Sales of just 1,669 made the track the 154th biggest selling single last week but, crucially, brought up the October 2010 release up past the seven-figure mark, according to Official Chart Company data.
The 108th UK single to record a million unit sales, Only Girl (In The World) is the 15th single by a female solo artist to pass the milestone - the oldest being Julie Covington's 1977 chart-topper Don't Cry For Me Argentina, and the most recent Adele's January ...
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