Stormzy scores the UK’s first Number 1 song of 2020 and the decade as Own It climbs to the top spot on this week’s Official Singles Chart.
Own It ft. Ed Sheeran and Burna Boy climbs from 5 to 1 to earn Stormzy his third chart-topper in the UK, following Vossi Bop and Take Me Back To London (with Ed Sheeran) in 2019. The track scores 57,000 chart this week, including 6.6 million streams.
Watch Stormzy celebrate the news below:
“When we shoot, we score!” Stormzy told OfficialCharts.com. “Big up Ed and Burna Boy. Honestly, I’m so grateful. Anyone who listens to me, supports me, buys my music, streams my music or comes to my shows, you lot have changed my life. Words aren’t enough, but thank you.”
The last British rapper to score three Number 1 singles in the space of one year was Dizzee Rascal, who landed a trio of chart-toppers ten years ago with Holiday, Dirtee Disco and Shout, between September 2009 – June 2010.
Stormzy beats strong competition this week from Lewis Capaldi, who zooms from 12 to Number 2 with Before You Go.
All Christmas songs dropping out of this week’s Top 40 – with the exception of last week’s Number 1, Ellie Goulding’s River (28) – means a flurry of songs rebound or make huge climbs up the chart. Three tracks enter the Top 10 for the first time: Harry Styles’ Adore You charges 19 spots to 7, Endor’s Pump It Up leaps 28 places to make its Top 10 debut at 8, and This Is Real by Jax Jones ft. Ella Henderson vaults 35 spots to 9 to become Jax’s sixth Top 10.