‘…and like that, a smash hit is born‘.
As if the chart return of his wife Beyonce wasn’t enough to give Jay Z much to celebrate this month, his ‘Suit & Tie’ collaboration with Justin Timberlake has ensured that both he (and his pockets) will be smiling for some time.
For, less than twelve hours after its digital release, the R&B jam has rocketed to #1 in the UK- snatching the top spot away from Will.i.am and Britney Spears‘ ‘Scream & Shout’.
Chart check below…
Storming the charts despite stiff competition from Taylor Swift‘s ‘Trouble’ and
Marky Mark tribute act ‘Beauty & A Beat’ singer Justin Bieber, ‘Tie’ kicks its feet up at #1 while holding tight at #2 in the US, just one spot away from claiming the digital crown there too.
The first single to be pulled from his third studio album, ‘The 20/20 Perspective‘, ‘Suit’ also enjoys the #5 spot in France, a #6 position in Australia and more #1 spots in Denmark and Sweden, set to sustain these positions once its supporting video touches down to generate more momentum for his return.
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Update: ‘Suit & Tie‘ now holds the #1 spot on iTunes USA.