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Meghan Trainor's 'Title' Opens At No. 1 in U.K.
Meghan Trainor's debut album Title (Epic/Sony Music) has become an instant No. 1 in the U.K., as Mark Ronson's "Uptown Funk" single, (Columbia/Sony), featuring Bruno Mars, moved into a sixth consecutive, and seventh aggregate, week at the top.
Trainor's album features her worldwide No. 1 "All About That Bass" and the follow-up "Lips Are Movin'," which fell 2-4 in the new Official Charts Company data. Title finished 5,000 sales ahead of Ed Sheeran's X (Asylum/Warner Music), which climbed 3-2. Ronson's "Uptown Special" fell from the top to No. 3.
There were two new entries in the top ten, one from a long-standing chart act, one from a newcomer. British rock band the Charlatans, who first made the survey when their 1990 debut "Some Friendly" reached No. 1, debuted at No. 7 with their 12th studio album Modern Nature (BMG Rights). It's their best ranking since Wonderland reached No. 2 in 2001.
Meanwhile, English singer-songwriter Rae Morris saw her debut Atlantic/Warner album Unguarded enter at No. 9, after a wave of positive media coverage. The top ten placing comes before Morris, from Blackpool in Lancashire, has achieved a U.K. top 40 single.
First Aid Kit's Stay Gold (Columbia/Sony) raced back 54-11, as Papa Roach's F.E.A.R. (Eleven Seven) debuted at No. 13. Former Supergrass frontman Gaz Coombes opened at No. 18 with Matador (Hot Fruit/Caroline). The latest album from the venerable "Now" brand, Now That's What I Call Power Ballads (Sony CG/Virgin EMI/Universal), debuted at No. 1 on the compilation chart.
Ronson's total of seven weeks atop the singles chart gives him the longest aggregate run at No. 1 in the U.K. since Leona Lewis' "Bleeding Love" in 2007. "Uptown Funk" was streamed 2.3 million times last week, reports the OCC. Hozier's "Take Me To Church" (Universal Island) climbed again, 3-2, and Fergie's "L.A. Love (La La)" (Interscope/Universal) made its top 75 debut at No. 3.
Also new within the top ten was Rihanna's collaboration with Kanye West and Paul McCartney, "Fourfive Seconds" (Roc Nation/Universal), debuted at No. 5. That's McCartney's highest placing on the U.K. singles chart since he appeared on the No. 1, all-star charity cover of "Ferry 'Cross The Mersey" in 1989. English pop singer Karen Harding's "Say Something" (Method Music) also made a top ten debut, at No. 7.