Chart round-up: Ariana Grande gets her first UK number one


The American 21 year-old singer-songwriter has achieved her first number one with her single ‘Problem’. The single is taken from her upcoming second studio album, entitled My Everything, which is due for release later this year. My Everything is a follow-up from Grande’s first album Yours Truly, which reached number seven in UK charts back in 2013. The UK’s new number one features Iggy Azalea who recently topped US charts with her single, ‘Fancy’. As a result, ‘Problem’ has knocked last week’s number one, ‘Gecko’, down to fifth place.

Elsewhere in the singles chart, Ella Henderson stays strong with her previous number one début single ‘Ghost’ remaining in second place. George Ezra’s ‘Budapest’ is at number three, with Ed Sheeran’s ‘Sing’ at number four. Another new entry is Sia’s ‘Chandelier’ which débuts in sixth place and is taken from her upcoming album, 1000 Forms of Fear, which is released in the UK tomorrow.

The biggest climbers of the week in the singles chart is Milky Chance’s ‘Stolen Dance’ which has jumped 15 places as well as 5 Second of Summer’s ‘She Looks So Perfect’ jumping 14 places as a result of the hype surround the pop rock’s band release of their début self-titled album this week. The biggest fall goes to SecondCity’s ‘I Wanna Feel’, which drops 18 places, now only just in the UK top 40.

Despite stiff competition in the album chart, Ed Sheeran has kept his reign with his second studio album, x, staying in first place. 5 Seconds of Summer début album enters the chart in second place with George Ezra’s début album, Wanted On Voyage, close behind in third.

Dolly Parton’s Blue Smoke – The Best Of jumps three places after her performance at Glastonbury last weekend, which reportedly drew one of the largest crowds of the festival that year. Despite performing at Glastonbury also, Lana Del Rey’s second studio album Ultraviolence falls six places and holds ninth position.

There are new entries outside the top 10 of the album chart, including David Gray, Bellowhead, Trey Songz and John Barrowman.

Listen to the UK’s new number one, ‘Problem’, below.


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