Rita Ora is heading for her second solo UK No 1 single with the newly-issued How We Do (Party) outselling its two nearest rivals combined.
The Columbia/Roc Nation single had sold nearly 60,000 copies up to the end of business on Tuesday, according to the Official Charts Company, as it looks to follow her first solo hit R.I.P. featuring Tinie Tempah to the top of the chart. Ora also reached No 1 as the featured vocalist on Ministry of Sound act DJ Fresh's Hot Right Now.
Having debuted at the top last Sunday, One More Tune/Warner Bros act Wiley drops to two with Heatwave featuring Ms D with the three tracks immediately below it all having been featured in the Olympics closing ceremony (see separate story). They are Virgin act Emeli Sande whose Read All About It Pt 3 is new at three, Fiction/Polydor act Elbow rising 125-4 with One Day Like This and Kate Bush's Fish People/EMI-issued Running Up That Hill re-entering at five as it aims to return her to the Top 10 for the first time since 2005's King Of The Mountain.
Completing the midweek singles Top 10 are the Columbia single We'll Be Coming Back by Calvin Harris featuring Example dropping 2-6, Island act Florence + The Machine's Spectrum dropping 4-7, George Michael's Island single White Light enetring at eight after he performed it at last Sunday's closing ceremony, Ministry of Sound signing Porter Robinson new at nine with Language and Atlantic act Trey Songz entering at 10 with Simply Amazing.
Alongside a number of tracks climbing or entering the listings because of the closing ceremony, as outlined in another story on the site, RCA act Aiden Grimshaw registers as a new entry in 37th position with Curtain Call.
Emeli Sande's Virgin album Our Version Of Events looks like securing a fourth run at No 1 this Sunday with sales up 232% following her closing ceremony performance. The album was in fourth place on last Sunday's chart. Sales of RCA act Paloma Faith's album Fall To Grace are up 156% to lift it 5-2 on the midweeks, while Polydor's Fiction label should have two albums in the Top 10 at the weekend with Spector's Enjoy It While It Lasts currently appearing as a new entry at three and Elbow's The Seldom Seen Kid vaulting 139-5 following the band's closing ceremony performance. The same event is also behind Asylum/Atlantic act Ed Sheeran's + climbing 8-4, Island/Lava's Jessie J album Who You Are lifting 15-9 and Virgin's Spice Girls retrospective Greatest Hits climbing 164-9.
RCA act Ryan O'Shaughnessy's self-titled album registers as a new entry at six in the latest midweeks as A&M/Octone/Polydor act Maroon 5's Overexposed drops 3-7 and Def Jam/Mercury signing Rihanna falls to 10 having returned to the top last weekend with Talk That Talk.
Outside the Top 10 Search And Destroy Records has two new entries following a new partnership with Sony with While She Sleeps' This Is The Six in 13th place and Don Broco's Priorities 14th. Meanwhile, the Sounds Like Good label's self-titled The Midnight Beast album accelerates 88-16. Other brand new entries to this Sunday's chart will include releases from Hopeless's Yellowcard, PIAS Recordings' Dead Can Dance and Hegri Music's Karine Polwart.
The full midweek singles and albums charts are on musicweek.com.