During their sixth week on the UK chart, Clean Bandit and Zara Larsson have finally claimed the number one spot with their collaboration ‘Symphony’.
‘Symphony’ marks Zara’s first UK number one, whilst it is Clean Bandit’s third, following on from ‘Rather Be’ and ‘Rockabye’, which was the 2016 Christmas number one and spent nine weeks at the top.
Speaking about the news, Clean Bandit told OfficialCharts.com: “We are all amazed to hear that Symphony is Number 1! We’ve been in the US the last few weeks touring with Zara Larsson and we got the chance to tell her it was Number 1. She was so excited!
“After everything thing that happened with Rockabye, we didn’t think it would be possible to replicate that but now we’re Number 1 again!”
In the process, Clean Bandit and Zara have knocked Ed Sheeran’s Shape of You’ from the top, denying him a 15th week at number one. The singer has been dominating the charts since January, with only Harry Styles previously bringing his continuous run to an end a fortnight ago. He reclaimed the top spot again last week, but it remains to be seen if he’ll be able to climb back a second time.
It’s not all bad news for Ed though. His record-breaking album ÷ spends an eighth week at number one, leaving 90’s pop group Steps to settle for number two. Earlier in the week, it had looked promising that Steps would claim the top spot with their comeback album. Whilst Tears On The Dancefloor was the most downloaded album of the week, Ed outsold them by the end in terms of physical copies and streaming.