Ariana Grande not a Problem atop U.K. singles chart

Pop star Ariana Grande has been given reason to smile after topping the U.K. singles chart with her hit song Problem. The singer’s collaboration with rapper Iggy Azalea has climbed to number one thanks to the Official Charts Company’s new rules, which combines retail sales with online streaming data.
The chart triumph comes two days after Grande pulled out of an Independence Day (04Jul14) holiday performance in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to visit her sick grandfather in hospital in Florida.
Problem edges out former The X Factor contestant Ella Henderson, whose track Ghost takes second place, ahead of George Ezra’s Budapest at three.
Meanwhile, British musician Ed Sheeran holds on to the number one title in the U.K. albums chart with X, while boyband 5 Seconds of Summer debuts its self-titled project at two.
Ezra’s Wanted On Voyage, country queen Dolly Parton’s Blue Smoke and Michael Jackson’s classic release Bad round out the new top five.
Ezra and Parton both saw big boosts in sales following their performances at Britain’s Glastonbury Festival last weekend (27-29Jun14), while Jackson’s chart success comes days after the fifth anniversary of his death.

by WENN

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