MUSIC BOX: Avicii Vs Nicky Romero Reach Number One, 'X Factor' Star Gamu Is Back, Sundown Festival And SW4 Line-Ups


Avicii vs Nicky Romero have crashed into the Number One spot in the singles chart - but the song behind the latest internet dance craze looks set to be snapping at their heels next week.

The Swedish/Dutch house duo's new entry 'I Could Be The One' topped the chart, but Baauer's 'Harlem Shake', which is being tipped as the new 'Gangnam Style', was the week's big mover, going from 22 in midweek to number 3 on Sunday, according to the Official Chart Company.

The song has clocked up millions of listens on YouTube through thousands of meme parody videos.

The numerous home-made 'Harlem Shake' parodies by fans are a nod to a New York dance style of the 1980s, and feature unassuming subjects in their bedrooms, lounges and offices bursting into movement when the heavy bassline of Brooklyn-producer Baauer's track kicks in.

In the album charts, the soundtrack from French Revolution-based Hollywood blockbuster 'Les Miserables' - based on the Victor Hugo novel - retained its grip on the top of the album charts.

It kept Oxford rockers Foals off the top of the chart, although their latest album 'Holy Fire' is their highest charting work so far, beating 2008's 'Antidotes' (number three) and 2010's 'Total Life Forever' (number eight).


As we inch closer to festival season, more acts are being announced for the hundreds of mixed line-ups across the country.

For pop lovers, last year’s 'X Factor' semi-finalist boy band Union J have been confirmed as additional main stage guest performers at this year’s Sundown Festival.

The band, comprising Josh Cuthbert, Jamie ‘JJ’ Hamblett, James ‘Jaymi’ Hensley and George Shelley, have a debut single due out in June of this year so not all of their songs will be covers.

Headliners at Sundown, which takes place on Saturday 31 August and Sunday 1 September, already include Jessie J and Example, with JLS, DJ Fresh and James Arthur also performing.

Tickets are on sale now, visit www.nationalboxoffice.co.uk.

If you prefer DJs over boy bands, Armin van Buuren will play his only UK festival performance of 2013 when he headlines South West Four on Saturday 24 August.

The Dutch DJ, who recently picked up the title of 'best DJ' in DJ Magazine’s top 100 poll for the fifth time, is to return to the festival on Clapham Common and put on one of his largest London shows to date.

The 36-year-old released his fourth album 'Mirage' in 2010 and has just started the 'A State Of Trance 600' world tour.

South West Four tickets for Saturday and the weekend go on general sale on Friday 22 February at 9am.


Gamu is back!

There was public outrage when the young singer, who grew up in Harare, Zimbabwe and then moved to the small Scottish town of Clackmannanshire, was booted off 'X Factor' by Cheryl Cole in 2010.

Despite her rejection on primetime TV, she vowed to not give up on music.

Now 21-years-old, Gamu has unveiled the video to her debut single ‘Shake The Room’, which will be released by GSound Records on 14 April.

She's mixed her admiration for 1960’s soul with contemporary pop and R&B, creating a young and fun sound that she has dubbed ‘Nu: Vintage’.

'Shake The Room' will be the first single off her forthcoming debut album ‘A Love Like This’, which is set for release this summer.

Watch the video for her debut single below and let us know what you think:

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