A new pop princess took the throne for the very first time five years ago today, spelling the end of Black Eyed Peas’ Boom Boom Power!
It’s always exciting to see the ‘birth’ of a new star, to be right there at the beginning of their chart story. Five years ago today, a new chart tale was just starting out for Essex teenager Pixie Lott, thanks to her insanely catchy debut single Mama Do.
Although she was only 18 at the time of her debut hit, Pixie – real name Victoria – had been bubbling under pop’s radar for quite some time.
After being signed by huge US music producer LA Reid at just 15, Pixie spent her time recording and writing for other artists, biding her time until the day she herself would get her name on a record all of her own.
Mama Do went straight in at the top, deposing Black Eyed Peas’ Boom Boom Pow from its second (non-consecutive) week at the top. It’s sold almost 350,000 copies.
Mama Do was the first of three chart-toppers for Pixie. Boys And Girls made Number 1 in September 2009 and All About Tonight hit the summit two years later. Pixie has scored 11 Top 40 hits, with seven of them making the Top 10. All About Tonight is her biggest selling single, with over 400,000 copies sold.
Her most recent hit was Nasty, which peaked at Number 9 in March this year. Pixie’s self-titled album – her third – is due for release in August.