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Uptown Funk holds on to top spot

Hit record producer Mark Ronson has scored his third week in a row at the top of the singles chart with Uptown Funk, along with a new record for the amount of times the track has been streamed.

Uptown Funk, Mark's collaboration with Bruno Mars, has racked up a combined chart sales figure of over 156,000 in the last seven days and has been streamed nearly 2.56 million times. This beats the track's previous total of 2.49 million audio streams in a week and sets a new all-time Official Chart record.

The three other tracks which have been streamed over a million times this week were Ed Sheeran's Thinking Out Loud which recorded 1.73 million, Hozier's Take Me To Church at 1.26 million and Olly Murs's Wrapped Up FT Travie McCoy at 1.02 million.

With Wish You Were Mine by 21-year-old Nottingham-based DJ Philip George going straight in at number two, the top five is completed with Thinking Out Loud at number three, Ben Haenow's song Something I Need at number four followed by Taylor Swift's Blank Space.

There is just one further new entry in the top 40 and rapper Kanye West says that he has his late mother Donda to thank for it.

His single Only One, which features Sir Paul McCartney, is at number 35. It was written from the perspective of Kanye's mother who he says was "singing to me, and through me to my daughter".

The biggest-selling single of last year, Pharrell's Happy, re-enters at 34, trailed by John Legend's All Of Me at number 36 and Lilly Wood & Robin Schulz's Prayer In C at 39.

Singer-songwriter George Ezra was celebrating a third time at the top of the album chart with Wanted On Voyage.

It is Ezra's debut album and first hit the top spot in October last year, 14 weeks after its original release.

Over 72,000 copies of it were sold in the past weeks, toppling Ed Sheeran's X which is now at number two in the Official Albums Chart. Sam Smith's In The Lonely Hour slides one place to number three, ahead of Taylor Swift's 1989 which is at number four. Paloma Faith's album A Perfect Contradiction climbed four places to number five.

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