Congratulations to Lukas Graham, who top this week’s Official Singles Chart with 7 Years.
The Danish quartet’s debut UK release climbs five places to claim the top spot, racking up combined sales of 105,000, including 3.65 million streams.
Not many Danish acts have reached the top of the Official Singles Chart in its 64-year history. Aqua’s Turn Back Time managed it in May 1998 (the band’s lead singer Lene Nystrøm is in fact Norwegian, but Aqua were signed to a Danish record label). Before that, it was Whigfield’s Saturday Night, which debuted at Number 1 September 1994.
7 Years also receives a Silver certification from music trade body the BPI today, for reaching overall combined sales of more than 200,000. Lukas Graham push last week’s leader – Zayn Malik’s Pillowtalk – down to Number 2, and Jonas Blue & Dakota’s Fast Car is at 3.
Rounding off this week’s Top 5 are Rihanna’s Work, which holds at 4, and Shawn Mendes’ Stitches at 5.
Little Mix land their eighth Top 10 single this week with Jason Derulo collaboration Secret Love Song, jumping four spots to Number 7, and following their Super Bowl half-time show set, Coldplay’s Adventure Of A Lifetime rebounds seven places to 11. The band’s Beyonce collaboration Hymn For The Weekend also makes a big jump today, up 37 places to 23.
Further down the chart, Adele’s When We Were Young re-enters at 33, Twenty One Pilots make their UK Top 40 debut at Number 34 with Stressed Out, and Me, Myself & I by G-Eazy and Bebe Rexha makes its first appearance in the Top 40 at Number 40.