Tion Wayne and Russ Millions have made UK chart history.
Because their unstoppable hit ‘Body’ has blazed its way to the top of the Official UK Singles Chart and made history in the process.
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Jumping three spots to #1 on this week’s tally, the track earns the honor of becoming the first-ever Drill song to reach pole position on the coveted count. The song is also the first #1 for both acts.
It managed the feat by accruing 71,000 chart sales (including 10.7 million streams).
As well as the original, the release received a boost by way of a rousing remix featuring Arrdee, 3x3E1 & ZT, Bugzy Malone, Fivio Foreign, Darkoo, and Buni.
Toasting to the news, Tion and Russ told Official Charts:
“We want to thank everyone for getting us the first drill Number 1. Big up everyone on the remix, big up everyone involved, big up the Atlantic family… Mad love.”
On the major milestone, Austin Daboh, EVP, Atlantic Records, said:
“Drill music gives a voice to the youth and it’s an outlet for them to express themselves. It’s been amazing to watch Body’s explosive popularity rise to a point where it has completely crossed over into the mainstream with this Number 1. At Atlantic we’re delighted to have played our part and to have watched the incredible results and reaction to this track. Tion Wayne is a special artist and a huge priority for myself, Ed, Briony and the rest of the Atlantic team and we’re looking forward to building on his, and drill’s, first Number 1 record.”
Martin Talbot, Chief Executive, Official Charts Company added:
“Over 69 years, the Official Singles Chart has seen a multitude of different genres pioneering a new Number 1 sound. The fantastic achievement this week of Tion Wayne and Russ Millons marks a brand new high point for drill and perhaps the beginning of a new era for the Official Singles Chart.”