Jess Glynne scores her first solo Number 1

The singer-songwriter goes straight in at the top of the Official Singles Chart with Hold My Hand.

She’s been here before, but this time, she’s all by herself – and loving it!

Hold My Hand is Jess Glynne’s third chart-topping single, following her previous Number 1s with features on Clean Bandit’s million-selling Rather Be, the most streamed track of 2014, and Route 94’s My Love.

Watch how Jess reacted to the news below:

“As amazing as the other two felt, the feeling I have with this is on another level,” Jess tells OfficialCharts.com. “To get a Number 1 in my own name is one of the most insane feelings.”

With chart sales of over 97,000, Jess finished over 40,000 ahead of nearest rival James Bay, whose Hold Back The River climbs to a new peak of Number 2.

Former Number 1 from Years & Years, King, falls a place to Number 3, while at Number 4, Rihanna, Kanye West and Paul McCartney spend a ninth consecutive week in the Top 5. FourFive Seconds is also the most streamed track of the week, notching up over 1.8 million listens.

Another former chart-topper is at Number 5, with Ellie Goulding’s Love Me Like You Do, from the Fifty Shades Of Grey, spending an eighth week in The Top 5.

Last week’s Number 1, Lay Me Down from Sam Smith and John Legend, is at Number 6 this week.

New entries

It’s a third UK Top 40 for Sigma and a seventh for Labrinth – the pair team up for Higher, new at Number 12.

Despite a surprise release late Thursday, Rihanna’s new single already makes an impact. Bitch Better Have My Money is new at Number 29 after just two days on sale.

British rapper and YouTuber KSI makes his Top 40 with Lamborghini FT P Money at Number 30.

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