JLS Dethrones Rihanna

British boyband JLS manage to do what Take That couldn’t. Rihanna’s “Only Girl (In the World)” falls to No.4 in the UK as “Love You More” with JLS goes straight to No.1. The group releases the new album Outta This World tomorrow, which includes their former UK No.1 “The Club Is Alive.” Built on “The Sound of Music” from the Julie Andrews 1965 film, JLS topped the charts in July with their rendition.

We’ve covered boy bands before, and this fall sets some sort of record. Take That is back, Westlife returns with new material, but it seems as if the latest acts like The Wanted and JLS sit firm atop the charts. Outta This World contains new songs produced by well-known boy band producers such as Steve Mac, Wayne Hector and Stargate.  At least, there is no change in terms of production teams.

The new No.1 – “Love You More” – also serves as the 2010 official Children in Need charity. JLS lost to Alexandra Burke in the 2008 X-Factor series.  Apart from “One Shot” in February 2010, the group’s four hit singles have all the No.1 spot in the UK. In addition, they’ve appeared on two additional chart toppers – The X Factor Finalists 2008’s rendition of Mariah Carey’s Hero and the Helping Haiti charity cover “Everybody Hurts,” that WelcheMusic covered in a previous post.

Coincidentally, JLS performed Rihanna’s “Umbrella” on X-Factor. The very same artist they dethrone this week. This September, the guys even launched their own condom range via Durex encouraging their fans to conduct safe sex.

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Susan Boyle’s Back on the Top

Susan Boyle manages to sell 103,000 copies of The Gift in its first week pushing last week’s No.1 – Cheryl Cole’s Messy Little Raindrops – to No.3. The first week sales still fall short of last year’s I Dreamed a Dream, which sold 412,000 copies in its first week. The debut album went on to become the biggest selling album of the year, despite being released in November according to Billboard. Produced by boy band producer Steve Mac, no single has been lifted off the album for promotion.

Boyle recently paid a visit to Oprah Winfrey’s talkshow, where she performed “Don’t Dream It’s Over.” Despite getting her breakthrough on Britain’s Got Talent, her debut album earned Boyle worldwide sales thanks to the viral YouTube success.

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