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Date added: 22 August 2011

Chart Topper! 

It's a number one single for Swindon singer Josh Kumra - WATCH VIDEO
 
The Official Chart on Sunday 21 August was a big night for Swindon singer, songwriter Josh Kumra - he hit number one in the UK!
 
Josh Kumra Swindon
Top seller:
Swindon's Josh Kumra
His single 'Don't Go' with Wretch 32 was the biggest selling single of the week and looks set to stay at the top of the charts after continuing to be a top download on iTunes.
 
His girlfriend also plays drums on the track.
 
Just a year on from playing gigs around pubs in Swindon with his band Kicaberry, Kumra's rise to stardom has come as quite a surprise.
 
"One minute I'm playing at the Moonrakers, the next I'm listening to Reggie Yates introduce my song as number one. It's been amazing!" Josh, who stills lives in Pinehurst, said.
 
Don't Go
Wretch 32 featuring Josh Kumra

 
Swindon number ones
 
Swindon, of course, hit the headlines in 1998 when Billie Piper became the youngest artist ever to debut at number one with "Because We Want To". Her second single "Girlfriend" also topped the charts.
 
In the 1970s, former Swindon schoolboy Gilbert O'Sullivan went to number one in the 'hit parade' (as it was known then) with "Clair" and "Get Down".
 
No less a feat, 70s supergroup Supertramp led by Swindon's Rick Davies went to number one on the Billboard chart in the USA in 1979 with their album "Breakfast in America".
 
And finally, the Knight in White Satin himself, Swindon-born Justin Hayward led The Moody Blues to back-to-back album success in 1970 & 71 with "A Question of Balance" and "Every Boy Deserves Favour".
 
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