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Mumford & Sons’ ‘Wilder Mind’ Retains U.K. Chart Crown

Mumford & Sons' album held at the summit ahead of Sam Smith's "In The Lonely Hour" (Capitol/Universal), which climbed back 3-2.

Mumford & Sons secured a second week atop the U.K. album chart with Wilder Mind (Gentlemen of the Road/Universal Island), while OMI’s Felix Jaehn remix of “Cheerleader” (Ultra) leads the singles market for a third week.

Last night’s (May 17) new Official Charts Company information showed Wilder Mind holding at the summit ahead of Sam Smith’s In The Lonely Hour (Capitol/Universal), which climbed back 3-2. Hozier’s self-titled Universal Island set reached a new peak in its 32nd week in the top 100, climbing 6-3.


Taylor Swift moved 8-4 with 1989 (EMI/Universal) as two other former No. 1 albums jumped up again, Paul Simon’s The Ultimate Collection (Sony Music CG) 7-5 and Meghan Trainor’s Title (Epic/Sony) 10-6. 

The highest new entry of the week, released to coincide with his London shows at the Royal Albert Hall, was Eric Clapton’s Forever Man retrospective (Rhino/Warner) at No. 8. There’s a seventh week atop the compilation chart for Now That’s What I Call Music 90 (Sony Music CG/Virgin EMI/Universal).

The OMI single finished some 11,000 combined chart sales ahead of the track that was ahead of “Cheerleader” earlier in the week, “Bills” (Kemosabe/RCA/Sony) by Lunchmoney Lewis. A No. 1 hit in Australia earlier in the year, “Bills” landed at No. 2.

The former No. 1 “See You Again” (Atlantic), by Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth, held at No. 3, and Swedish electronic act Galantis debuted at No. 4 with “Runaway (U & Me)” (Big Beat).