James Arthur denied comeback Number One by The Chainsmokers and Halsey

Meanwhile, Skepta's 'Konnichiwa' album leaps up the chart after its Mercury Prize win

James Arthur has been denied a comeback Number One by US DJs The Chainsmokers.

The duo’s collaboration with Halsey, ‘Closer’, racks up a fourth week on top of the Official Singles Chart with combined sales (downloads and streams) of 82,500. Arthur’s ‘Say You Won’t Let Go’ has to settle for the Number Two spot with combined sales of 60,000, OfficialCharts.com reports.

Further behind, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj’s ‘Side To Side’ climbs two places to Number Six, while Emeli Sande bows at Number 22 with ‘Hurts’, the first track to be released from her upcoming second album ‘Long Live The Angels’.


Meanwhile, NME cover star Zara Larsson jumps six places to Number 26 with her new track ‘Ain’t My Fault’.

Over on the Official Albums Chart, Bastille‘s second album ‘Wild World’ claims a second week at Number One after dropping on September 9. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds’ ‘The Skeleton Tree’ holds steady at Number Two, while Led Zeppelin enter at Number Three with their compilation album ‘The Complete BBC Sessions’.

After enjoying a 174% sales uplift following its victory at last week’s Mercury Prize, Skepta‘s ‘Konnichiwa’ rebounds from Number 40 to Number 13. The Tottenham artist’s fourth album peaked at Number Two upon its release back in June.


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