Track features in Fast and Furious 7
The Charlie Puth-assisted track, which features in Fast & Furious 7 over a tribute to the movie’s sadly departed star Paul Walker, climbed 21 places to Number 1 this week with combined chart sales of 193,000, comfortably overtaking previous fastest-seller ‘Love Me Like You Do’ by Ellie Goulding, which boasted 172,000 chart sales.
Earlier this week, Chairman and CEO of Atlantic Records, Craig Kallman, described the song as “one of those special moments when all the forces have aligned to create a song that is resonating emotionally with millions around the world. The combination of Wiz’s star power with the introduction of Charlie as a brilliant singer and songwriter is truly magical, striking a nerve with Paul Walker’s legion of fans and the film’s enormous audience”.
Shooting up 25 places to Number 2 on this week’s Singles Chart is OMI’s Cheerleader. The Felix Jaehn remix of the song was rush-released due to popular demand and also claims massive streaming numbers this week, totalling 2.63 million. Wiz and OMI’s tracks have overtaken last week’s Number 1 ‘Hold My Hand’ by Jess Glynne, which fell to 3.