Wiz Khalifa claims fastest-selling single of 2015 with See You Again

The rapper also sets a new streaming record with his Fast & Furious 7 track See You Again.

Wiz Khalifa has scored the fastest-selling single of 2015 so far with See You Again.

The Charlie Puth-assisted track climbs 21 places this week with combined chart sales of 193,000, overtaking previous fastest-seller Love Me Like You Do by Ellie Goulding (172,000 chart sales). The song marks Khalifa’s second appearance at the top of the Official Singles Chart after reaching the summit back in 2012 guesting on Maroon 5’s Payphone.

See You Again also sets a new streaming record, racking up 3.68 million streams in seven days. The figure smashes past Goulding’s Love Me Like You Do, which previously held the record with 2.58 million streams.

The song features on the soundtrack to Fast & Furious 7 and pays tribute to cast member Paul Walker, who passed away during the filming of the blockbuster in November 2013.

Climbing 25 places to Number 2 this week is OMI’s Cheerleader. The Felix Jaehn remix of the song was rush-released due to popular demand and also claims massive streaming numbers this week, totalling 2.63 million.

Meanwhile, last week’s Number 1 Hold My Hand by Jess Glynne slips to 3, Spanish house DJ Dr Kucho!’s Gregor Salto collaboration Can’t Stop Playing FT Ane Brun is this week’s highest new entry and Number 4, and Years & Years’ King completes the Top 5.

New entries and high climbers

Grime musician Lethal Bizzle claims this week’s second-highest new entry at Number 11 with Fester Skank. The track joins last year’s Rariworkout and 2005’s Pow as the highest-charting single of his career.

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Elsewhere, Major Lazer FT MO’s Lean On leaps 11 places to 13, Iggy Azalea and Jennifer Hudson’s Trouble enters the Top 40 at 21, and Kodaline score their fourth Top 40 hit with The One at 27.

View this week's Top 100 Official Singles Chart (from 7pm)

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