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Calvin Harris knocks Despacito off UK chart top spot

Calvin Harris knocks Despacito off UK chart top spot

3:50pm 12th August 2017
(Updated 5:07am 13th August 2017)

Daddy Yankee and Luis Fonsi's 11-week reign at the top of the UK charts with Despacito has been ended by Calvin Harris' Feels.

The Scottish DJ's new track, featuring Katy Perry, Pharrell Williams and Big Sean, has reached the summit of the UK Official Singles Chart, it was announced on Friday.

Feels rose from number three, while Despacito fell to number four, after an impressive run at the helm.

The Puerto Rican reggaeton beat had already been named the summer's biggest hit, having surpassed Justin Bieber's Sorry as the most streamed track ever, with 4.6 billion streams across platforms such as YouTube and Spotify.

Feels marks the eighth UK number one hit for Harris, meaning he has the second highest number of chart-topping singles for a British male solo artist behind Sir Cliff Richard, who has 14 chart-toppers under his belt.

It also means the DJ is now on par with the Rolling Stones, who also have eight number one hits in the country.

Harris' previous number ones include Dance Wiv Me, We Found Love and Sweet Nothing.

The top five of the singles chart this week has French Montana's Unforgettable featuring Swae Lee at number two, while Wild Thoughts, by DJ Khaled, Rihanna and Bryson Tiller moved to number three.

Meanwhile in the Official Albums Chart, Ed Sheeran's third album Divide was back at number one after a brief dip in popularity, while Arcade Fire's Everything Now - last week's number one - was in third place, below Glen Campbell's 64th and final album Adios.

Following the US singer's death last week, the June record rose 11 places up the charts to reach a new peak of number two.

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