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Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello make it five weeks at Number 1

Friday, August 16th, 2019

Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello’s reign at the top of the Official Singles Chart with Senorita extends to a fifth total week, leading previous chart-topper Ed Sheeran & Khalid’s Beautiful People (2) by 6,200 combined sales.

Three singles reach the Top 5 for the first time: 3 Nights by Dominic Fike climbs three places to 3, just ahead of Manchester rapper Aitch at 4 with Taste (Make It Shake), climbing four slots.

With the most digital downloads of the week, Kygo & Whitney Houston climb four to Number 5 with Higher Love, Kygo’s highest ever charting track. It’s Whitney’s first Top 5 hit since 2009’s Million Dollar Bill, bringing her total to fourteen. See Whitney’s full Official Charts history here.

Meanwhile, Sam Smith earns his 11th Top 10 single with How Do You Sleep? climbing five to Number 7. Lil Tecca climbs nine to Number 13 with Ransom; Jax Jones & Bebe Rexha are up six places with Harder at 30, while Irish singer-songwriter Dermot Kennedy climbs five to 34 with Outnumbered.

Finally, American rapper and singer Megan Thee Stallion claims her first UK chart hit with Hot Girl Summer feat. Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla Sign, debuting at Number 40.

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Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello’s Senorita scores fourth week at Number 1

Friday, August 9th, 2019

Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello’s Senorita claims a fourth stint at Number 1 on the Official Singles Chart, while Ariana Grande and Social House score the week’s highest new entry with Boyfriend.

Senorita notched up 59,000 chart sales to keep its place at the summit, made up of 6.6 million streams and 7,000 downloads. Social House worked on Ariana’s recent chart-toppers 7 Rings and Thank U, Next.

Meanwhile, Ariana and Social House’s Boyfriend is new at Number 4, earning Ariana her 14th Top 10 and the pop duo their first UK chart entry.

Elsewhere in the Top 10, Dominic Fike’s 3 Nights lifts two places to a new peak at Number 6, and Manchester rapper Aitch scores a Top 10 debut with his new track Taste (Make It Shake) – his first chart entry as a headliner following his feature on Young T and Bugsey’s Top 20 hit Strike A Pose. One place behind are Kygo and Whitney Houston; Higher Love hops one spot to Number 9.

Further down, Krept & Konan, Headie One and K-Trap’s I Spy rebounds 15 places to Number 22 following the release of a remix featuring Bugzy Malone, RV, SL, Abra Cadabra, Morrison and Snap Capone. British DJ/producer Joel Corry cracks the Top 20 with Sorry, up two to Number 19.

Finally, two songs make their Top 40 debut this week: Jax Jones & Bebe Rexha’s Harder climbs nine places to Number 36, earning Jax his ninth and Bebe her seventh Top 40 single, and Irish singer-songwriter Dermot Kennedy  claims his first UK Top 40 with Outnumbered, up two to 39.

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Senorita climbs to Number 1 on the Official Singles Chart

Friday, July 12th, 2019

Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello’s Senorita claims the Number 1 spot on this week’s Official Singles Chart, ending Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber’s eight-week spell at the top with I Don’t Care.

Senorita lifts from 2 to 1 after being streamed 8.2 million times in the UK this week, and earns Shawn and Camila a second UK chart-topper each: Shawn scored his first Number 1 in 2016 with Stitches, while Camila’s Havana had a five-week run at the top in 2017.

Celebrating the news, Shawn told us: “Thank you so much to our UK fans for the overwhelming support on the song. We are so thankful and excited to get a UK Number 1!”

Camila added: “I’m so excited that you guys made this song Number 1 in the UK!!!! And sharing this with Shawn is so fun and so special. Thank you thank you thank you, and I can’t wait to be there soooooooon!”

With Ed Sheeran’s new album No.6 Collaborations Project out today (July 12), a further two of the collection’s tracks hold inside this week’s Top 10: Beautiful People ft. Khalid is at 3, and Cross Me ft. Chance The Rapper & PnB Rock places at 8.

