Wednesday 16 January 2019

Calvin Harris claims ninth number one single with Dua Lipa duet

The Scottish DJ has now equalled Abba and the Spice Girls for number ones on the Official Singles Chart in the UK.

Dua Lipa and Calvin Harris are celebrating success (Conor McDonnell/Official Charts Company)
Dua Lipa and Calvin Harris are celebrating success (Conor McDonnell/Official Charts Company)

By Andrew Arthur, Press Association Entertainment Reporter

Calvin Harris and Dua Lipa are celebrating after their duet climbed to number one in the Official Singles Chart.

The pair’s track One Kiss rose from number three to knock rapper Drake’s Nice For What off the top spot.

The Official Charts Company said the duet secured a combined total of over 70,000 units (comprising 7.1 million streams and 22,000 downloads).

Calvin Harris and Dua Lipa have climbed to number one on the Official Singles Chart

It marks the ninth time the Scottish DJ has topped the UK singles chart, putting him in the company of Abba, the Spice Girls and Rihanna.

Singer-songwriter Dua Lipa claims her second number one, following 2017 hit New Rules.

The rest of the top five on the Official Singles Chart sees Lil Dicky and Chris Brown drop to three with Freaky Friday and George Ezra’s Paradise rise to four, with These Days by Rudimental at number five.

Elsewhere, Sigala and Paloma Faith’s Lullaby reached a new peak of number seven and Zayn has secured this week’s highest new entry with Let Me at Number 20.

Meanwhile on the Official Albums Chart, the Manic Street Preachers were denied the second number one album of their career by the soundtrack of hit American musical The Greatest Showman.

Manic Street Preachers have been denied their Official Albums Chart number one

The Welsh rock band’s 13th LP Resistance Is Futile had topped the midweek chart. But despite securing the biggest physical album sales of the week, it eventually had to settle for second place.

There was more luck for the Manics on the vinyl charts though. On the eve of World Record Store Day the trio claimed the Official Vinyl Chart double with Resistance Is Futile and single International Blue.

Meanwhile, Kylie Minogue’s Golden, which topped last week’s Official Albums Chart, has fallen to number four.

British punk pioneers The Damned meanwhile secured their first ever top-10 entry on the albums chart with Evil Spirits. This comes over 40 years since the band released the first British punk single New Rose in 1976.

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