Calvin Harris and Sam Smith score a record-breaking Number 1 with Promises


Official Charts Company

They can't do golden rings, but they can do Official Number 1 singles! Calvin Harris and Sam Smith have hit the top of the Official Singles Chart with their collaboration Promises.

It's a big one for Calvin: Promises is his tenth Top 10 single in the UK, which means he joins the elite ranks of double-digit chart-toppers like Elvis, Madonna, Take That, and the Beatles.

For Sam Smith, it's a seventh Number 1, drawing him level with artists like Michael Jackson, Jess Glynne, Kylie Minogue, Robbie Williams, and Sir Elton John.

And it doesn't end there, Promises also gives Calvin Harris a new chart record: he's now officially the act with the most Number 1 hits this decade, topping the charts eight times since 2010.

An overjoyed Sam Smith, currently on tour in the US, tells "I am so overwhelmed that Promises has got to Number 1 back home! Thank you to every single person who has supported this song. And thank you to Calvin for being such a legend. I can’t wait to be home soon. I miss my mum's roast dinners desperately."

New entries and high climbers

Thanks to the surprise release of his tenth studio album Kamikaze, which crashes in at the top of the Official Albums Chart, Eminem dominates the Top 10, with three new entries. The Ringer goes in highest, at 4, while Lucky You featuring Joyner Lucas is new at 6, and Fall lands at 9.

Dance-pop supergroup LSD – comprising Labrinth, Sia, and Diplo – score their first UK Top 40 together, as Thunderclouds rockets 25 places to 22, and Lost Without You, from singer-songwriter Freya Ridings rises seven slots to 29.

Australian singer-songwriter Dean Lewis jumps 17 places to enter the Top 40 for the first time at 35 with Be Alright, while Beautiful, a collaboration from US stars Bazzi and Camila Cabello, rises six to enter at Number 36.

London rapper AJ Tracey scores his second UK Top 40 this week as LO(V/S)ER goes in at 38, and The 1975's TOOTIMETOOTIMETOOTIME returns to the top flight, rebounding six places to 40.

September 7, 2018 1:18pm ET by Official Charts Company  

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