This week’s highest new entry goes to Post Malone, who debuts at Number 5 with Goodbyes ft. Young Thug, marking the US singer and rapper’s seventh UK Top 10 single.

There’s also good news for Mist – the Birmingham rapper’s latest track So High ft. Fredo is his strongest chart debut yet, opening at Number 11. Meanwhile, south London collective D-Block Europe land at Number 20 with their new single Home Pussy.

Further down, three songs climb into the Top 40 for the first time: Freya Ridings lands her second UK Top 40 single as Castles zooms 18 places to 34, Dave & AJ Tracey’s Thaigo Silva vaults 21 spots to 36 following the rapper’s viral Glastonbury performance, and Lizzo’s Truth Hurts lifts five to 37 to become her second UK Top 40 entry.

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Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber make it eight weeks at Number 1

Friday, July 5th, 2019

Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber reach eight consecutive weeks at Number 1 with I Don’t Care, as Ed claims three places in this week’s Official Singles Chart Top 10.

The pair deny Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello’s Senorita (2) the top spot despite the latin-pop single improving on its performance last week by 3,700 combined sales.

Ed Sheeran takes highest new entry honours at Number 3 with Beautiful People ft. Khalid, marking Khalid’s tenth Top 10 single and Ed’s 24th. Ed’s third Top 10 this week, Cross Me ft. Chance The Rapper and PnB Rock, is at Number 6.

Stormzy’s latest single Crown climbs one to Number 4 following his landmark Glastonbury headline slot on June 28, Mabel secures her third Top 10 with Mad Love, climbing 5 places to Number 8, and Sigala and Becky Hill also reach the Top 10 for the first time with Wish You Well, up two to 9.

After 18 weeks in the Top 100, AJ Tracey’s slow-burner Ladbroke Grove enters the Top 20 after climbing five places to Number 16. Dominic Fike rises six to Number 20 with 3 Nights, Young T & Bugsey reach a new peak with Strike A Pose ft. Aitch at 22, and Martin Garrix’s Summer Days with Macklemore and Patrick Stump jumps seven spots to Number 26.

Further down, Chris Brown’s new single Don’t Check On Me feat. Justin Bieber and Ink debuts at 29, Mark Ronson and Camila Cabello rise six places to 31 with Find U Again, and Miley Cyrus rebounds seven places to 33 with Mother’s Daughter.

Finally, Kygo’s remix of Higher Love featuring vocals from Whitney Houston lands the late vocalist her first posthumous Top 40 hit since 2012, debuting at Number 36.

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Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber hold off Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello

Friday, June 28th, 2019

Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber extend their reign at Number 1 with I Don’t Care to a seventh consecutive week on this week’s Official Singles Chart.

The song, which features on Ed’s upcoming No.6 Collaborations Project (out July 12), leads its closest rival by 8,500 combined sales. Additionally, Ed’s Cross Me ft. Chance The Rapper and PnB Rock reaches a new peak at Number 4 following the release of its music video.

Meanwhile, Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello sashay into second place with Señorita, claiming this week’s highest new entry. It’s the pair’s second collaboration, following 2015’s I Know What You Did Last Summer.

As Stormzy prepares to headline Glastonbury tonight, he claims two Top 5 singles: Vossi Bop (3) which debuted at Number 1 in May, and brand-new single Crown (5).

Elsewhere, Sigala and Becky Hill rise three places to the cusp of the Top 10 at 11 with Wish You Well, while Mabel’s Mad Love climbs three to 13.

Bugzy Malone claims his first Top 20 single with Kilos feat. fellow Mancunian rapper Aitch at 20, Lil Nas X’s Panini – the follow-up to chart-topper Old Town Town – opens at 25, and UK drill rappers Russ MB and Digga D impact at 28 with their new track Mr Sheeen.

Mocking It by Jay1 debuts at Number 19 – the Coventry rapper’s second Top 20 hit after Your Mrs (third including his feature on the remix of Russ and Tion Wayne’s Keisha & Becky).

Finally, Nicki Minaj claims her 35th Top 40 track with Megatron at Number 34, and Mark Ronson’s Find U Again ft. Camila Cabello vaults 17 places to Number 37 following the release of his latest album Late Night Feelings.

