By Daniel Lane
Congratulations to Ellie Goulding who has scored her first ever Number 1 single today with Burn! The 26-year-old singer/songwriter from Herefordshire has knocked Miley Cyrus’ We Can’t Stop off the top of the Official Singles Chart.
Burn, which is taken from the forthcoming deluxe edition of her latest album Halcyon, and has sold an impressive 117,000 copies in the last seven days; some 40,000 copies more than the Number 2 single, Wake Me Up by Avicii.
Since winning the BRITs Critics’ Choice Award in 2010, Ellie has clocked up an impressive run of ten UK Top 40 hit singles (including Burn) and two Top 5 albums: 2010’s Lights (which peaked at Number 1 on the Official Albums Chart), and last year’s Halcyon (Number 2). She also performed at Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding reception in April, 2011.
Speaking to OfficialCharts.com, Ellie said:
"It means the world to me to be Number 1 at the moment. It was always my dream to have a UK Number 1 single, and it's been a long time coming! Thank you to everyone who bought Burn and everyone who has supported me over the last three years."
Ellie was presented with her Official Number 1 Award for Burn (pictured above) backstage at the V Festival this afternoon by Rita Ora. Rita has three of the Official Charts Company’ and BBC Radio 1’s Official Number 1 Awards sitting on her mantelpiece at home for each of her chart topping singles: Hot Right Now with DJ Fresh, R.I.P. FT Tinie Tempah and How We Do (Party).
Miley Cyrus falls two places to Number 3 with We Can’t Stop, while Lana Del Rey holds firm at Number 4 with the Cedric Gervais remix of Summertime Sadness. Lady Gaga’s new single, Applause, completes today’s Top 5 (more on Lady Gaga here).
In addition to Ellie Goulding’s Burn (Number 1) and Lady Gaga’s Applause, there are three other new entries on this week’s Official Singles Chart.
Arctic Monkeys’ are new in at Number 8 with Why’d You Call Me When You’re High. The track is taken from the band’s hotly anticipated new album, AM, which is released next month.
Pop badboys The Wanted score their ninth Top 10 hit today with We Own The Night (Number 10), while London DJ and producer Ray Foxx makes his Official Singles Chart debut at Number 12 with summer anthem Boom Boom (Heartbeat) FT Rachel K Collier.
And finally, Drake’s Hold On We’re Going Home FT Majid Jordan climbs 42 places to Number 15, and OneRepublic’s Counting Stars is up 13 to Number 30.
|2||WAKE ME UP||AVICII|
|3||WE CAN'T STOP||MILEY CYRUS|
|4||SUMMERTIME SADNESS||LANA DEL REY VS CEDRIC GERVAIS|
|6||TRAMPOLINE||TINIE TEMPAH FT 2 CHAINZ|
|7||BLURRED LINES||ROBIN THICKE/TI/PHARRELL|
|8||WHY'D YOU ONLY CALL ME WHEN YOU'RE HIGH||ARCTIC MONKEYS|
|9||HOLY GRAIL||JAY-Z FT JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE|
|10||WE OWN THE NIGHT||WANTED|
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