Magic! score their first ever UK number one single with ‘Rude’

by Martin
Magic with their Official Charts award with Jameela Jamil (© Official Charts)

Magic with their Official Charts award with Jameela Jamil (© Official Charts)

The Official Charts Company have confirmed this evening that Canadian band Magic! have claimed their first UK Number (1) with their debut single ‘Rude’.

The reggae fusion band entered the charts with the track a month ago based on audio streams, and after it was officially released last week it soared 48 places into number two.

Now the track has forced Cheryl Cole’s ‘Crazy Stupid Love’ featuring Tinie Tempah to fall into Number (2) after just one week.

‘Rude’ has already entered the Top 10 in the band’s home country of Canada and has also performed well in Australia, and across Europe.

Canadian band Magic!

Canadian band Magic!

The US are also loving the track as it climbed to the top of the US Billboard Hot 100 Chart and now, it’s topped the charts here in the UK – better late than never!

‘Rude’ has also been streamed 1.4 million times this week alone, and the track has claimed the highest amount of streams since the Official Charts Company began including them in the charts.

At Number (3) on the chart at this midweek stage is ZHU with ‘Faded’ while former X Factor contestant Ella Henderson is at Number (4) with ‘Ghost’.

Completing the Top 5 tonight Bars and Melody – the 2014 Britain’s Got Talent hopefuls debut at Number (5) with ‘Hopeful’.

Bars & Melody

The Official Charts Company are reporting that in addition to ZHU (3) and Bars and Melody (5) there are three other new entries on the chart this week.

Britain’s Melissa Steel enters the Top 10 on the Official Singles Chart this week with her debut solo single ‘Kisses For Breakfast’ which features Jamaican reggae star Popcaan.

Dutch producer Bakermat is debuting within the Top 40 this week with ‘One Day (Vandaag) which is at Number (5) – the track samples Martin Luther King Jr’s ‘I Have A Dream’ speech.

Finally, US rapper Vic Mensa is at Number (37) with ‘Down On My Luck’. This week’s highest climber is Ed Sheeran’s ‘Thinking Out Loud’ which is up eight places to Number (20).