Sigma land second Number 1 single this year with Changing FT Paloma Faith

Sigma will no doubt be celebrating this evening after claiming their second Number 1 here in the UK.

The British drum & bass duo’s latest track Changing, which features soul singer Paloma Faith, climbs 114 places following its full download release to top the Official Singles Chart. What’s more, Sigma also become the first act this year to score two consecutive Number 1s that have sold over 100,000 copies in their first week of release.

Sigma – aka Cameron Edwards and Joe Lenzie - told OfficialCharts.com backstage at Kings Place, London: “We never thought we’d get in the charts to be honest so to have two Number 1s is just unbelievable!

"We’ve also just been reliably informed by the Official Charts Company that we’re the first act to have two consecutive Number 1s this year that have both sold over 100,000 copies in the first week. Thank you very much to everyone who has supported us and bought the records. Hopefully we’ll be back with another one for you very soon!”

Paloma Faith told OfficialCharts.com: “It’s amazing that this is my first UK Number that I’ve achieved. I’ve done three albums so far so it just goes to show that if you hang in there, something’s got to give at some point!

"I’ve still got to push to get my own Paloma Faith Number 1 – this is a Sigma Number 1 and I’m grateful to be a part of it.”

Meanwhile, last week’s chart leaders Calvin Harris and John Newman slip to Number 2 with Blame, and Lilly Wood and Robin Schulz’s former Number 1 Prayer Is C is at 3.

Professor Green earns this week’s second highest new entry with Lullaby, which debuts at Number 4. The track, which features US singer and American Idol star Tori Kelly, heads up the Professor’s third studio album Growing Up In Public, which is released next week (September 22).

New entries and high climbers

George Ezra wins his second UK Top 10 single with Blame It On Me, which leaps from 20 to Number 10 on this week’s chart. His previous single Budapest, which previously peaked at Number 3, jumps back up eight places this week to Number 11.

Finally, Irish musician Hozier enters the Top 40 at Number 35 with Take Me To Church. The track, which is taken from his self-titled debut, reaches a new peak after eight weeks on the Top 100.

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

1 CHANGING SIGMA FT PALOMA FAITH
2 BLAME CALVIN HARRIS FT JOHN NEWMAN
3 PRAYER IN C LILLY WOOD & ROBIN SCHULZ
4 LULLABY PROFESSOR GREEN FT TORI KELLY
5 SHAKE IT OFF TAYLOR SWIFT
6 I'M NOT THE ONLY ONE SAM SMITH
7 BLACK WIDOW IGGY AZALEA FT RITA ORA
8 SUPERHEROES SCRIPT
9 RUDE MAGIC
10 BLAME IT ON ME GEORGE EZRA

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