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Thursday 25 December 2014

Goulding secures number one single

Ellie Goulding has scored her first ever UK number one single with Burn
Ellie Goulding has scored her first ever UK number one single with Burn

Pop siren Ellie Goulding has scored her first ever number one single with Burn scorching its way to the top of the UK chart.

The 26-year-old singer songwriter sold 117,000 copies of the single in the last seven days to elbow Miley Cyrus's We Can't Stop off top spot.

Goulding, from Herefordshire, sold 40,000 copies more than number two single, Wake Me Up by Avicii.

Since winning the Brits Critics' Choice Award in 2010, Goulding has clocked up an impressive run of 10 UK Top 40 hit singles (including Burn), two top five albums and a performance at Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding reception in April 2011.

Speaking to OfficialCharts.com, the pop princess said: "It means the world to me to be number one at the moment. It was always my dream to have a UK number one single, and it's been a long time coming.

"Thank you to everyone who bought Burn and everyone who has supported me over the last three years."

Miley Cyrus falls two places to number three while Lana Del Rey holds firm at number four with the Cedric Gervais remix of Summertime Sadness.

Lady Gaga's new single, Applause, completes Sunday's top five.

The US star was forced to rush the single's release on Tuesday after it leaked online last weekend.

Gaga declared having to issue Applause, from her third album Artpop, almost a week ahead of its intended release date a "pop music emergency" on her official Twitter account.

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