum Hood and Ash Irwin all hail from Sydney, Australia and have an average age of 18.

They shot to fame after posting covers of Justin Bieber and Ed Sheeran songs on YouTube, and were then invited to support One Direction on their Take Me Home world tour.

Changes by Faul 7 Wad Ad Vs Pnau, was the highest new entrant at number three, according to the Official UK Chart Company.

This week's top five is completed by My Love by Route 94 featuring Jess Glynne and John Legend's All Of Me at number five.

The only other new single to break the top 10 was from 17-year-old Dutch DJ Martin Garrix who teamed up with fellow countryman Jay Hardway, on their track Wizard.

US star Chris Brown came in at number 15 with his track Loyal, featuring Lil Wayne. It is Brown's 17th UK Top 40 hit so far.

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