September 4th 15: Namika goes no.1

Ups–Namika gains the #1 spot although on the midweek charts she held firm at #3. Over the past weekend she definitely benefited from her performance on the Bundesvision Song Contest where she became seventh with her new single Hellwach (starting chart life at #62). The final push was given by a video post on facebook made on Monday/Tuesday by Sarah Engels who declared her love to Pietro Lombardi with a cover of Lieblingsmensch. Within half a day more than 50.000 fans watched the video–and charged the original.

Namika is the third German act in a row that reaches the top spot. It is this a similar situation as in early summer 2014 when Andreas Bourani, Aneta Sablik, CRO and Robin Schulz (alongside Lilli Wood & The Prick) had a continous run there. As actually Aneta Sablik is a Polish singer casted on a German TV show with a German producer–one might argue whether this period count for Germany. The last female German by pasport on the top of the German singles charts was Lena Meyer-Landruth with her Eurovision winning Satellite in June 2010.

Highest new entry comes in at #4 in the face of Justin Bieber. What Do You Mean? is only the third top10 hit and the highest charting song ever for the singer. And he is besides Francesco Yates (#3) the second Canadian inside the Top 10–a feat last seen in May 2012 when Carly Rae Jepsen and Simple Plan had simoultaneous hits.

In its 17th chart week Photograph by Ed Sheeran reaches a new peak at #5 and gives the singer his second biggest chart entry to date.

New inside the top 10 El Perdón by Nicky Jam & Enrique Iglesias is. It is the the eighth top 10 entry for Mr. Iglesias and his first since 2010.