In its first week of full release, Meghan Trainor’s U.S. chart-topper “All About That Bass” (Epic/Sony) has mirrored the feat in the U.K. While on the new album chart, breakthrough Columbia/Sony singer-songwriter George Ezra’s Wanted On Voyage hit the top for the first time, in its 14th chart week.
Trainor’s single made news last week by becoming the first U.K. top 40 entry to be achieved entirely via streaming data. Streams of 1.17 million saw it rise 53-33, and after its full release, raced to No. 1 on the Official Charts Company’s new data Sunday (Oct. 5). Its combined chart sale for the new chart week, nearly 144,000, includes nearly 1.4 million streams, over 9% of the aggregated tally.
Ezra reaches critical mass after the continuing success of the two big singles from his first album, “Budapest” (which moved back up 12-10) and “Blame It On Me,” which climbed again 7-6. Wanted On Voyage has been in the top ten every week since its June chart entry and is now in its 11th week in the top five.