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Lukas Graham Sets New Record on U.K. Singles Chart With ‘7 Years’

Lukas Graham's "7 Years" (Warner Bros.) has secured a fifth week atop the singles chart to become the longest-running No. 1 by a Danish act in U.K. chart history. Adele's 25 (XL Recordings) moved…

Lukas Graham‘s “7 Years” (Warner Bros.) has secured a fifth week atop the singles chart to become the longest-running No. 1 by a Danish act in U.K. chart history. Adele’s 25 (XL Recordings) moved back to the top of the album chart.

The Official Charts Company reports that the Lukas Graham single thus overtakes Whigfield’s “Saturday Night” (1994) and Aqua’s 1997 smash “Barbie Girl,” each of which had a four-week reign in the U.K. “7 Years” had 4.52 million streams, finishing some 20,000 combined chart sales ahead of Mike Posner’s “I Took A Pill In Ibiza” (Universal Island), which rose 3-2.

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Coldplay moved 7-6 with their 17th U.K. top ten hit “Hymn For The Weekend” (Parlophone/Warner Music). Larsson has a second top ten appearance on the new singles chart, featuring on Tinie Tempah’s “Girls Like” (Parlophone/Warner Music), which improved 15-9.

As she tours the U.K., Adele’s return to the album summit marks her tenth non-consecutive week at No. 1 with 25. Sales were 2.5 times those of Jess Glynne’s I Cry When I Laugh (Atlantic/Warner Music), which moved back 6-2, while Justin Bieber held at No. 3 with Purpose (Def Jam/Universal). David Bowie’s Best of Bowie (Parlophone/Warner Music) and Coldplay’s A Head Full of Dreams were steady at Nos. 4 and 5, respectively.

The week’s highest new entry on the album countdown was Kendrick Lamar’s surprise release Untitled Unmastered (Aftermath/Interscope/Universal), at No. 7. London grime artist Kano, who first made the album survey in 2005 with Home Sweet Home, achieved his first top ten position on the listing, as Made In The Manor (Parlophone/Warner Music) started at No. 8.