Justin Bieber's 'What Do You Mean?' Spends Fifth Week Atop U.K. Singles Chart
Faithless leads U.K. albums chart, marking the band's third No. 1.
Long-running British dance act Faithless have landed their third U.K. No. 1 album with Faithless 2.0 (Cheeky), a full decade after their last chart-topper. On the singles survey, Justin Bieber's "What Do You Mean" (Def Jam/Universal) started a fifth week at the summit, achieved in three separate runs.
Faithless have an album chart history dating back to 1996, when Reverence reached a modest No. 26 peak but spent more than six months on the countdown. Their first No. 1 was with No Roots in 1994 and their second with the Forever Faithless compilation the following year.
Their new album finished the week some 2,000 combined chart sales ahead of its nearest rival, Ed Sheeran's X (Asylum/Warner Music), which held at No. 2, according to the Official Charts Company. Jess Glynne stayed at No. 3 with I Cry When I Laugh (Atlantic/Warner), while The Game's The Documentary 2 (SPV/Universal) started at No. 4. Widely acclaimed singer-songwriter John Grant entered the top 10 of the album chart for the first time as Grey Tickles Black Pressure (Bella Union) opened at No. 5.
There were top 20 entries for Revival (Interscope/Universal) by Selena Gomez at No. 11, Hurts with Surrender (Columbia/Sony) at No. 12, Reverend & the Makers' Mirrors (Cooking Vinyl) at No. 16 and Tom Jones' Long Lost Suitcase (Virgin EMI/Universal) at No. 17. The Rapper's Delight collection (Ministry of Sound/Sony Music CD) debuted atop the compilation chart.
Bieber's singles reign continued as "Locked Away" (Kemosabe/RCA/Sony) by R City featuring Adam Levine held at No. 2 and Drake vaulted 8-3, a U.K. career best, with "Hotline Bling" (Cash Money/Repubic/Universal). "Runnin' (Lose It All)" (Virgin EMI/Universal) by Naughty Boy, Beyoncé and Arrow Benjamin climbed 6-4 and The Weeknd's "The Hills" reached a new peak with a 23-5 jump. Jamie Lawson's "Wasn't Expecting That" (Gingerbread Man) improved 40-6.