Magic! score debut UK Number 1 with Rude

Canadian reggae fusion band Magic! have claimed their first Official Singles Chart Number 1 with debut single Rude.

Rude first entered the chart four weeks ago based solely on audio streams, and upon its official release last week, jumped an impressive 48 places to the Number 2 spot, before today toppling Cheryl Cole’s Crazy Stupid Love FT Tinie Tempah (Number 2) from the chart summit.

The track has already entered the Top 10 in the group’s native Canada, as well as Australia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Iceland, The Netherlands, New Zealand and Sweden, alongside topping the US Billboard Hot 100 chart.

BBC Radio 1 Official Chart Show host Jameela Jamil presented Magic! with their Official Number 1 Award for Rude (pictured above).

Rude is not only the most purchased track of the week, but with a cool 1.4 million audio streams notched up this week too, Rude claims the highest streaming proportion for a Number 1 single since streaming began counting towards the Official Singles Chart last month. 16% of Rude’s overall chart sales tally has been contributed from fans listening via audio streaming services such as Spotify, Deezer and O2 Tracks. There are two other songs that have been streamed over one million times this week; Ariana Grande’s Problem FT Iggy Azalea (1.05m) and George Ezra’s Budapest (1.02m).

Elusive dance vocalist and producer ZHU scores his first UK Top 40 today with Faded (Number 3), while former X Factor star Ella Henderson spends a impressive eighth week in the Top 5 with debut single Ghost (4).

Britain’s Got Talent finalists Bars and Melody, AKA 13-year-old Leondre Devries and 15-year-old Charlie Lenehan, score their first UK Top 40 hit with Hopeful, which debuts at Number 5 today, and is Britain’s biggest selling physical single this week.

New Entries and High Climbers

In addition to ZHU’s Faded (Number 3) and Bars and Melody’s Hopeful (5), there are three new entries in today’s Official Singles Chart Top 40.

British singer Melissa Steel enters the chart at Number 10 with her debut solo single Kisses For Breakfast FT Jamaican reggae star Popcaan, while Dutch producer Bakermat scores his first UK Top 40 with One Day (Vandaag)(15), which samples Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous I Have A Dream speech.

US rapper Vic Mensa also makes his UK Top 40 debut with Down On My Luck (37).

Ed Sheeran’s romantic ballad Thinking Out Loud is this week’s highest climber, up eight places to Number 20.

Elsewhere in the Official Singles Chart, US pop-rockers OneRepublic spend their 52nd consecutive week in the Top 75 with Counting Stars. The former Number 1 is only the seventh single in history to achieve a full, unbroken year in the Official Singles Chart Top 75. Swedish EDM DJ/producer Avicii also achieved the feat earlier this month with Wake Me Up.

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

1 RUDE MAGIC
2 CRAZY STUPID LOVE CHERYL COLE FT TINIE TEMPAH
3 FADED ZHU
4 GHOST ELLA HENDERSON
5 HOPEFUL BARS & MELODY
6 BUDAPEST GEORGE EZRA
7 PROBLEM ARIANA GRANDE FT IGGY AZALEA
8 BOOM CLAP CHARLI XCX
9 IT'S MY BIRTHDAY WILL I AM FT CODY WISE
10 KISSES FOR BREAKFAST MELISSA STEEL FT POPCAAN

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