Clean Bandit land another number 1 with Solo featuring Demi Lovato
Written by Scott McGerty on 23rd June 2018
Clean Bandit and Demi Lovato have hit the top of the charts with their single Solo.
It marks the fourth number one for electronic music group Clean Bandit and the first for US singer Lovato, who lends her vocals to the track.
Solo has knocked last week’s number one, Jess Glynne’s I’ll Be There, down to number four this week, the Official Charts Company said.
Clean Bandit’s Grace Chatto and Jack and Luke Patterson thanked their fans in an interview with OfficialCharts.com.
“Thank you so much to all of our fans. We can’t believe it! It’s amazing for us and we’re so happy that you’re listening to this song. She [Demi Lovato] was lovely. We actually did the recording over Skype, so it was a bit awkward as we’d never met in real life and there was, like, a delay, but then when we met properly to make the music video, it was so fun.” – Clean Bandit
Solo has also become the band’s seventh consecutive top five single, making Clean Bandit the first to achieve the feat in more than a decade since Girls Aloud had eight top five singles by 2005.
Demi Lovato meanwhile has released a new single this week, Sober, in which she suggests she suffered a setback in her recovery from addiction.
Elsewhere in the charts, George Ezra’s Shotgun is at number two ahead of 2002 by Anne-Marie in third place.
While last weeks number one from Jess Glynne – I’ll Be There – moves to number four and Ariana Grande’s No Tears Left To Cry is at number five.
Elsewhere, rapper XXXTentacion now has three tracks in the top 40 this week following his death in Miami on Monday.
Sad, Moonlight and Changes are at numbers 31, 32 and 33 respectively.
Over on the albums chart, the soundtrack for The Greatest Showman has held on to the top spot for a 20th non-consecutive week.
Its ongoing success has now put the musical film’s soundtrack in line with Ed Sheeran’s Divide, which also topped the chart for 20 weeks.
Ezra’s Staying At Tamara’s remains at number two from last week, while this week’s highest new entry is Youngblood by Australian band 5 Seconds Of Summer.