"It's a very big deal!": Sam Smith opens floodgates for monster retail Q4

Sam Smith cemented his comeback with new single Too Good At Goodbyes going straight to the top of last Friday’s UK singles chart, shifting 61,685 copies in week one, according to the Official Charts Company.

“It’s a very big deal!” Melanie Armstrong, head of music, HMV, told Music Week. “The single is really strong and has kicked off the campaign perfectly.”

With 32,510 sales coming from permanent downloads, the track’s first week tally fell short of the blockbusting 2017 figures ...

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