Ellie Goulding can’t believe she’s managed to clock up three weeks at Number 1 on the Official Singles Chart with Burn...
Ellie Goulding’s reign at the top of the Official Singles Chart with her latest track, Burn, continues for a third week, the Official Charts Company can reveal.
The 26-year-old singer / songwriter from Herefordshire knocked Miley Cyrus’ We Can’t Stop off Number 1 last month to score her first ever chart topper. However, in a new interview broadcast this evening (Sunday, September 1) on BBC Radio 1’s Official Chart Show, Ellie says that she never expected Burn to go to Number 1, let alone stay there for three weeks in a row!
“It feels amazing, but weird,” Ellie tells Scott Mills. “Weird because I didn’t really expect it to be Number 1, let alone for this amount of time!
“I feel very lucky, because it wasn’t like I released it in a quiet week of mediocre songs,” she adds. “There are some big smashes, so I’m really happy.”
Indeed, not only has Burn seen off challenges from the likes of Avicii, Miley Cyrus and Klangkarussell during its tenure at Number 1, it also kept Lady Gaga’s comeback single, Applause, from the top spot.
“I didn’t think I had a chance in hell about getting a Number 1 with Avicii’s song around, and Gaga, and Miley,” adds Ellie. “I was surprised! Lady Gaga WILL be Number 1 at some point.”
You can watch the moment Ellie found out she was Number 1 below: