BRIT Awards Performance Gives Adele Her First UK No.1

CHART SPOTLIGHT. The recent performance at the 2011 BRIT Awards certainly paid off for Adele whose “Someone Like You” bows atop the singles chart this Sunday. Back in January, WelcheMusic started the countdown to the release of 21. This follows “Rolling in the Deep” which peaked at No.2 earlier this year.  “Deep” remains on the singles chart, moving 5-4.

The ballad tells the tale of a relationship that has broken down. Adele’s performance at the BRIT Awards was so emotional that she broke down in tears. A live version of the track was also released via iTunes, which topped the download sales chart within 24 hours ahead of the album version.

In Sweden, Adele has had two entries on the singles tally. “Chasing Pavements” reached No.37 in 2008 while “Rolling in the Deep” peaked at No.46 last November.

Back to the singles chart, last week’s No.1 Jessie J drops to No.2 with “Price Tag.” Lady Gaga remains at No.3 with “Born This Way.”

You Me At Six Takes Chiddy to the UK Chart

CHART SPOTLIGHT. The British rock band You Me At Six reached new heights as the new single “Rescue Me” bows at No.21 on the singles tally tonight. The group comes from Surrey and was formed in 2005. The five-piece group got its breakthrough in 2007 when they were nominated in the Best British Newcomer category at the Kerrang! Awards. They lost to Gallows.

“Rescue Me” is the first single to be taken off You Me At Six’ third studio album, yet to be titled. It features Chiddy on vocals, one of the two members of the alternative hip hop band Chiddy Bang.

On Last.FM, “Underdog” is still the most popular track during the last week, ahead of “Stay with Me.” You Me At Six has previously recorded covers of Ellie Goulding’s “Starry Eyed”  as well as Lady Gaga’s “Poker Face.”

According to the music blog Good Music All Day, the song debuted on BBC Radio 1’s Breakfast Show in early January. A version where the two verses from Chiddy were omitted circulated ahead of the radio release. WelcheMusic will keep you posted on forthcoming news about the group

Dilba Returns with Try Again

CHART SPOTLIGHT. The Swedish pop vocalist Dilba makes a welcome return to the singles chart this week with “Try Again.” The track competed in the first heat of Melodifestivalen 2011, which took place in Luleå on Jan.5th. One can argue that Dilba never qualified to the final, but on the bright side “Try Again” is her first Top 20 hit in eight years as it bows at No.20.

Née Dilbihar Demirbag, she was born in a Kurdish family in Turkey. Growing up in Sweden, Dilba got her breakthrough in 1996 with her eponymous debut album. Her biggest hit to date is unquestionable “I’m Sorry.” The track originally charted in January 1997, finally reaching its No.3 peak in early March. Dilba had a lengthy stay on the singles tally, only finally dropping off in September after 30 weeks!

According to fellow music blog Scandipop, a remix version of the track dubbed Deejay Jay vs Dilba was issued in mid-December 2010 ahead of Melodifestivalen. It is yet appear on any charts.

Dilba’s eponymous debut sold 100,000 copies earning the singer both a Grammy and a Rockbjörnen Music Award. It spent 45 weeks on the album chart, matching the peak of “I’m Sorry” at No.3. Music blogger Swedish Stereo hopes that “Try Again” becomes an international export. WelcheMusic will let you know.

Sidney Samson Sets the Charts on Fire

CHART SPOTLIGHT. We’re so glad that Sidney Samson returns! Back in January 2010, WelcheMusic covered Sidney Samson’s “Riverside.” Peaking at No.2 in the UK, the track sampled Tupac Shakur from the film Juice.

Featuring the vocals of Tara McDonald, the progressive house DJ Sidney Samson releases the new single “Set Me On Fire.” Tara McDonald is no newcomer to the club scene. She’s previously worked with the likes of Armand Van Helden and Axwell on the monster hits “My, My, My” and “Feel the Vibe.” She also co-wrote the David Guetta 2008 hit “Delirious.”

Samson was born in 1981 and is of Dutch origin. Last year, he also collboarated with Afro Jack on “Quacky,” an electro house monster which seriously put the dancefloors on fire.

WelcheMusic will keep a close eye on Tara McDonald’s upcoming projects! Check out the track Sidney Samson – Set Me On Fire via Spotify (Sweden).

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