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 f 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 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.

Rising Scottish artist Tom Walker is up 16-8 with “Leave A Light On” (Relentless), and “I Like It” (Atlantic/Warner) by Cardi B featuring Bad Bunny & J. Balvin improves 13-9. 

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 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 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.

Ed Sheeran's ÷ (Divide) is back in the top five with a 7-5 rise, while the self-titled Kids See Ghosts (Def Jam/Universal) opens at No. 7 and Lily Allen's No Shame (Parlophone/Warner) at No. 8.