Simon Cowell's Grenfell single tops chart

Simon Cowell's Grenfell single tops chart

A single to raise money for those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire has topped this week’s chart – despite only being released on Wednesday morning. More than 50 stars including Stormzy, Rita Ora and Liam Payne recorded Bridge Over Troubled Water to support victims’ families and survivors. The track sold 170,000 copies in less than 48 hours – the vast majority of which were download sales. The cover of the Simon and Garfunkel classic…

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Grenfell Tower charity single released

Grenfell Tower charity single released

A single to raise money for those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire has been released. Stars including Stormzy, Robbie Williams, Celine Dion and Liam Payne recorded Bridge Over Troubled Water to help raise money for those affected. The cover of the Simon and Garfunkel classic, also featuring Craig David and Skepta, was organised by Simon Cowell. At least 79 people are now missing, presumed dead, following the fire in west London a week ago….

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London fire: Stars gather to record charity single

London fire: Stars gather to record charity single

Stars including Emeli Sande, Pixie Lott, and Stormzy have gathered to record a Grenfell Tower charity single. The cover of Simon and Garfunkel’s hit Bridge Over Troubled Water was organised by Simon Cowell. Other stars including Rita Ora and Leona Lewis recorded parts for the song on Saturday. Sande said: “It’s really inspiring to see people come together. It gives you hope in humanity.” ‘It’s an honour’ Cowell, who lives in the same London borough…

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Simon Cowell plans Grenfell charity single

Simon Cowell plans Grenfell charity single

Simon Cowell has said he intends to record a charity single to help the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire. “We hope to confirm a record tomorrow which will raise some money for the many people affected by this tragedy,” the pop impresario wrote on Thursday. Cowell, who lives in the same London borough as the now burnt-out tower, called the blaze “heartbreaking”. It is not yet known which acts will appear on the single…

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Harry Styles single finally topples Ed Sheeran's chart reign

Harry Styles single finally topples Ed Sheeran's chart reign

Harry Styles’s debut single Sign of the Times has broken Ed Sheeran’s 13-week spell at the top of the charts. The One Direction star has achieved his first number one as a solo artist with this release – the first from his self-titled debut album. His song sold 3,000 copies more than Sheeran’s, with just under 40,000 downloads and 3.5 million streams, the Official Charts Company said. Sheeran’s Shape of You fell to number two,…

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All you need to know about Harry Styles' new single

All you need to know about Harry Styles' new single

After a build-up that can only be described as “epic”, Harry Styles has premiered his first solo single on BBC Radio 1. Titled Sign Of The Times, the majestic ballad is his first material since One Direction declared a hiatus in January 2016. Here’s everything we know about the song… It’s about the end of… something What’s it about? To be honest, we’re not sure. The lyrics are a bit of a riddle. “Just stop…

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Brexit: UK 'could change economic model' if single market access denied

Brexit: UK 'could change economic model' if single market access denied

The UK may be forced to change its “economic model” if it is locked out of the single market after Brexit, Chancellor Philip Hammond has said. Mr Hammond said the government would not “lie down” and would “do whatever we have to do” to remain competitive. He had been asked by a German newspaper if the UK could become a “tax haven” by further lowering corporation tax. Labour’s Jeremy Corbyn said his comments sounded like…

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Cruz Beckham releases Christmas-themed debut single

Cruz Beckham releases Christmas-themed debut single

Cruz Beckham, the son of David and Victoria Beckham, has released his debut single. The 11-year-old’s recording of If Every Day Was Christmas received its first radio play on Wednesday before being made available online. Profits from the song’s sales will go to Global’s Make Some Noise charity, which supports disadvantaged young people in the UK. Beckham is being managed by Scooter Braun – who also signed Justin Bieber. Bieber was 13 years old when…

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