Wiley scores first solo UK Number 1 single with ‘Heatwave’

Conor Maynard debuts at Number 1 in Official Album Chart with 'Contrast'

Wiley has scored his first Official UK Number 1 single with his new track ‘Heatwave’.

The East London rapper broke through the 100,000 sales milestone to scoop his first ever solo Number 1 single. Today, the track has racked up a total of 114,000 sales, making it one of the biggest selling singles of 2012, according to the Official Chart Company.

Wiley’s previous highest entry came courtesy of 2008’s ‘Wearing My Rolex’. The rapper has also had Number 1 success with his group Roll Deep, who had two Number 1’s in 2010 with ‘Good Times’ and ‘Green Light’.


Calvin Harris and Example’s ‘We’ll Be Coming Back’ is the second highest new entry of the week and also breaks through 100,000 sales. Former UK Number 1, Florence And The Machine, is down to third place with ‘Spectrum, Maroon 5’s ‘Payphone is at Number 4 and Stooshe’s ‘Black Heart’ completes the top 5.

Meanwhile, Underworld bag their first top 20 hit in over a decade as their Olympic opening ceremony track ‘Caliban’s Dream’, which features Two Door Cinema Club‘s Alex Trimble on vocals, is at Number 12. Arctic Monkeys are at Number 21 with their cover of The Beatles’ ‘Come Together’.

In the Official Albums Chart, Conor Maynard’s success continues as the British Bieber’s debut album ‘Contrast’ has entered the UK album charts at Number 1.

Elsewhere, Emeli Sande climbs 5 places to Number 3, Maroon 5’s ‘Overexposed’ lands at Number 4, while 21-year-old singer-songwriter Delilah scores a top 5 with her debut album, ‘From the Roots Up’, making the Londoner this week’s second highest new entry.

Following on from his performance at the Olympic opening ceremony, Mike Oldfield’s greatest hits album, ‘Two Sides – The Very Best of Mike Oldfield’ is new in at Number 6. Justin Bieber’s ‘Believe’ is this week’s highest climber, jumping 17 places Number 24.