Mark Ronson’s ‘Uptown Funk’ hits one million sales as Sam Smith tops album charts

Peace's second album 'Happy People' hits Number 12 in charts

Mark Ronson has reached a landmark one million sales of his single ‘Uptown Funk’ in the UK.

The figure was revealed by the Official Charts Company yesterday (February 15).

Ronson said: “I can’t believe it, it’s insane… On behalf of myself and Bruno [Mars], I just want to thank everybody who bought this record and put us in this club.”

Sam Smith’s ‘In The Lonely Hour’ topped yesterday’s albums chart following his multiple Grammy Awards success, followed by Ed Sheeran’s ‘X’ at Number Two and Drake’s new release ‘If You’re Reading This You’re Too Late’ at Number Three.

‘Happy People’, the second album by recent NME cover stars Peace, charted at Number 12. The Birmingham band had been at Number Four in the Midweek chart.

Meanwhile, Ellie Goulding (pictured) topped the singles chart for a second week with ‘Love Me Like You Do’. Hozier’s ‘Take Me To Church’ climbed back to Number Two for its 21st week on the chart, and Ronson’s ‘Uptown Funk’ charted at Number Three. Rihanna, Kanye West and Paul McCartney’s ‘FourFiveSeconds’ was at Number Five, while The Weeknd got his highest-charting UK single with ‘Earned It’ at Number 10.

This week’s album chart is one of the last to be based solely on sales. From February 23, audio streams from services such as Spotify, Deezer, Napster, Google Play, O2 Tracks (Musicqubed), Rara, Rdio and XBox Music will be included in the final charts tally. This comes eight months after audio streaming started to be counted towards the Official Singles Chart.

Official Charts Company chief executive Martin Talbot commented: “The Official Charts Company’s mission is to compile the most accurate, reliable and up-to-date charts around, and in 2015 that means reflecting the popularity of streaming, alongside downloads, vinyl and – still the most popular album format – the CD. Initial indications are that the impact on actual chart positions will be modest to begin with, but we expect this to grow as streaming becomes increasingly popular.”