George Ezra tops the Official Albums Chart
Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars have topped the Official UK Singles Chart for a fifth week. The duo’s track ‘Uptown Funk’ has now tallied the most weeks at Number 1 since Robin Thicke’s ‘Blurred Lines’ in 2013.
‘Uptown Funk’ was also the most streamed track of the week having been played more than 2.45m times in the last seven days, ahead of Ed Sheeran’s ‘Thinking Out Loud’ (1.56m), Hozier’s ‘Take Me To Church’ (1.56m) and Philip George’s ‘Wish You Were Mine’ (1.17m).
George Ezra’s ‘Wanted On Voyage’, meanwhile, returned to the Official Albums Chart top spot for a fourth time this week, beating Sheeran’s ‘X’ to Number 1 by a margin of just 400 copies.
Ronson’s new album ‘Uptown Special’ was released earlier this week and the producer has dedicated the record to Amy Winehouse, with whom he helped craft the singer’s ‘Back To Black’ album and a cover of The Zutons’ ‘Valerie’ prior to her death in 2011.
In a handwritten message, a picture of which he posted via Twitter, Ronson wrote: “Although I wish you were still here, I’m always thinking of you, inspired by you and your music lives on in myself and everyone who ever felt it.”