Cover Drive are the UK’s No1

It’s official, Cover Drive are the UK’s  No1.  Earlier today, they become the fifth recipients of the all-new Official Singles Chart Number 1 Award and were presented with their award live on Radio 1’s Official Chart with Reggie Yates.

Cover Drive - Amanda Reifer, T-Ray Armstrong, Barry Hill and Jamar Harding - pose with their Official Singles Chart Number 1 Award for Twilight

The new award scheme has been introduced by the Official Charts Company to mark the start of 2012 – the 60th anniversary of the Official Singles Chart, and the brushed aluminium trophy will be presented weekly to every new Number 1 single from now on.  The first recipient was the Official Christmas Number 1 of 2011, the Military Wives.

Upon receiving their award, the band said: “Arghhhh! We’re Number 1! Woooh! We’ve got this amazing trophy from the Official Charts and we’re so happy, we’re going to put it on our shelf!”

“We just want to thank everyone who supported the record, thankyou so much for buying Twilight and for requesting it on the radio.  We’re so happy and excited and grateful, we can’t even explain.  Please don’t judge us for our girly screams!”

“We went from starting with videos and covers in T-Ray’s basement and putting them up on YouTube as this little band from Barbados to being Number 1 on the charts!”

DYRT caught up with the band before Christmas.  Read what they had to say in Issue 5 and don’t forget to check out their video chat on the site