Grenfell Tower charity single tops chart two days after release

Simon Cowell’s Grenfell Tower charity single has soared to the top of the singles chart just two days after its release.

Fifty of Britain’s biggest musical names contributed to the cover of Simon and Garfunkel’s Bridge Over Troubled Water, which has now been declared the second fastest-selling single of the year, according to the Official Charts Company.

After six weeks at the top of the singles chart, Despacito – by Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber – has now slipped to second.

DJ Khaled and Rihanna’s new single, Wild Thoughts, has entered the singles chart in third position. New Zealand singer Lorde is a new entry on the albums chart in fifth position with her second album, Melodrama, which was released on 16 June.

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