Miley Cyrus has landed not only her first U.K. No. 1 single but her first top ten hit in the territory. “We Can’t Stop” (RCA/Sony) debuted at the summit yesterday (Sunday) with first-week sales of 128,000. “Britain’s Got Talent” duo Richard & Adam’s “The Impossible Dream” (Sony Music CG) started a second week atop the artist album chart, while “Now That’s What I Call Music! 85” (Sony Music CG/Virgin EMI/Universal) leads the compilation survey for a third week.
Cyrus had three times before reached No. 11 on the U.K. singles bestsellers, with “See You Again” in 2008 and twice the following year with “The Climb” and “Party In The U.S.A.” Her new hit ended Avicii’s three-week run at No. 1 with “Wake Me Up” (Positiva/PRMD).
There was a No. 3 debut for “Trampoline” (Parlophone/Warner Music) by British rapper Tinie Tempah featuring U.S. hip-hop artist 2 Chainz, from Tempah’s upcoming second album “Demonstration.” It’s the British artist’s fourth top ten single as a lead artist, but he has been the featured act on five more.