Ed Sheeran Label Signee Jamie Lawson Scores U.K. No. 1 Album

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Jamie Lawson

Jamie Lawson, the first signing to Ed Sheeran's Gingerbread Man label via Warner Music, has entered the U.K. album chart at No. 1 with his self-titled set. The new No. 1 single in the territory is "Turn The Music Louder (Rumble)" (Ministry of Sound) by KDA featuring Tinie Tempah & Katy B, who beat One Direction's new single to the top. 

Lawson entered the singles chart at No. 6 last week with the album's "Wasn't Expecting That," which fell one place in the new Official Charts Company data. The album sold twice as many copies as its nearest rival which was, as fate had it, his label boss Sheeran's x (Asylum/Warner Music), holding at No. 2.

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Pop-soul artist John Newman's Revolve (Universal Island) came in at No. 3, as Jess Glynne slipped 3-4 with I Cry When I Laugh (Atlantic/Warner). Further top 10 debuts came from Peter Andre with Come Fly With Me (East West/Warner Music) at No. 5, Demi Lovato's Confident (Hollywood/Universal), at No. 6 and Nothing But Thieves' self-titled set on RCA/Sony Music at No. 7. Rapper's Delight (Ministry of Sound/Sony Music CG) started a second week at No. 1 on the compilation chart.  

DJ-producer KDA's "Turn The Music Louder (Rumble)," with vocals by Tempah and Katy B, finished the week more than 2,000 combined chart sales ahead of One Direction's "Perfect" (Syco Music/Sony), which came in at No. 2. The Weeknd's "The Hills" (Republic/XO/Universal) improved again 5-3, with Drake's "Hotline Bling" (Cash Money/Repubic/Universal) down 3-4.

After five non-consecutive weeks at No. 1, Justin Bieber’s “What Do You Mean” (Def Jam/Universal) fell to No. 5. There was also a debut on the official top 75 for "Be Right There" (Mad Decent) by Sleepy Tom & Diplo, which soared 91-8.