Sam Smith's 'In The Lonely Hour' also set to top Albums Chart
Mark Ronson’s ‘Uptown Funk’ is set to enjoy a fourth week at Number One in the Official UK Singles Chart.
The Bruno Mars-featuring track, which was rush released in December following contestant Fleur East’s performance of it on The X Factor, debuted at Number One but was displaced by X Factor winner Ben Haenow’s ‘Something I Need’ in the run up to Christmas. It has since returned to the top spot, and last week broke its own record for the most amount of times any one single has been streamed in a week, amassing a total of 2.56 million streams.
Official Chart Company data shows that the song sold nearly 50,000 copies by today’s Midweek stage and is on course to be Number One when the full chart rundown is announced on Sunday (January 11). It beat its nearest competitor, Philip George’s ‘Wish You Were Here’, by over 26,000 copies at the Midweek stage.
Other new entries in this week’s Official Singles Chart include Tchami’s ‘Promesses featuring Kaleem Taylor’ (Number Three) and Tulisa’s comeback single ‘Living Without You’ (Number 23). Ed Sheeran’s Thinking Out Loud is down one place to Number Four, followed by Olly Murs’ ‘Up featuring Demi Lovato’, which climbed one place to Number Five following its official EP release.
Meanwhile, Sam Smith is headed back for the top spot on this week’s Official Albums Chart with his debut album ‘In The Lonely Hour’. The LP – which recently passed the million sales mark in both the UK and US – was Number One for two weeks in September 2014. If it tops the charts this weekend, it will mark Smith’s fifth non-consecutive week at Number One.
Last week’s Number One album, George Ezra’s ‘Wanted On Voyage’ has dropped to Number Two and Ed Sheeran’s ‘X’ is at Three.