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Sunday, January 09, 2011

UK Chart Roundup: Sound Of 2011 Jessie J Jumps Into The Top 10

Following the announcement that 22-year-old singer-songwriter Jessie J will follow in Ellie Goulding's footsteps and pick up the Critics' Choice Award at the BRITs next month—not to mention her clinching the top spot on the BBC Sounds Of 2011 roundup—her debut single "Do It Like A Dude" has now jumped to #5 on the UK chart.

I'm still a bit on the fence about this broad. I like her look and slightly unhinged demeanor, but the song itself doesn't quite do it for me.

At any rate, Rihanna, who "Do It Like A Dude" was originally intended for, has landed her fourth #1 UK solo single (and fifth overall) with "What's My Name." (Here in the States she's had nine #1s.) Likewise, her LP Loud is at the top of the album chart for a second week in a row.

Other than that, it's pretty much a quiet chart week. At least here in the U.S. we have Britney Spears' "Hold It Against Me", Avril Lavigne's "What The Hell" and Kanye West and Jay-Z's "H.A.M." all being released this week, which should give things a much-needed shaking up.

The U.K. Top 10:

1. "What's My Name" - Rihanna feat. Drake *1 week*
2. "When We Collide" - Matt Cardle
3. "The Time (Dirty Bit)" - The Black Eyed Peas
4. "Lights On" - Katy B feat. Ms. Dynamite
5. "Do It Like A Dude" - Jessie J 
6. "Your Song" - Ellie Goulding
7. "Firework" - Katy Perry
8. "Like A G6" - Far East Movement
9. "Only Girl (In The World)" - Rihanna
10. "Who's That Chick" - David Guetta feat. Rihanna 

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  • At 4:44 PM, Blogger John said…

    I really think "Price Tag" will be your jam when Jessie J releases it here. I love that song, but I'm not really feeling "Dude", although it has grown on me.

  • At 5:35 PM, Blogger Moogaboo said…

    She's like a ALDI version of Rihanna, isn't she? Same ingredients but the packaging isn't as fancy.

  • At 12:28 AM, Blogger Scooter said…

    'what's my name' is actually Rihanna's fifth #1 UK single (following 'Umbrella', 'Take A Bow', "Run This Town', and 'Only Girl'). incidentally, she's the only artist besides Elvis to have 5 #1 UK singles in consecutive years.


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