Kanye West scores highest chart debut in nine years with ‘I Love It’ – Music News

Calvin Harris and Sam Smith keep the Number 1 spot on the UK’s Official Singles Chart for a second week with Promises, while Kanye West makes a strong debut with his latest single I Love It.

Claiming its strongest sales and streaming week yet (63,000 combined sales), Promises leads the Official Chart by a clear margin of 8,000 units. His tenth UK chart topper, Calvin has scored more UK Numbers 1 this decade than any other artist, and has had more songs hit the peak of the Official Chart than any other Scottish act.

Benny Blancos Eastside with Halsey & Khalid holds at Number 2, while Kanye West & Lil Pump earn this week’s highest new entry at Number 3 with I Love It. A first Top 40 for featured artist Lil Pump, I Love It marks Kanye’s highest first-week appearance on the Official Chart since Run This Town with Rihanna and Jay-Z debuted at Number 1 in September 2009.

Loud Luxury’s Body ft. Brando rises one place to a new peak of Number 4, and Tyga’s Taste ft. Offset nails on a new personal best for both rappers at Number 5.

Marshmello & Bastille are this week’s highest climber with Happier, up nine to Number 6, plus Jess Glynne is also on the up; she lifts three slots to Number 11 with All I Am.

Mark Ronson and Diplo supergroup Silk City make their Official Chart debut with Electricity ft. Dua Lipa. Starting out at Number 15, the track becomes Dua’s ninth Top 40 single, Mark Ronson’s ninth and Diplo’s fourth as a named solo artist.

Elsewhere, Australian artist Dean Lewis continues his ascent of the UK’s only Official Chart, as Be Alright rockets eight positions to Number 27, and Machine Gun Kelly’s Eminem diss track Rap Devil is a new entry at 31.

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