"It just goes to show the strength of the UK artists at the moment with the Roll Deep entourage at number one in the UK singles chart with smash hit Good Times and Plan B top of the respective album chart with the innovative The Defamation of Strickland Banks.
Both acts faced strong opposition from US star Usher, whose major track OMG, which features Black Eyed Peas star Will.I.am, and sixth studio album Raymond Vs Raymond pushed them both close, finishing the week second in both the UK singles and albums charts.
It is just deserves for Roll Deep who have been an active music force on the UK underground scene for over half a decade, as they were pushed every step of the way from the king of R&B, before being confirmed number one on Sunday evening, an accolade they surely deserve and another feather in the cap for the ‘Team UK’ movement.
Usher’s Raymond V. Raymond was expected to go in at number one in the UK artist album chart, especially after first midweek sales flashes showed it 20% ahead of its nearest challenger. Come Sunday evening though, the 31-year-old R&B star was denied his fourth consecutive number one in the UK, with the album’s first week sales of 40,788 placing it second behind Plan B’s The Defamation Of Strickland Banks, which returns to the summit on sales of 41,001."
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