Ellie Goulding has landed her first number one single in the UK, beating Lady Gaga to the top spot.
Ellie Goulding has landed her first UK number one single with new song Burn, denying Lady Gaga in the process.
|Ellie Goulding has achieved her first UK number one with new song Burn|
The 26-year-old sold more than 117,000 copies of the single to claim the top spot from Miley Cyrus in the official UK singles chart. Lady Gaga's latest single Applause, which she was forced to release a week ahead of schedule after it was leaked online, charted at number five.
Goulding's previous highest entry was her cover of Elton John's Your Song which reached number two in 2010. Speaking to OfficialCharts.com after the announcement, the Herefordshire born singer, who had played at V festival earlier in the day, said: "It means the world to me to be number one at the moment. It was always my dream to have a UK number one single, and it's been a long time coming. Thank you to everyone who bought Burn and everyone who has supported me over the last three years."
Here is the song from YouTube:
Elsewhere, The Arctic Monkeys entered the singles chart at number eight with Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High. In the albums chart, Richard and Adam Johnson, who came to prominence through the ITV talent show Britain's Got Talent, hung on to the number one position for a third week with The Impossible Dream.
It was also announced last week that Ellie Goulding will be headlining the iTunes Festival at The Roundhouse on September 22.