U.K. singer/songwriter James Blunt has reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with the single “You’re Beautiful.” Blunt becomes the first British artist to reach the summit since Elton John achieved the feat in 1997 with “Candle in the Wind 1997/Something About the Way You Look Tonight.” That song spent 14 weeks at the top.
“You’re Beautiful” is drawn from Blunt’s Custard/Atlantic debut, “Back to Bedlam,” which reaches a new peak of No. 5 this week on The Billboard 200. The set has sold 783,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
Additionally, “You’re Beautiful” remains No. 1 on the Pop 100, Hot Digital Songs and Adult Top 40. The charts will be posted tomorrow (March 2) on Billboard.com.