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I Don’t Care extends its reign at Number 1

Friday, June 7th, 2019

Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber celebrate their fourth week at Number 1 as I Don’t Care keeps its grip over the Official Singles Chart.

Lil Nas X’s Old Town Road holds firm at Number 2 for a sixth consecutive week, while the rest of the Top 5 remains unchanged.

There are seven new entries landing in this week’s Top 40 with Katy Perry scoring the highest of the week with Never Really Over, making its debut at Number 13. Skepta scores three Top 40 entries following the release of his Ignorance Is Bliss album: What Do You Mean ft. J Hus lands at Number 14, Greaze Mode with Nafe Smallz, rebounds 29 places to a new peak at Number 18, and Bullet From A Gun jumps 36 places to Number 32.

Elsewhere, Lewis Capaldi’s Bruises debuts at 16, Sigala and Becky Hill’s Wish You Well makes another leap up the chart, lifting 15 spots to 24, and James Arthur’s latest track Falling Like The Stars enjoys a ten-place climb to 25. Miley Cyrus’s Mother’s Daughter debuts at 31, earning the US star her 15th UK Top 40 single.

Finally, D-Day veteran and folk singer Jim Radford debuts at Number 72 with The Shores of Normandy – a song about his experience at the Battle of Normandy released to mark its 75th anniversary this week.

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Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber claim a second week at Number 1 with I Don’t Care

Friday, May 24th, 2019

Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber share the crown once again this week as I Don’t Care holds on to the Official Singles Chart top spot for a second week.

The single, which will appear on Ed Sheeran’s upcoming collaborations album, posts another impressive week of sales and streams, notching up 98,000 combined sales.

Lil Nas X remains at Number 2 for another week with Old Town Road but boasts his biggest week so far following the release of the song’s music video – racking up 85,000 combined sales including 12.8 million streams.

Lewis Capaldi has three tracks in the Top 10 following the release of his debut album: former Number 1 Someone You Loved (3) which has its biggest week so far with over 74,000 combined sales, Hold Me While You Wait (5), and Grace (9), which flies 17 places to its highest ever position.

Elsewhere in the chart, Jax Jones claims his fifth Top 10 single with All Day And Night, his collaboration with Martin Solveig and Madison Beer.

Tyler The Creator takes highest new entry honours with Earfquake at 17, following the release of his latest album Igor. Another track from the record, I Think, lands at 30.

Ellie Goulding’s Sixteen climbs four to a new peak at 21, Digga D’s No Diet jumps eight places to 25, and Halsey debuts at 26 with Nightmare, marking her seventh Top 40 single. Da Beatfreakz, Swarmz, Deno and Dappy’s collaboration Motorola (32) climbs three, ahead of Mark Ronson’s Late Night Feelings ft. Lykke Li (33), which jumps six places.

Further down, Summer Days by Martin Garrix, Macklemore and Patrick Stump enters the Top 40 for the first time after vaulting 27 places to Number 36, becoming Martin Garrix’s tenth Top 40.

DJ Khaled earns his fifth Top 40 single with Jealous ft. Chris Brown and Lil Wayne, and finally, rising US rapper and singer Dominic Fike claims his first ever UK Top 40 hit with 3 Nights, flying fifteen places to Number 39.

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Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber’s I Don’t Care scores huge Number 1 debut

Friday, May 17th, 2019

Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber storm to Number 1 with their new collaboration I Don’t Care, scoring an impressive 123,825 combined sales.

It’s only the second chart-topping single this year to open with more than 100,000 combined sales – Ariana Grande’s 7 Rings debuted at Number 1 with 126,240 in January. I Don’t Care racked up 13 million streams and 22,000 downloads in the UK this week.

I Don’t Care extends Ed’s tally of Number 1s to six, and Justin’s to seven, putting the Canadian on a par with the likes of Kylie Minogue, Elton John and U2 who all have seven UK chart-toppers.

Meanwhile, Lil Nas X’s Old Town Road holds at 2, and last week’s Number 1, Stormzy’s Vossi Bop, slips to 3.

