YASS! The Chainsmokers & Halsey Score First UK No.1 With 'Closer'
That VMA performance certainly helped...
Last Sunday, the dance duo and the BADLANDS babe took to the VMAs stage for a steamy performance of their collab, sending us wild and apparently the charts too as they edge out Major Lazer, Justin Bieber and MØ's 'Cold Water', which had been No.1 for five weeks.
Alex of the duo, who earlier this year headlined our Club MTV Crashes Coventry event told OfficialCharts.com: "Well this is awesome ‘cause I have a lot of family in the UK that don't have a clue what I have been doing for the last 10 years so this will make waves during the holidays this year.
"But in all seriousness this is an amazing achievement for us. We are beyond grateful at all the support from our UK fans and radio stations; as a relatively new artist, it means a lot to us and gives us a lot of confidence in the music we have coming up!"
Official UK Singles Chart Top 5:
1. The Chainsmokers Ft. Halsey - 'Closer'
2. DJ Snake Ft. Justin Bieber - 'Let Me Love You'
3. Major Lazer Ft. Justin Bieber & MØ -'Cold Water'
4. Calum Scott - 'Dancing On My Own'
5. twenty one pilots - 'Heathens'
Meanwhile in today's Official Albums Chart, Britney Spears had to settle with No.2 as her latest offering Glory was scuppered by musical icon Barbra Streisand who entered straight in at No.1 with her THIRTY-FIFTH studio album, Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway - her seventh Official UK No.1 album.
Last week's No.1, Frank Ocean's Blonde slips to No.4, Dolly Parton's Pure & Simple falls two places to No.4 and twenty one pilots' Blurryface climbs to a new personal best at No.5
Official UK Albums Chart Top 5:
1. Barbra Streisand - Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway
2. Britney Spears - Glory
3. Frank Ocean - Blonde
4. Dolly Parton - Pure & Simple
5. twenty one pilots - Blurryface
Chart information © 2016 Official Charts Company.
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