Rita equals former Spice Girls star Geri Halliwell’s tally of solo Number 1 singles.
Congratulations to Rita Ora, who has gone straight in at Number 1 on the Official Singles Chart today with I Will Never Let You Down. In doing so, Rita is now tied with former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell as the British female recording artists credited with the most solo UK Number 1s (four).
Rita made her chart debut in February 2012 featuring on DJ Fresh’s Hot Right Now, which became the UK’s first drum ‘n’ bass track to reach Number 1. She topped the chart again in May of that year with R.I.P FT Tinie Tempah, and again in August 2012 with How We Do (Party).
“I’ve just found out I’m Number 1 with I Will Never Let You Down and it’s amazing!” Rita tells OfficialCharts.com. “It’s crazy that it’s the fourth one! I’m honoured. As you can see, I have no words! I can’t believe it… I’m just so happy that my fans are so supportive because this is a special, personal song for me.”
I Will Never Let You Down was written and produced by Rita’s other half, Calvin Harris. It is the Scottish DJ and producer’s ninth UK Number 1 to date, and the news comes just two weeks since Calvin’s track, Summer, topped the Official Singles Chart.
“He’s had such an incredible career in his own right,” adds Rita. “It was such a clear, easy song to do. There was nobody else involved other than me and Calvin. It all happened really naturally.”
This week’s Official Singles Chart Top 5 is completed by Mr Probz’ Waves (Number 2), John Legend’s All Of Me (3), Calvin Harris’ Summer (4) and Kiesza’s Hideaway (5).
New Entries and High Climbers
2014 Eurovision Song Contest winner Conchita Wurst scores this week’s second highest new entry with Rise Like A Phoenix. The Austrian drag queen makes her UK chart debut at Number 17 today.
Australian pop rockers 5 Seconds Of Summer enter a few places behind her with Good Girls (19). The track is the follow-up to their Number 1 smash She Looks So Perfect.
One, the opening track from Ed Sheeran’s hotly anticipated second album, x, is new in at Number 20 today after just 48 hours on sale.
Meanwhile, Janoskians’ Real Girls Eat Cake enters at 37, Twista’s Hope FT Faith Evans debuts at 39, and Swedish Eurovision star Sanna Nielsen is at Number 40 with Undo.
This week’s highest climber is The Common Linnets’ duo’s Calm After The Storm. The Dutch Eurovision runners-up have soared 86 places to Number 9 today.
|1||I WILL NEVER LET YOU DOWN||RITA ORA|
|3||ALL OF ME||JOHN LEGEND|
|6||ONLY LOVE CAN HURT LIKE THIS||PALOMA FAITH|
|7||NOBODY TO LOVE||SIGMA|
|8||LOVE NEVER FELT SO GOOD||MICHAEL JACKSON|
|9||CALM AFTER THE STORM||COMMON LINNETS|
|10||FANCY||IGGY AZALEA FT CHARLI XCX|
© 2014 Official Charts Company. All rights reserved.