Benny Blanco overturns midweek leader George Ezra to clinch surprise UK Number 1
31 August 2018
Benny Blancos Eastside clinches a surprise late Number 1 on this week's Official Singles Chart after overturning midweek frontrunner George Ezra.
The US producer's debut single climbs from Number 3 to 1 in its seventh week on the chart with combined sales just shy of 50,000, including 4.4 million audio streams and 1.3m video streams.
Benny is no stranger to the top of the charts, having co-written or produced 12 UK Number 1 singles, including Justin Bieber's Love Yourself, Katy Perry's I Kissed A Girl and Rihanna's Diamonds.
It was a close race on this week's Official Singles Chart; Calvin Harris & Sam Smith's Promises finishes just 139 combined sales behind, jumping from 4 to Number 2. Last week's chart-topper, George Ezra's Shotgun, slips to 3.
Chicago rapper Juice Wrld lands his first UK Top 10 with Lucid Dreams, lifting one slot to 10 for its fourteenth week on the chart, and hovering just outside the Top 10 is Jess Glynne's All I Am, up four spots to 12.
Three songs zoom into this week's Top 20: dance DJs Dynoro & Gigi A'agostino vault 21 places to 15 with club smash In My Mind, Marshmello & Bastille's Happier climbs 15 rungs to 16, and David Guetta's Don't Leave Me Alone ft. Anne-Marie moves three to Number 20.
South Korean boy band sensation BTS claim this week's highest new entry with Idol at Number 21 - the first ever song by a K-pop group to enter the UK Official Chart Top 40. Back in 2012, Psy’s viral hit Gangnam Style became the first ever K-pop song to chart in the UK, spending a week at Number 1.
Further down, there are big climbers for Panic At The Discos High Hopes, up nine to 25, Hardy Caprios Best Life ft. One Acen jumps six spots to 26, and singer-songwriter Freya Ridings enters the Top 40 with Lost Without You, rising seven places to 36.
Finally, kids viral smash Baby Shark swims into the Official Singles Chart Top 40 for the first time, snapping upward 28 places to Number 37.