Jess Glynne Lands Seventh U.K. No. 1 Single With 'I'll Be There'
Jess Glynne has her seventh U.K. No. 1 single in a little over four years, as "I'll Be There" (Atlantic/Warner) climbs from No. 2 in its sixth chart week. The Greatest Showman, also on Atlantic, starts a 19th non-consecutive week atop the album chart, now holding off George Ezra and new entries by Jorja Smith and the Beach Boys.
Glynne already held the record for the most No. 1 singles by a British female artist; the Official Charts Company confirms that she now also ties Tinie Tempah and Calvin Harris for the most chart-topping songs of any act in the 2010s.
Clean Bandit's "Solo" (Atlantic/Warner), featuring Demi Lovato, almost spoils Glynne's party, climbing 6-2, and finishing just 898 combined units behind "I'll Be There." Anne-Marie's "2002" (Asylum/Warner) holds at No. 3, Ezra is up 8-4 with "Shotgun" (Columbia/Sony) and Ariana Grande's "No Tears Left To Cry" (Republic/Universal) holds at No. 5.
On the album chart, The Greatest Showman is now the U.K.'s longest-running No. 1 soundtrack since The Sound Of Music, which had a dizzying aggregate of 70 weeks at the summit between 1965 and 1968. Showman thus overtakes the 18 weeks on top logged by Saturday Night Fever in 1978.
Jorja Smith, the 21-year-old English vocalist who was this year's winner of the Critics' Choice BRIT Award, enters at No. 3 with her Lost & Found debut (FAMM), while the much-publicized The Beach Boys With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (UMC/Virgin/ Universal) starts at No. 4. It's the vocal stalwarts' 15th U.K. top ten album, and their highest-ranking since Summer Fever reached No. 2 in 1990.