Mark Ronson scored a double victory on the new U.K. sales charts, published last night (Jan. 25) by the Official Charts Company. As his "Uptown Funk" single, (Columbia/Sony), featuring Bruno Mars, started a fifth consecutive and sixth aggregate week at No. 1, he achieved his first chart-topping album, as Uptown Special went straight to the summit.
The album, Ronson's fourth, follows two consecutive No. 2 peaks, for 2007's Version and Record Collection in 2010. It's the first time an artist has topped the U.K. singles and album charts simultaneously since Miley Cyrus did it with "Wrecking Ball" and Bangerz respectively, in October 2013.
The new album chart was led earlier in the week by Fall Out Boy, whose sixth release American Beauty/American Psycho (Def Jam/Universal) posted a No. 2 finish, 1,900 sales behind Ronson. That equals their previous best album showing in the market, with 2013's Save Rock and Roll.