New York, NY (Top40 Charts)
Clean Bandit have secured their fourth Number 1, as Solo, featuring the vocal talents of Demi Lovato, climbs to the top of the UK Singles Chart. On hearing the news, the band told: "Thank you so much to all of our fans. We can't believe it! It's amazing for us and we're so happy that you're listening to this song!"
For Demi, it's a very first chart-topper. The closest she's got was Heart
Attack, which peaked at 3 in 2013. Say Clean Bandit
on working with Demi: " She was lovely. We actually did the recording over Skype, so it was a bit awkward as we'd never met in real life and there was, like, a delay, but then when we met properly to make the music video, it was so fun."
Coincidentally, Solo is Clean Bandit's seventh straight Top 5 single, making them the first act to achieve that feat in over a decade. Girls Aloud
managed eight back in 2005. See Clean Bandit's full UK chart history
Despite a spirited challenge, George
Ezra's Shotgun settles for second place, Anne-Marie's 2002 remains at 3, while last week's Number 1 from Jess Glynne, I'll Be There, slides to 4.
Years & Years
have landed a fourth Top 10 with If You're Over Me, rising four slots to 8, Maroon 5's Girls Like You feat. Cardi B
shifts five to 11, and 5 Seconds Of Summer
leap nine spaces, with Youngblood
landing at 13.
and Jack & Jack's Rise lives up to its title, zooming 14 spaces to 17, while this week's highest new entry comes from Nicki Minaj
Grande - Bed is in at 20 - and emo-rap star Juice WRLD
rockets 16 places up the chart to land at Number 23 with Lucid Dreams.
Further down, Tiesto, Dzeko, Preme and Post Malone's collaboration Jackie Chan vaults 26 places to enter the Top 40 at Number 35, and following the surprise release of their collaborative album Everything
Is Love on Saturday evening, Beyoncé and Jay-Z's first single as The Carters, Apesh**t, just misses the Top 40, going in at 43.