Harry Styles defeats Ed Sheeran to score a debut Number 1 single with Sign Of The Times.
13 is unlucky for some, including Ed Sheeran whose thirteen-week stint at Number 1 on the Official Singles Chart has come to an end.
Harry Styles scores his first Number 1 as a solo artist with debut single Sign Of The Times. Taken from his fortchoming self-titled debut album, due for release May 12, Sign Of The Times pipped Ed’s Shape Of You to the top spot by just over 3,000 copies, the track has been downloaded 39,000 times and accumulated 3.5 million streams in the seven days since its release.
It’s not all bad though for Ed – Shape of You (2) and Galway Girl (3) are still both in the Top 5, while Shape of You was the most streamed track of the week with 6.8 million plays.
Elsewhere, there are small gains for Martin Jensen’s Solo Dance and Zedd & Alessia Cara’s Stay which both advance one place to new peak positions of 7 and 8.
Lorde’s Green Light advances seven places this week to crack the Top 20 for the first time (20). Jason Derulo, Nicki Minaj and Ty Dolla $ign’s Swalla leaps 10 spots to 24, while Future’s Mask Off climbs seven rungs to Number 26.
Finally, two tracks enter the Top 40 for the very first time; Martin Solveig and Ina Wroldsen’s Places rockets 15 places to Number 27, and Disciples score their first Top 40 entry since July 2015 with On My Mind, a 47 place riser to Number 34.