Grenfell Tower single Bridge Over Troubled Water enters at Number 1 less than 48 hours after release
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Grenfell Tower single Bridge Over Troubled Water enters at Number 1 less than 48 hours after release

The Grenfell Tower single Bridge Over Troubled Water enters at Number 1 on this week’s Official Singles Chart, just 48 hours after its release.

Released at 8am on Wednesday (June 21), the all-star rendition of Simon & Garkfunkel’s track shifted 170,360 across digital and streaming equivalent sales to take the top spot. The majority of the song’s sales came from downloads, making up just under 169,000 of the total.

The track, which features more than 50 artists including Stormzy, Emeli Sande, Robbie Williams and Paloma Faith, had the biggest opening day combined sales of any single this decade, shifting 120k.

The previous biggest day 1 of decade was Adele’s Hello, logging just under 78,000 sales on its first day. The biggest day 1 sales of all time is Elton John’s Candle In The Wind (1997) with 655,000.

Artists For Grenfell’s Bridge Over Troubled Water is now the second fastest-selling single of the year, second to Ed Sheeran’s Shape Of You, which opened with 226,808 back in January.

Source: Official Charts

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Paloma Faith’s music most in demand for ads, movies and video games
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Paloma Faith’s music most in demand for ads, movies and video games

British female artists are leading the way in having their music used for TV programmes, ads, films and video games.

Paloma Faith, Jess Glynne and Ella Eyre are among the names who stood out from the crowd as home grown talent.

The female singers’ music accounted for over 41% of the tracks used by advertisers to promote their products.
Paloma Faith is the artist advertisers used the most by brands including Calvin Klein and Dixons.

She claimed the most ‘synced’ song of 2015 with Ready for the Good Life, a song she co-wrote. Synchronisation or ‘sync’ is the industry term used for the placement of music into ads, trailers, video games, films and TV programmes.

Read full article on BBC Newsbeat

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