The 2019 Grammys

Ella Henderson Opens at the Top in U.K. with 'Chapter One'

Trish Halpin
Ella Henderson visits Billboard's New York office on August 5, 2014.

Ella Henderson, who finished sixth in the ninth series of The X Factor in 2012, made a triumphant start to her album career in the U.K. yesterday (Oct. 19), opening at No. 1 with her debut set Chapter One (Syco Music/Sony Music). Meghan Trainor’s “All About That Bass” (Epic/Sony) started a third week atop the singles chart, seeing off the challenges of Taylor Swift and One Direction

Henderson had a No. 1 single in the U.K. in June with “Ghost” and followed it with “Glow,” which debuted at No, 7 last week. That fell to No. 17 on the new chart as “Glow” rebounded 22-16. Ed Sheeran’s X and Sam Smith’s In The Lonely Hour (Capitol/Universal) held their places at Nos. 2 and 3 on the album survey, with George Ezra’s Wanted On Voyage (Columbia/Sony) falling to No. 4 after two weeks at the top.

There were no fewer than five new entries in the top ten, led by Jessie J’s Sweet Talker (Lava/Republic/Universal) at No. 5. The physical release of U2’s Songs of Innocence (Universal Island) gave it a No. 6 start, with the newly-reunited 1980s hitmakers Spandau Ballet’s The Story – The Very Best Of (Rhino/Warner Music) in at No. 8. 

Jessie Ware’s sophomore set Tough Love (Universal Island/PMR) arrived at No. 9 and You+Me, the acoustic duo featuring Pink and Dallas Green, at No. 10 with rose ave. (Columbia/Sony). Keep Calm and Chillout (Sony Music CG) started a fifth week atop the compilation chart. 

Trainor’s single had a combined chart sales figure for last week of 109,000, according to the Official Charts Company, 14% of which came from audio streams. That’s the third week in a row that “All About That Bass” has returned six-figure sales. 

Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off” (EMI/Universal) moved up to a new peak with a 4-2 hike, as One Direction’s “Steal My Girl” (Syco Music/Sony) came in at No. 3. Sheeran jumped 10-4 with “Thinking Out Loud,” and Jessie J’s “Bang Bang,” featuring Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj, fell 2-5.

EMI/Universal boy band The Vamps climbed 46-9 with “Oh Cecilia (Breaking My Heart),” featuring Canadian singer Shawn Mendes. The track is adapted from Simon & Garfunkel’s Bridge Over Troubled Water album track “Cecilia.” Eminem’s “Guts Over Fear” (Interscope/Universal), featuring Sia, debuted at No. 10.