Reggae artist Omi has spent three weeks at number 1 with his single Cheerleader. It is the fourth song this year to spend at least three weeks at the top, after Mark Ronson’s Uptown Funk, Ellie Goulding’s Love Me Like You Do, and Jess Glynne’s Hold My Hand. It was also the most streamed track of the week with over 3.15 million streams.
Despite being in the lead throughout most of the week, American hip hop artist LunchMoney Lewis made a respectable début at 2 with Bills. It is the artist’s first single and it has already seen success in Australia and New Zealand. Down one place to 3 is former number 1 See You Again by Wiz Khalifa, whilst number 4 is a new entry for Swedish production duo Galantis, with Runaway being their first ever charting single in the UK. Finally, number 5 is a non-mover for Major Lazer and Mo’s track Lean On.
There was only one other new entry in last week’s chart: David Guetta’s Hey Mama at 17, giving the French DJ his fifth top twenty hit from his album Motion. The track sees David once again team up with rapper Nicki Minaj, who previously appeared on the song Turn Me On back in 2011. Climbers include Hozier’s Someone New, which rises three places to 24, and Trap Queen by American rapper Fetty Wap, which improves 38-29. Finally, Ariana Grande’s One Last Time continues its slow ascent by moving 36-33.
Over on the albums chart, British folk-rock band Mumford & Sons spend a second week at number 1 with their album Wilder Mind. The album became the first album of 2015 to spend two consecutive weeks at number 1, and outsold its nearest rival Sam Smith by two-to-one. The album has sold over 100,000 copies in just two weeks of sale.
In what has been a trend in recent weeks, several albums have risen up the chart thanks to various sales and offers. Sam Smith benefited from this the most as his album In The Lonely Hour rose one place to number 2, whilst Hozier’s self-titled album reached a new peak as it rose 6-3. Taylor Swift’s 1989 continues to sell well, despite being released twenty-nine weeks ago, climbing four places to number 4, and former number 1 The Ultimate Collection by Paul Simon graces the top 5 again as it climbs 7-5.
British guitarist and singer Eric Clapton scores the highest new entry last week with his album Forever Man, which lands at number 8. Swedish singer-songwriter Tove Lo matches the chart peak of her latest single Talking Bodies, as her début album Queen of the Clouds lands at 17, and legendary Canadian singer Leonard Cohen is at 18 with Can’t Forget: A Souvenir of the Grand Tour. Irish singer-songwriter Roisin Murphy lands her highest charting album with Hairless Toys at 19, and Snoop Dogg scores his seventh top fourty album as Bush enters at 25. Liverpudlian singer Nathan Carter makes his top fourty début with Beautiful Life at 34, Dutch violinist Andre Rieu is at 36 with Magic of the Violin, and finally British singer Thea Gilmore earns her second top fourty album as Ghosts & Graffiti enters at 39.
The Official Singles Chart is presented every Sunday from 4pm-7pm on BBC Radio 1.