With just one week to go until this year’s Christmas Number 1 is announced, Justin Bieber continues to lead the way on the Official Singles Chart with Love Yourself.
The track - co-written by Ed Sheeran - logs a third week at the summit with 102,000 combined sales, while his previous single Sorry holds at Number 2.
The feat means Bieber sets a new Official Chart record today as the first artist ever to log four weeks at Numbers 1 and 2 consecutively. The previous record holder was The Beatles, who logged three consecutive weeks at Numbers 1 and 2 in 1967/68 with Hello Goodbye and Magical Mystery Tour (EP).
The remainder of this week’s Top 5 is made up of Adele’s Hello (3), Grace ft G-Eazy’s You Don’t Own Me (4), and Bieber’s What Do You Mean (5).
New entries and high climbers
Stormzy vaults from 91 to Number 8 with Shut Up. The British MC has launched a campaign to get the track, which was unveiled back in May this year, to Number 1 this Christmas. Will he continue to climb next week? Check out the full list of Christmas Number 1 contenders here.
Elsewhere in the Top 10, X Factor winner Louisa Johnson enters at Number 9 with her winner’s single Forever Young. The track, a cover of Bob Dylan’s Forever Young, marks the first Dlyan song to hit the Top 10 since Adele’s Make You Feel My Love reached Number 7 in January 2011.
Following their emotional performance on last week’s X Factor final, One Direction’s History reaches a new peak at Number 11 today, marking their 15th Top 20 single. 99 Souls leap five places to reach a new peak at Number 18 with Girl Is Mine, and US singer Shawn Mendes lands his first UK Top 40 single with Stitches, which jumps from 41 to Number 29.
Finally, five Christmas classics appear in this week’s Top 40: Mariah Carey’s All I Want For Christmas Is You (12), The Pogues’ and Kirsty MacColl’s Fairytale Of New York (15), Wham’s Last Christmas (24), Wizzard’s I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday (34) and Shakin’ Stevens’ Merry Christmas Everyone (35).