David Guetta’s album One Love saw the light of day in August 2009. To date, the set has yielded no less than five singles. The set will be re-issued this November and include a brand new track featuring Rihanna. “Who’s That Chick?” is currently featured in an ad campaign for Doritos.
Released in April last year, “When Love Takes Over” was the hit that preceded the album. Featuring lead vocals by Kelly Rowland, the track topped the charts in Belgium, Czech Republic, Switzerland and the UK. The track failed to break in the US, peaking at No.76 on the Hot 100.
The second single off the album was the Akon collaboration “Sexy Bitch” (July 2009), which was followed by “One Love” (October). Two more singles were issued this year – Memories (featuring Kid Cudie) in March and “Gettin’ Over You” (featuring Chris Willis, Fergie and LMFAO).
Rihanna currently sits atop the UK singles chart with “Only Girl (In the World),” and as WelcheMusic previously reported her duet with Drake falls to No.7 on this week’s Billboard Hot 100.
According to L.A. Times’ music blog, British electropop duo La Roux won America over this past summer with their summer anthem “Bulletproof.” The track bowed atop the UK singles tally upon its release in June 2009. It made No.8 on the Billboard Hot 100 a year later and went on selling 1.7m downloads in the U.S. alone. The single peaked at No.47 in Sweden, making it the only entry on the tally.
The group was formed in 2008 and their first release – “Quicksand” – was released by the French indie label Kitsuné Music in December that year. La Roux second single was “In for the Kill,” a No.2 hit in the UK. The track will finally be issued in the U.S in a re-worked version featuring rapper Kanye West. La Roux’s frontwoman Elly Jackson said in an interview with Pop & Hiss earlier this summer that she always had faith in the single, despite it taking quite some time to catch on with the masses. Elly Jackson returns the favour as a guest star on West’s single “All of the Lights.” The list of A-list guests includes Elton John, Rihanna, Alica Keys, Fergie, John Legend, The Dream, Tony Williams, Kid Cudie, Charlie Wilson and Ryan Leslie. The track bowed on iTunes on Nov.2.
- Listen to the new version with Kanye West here, via Spotify UK
Shakira announced her new album “Sale el sol/The Sun Comes Out,” slated for release on October 19th on her blog. The album will include her world-wide hit “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa),” which recently topped the Swedish single tally. The album will also be preceded by the new single “Loca,” an interpretation of the Dominican artist El Cata’s song “Loca con su tiguere.” Shakira has also collaborated with the UK scene’s biggest grime artist Dizzee Rascal on an English version. This is a surefire way to return to the upper reaches on the UK singles chart. The track was co-produced by The Neptunes, the production duo consisting of Pharrell Williams.
Shakira has not visited the top ten in the UK since the summer of 2009, where “She Wolf” reached No.4. The follow-up “Did It Again” (with Kid Cudie) only managed to climb to No.26, while the Lil Wayne duet “Give It Up to Me” failed to chart at all. “Gypsy” stalled at No.167 and “Waka Waka” peaked at No.21.
The French disc jockey David Guetta returns to the UK’s pole position with the re-issue of “Gettin’ Over.” The track peaked at No.41 upon its original release back in August 2009. A remixed version, featuring vocals by Chris Willis, Fergie and LFMAO enters the top this week becoming Guetta’s third No.1.
So far, five singles have been issued from Guetta’s 2009 album One Love. “When Love Takes Over” reached No.1 in several markets and Destiny Childs’s member Kelly Rowland burnt many a dancefloor last summer.
That track was followed by the Akon collaboration “Sexy Bitch,” re-named “Sexy Chick” in different markets. That single also made the top of the UK singles chart and was the second biggest hit of 2009 in Australia. The title track, “One Love,” with Estelle peaked at No.46.
“Memories” with Kid Cudie became the fourth hit, peaking at No.15. The track made it to the top in Belgium, the Czech Republic and France.
Re-issuing “Gettin’ Over” successfully adds a third UK chart-topper to Guetta’s merits and the single has also topped the German dance chart as well as the US Hot Dance Club Play chart.