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George Ezra claims first UK number one single with ‘Shotgun’

A huge congratulations to George Ezra who has finally claimed his first ever UK number one single with ‘Shotgun’.

After climbing to number two last week, ‘Shotgun’ has now managed to knock last week’s number one, ‘Solo’ by Clean Bandit and Demi Lovato, from the top spot with a lead of over 6,500 sales.

George has been close to reaching the top spot on two previous occasions. His debut single ‘Budapest’ reached number three in 2013, whilst earlier this year his single ‘Paradise’ peaked at number two.

Speaking to, George said: “I never thought that this would happen. The thing that’s most amazing about it is the fact that all of you out there are sharing the song and playing it loud and enjoying it with your summer, which is exactly what I wanted. I can’t thank you enough.”

George also shared his delight with Radio 1’s Scott Mills. He said: “This is it now, it’s done, no-one can take it away from me. It’s so strange. The reason it’s so strange is because I never thought I would be able to. Not because of my ability, but I just thought it was for other people but look at me now!”

Back in March, George’s sophomore album Staying at Tamara’s debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart. The album has since been certified gold, selling over 100,000 copies.

2018 is certainly proving to be George Ezra’s most exciting year yet. and the latter half of it will see him out on the road. Following a string of summer festival shows, he will be headlining his own tour across Europe and the UK from October.

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Written by Katrina Rees

I'm Katrina, or Kat to pretty much everyone. I'm an editor for CelebMix, a content writer, a boyband lover and an all round music fanatic.
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