Billie Eilish’s James Bond Theme "No Time To Die" Makes Chart History In UK
Billie Eilish’s James Bond theme "No Time To Die" lands straight in at #1 on this week’s Official Singles Chart in the UK, earning the star her first chart-topper in the country and biggest opening week of all time for a James Bond theme.
"No Time To Die," which was co-written/produced by Billie and her brother Finneas, racked up 90,000 chart sales across the past seven days, including 10.6 million streams, making it the biggest opening week for a single so far this year.
It rounds off a huge week for the superstar, who performed the track for the first time at this week’s BRIT Awards, where she also won Best International Female.
Eilish is now the youngest artist and first female to take a Bond theme to the top of the UK's Official Singles Chart.
"No Time To Die" is the second Bond theme to top the UK's Official Singles Chart in the film franchise’s 57 years. The first was Sam Smith’s "Writing’s On The Wall" in October of 2015, which notched up almost 70k chart sales to debut at #1.
Billie Eilish’s opening week chart sales are understood to be the biggest opening week for a Bond theme of all time, based on available Official Charts Company records. Adele’s "Skyfall" managed 84k chart sales in its opening week in October 2012.
The music star’s first #1 single arrives on a landmark week, topping one billion audio streams across all of her tracks in the UK. At just 18 years old, Eilish is now one of the youngest artists ever to hit the streaming milestone, joining A-list acts including Ariana Grande, Ed Sheeran, Justin Bieber and Drake.
Official Charts chief executive Martin Talbot says:
“What a fantastic achievement this is for Billie Eilish, to set new standards for a brand new Bond track and break through through the 1 billion barrier for audio streams in the UK. Both achievements coming in the week when she was one of the standout performers and victors at the 40th Brit Awards. She is a superstar who is clearly “Licensed To Win”.”
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