Grenfell Tower charity single tops chart two days after release


After a fire at London's Grenfell Tower left an estimated 79 people dead June 14, a number of musicians teamed up to cover Simon & Garfunkel's "Bridge Over Troubled Water" to benefit those affected by the tragedy.

It was released one week after the fire in west London on Wednesday and had the biggest sales of any single this decade on its first day, selling 120,000 copies, the Official Charts Company said in a statement.

More than 50 stars including Stormzy, Rita Ora and Liam Payne recorded Bridge Over Troubled Water to support victims' families and survivors.

Pete Townshend is pitching in to assist victims of last week's deadly Grenfell Tower fire.

The Artists for Grenfell single ends Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber's 6 week reign at Number 1 with "Despacito".

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Mike Kerr and Ben Thatcher of Royal Blood at the 2015 Brit Awards (Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire).

Elsewhere this week, DJ Khaled debuts at No3 with Wild Thoughts featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller, while Little Mix's Power gives them another Top 10 hit as it climbs to No10.

Tomlinson's One Direction bandmate Liam Payne's Strip That Down, and French Montana's Unforgettable round out the new top five, while Royal Blood rocketed to the top of the United Kingdom album chart with their new release How Did We Get So Dark? All proceeds from downloads will go to the London Community Foundation; you can also donate to Artists for Grenfell without purchase of the song.

Ed Sheeran's Divide has retained its unflinching grip on a position in the top five album spots, sitting in second position.