Calvin Harris Sets Chart Record, Crowned U.K.’s New “King of Pop”
Also responsible for one of Rihanna‘s biggest hits “We Found Love,” his song “I Need Your Love,” featuring Ellie Goulding rose from #11 to #7 on Sunday.
The feat has never before happened in the 60-plus year history of the official U.K. Singles chart.
Harris takes the mantle from the late King of Pop, Michael Jackson, who twice managed to gather seven top 10 hits from an album with his 1987 album Bad and from 1991’s Dangerous.
The success of the album, 18 Months, Calvin’s third, which released on October 26, 2012 by Columbia Records, began with its lead single “Bounce,” featuring Kelis peaking at #2.
That was followed by “Feel So Close,” which also reached the #2 spot. His collaboration with Rihanna took the #1 title, while the Ne-Yoassisted “Let’s Go” stalled at #2.
“We’ll Be Coming Back,” which serves as the album’s official fourth single, also peaked at #2, while the Florence Welch-assisted fifth single “Sweet Nothing” hit #1.
The latest single before “I Need Your Love,” “Drinking From The Bottle” reached #5.
According to a charts compiler for the Official U.K. Charts Company, the album has now sold more than 543,000 units in the U.K. since its 52,356 copies start. It currently sits at #13 after 25 weeks on the Official Albums Chart, where it has spent two weeks at #1, and 10 weeks inside the Top 10. Thoughts?