CHART REFLECTION. Only recently, WelcheMusic blogged about Tove Styrke’s latest single ‘Call My Name.’ Now, the singer turns up on the Umeå group Caotico’s latest single ‘Brains Out.’ According to Swedish Stereo, the track is an ‘absolutely lovable track with a funky careless mode and soft electronic sound.’ The track has already climbed iTunes’s Swedish singles tally.
CHART REFLECTION. ‘Call My Name’ is the latest hit from the former Swedish Idol contestant Tove Styrke. Already a top ten seller on the Swedish iTunes tally, the track has also been picked up by the public service radio station P3.
Tove Styrke released her eponymous debut album via Sony last November. She has had a string of hits including ‘Million Pieces,’ ‘White Light Moment’ and ‘High and Low.’ The new track was recently premiered via the radio station NRJ. Expect ‘Call My Name’ to be included on an upcoming album. Scandipop thinks it’s ‘quite in the same vein as “White Light Moment,”’ while Swedish Stereo says ‘it’s much tougher than any of previous Tove’s singles.’
CHART SPOTLIGHT. There is a great chance that the new-found success of Example will open the doors to an international breakthrough. “Change the Way You Kiss Me” performed very well on yesterday’s UK singles tally, selling 115,046 copies last week. It’s the highest tally for a number one for 10 weeks and the first single off Examples third album according to Music Week. Knocking Pitbull, Ne-Yo, Afrojack & Nayer off the No.1 spot, this is Example’s first ever UK No.1.
Name Actually Reins from Latin Initials
Née Elliot John Gleave, this 28-year old rapper got his name from his initials e.g. – “for example” in Latin. Primarily a UK success story, Example has been featured on various with the likes of Professor Green, Tinchy Stryder, Skream and Wretch 32 whose “Unorthodox” peaked at No.2 only recently.
Example’s 2007 set What We Made made it to No.125 on the UK album tall, including the track “No Sleep for the Wicked” which borrows heavily from Kylie Minogue’s “Confide in Me.”
First Album Produced No Hits
The album didn’t produce any hit singles, despite “I Don’t Want To,” “So Many Roads” and “Me & Mandy” were released.
His breakthrough hit came in2009 when “Watch the Sun Come Up” peaked at No.19. It was followed by the No.6 hit “Won’t Go Quietly” and the No.3 smash “Kickstarts.” Both were released in 2010. “Changed the Way You Kiss Me” is the first single off the upcoming set Playing in the Shadows. The next single is expected to be “Scream My Name” featuring Dev (of “Like a G6” fame).
CHART SPOTLIGHT. Currently climbing the charts with “Telling the World,” Taio Cruz recently announced the title of his next album: Black and Leather. The singer is currently in Australia, having performed at Perth’s Supafest.
According to Starmometer’s blog, Cruz currently single “Telling the World” has the potential of being nominated for an Academy Award. The theme song of the new blockbuster movie Rio, “songs from animated movies usually get an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Song.”
“Telling the World” has so far only managed to climb the charts in Austria (No.21) and Germany (No.35), but hopefully more chart territories will be added. In Sweden, Taio Cruz has charted with three songs to date – “Dynamite” (No.9), “Break Your Heart” (No.6) and “Higher” (No.18). The latter is a duet with WelcheMusic favourite Kylie Minogue.