Khalifa’s Walker tribute sets streaming record and tops chart
26 April 2015
From the section Entertainment & Arts
See You Again is Wiz Khalifa’s second UK number one single
US rapper Wiz Khalifa has set a new streaming record with See You Again, as it topped the chart for a second week.
The single, featuring Charlie Puth on vocals, is on the Fast & Furious 7 soundtrack, paying tribute actor Paul Walker who died while filming the blockbuster in 2013.
It is the quickest-selling single of the year and has clocked up 3.72 million listens in the last seven days.
Khalifa told OfficialCharts.com: “I hope we did him [Paul Walker] proud.”
OMI’s Cheerleader, which had 3.33 million streams this week, was still at number two while former chart-topper Jess Glynne was at three with Hold My Hand.
Clean Bandit are at number four with the track Stronger, which features vocals from Glee star Alex Newell and Sean Bass. It is the group’s fifth UK Top 40 track.
Nick Jonas was at number five with his track Jealous.
The album chart was led by US singer/songwriter Josh Groban, who has his first number one with Stages, a compilation of Broadway covers. It features collaborations with Kelly Clarkson, Chris Botti and Audra MacDonald, with tracks from Les Miserables, The Wizard Of Oz, Carousel, Chess and The Phantom of the Opera.
It pushed Paul Simon’s The Ultimate Collection down to number two, with Ed Sheeran’s X at three. Sam Smith is just below at number four with In The Lonely Hour, which is now in its 48th week in the top 10.
The 2015 Brits critics’ choice award winner James Bay is at five with his debut Chaos and the Calm.
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Source:: BBC Entertainment