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Pharrel's 'Happy' holds the pole position for the 15th week in a row. The alltime high is still '(Everything I Do) I Do It For You' by Bryan Adams. The love song from the movie 'Robin Hood - Prince Of Thieves' stayed no.1 for 19 weeks. 'Hey Jude' by the Beatles ruled the global hitlist in 1968 staying 18 weeks at the top of the charts. 'I Gotta Feeling' by the Black Eyed Peas remained 17 weeks atop the chart in 2009. Whitney Houston's  'I Will Always Love You' in 1993, Spanish Duo Los Del Rio's 'Macarena' in 1996 and 'It's Now Or Never' by Elvis Presley in 1960 also all remained 17 weeks at no.1. George Harrson's 'My Sweet Lord' remained 16 weeks at no.1 in 1970 and so did  'My Heart Will Go On' by Celine Dion in 1998, 'Hips Don't Lie' by Shakira feat. Wyclef Jean in 2006 and 'Eye Of The Tiger' by Survivor in 1982. '


Getting back to this weeks charts, never before have five songs entered the Top 10 in a single week. Ariana Grande lands the highest entry with her new smash hit  'Problem', a collaboration with Australian rapper Iggy Azalea which debuts in the top 10 at no.2. It's by far her biggest hit so far. Close behind at no.3 is Japanese boy band Arashi with their 20th global Top 10 Single 'Guts!'. Calvin Harris' new production 'Summer' climbs from no.13 to no.5. Iggy Azalea has a second entry for the first time in the global Top 10 and with two songs! Her significant smash 'Fancy' shoots up the charts from no.15 to no.6. Finally, 'A Sky Full Of Stars', Coldplay's tenth success in the global Top 10 and the third Single from the upcoming album, starts at no.9. 


Outside the top 40 is the vey talented Milky Chance and his 'Stolen Dance' at no.44. Katy Perry's 'Birthday' at no.45, MKTO's 'Classic' at no.57 and Cash Cash feat. Bebe Rexha's 'Take Me Home' at no.59 for their first appearance on top 100 best selling singles.

 

 


Pharrell No.1 for 11th week!

Posted on April 12, 2014

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Pharrell Williams' “Happy” is no.1 for the 11th week in a row. It's the longest no.1 run since "Somebody That I Used To Know" by Gotye feat. Kimbra who were also no.1 for 11 weeks in 2012.

 

John Legend's "All Of Me’ stays at no.2 and at no.3 is this weeks highest gainer, Japanese Girl Band Nagizaka 46 and their hit song 'Kizuitara Kataomoi’, their 3rd Top 10 hit this year.

 

Aloe Blacc's "The Man” jumps to no.1 in the UK and no.5 in the World Chart, Katy Perry moves down one to no.4 with her smash hit “Dark Horse” ft. Juicy J and at no.5 this week is Aloe Blacc with “The Man” .

 

At no.6 is Clean Bandit ft. Jess Glynne with “Rather Be” and at no.7 is Idina Menzel with “Let It Go”. Jason Derulo moves down from 6 to 8 with “Talk Dirty” ft. 2 Chainz after 29 weeks on the charts, The Chaimsmokers move up from 9 to 10 with “#Selfie” and Avicii’s “Hey Brother” closes this weeks Top 10.

 

South Korean girl group Apink debut with "Mr. Chu" at no.26, Chris Brown debuts with “ Loyal" at no.35, American singer-songwriter Christina Perri enters the charts at no.38 with “ Human" and Scottish DJ and record producer Calvin Harris debuts with “Summer" at no.39.


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FIFA and Sony Music Entertainment announced that "We Are One (Ole Ola)," byPitbull, featuringJennifer Lopez and Claudia Leitte, was selected as the Official Song of the upcoming 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

 

The song will be performed at the FIFA World Cup Opening Ceremony on June 12 at the Arena de Sao Paulo.  

 

"I'm honored to join Jennifer Lopez and Claudia Leitte at the FIFA World Cup to bring the world together," Pitbull said during the January announcement. "I truly believe that this great game and the power of music will help unify us, because we are best when we are one."

 

The multilingual track features Portuguese verses from Leitte along with Brazil’s iconic Samba rhythms.

 

Give the song a listen!

 

 


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Two weeks away from the release of his upcoming album, "Honest" (April 22), Future teams up with Kanye West for a new song called “I Won” that he describes it as not a love song, but a way for him to ‘uplift women in general.’ The rap ballad is dedicated to their fiancees, Ciara and Kim Kardashian.


If you pre-order Future’s ‘Honest’ album on iTunes, you will receive the track for free. 

 

Take a listen: 

 


Beyonce Covers Out Magazine

Posted on April 12, 2014

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Beyonce appears in a shoot for Out's May 2014 Power issue, it’s her first cover since releasing her self-titled album back in December. She appears Marilyn Monroe-esque with a platinum bob and pearls,” photographed by Santiago & Mauricio and styled by Lysa Cooper.

The 32-year-old, who just wrapped her Mrs. Carter Show World Tour, wrote the album with some very particular concepts in mind: discipline, patience, control, truth, risk and effortlessness. She also thought about those who would be listening to the tracks, including the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.

"While I am definitely conscious of all the different types of people who listen to my music, I really set out to make the most personal, honest, and best album I could make," she told Out. "I needed to free myself from the pressures and expectations of what I thought I should say or be, and just speak from the heart. Being that I am a woman in a male-dominated society, the feminist mentality rang true to me and became a way to personalize that struggle."

Read more: http://www.out.com/entertainment/music/2014/04/08/beyonc%C3%A9-liberated?page=0,0




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