Production duo Europa – comprising of Jax Jones and Martin Solveig – edge closer to the Top 10 with All Day and Night ft. Madison Beer, lifting two spots to Number 11, and Skepta lands his eleventh Top 40 entry with Greaze Mode ft. Nafe Smallz at Number 22. The track features on the rapper’s upcoming album Ignorance Is Bliss, out on May 31.

Further down, Ellie Goulding’s Sixteen hops six places to a new peak at 25, James Arthur’s new single Falling Like The Stars opens at Number 34, earning him an eleventh Top 40 hit, and Motorola by Da Beatfreakz ft. Swarmz & Deno is new at 35.

Finally, Mark Ronson’s Late Night Feelings ft. Lykki Li makes its first Top 40 appearance, leaping eight places to Number 39.

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Stormzy’s Vossi Bop scores second week at Number 1

Friday, May 10th, 2019

Stormzy dances his way to a second week at Number 1 with the infectious Vossi Bop.

Vossi Bop, Stormzy’s first chart-topping single, clocked up over 11 million listens in its second week, out-streaming its closest rival, Lil Nas X’s Old Town Road, by 1.3 million plays.

Following the exciting receipt of his first Number 1 award, Stormzy surprised fans at London’s Brixton Academy last Friday (May 3) when he appeared on stage with fellow chart-topping rapper Dave to perform the hit.

Lewis Capaldi claims two simultaneous Top 5 singles for the first time this week – first up, former chart-topper Someone You Loved, which goes back up one to Number 3, and right behind it at Number 4, Hold Me While You Wait, both this week’s highest new entry and most downloaded track.

Canadian singer-songwriter Shawn Mendes debuts at Number 9 with If I Can’t Have You, his fifth Top 10 hit.

Logic earns his second Top 40 single with Homicide ft. Eminem which debuts at 15, while South London rappers Hardy Caprio and Digdat say Guten Tag to the Top 20 with their new collaboration going straight in at 18.

Finally, Ellie Goulding rises five to 31 with Sixteen, and Bugzy Malone rockets 60 slots to Number 34 with new single M.E.N II to become the Manchester rapper’s first Top 40 hit.

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Stormzy scores debut Number 1 with Vossi Bop

Friday, May 3rd, 2019

Stormzy’s Vossi Bop has gone straight in at Number 1 on the Official Singles Chart with massive streaming figures.

Clocking up 12.7 million listens, Stormzy claims the biggest week of streams ever for a rapper – smashing the previous figure set by Drake’s In My Feelings by over two million – and the fifth biggest streaming week of all time.

The Glastonbury headliner also claims the second biggest first-week combined sales of 2019 so far with 94,500 – second only to Ariana Grande’s 7 Rings which opened with 126,000 combined sales in January.

Speaking to, Stormzy said, “Words don’t really do it justice. I’m genuinely, for once in my life, speechless!  My supporters have had my back like crazy – this is all you guys, thank you so much”

Previous chart topper Old Town Road by Lil Nas X drops to Number 2 this week, ahead of Taylor Swift’s Me! ft. Brendon Urie which debuts at Number 3, becoming Taylor’s ninth Top 5 hit.

Meanwhile, Dave’s Location ft. Burna Boy (10) returns to the Top 10; Jax Jones, Martin Solveig and Madison Beer rise further with All Day And Night (12), and Pink moves up two with Walk Me Home (16), as she also scores her third Number 1 album in the UK with Hurts 2B Human.

Wildlife charity RSPB claim the week’s highest sales after shifting 23,500 CD singles and downloads of their birdsong track Let Nature Sing, which debuts at Number 18. Earlier this week Diplo remixed the track on BBC Radio 1.

Rapper Digga D climbs seven with No Diet (20); Lil Dicky is up three with his star-studded track Earth (21); and Rita Ora and Kygo’s Detective Pikachu single Carry On (30) rises nine places.

Finally Don’t Worry Bout Me by Zara Larsson enters the Top 40 for the first time, up thirteen to 34, and Ellie Goulding’s Sixteen climbs seven to Number 36.

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