Friday 30 September 2016

Walker tribute song holds top spot

Published 26/04/2015 | 19:06

American rapper Wiz Khalifa has seen his tribute to Fast And Furious actor Paul Walker top the singles chart again
American rapper Wiz Khalifa has seen his tribute to Fast And Furious actor Paul Walker top the singles chart again

American rapper Wiz Khalifa's tribute to Fast And Furious actor Paul Walker has set a new streaming record as it topped the charts for a second week.

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See You Again, which features Charlie Puth on vocals, has become the quickest-selling single of the year and has racked up 3.72 million listens in the last seven days.

It pays tribute to the actor who played Brian O'Conner in the hit films and was killed in a car crash in November 2013 while the new movie was being made.

Khalifa told OfficialCharts.com: "I was really honoured to be asked to be a part of this song in paying tribute to Paul Walker. I hope we did him proud."

OMI's Cheerleader - which pulled in 3.33 million streams this week - holds firm at number two followed by former chart-topper Jess Glynne's Hold My Hand.

Clean Bandit are at number four with the track Stronger. It features vocals from Glee star Alex Newell and Sean Bass and marks the quartet's fifth UK Top 40.

Nick Jonas completes the top five with the track Jealous.

American singer/songwriter Josh Groban is celebrating his first Official Albums Chart number one with Broadway covers album Stages.

Collaborations with Kelly Clarkson, Chris Botti and Audra MacDonald, and tracks from Les Miserables, The Wizard Of Oz, Carousel, Chess and The Phantom Of The Opera are among the songs featured on the album.

Stages is Groban's seventh UK top 40 album. His 2013 studio release called All That Echoes got to number nine in the charts.

Paul Simon's The Ultimate Collection dropped one place to number two, followed by Ed Sheeran's X at number three. Sam Smith is at number four with In The Lonely Hour, now in its 48th week in the top 10, while 2015 Brits Critics' Choice Award winner James Bay's debut Chaos And The Calm completes the top five.

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