The pop super trio’s new collaboration, Bang Bang, which has already found success across the globe - entering the Top 10 in America, Australia and across Europe, today topples Sigma and Paloma Faith’s Changing (2) from the top spot.
Bang Bang has racked up 92,000 sales this week through digital download stores in the UK, as well as being streamed on audio services more than 800,000 times, giving an overall tally of almost 100,000 chart sales. The song serves as the lead single from home-grown talent Jessie J’s new album Sweet Talker. Bang Bang delivers the singer her third Number 1 single, and first chart-topper since Domino almost three years ago.
Jessie J tells OfficialCharts.com:
“I want to say thank you, thank you, thank you for making me Number 1. Bang Bang is the first single off my new album Sweet Talker and for it to be such a success around the world means so much to me. To be Number 1 for in the UK for the first time in three years… I’m going to celebrate every minute of it, I might even go bowling?!”
Bang Bang also gives rapper Nicki Minaj her first taste of Number 1 success in the UK, while pop princess Ariana Grande nabs her second chart-topper of 2014 following the Iggy Azalea-assisted Problem earlier this year.
Meanwhile, Taylor Swift’s Shake It Off is up two places to Number 3, Calvin Harris and John Newman’s former Number 1 Blame is at 4 and claims the title of Britain’s most-streamed song of the week, having been listened to a cool 1.4 million times on audio streaming services such as Spotify and Deezer. Lilly Wood & Robin Schulz’s Prayer In C completes the Top 5.
Further down the chart, Lewis Jankel aka Shift K3Y debuts his new single I Know at Number 25, the track follows up the UK DJ and producer’s breakthrough hit Touch, which peaked at Number 3 on the chart in April this year. Plus, Hozier ‘s Take Me To Church climbs another seven places to Number 28 this week.
Meghan Trainor becomes the first artist in UK Official Chart history to enter the Official Singles Chart Top 40 based on streams alone. All About That Bass enters at Number 33, more on this story here.
Following the success of Sheridan Smith’s new ITV biopic Cilla, and despite re-entering the chart midweek at Number 40, the iconic singer’s former Number 1 Anyone Who Had A Heart has finished the week just outside the Official Singles Chart Top 40 at Number 47. The track originally hit the top spot in 1964 and marks Cilla’s first appearance in the Top 75 in more than 20 years, Cilla last charted alongside Dusty Springfield with Heart and Soul (Number 75) in October 1993.
|1||BANG BANG||JESSIE J/GRANDE/MINAJ|
|2||CHANGING||SIGMA FT PALOMA FAITH|
|3||SHAKE IT OFF||TAYLOR SWIFT|
|4||BLAME||CALVIN HARRIS FT JOHN NEWMAN|
|5||PRAYER IN C||LILLY WOOD & ROBIN SCHULZ|
|6||I'M NOT THE ONLY ONE||SAM SMITH|
|7||BLAME IT ON ME||GEORGE EZRA|
|8||LULLABY||PROFESSOR GREEN FT TORI KELLY|
|9||BLACK WIDOW||IGGY AZALEA FT RITA ORA|
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