Elton John celebrates highest new entry with Britney Spears and hits historic milestone with Diamonds

Elton John celebrates highest new entry with Britney Spears and hits historic milestone with Diamonds
Elton John celebrates highest new entry with Britney Spears and hits historic milestone with Diamonds

Elton John has a lot to celebrate this week; not only did her new collaboration with Britney Spears, Hold Me Closer, land this week’s highest new entry on the Official Singles Chart (3) and landed the UK’s best-selling single of the week, but the Official Charts Company can reveal that its biggest hits Diamonds collection has also surpassed the impressive one million chart units mark in the UK.

Hold Me Closer’s arrival in the charts this week gives Elton his fourth consecutive Top 5 success in a year; Cold Heart with Dua Lipa, Merry Christmas with Ed Sheeran and Sausage Rolls For Everyone with LadBaby and Sheeran all peaked at number 1 in the UK – so don’t count Elton & Brit out of the top spot just yet.

It’s a remarkable achievement for the artist, whose successes have now spanned generations. Diamonds – encompassing hits from Elton’s early 1970s through to 2016 – surpassed the one million combined chart units mark in the UK this week, according to new data from the Official Charts Company unveiled today. today.

“It’s so exciting to see how much Hold Me Closer connects with the fans” Elton John exclusively told OfficialCharts.com, “Scoring my first official number 1 in over a decade with Cold Heart was a wonderful feeling – I thought my days of hitting singles were behind me.

“But to see how much Hold Me Closer means, not just to my fans, but to Britney and her fans, is beyond words. She’s a wonderful person and artist, and I hope the reaction to our song has made her feel how much she is loved, and she will have the confidence to embark on the next chapter of her career.

“To see Diamonds hit a million sales in the UK is also beyond words – everything we’ve achieved in the last 5 years – the book, the film, my tour – has kept my songs there for that young fans discover them and people come back to it again and again is humbling.

MORE: Revisit Elton John’s Complete Official Chart History

Originally released in November 2017, Diamonds peaked at number 5 on the Official Albums Chart, but has become a longtime staple over the years. This week, it ranks at number 19. The triple-platinum record moved an impressive 332,000 physical and digital copies, but proved a real monster on streaming services with two-thirds of its total fueled by its popularity on Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer and more.

Martin Talbot, Managing Director of the Official Charts Company, said: “The huge success of Diamonds once again highlights the massive impact that Sir Elton John continues to have on the UK music market and the love that British music lovers have for him. . There is no doubt that Sir Elton will forever be the nation’s Fantastic Captain.

. Elton John famous high new entry with Britney Spears crosses a milestone historic with Diamonds

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