Martin Garrix pips Lily Allen to score debut chart topper with Animals

Martin Garrix pips Lily Allen to score debut chart topper with Animals

17 year old Dutch DJ, Martin Garrix arrives at the top of the Official Singles Chart today with debut single Animals.

After scoring a Top 10 hit with Animals across the continent over the summer, Garrix follows the lead of last week’s chart topper Storm Queen in delivering the UK’s biggest selling record of the week, and a dancefloor smash to boot.

Garrix tells OfficialCharts.com “I didn't expect this success at all! I made Animals as a club record and seeing it chart so high worldwide and especially a Number 1 in the UK was really beyond my expectations. I will definitely celebrate this with my parents, friends and at school!"

Yes, he said is going to celebrate...AT SCHOOL!!! At 17, Garrix becoming the second youngest star to top the Official Singles Chart this year after New Zealand singer/songwriter Lorde whose track Royals reached Number 1 three weeks ago while she was just 16.

Lily Allen’s delicate cover of Keane’s Somewhere Only We Know is new in at Number 2 today. The track features in the new ‘Bear and The Hare’ John Lewis Christmas TV ad campaign which launched last weekend, and has closed the gap across the week on Garrix, trailing by less than 12,000 copies at the final whistle. Keane’s 2004 original version of the track also climbs an incredible 74 places to re-enter today’s Top 40 at Number 29.

Ellie Goulding’s How Long Will I Love You?, the official single of BBC’s Children In Need 2013, is at Number 3 on today’s Official Singles Chart Update. Eminem’s former chart topper, The Monster FT Rihanna, retreats two places to Number 4, while Little Mix complete this week’s Top 5 with Move.

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Lady Gaga and R Kelly debut at Number 9 on the Official Singles Chart with Do What U Want, the second single to be released from this week’s new Number 1 album ARTPOP. Robbie Williams is fresh in at Number 10 with Go Gentle, which is taken from his tenth album Swings Both Ways (out tomorrow).

The Poppy Girls land at Number 13 with their cover of Regina Spektor’s The Call (No Need To Say Goodbye). The track has been released as part of the Royal British Legion's annual Poppy Appeal and the girls – Megan, Florence, Alice, Bethany and Charlotte – each have a parent currently serving in the British armed forces.

One place behind is pop superstar Celine Dion who makes a welcome return with her highest charting single in the UK in over a decade; following a flurry of high profile UK TV appearances in the past ten days, Loved Me Back To Life (14), the title track from the her new album, shoots up 61 places to break into the Top 20 at Number 14. The album from which it is taken debuts at Number 3 today over on the Official Albums Chart. Here’s a reminder of Celine’s official biggest selling singles here in the UK.

And finally, The Killers’ Shot At The Night - one of the new tracks recorded for their best of collection, Direct Hits – enters at 23 today, while All Bad (34) brings Justin Bieber his sixth Top 40 hit in as many weeks.

The Official Singles Chart Top 10 is as follows. Click here to see the Official Singles Chart Top 100 in full from 7pm.

1 ANIMALS MARTIN GARRIX
2 SOMEWHERE ONLY WE KNOW LILY ALLEN
3 HOW LONG WILL I LOVE YOU ELLIE GOULDING
4 THE MONSTER EMINEM FT RIHANNA
5 MOVE LITTLE MIX
6 LOOK RIGHT THROUGH STORM QUEEN
7 ROYALS LORDE
8 STORY OF MY LIFE ONE DIRECTION
9 DO WHAT U WANT LADY GAGA & R KELLY
10 GO GENTLE ROBBIE WILLIAMS

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