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Sunday, April 26, 2015

UK Chart Roundup: Clean Bandit Add To Their Hit Collection, Alex Newell Finally Breaks Out

Nearly a year after Clean Bandit's "Extraordinary" featuring Sharna Bass on vocals followed up the Jess Glynne-fronted smash "Rather Be in the UK, the band's Sean Bass-featuring "Stronger" follows up the Jess Glynne-fronted "Real Love," and becomes the Grammy-winning act's fourth Top 5 hit in their home country.

"Stronger," which goes into the UK chart at #4 this week, also features wailing by Alex Newell, who you may know from his transgendered character "Unique" on Glee. That one has been whoring his vocals out left and right — he also features on Blonde's new single "All Cried Out"...

...and he recently collaborated with Russian DJ Matvey Emerson on a cover of Robin S' '90s staple "Show Me Love."

Get it, kiddo.

The UK Top 10:

1. "See You Again" - Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth *2 weeks*
2. "Cheerleader" - OMI
3. "Hold My Hand" - Jess Glynne
4. "Stronger" - Clean Bandit *new*
5. "Jealous" - Nick Jonas
6. "Lean On" - Major Lazer feat. MO & DJ Snake
7. "King" - Years & Years
8. "Firestone" - Kygo feat. Conrad Sewell
9. "Sugar" - Maroon 5
10. "Can't Stop Playing" - Dr. Kucho, Gregor Salto & Ane Brun

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