Sir Elton John tops UK singles chart for the first time in 16 years with Dua Lipa collaboration

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It’s been a long, long time: Sir Elton John tops UK singles chart for the first time in 16 years with Dua Lipa collaboration after three weeks at number two


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Sir Elton John has topped the UK singles chart for the first time in 16 years with his collaboration with Dua Lipa.

Their track Cold Heart (Pnau Remix) claimed top spot after three consecutive weeks at number two in the Official Charts Company rankings.

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Yesterday Sir Elton celebrated his number one award with a picture posted from a hospital room, where he is recovering after recently undergoing hip surgery.

Sir Elton John has topped the UK singles chart for the first time in 16 years with his collaboration with Dua Lipa on their track Cold Heart (PNAU remix)

Sir Elton John has topped the UK singles chart for the first time in 16 years with his collaboration with Dua Lipa on their track Cold Heart (PNAU remix)

Cold Heart earns Dua Lipa her third Number 1 hit in the UK following New Rules 2017 and One Kiss in 2018

Cold Heart earns Dua Lipa her third Number 1 hit in the UK following New Rules 2017 and One Kiss in 2018

The track has recorded 64,000 chart sales and 5.9million streams. It is the first time the singer has had a number one single since he appeared on rapper 2Pac’s posthumous 2005 single Ghetto Gospel.

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Sir Elton and Lipa’s success brings to an end Ed Sheeran’s four-week reign at the top of the chart with Shivers, which has dropped to second place.

Sir Elton also became the first to have a UK top ten single in six different decades with Cold Heart. His first hit Your Song got to number seven in 1970.

Love Nwantiti by CKay is third, with former Little Mix member Jesy Nelson’s Boyz, featuring Nicki Minaj, at number four.

Dua Lipa, left, and Sir Eltion John, pictured at this year's 29th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards viewing party in April. Cold Heart’s success this week means Ed Sheeran’s four-week reign with Shivers comes to an end as it drops to Number two

Dua Lipa, left, and Sir Eltion John, pictured at this year’s 29th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards viewing party in April. Cold Heart’s success this week means Ed Sheeran’s four-week reign with Shivers comes to an end as it drops to Number two

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