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Smith reclaims albums top spot

Soul sensation Sam Smith's meteoric rise to super-stardom is continuing unabated after he reclaimed the top spot in the album charts.

The 22-year-old Londoner's million-selling debut In The Lonely Hour climbed from three to one to earn him a fifth non-consecutive turn at the summit.

The record, which features tracks such as smash hit Stay With Me, has not left the Top 10 since it was released 33 weeks ago in May 2014.

Grammy-nominated Sam, who is on tour in America, was the only artist to sell one million albums in both the UK and the US in 2014.

Meanwhile, Ed Sheeran held on to number two with X, while last week's number one, Wanted On Voyage by George Ezra, was down to three.

Rounding off the Top 5 were Taylor Swift's 1989 and Olly Murs' Never Been Better, which climbs a place from last week to number five.

There was little movement in the singles chart too, with Mark Ronson's Uptown Funk featuring Bruno Mars scoring a fourth non-consecutive week at the top of the table.

Newcomer Philip George held on to number two with breakout success Wish You Were Mine while Ed stayed put at number three with Thinking Out Loud.

Olly and Demi Lovato's Up scaled from six to four and Irish singer-songwriter Hozier lept from 10 to five with Take Me To Church following a performance on this week's Graham Norton show.

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