Time to check all the action on the charts across the pond – and it’s all about the bass on the official UK Top 40 as well!
Pop newbie Meghan Trainor is pretty much ruling the world at the moment with her début single ‘All About That Bass‘ riding on top of the UK Top 40 Singles Chart for a 3rd consecutive week – the longest reign by a female vocalist this year! Trainor holds on to the penthouse for a 6th week atop the Billboard Hot 100 as well, and like on the Billboard Charts, Taylor Swift warms the runner-up slot on the UK Top 40 with ‘Shake It Off‘ – after a fierce battle this week for the # 1 spot.
Over at the official Top 40 Albums Chart, X Factor alumni Ella Henderson roars in at # 1 with her stellar début album ‘Chapter One‘.
Three of the most anticipated albums of the year début within the top 10 this week, with Jessie J arriving with her third studio effort ‘Sweet Talker‘ at # 5, smooth crooner Jessie Ware with her sophomore effort ‘Tough Love‘ at # 9, and Pink in a new avatar as folk duo You+Me with Dallas Green with their début album ‘Rose Ave‘ at # 10. Super-group U2 arrive at # 6 with their new album ‘Songs Of Innocence‘ – their 16th top 10 effort!
FYI – Ware’s new album is thoroughly flaw-free, I just got my hands on a copy and am utterly slayed.
The top 10 on the official UK Top Singles Chart this week are :
1. All About That Bass – Meghan Trainor
2. Shake It Off – Taylor Swift
3. Steal My Girl – One Direction
4. Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
5. Bang Bang – Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj
6. Don’t Tell ‘Em – Jeremih feat. YG
7. Changes – Sigma feat. Paloma Faith
8. Blame – Calvin Harris feat. John Newman
9. Oh Cecelia – Vamps
10. Guts Over Fear – Eminem feat. Sia
The top 10 on the official UK Top 40 Albums Chart this week are :
1. Chapter One – Ella Henderson
2. X – Ed Sheeran
3. In The Lonely Hour – Sam Smith
4. Wanted On Voyage – George Ezra
5. Sweet Talker – Jessie J
6. Songs Of Innocence – U2
7. Partners – Barbra Streisand
8. The Story – The Very Best Of – Spandau Ballet
9. Tough Love – Jessie Ware
10. Rose Ave – You+Me