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Billie Eilish hit No Time to Die makes her only second artist in 60 years to have No1 single with James Bond theme


SINGER Billie Eilish has become only the second artist in nearly 60 years to have a No1 single with a James Bond theme.

Billie, 18, is also the first woman and youngest act to achieve the feat.

No Time To Die, also the title of the new 007 film out in April, earned 90,000 chart sales in the past week.

It had 10.6million streams, the Official Charts Company revealed.

Sam Smith’s Writing’s On The Wall for 2015’s Spectre was the other 007 track to hit No1.

No Time To Die also outsold both Smith’s Writing’s On The Wall, which notched up nearly 70,000 chart sales, and Adele’s Skyfall, which earned 84,000 in 2012.

Smith broke the “curse” of the Bond theme, which had previously seen many of the world’s biggest artists record the title song but always fail to top the charts.

It comes in the same week that Eilish topped one billion streams across all her tracks in the UK, joining acts including Ariana Grande, Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber.

In the album charts, Justin Bieber scored his second No1 with Changes, ahead of Lewis Capaldi.

No Time To Die, which will be Daniel Craig’s final film as James Bond, is released in UK cinemas on April 2.

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