New York, NY (Top40 Charts)
Rudimental's latest single These Days takes the top spot on this week's UK Singles Chart. After a mammoth seven consecutive weeks at Number 2 - a record jointly held with Maroon 5's Moves Like Jagger - the group's latest track These Days ft. Jess Glynne, Macklemore
and Dan Caplen climbs a place to become their third Number 1.
told yesterday: "It feels amazing! The fact the fans are still sticking by us and keeping our song in the charts for as long as they have is amazing. A massive thank you to all the fans who are supporting us out there."
The Hackney-based quartet previously topped the UK Singles Chart in 2012 with Feel The Love ft. John Newman
and in 2013 with Waiting All Night ft. Ella Eyre.
Following the release of his new album Staying At Tamara's, George
Ezra's Paradise climbs from 5 to Number 2 - his highest charting single to date after his debut single Budapest topped out at 3 in 2014. Another album track, Shotgun, is new at Number 35.
Elsewhere in the Top 5, US rapper and comedian Lil Dicky
cracks the Top 10 with Freaky Friday ft. Chris Brown, racing 11 places to Number 5.
New entries and high climbers:
& Paloma Faith's Lullaby lifts three spots to 9, earning the producer his sixth Top 10 and Paloma her fifth, while Canadian singer-songwriter Shawn Mendes
scores the two highest new entries of the week following his double release - In My Blood opens at Number 13 and Lost In Japan is at 30.
Further down, Yxng Bane's Vroom lifts five places to Number 40, earning the rapper his third UK Top 40 single.
makes UK chart history with sixth Number 1 single
has achieved a feat that no other British female has managed in the UK Singles Chart's 66-year history.
Hitting Number 1 as a featured artist on Rudimental's These Days, Jess has scored her sixth UK chart topper - the most for a British female solo artist. She said: "I can't believe I have reached six Number 1s at this point in my career. It still feels like I'm at the beginning of everything. I have to thank all the artists that have been involved in all the songs that have reached the Number 1 spot 'cause it's not just been me. I also have to thank my fans who have been with me from the beginning and all the new ones who have joined the journey. Now on to round two... Soon come."
For the last two and a half years, Jess has tied Cheryl's chart record of five UK Number 1s, but now surpasses her tally to stand on a pedestal all of her own. Jess made history in just four years and two months, her first Number 1 charting in January 2014.
Jess' six UK Number 1 singles are: Rather Be (with Clean Bandit); My Love (with Route 94); Hold My Hand; Not Letting Go (with Tinie Tempah); Don't Be So Hard On Yourself; and These Days (with Rudimental, Macklemore
and Dan Caplen).
To put Jess' success into perspective, the only three international female soloists to have more UK Number 1 hits than the Londoner are Madonna
(9) and Kylie Minogue
(7). Jess is joint-fourth among all female acts, tied with Britney Spears