American rapper Wiz Khalifa remains at number 1 this week with the single See You Again, which is taken from the Fast and Furious 7 soundtrack. The song, which features the vocals of rising star Charlie Puth, has now spent two weeks at number one after selling a colossal 142,000 copies last week. The Paul Walker tribute track surpassed its own record for the most streams in one week, with over 3.72 million streams, and has reached number one in 27 countries.
Also a non mover, at number 2 is Omi’s summer smash Cheerleader, a reggae track that has made number 1 in 11 countries and was streamed an impressive 3.33 million times last week. English singer-songwriter Jess Glynne holds at 3 with her chart topper Hold My Hand, whilst Clean Bandit score their fourth top 10 hit as Stronger enters at 4. Completing the top 5 is Jealous by former The Jonas Brothers member Nick Jonas, who has now spent three weeks in the top 10.
There were two other new entries in last week’s chart; Treasured Soul by French DJ Michael Calfan at 17, and Jack U’s Where Are You Now at 32. The latter is a collaboration between producers Skrillex and Diplo and their latest single features the vocals of Canadian star Justin Bieber. The highest climber last week was Iggy Azalea and Jennifer Hudson’s Trouble, which leaped eight places to number 13, giving Iggy her seventh top 20 hit. Ascending seven places to number 6 and entering the top 10 for the first time is Major Lazer’s Lean On. The track features the vocals of Danish singer Mo and has reached number 1 in Australia. Finally, Kygo’s Firestone climbs for the seventh consecutive week, rising from 10 to 8.
American singer-songwriter Josh Groban deposed Paul Simon from the top spot with his album Stages. The album consists of Broadway covers and features songs from Les Miserables and The Wizard of Oz. It is the singer’s first number 1 album in the UK and his seventh to make the top 40. Paul Simon falls just one place with The Ultimate Collection, whilst Ed Sheeran’s X and Sam Smith’s In the Lonely Hour are non movers at 3 and 4 respectively. Rounding off the top 5 is James Bay, whose album Chaos and the Calm falls three places.
Alabama Shakes, an American rock group, claim their second top 10 album as Sound and Color lands at 6. English folk-rock singer Passenger earns his third top 20 album with Whispers 2, and American hip hop artist Yelawolf makes his UK chart debut with Love Story at 25. Nottingham band Amber Run enters the chart at 35 with their debut album 5AM, and pop-punk band As It Is make their first chart appearance with Never Happy, Ever After at 39.
Sever albums re-entered the chart last week; Clean Bandit’s New Eyes at 28, Drake’s If You’re Reading This Its Too Late at 32, Madonna’s Rebel Heart at 37, and Public Service Broadcasting’s The Race for Space at 40. Finally, Imagine Dragons’ Smoke + Mirrors shoots a massive 16 places to number 20 thanks to a price cut on iTunes.
The Official Singles Chart is presented every Sunday from 4pm-7pm on BBC Radio 1.