Congratulations to Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande, who storm to Number 1 on this week’s Official Singles Chart with Rain On Me.
Notching up 70,000 chart sales to seize Number 1 from last week’s leader, DaBaby’s Rockstar ft. Roddy Ricch, Rain On Me claims the biggest ever opening week streaming numbers by an all-female collaboration in the UK, with 8.1 million plays in seven days. It’s also Gaga’s first single to debut at Number 1.
Reacting to the news, Lady Gaga told OfficialCharts.com:
“If someone told me the day I wrote Rain on Me, a day I was crying water like misery, that this song would someday be Number 1, I never would have believed them. Thank you for celebrating this song. It’s my gift to you, to celebrate yourself. I hope the whole world is dancing. To all my UK monsters, I love you so much from the bottom of my heart. Thank you for making me Number 1, and I hope you feel Number 1 every time you listen to this song.”
Rain On Me is the second single from Gaga’s new album Chromatica, which is released today.
Both Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande now have six UK Number 1 singles each, joining the likes of Queen, Britney Spears and Rod Stewart. It’s also the first all-female collaboration to hit Number 1 in six years, since Ariana teamed up with Jessie J and Nicki Minaj on Bang Bang in 2014.
Elsewhere in the Top 5, Rover by S1mba ft. DTG climbs to a new peak, up one at Number 3. Other new Top 20 peaks this week come from Breaking Me by Topic ft. A7S (11), Flowers by Nathan Dawe ft. Jaykae (12), and 220 Kid & Gracey with Don’t Need Love (17).
KSI claims three Top 40 entries this week following the release of his debut studio album Dissimulation: Houdini ft. Swarmz & Tion Wayne rebounds eight places to Number 15, Cap ft. Offset at Number 24, and Killa Killa ft. Aiyana-Lee debuts at Number 27.