Essex band make UK chart history

Koopa are first unsigned group to have Top 40 hit

Essex band Koopa have made UK chart history tonight (January 14) by becoming the first unsigned band to land a UK Top 40 hit.

Under new chart rules their download-only single ‘Blag, Steal & Borrow’ went straight in at at Number 31.

Chart rules were changed at the start of the year to allow digital single sales to count towards a chart position even if there is no physical version.

‘X Factor’ winner Leona Lewis stays at the top of the UK singles chart for the fourth week with her cover of Kelly Clarkson‘s ‘A Moment Like This’.

Mika has the highest new entry at Three with his debut single ‘Grace Kelly’.

Other notable new entries are this week’s NME cover stars The View at 11 with ‘Same Jeans’ and Klaxons at 16 with ‘Golden Skans’.

The Top Ten is:

1. Leona Lewis – ‘A Moment Like This’

2. Eric Prydz Vs Floyd – ‘Proper Education’

3. Mika – ‘Grace Kelly’

4. Just Jack – ‘Starz In Their Eyes’

5. Take That – ‘Patience’

6. Jojo – ‘Too Little Too Late’

7. Booty Luv – Boogie 2nite’

8. Akon ft Eminem – ‘Smack That’

9. Sharam ‘Patt (Party All The Time)’

10. Cascada – ‘Truly Madly Deeply’

Take That have been knocked off the top of the album chart for after a six-week reign at the summit with comeback LP ‘Beautiful World’. They drop to Four, while Amy Winehouse has climbed to the summit with her second LP ‘Back To Black’.

James Morrison‘s ‘Undiscovered’ climbs three places to Two, with Snow Patrol‘s ‘Eyes Open’ at Three.