CHART SPOTLIGHT.Ne-Yo’s ‘Let Me Love You’ is the biggest selling hit on iTunes UK today, as reported by Music Week. The single follows ‘Lazy Love,’ which was issued earlier this June. Included on the upcoming album “R.E.D.,” Ne-Yo has once again worked with the Norwegian production team StarGate.
Despite getting its official UK release earlier this week, ‘Let Me Love You’ has already charted throughout the world. So far, its best peak position is No.22 in Australia (it peaked at No.4 in the country’s urban singles chart). Unfortunately, it didn’t manage to climb higher than No.74 on the all-important Billboard Hot 100.
Ne-Yo: ‘Let Me Love You (Until You Learn to Love Yourself)’
CHART REFLECTION. Despite climbing charts worldwide with “Give Me Everything,” an additional two singles have already been lifted off Pitbull’sPlanet Pit album. “Pause” was issued in early June to promote the album and debuted at No.73 on the Hot 100. And the week after, “Rain Over Me” was released as the third featuring Marc Anthony!
Pitbull collaborated with Jennifer Lopez for “On the Floor” and this time it’s her hubby who’s the musical partner. Again, RedOne has co-written and produced the track which no doubt will set the charts on fire.
The eminent blog Popcrush gives it a 2/5 star rating say that “This song is true to Pitbull’s style, but it’s also very similar to a lot of other Pitbull songs. If it weren’t for Marc Anthony’s own Latin contribution — in English — we might think we’d heard this one before.”
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 charting across the world with Jennifer Lopez’ “Lambada”-infused “On the Floor,” Pitbull gets a smash hit of his own with “Give Me Everything.” To be included on the June release Planet Pit, the hit features Ne-Yo and Nayer on vocals.
The track is produced by the Dutch producer Afrojack. Already a top five hit in Sweden, the UK is the first country where it shot to No.1.