X Factor 2011 winners Little Mix spend a third consecutive week at the top with Black Magic, the lead single to their upcoming third album Get Weird. It is the first time since Matt Cardle’s When We Collide in 2010 that a song by an X Factor contestant has spent three weeks at the summit, and it outsold its nearest competitor by 7,000 copies.
Climbing one place and spending a fourth week in the top 3 is Years & Years’ Shine at 2; an impressive run for a song that unfortunately has yet to reach the top spot. Belgian DJ Lost Frequencies falls one place to 3 with the song Are You With Me, though it remains the most streamed track of the week with 2.17 million streams. The highest new entry this week comes from drum and bass duo Sigma and their track Glitterball at 4. The song, which features the vocals of Ella Henderson, is the group’s third top ten hit and was the most downloaded song of the week. Rounding off the top five is Walk the Moon’s Shut Up and Dance, which rose three places to re-enter the top five.
British singer Foxes scored her sixth top 30 hit this week as her song Body Talk landed at number 25, whilst former JLS member Aston Merrygold entered the chart at 28 with his début solo song Get Stupid. The final new entry comes from electronic duo Disclosure, who have reunited with Sam Smith for the track Omen. The song landed at number 29 despite only being released on Monday and as such missed out on three days worth of sales. The only significant climber comes from Canadian singer The Weeknd and his track Can’t Feel My Face, which rose nine places to reach a new peak at number 17.
Over on the albums chart, The Chemical Brothers land their sixth number 1 studio album with Born in the Echoes, meaning that the English duo are the first dance act to have six number 1 albums in the history of the chart. Years & Years’ Communion falls one place to number 2, as does Ed Sheeran’s X at 3. Sam Smith’s In the Lonely Hour spends its sixty-second week in the top ten at number 4, and completing the top five is James Bay’s Chaos and the Calm.
A host of new entries grace the album chart this week: US heavy metal band Lamb of God at 7 with VII: Sturm und Drang (their highest charting album), Manchester MC artist Bugzy Malone is at 8 with his début album Walk With Me and Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters is at 10 with his re-issued 1992 album Amused to Death. English duo Sleaford Mods are at 11 with Key Markets and the final new entry comes from rock guitarist Joe Satriani, whose fifteenth album Shockwave Supernova lands at 22.
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