Meanwhile, Robbie Williams knocks One Direction off UK Album Chart Number One
Lily Allen has held off competition from Avicii and Leona Lewis to secure the Official UK Singles Chart top spot for a third week.
Her track, a cover of Keane‘s ‘Somewhere Only We Know’ which has been used in the John Lewis Christmas advert, returned to the top spot last week and has been unmoved this week despite late competition, reports the Official Charts Company.
Avicii’s ‘Hey Brother’ is this week’s Number Two, just 5,700 copies behind pole position. Leona Lewis is at Number Three with her track ‘One More Sleep’, which shot up a massive 31 places in the chart to finish just 500 copies behind Avicii in the bronze position.
Pharrell Williams is at Number Four with ‘Happy’ and Ellie Goulding completes the Top 5 with her official Children In Need track, ‘How Long Will I Love You’.
Elsewhere, Justin Bieber scores this week’s highest new entry with ‘Confident’, featuring Chance The Rapper, entering the charts at Number 33. Wham! are back in the Top 40 with their festive favourite, ‘Last Christmas’, at Number 40.
In the Official UK Album Chart, Robbie Williams has knocked One Direction off of the Number One spot. His latest album, ‘Swings Both Ways’, became the UK’s 1000th Number One on its release four weeks ago and has since sold more than 400,000 copies to make it one of this year’s biggest-selling albums.
The album fell down the chart in recent weeks but a recent surge has helped it knock One Direction’s ‘Midnight Memories’ down to Number Two, after just one week at the top. Gary Barlow’s ‘Since I Saw You Last’ remains at Number Two, while Olly Murs’ ‘Right Place, Right Time’ is at Number Four.
This week’s Official Album Chart Top 5 is completed by Beyonce‘s surprise new self-titled album. The 14-track album, which was widely expected to drop next year, was released without fanfare digitally on Friday (December 14). The album is currently only available via iTunes.
According to Official Charts Company data, nearly 60,000 copies of Beyonce’s album were bought in the UK during its first 48 hours on sale.