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"Am I Wrong" is apparently the first U.K. #1 for a Norwegian act since A-ha in 1986)

NEVER MIND THE BOLLOCKS—IT'S THE U.K. TOP 10

Sheeran Remains at #1, While Smith Climbs to #3

It's another week atop the British album chart for Asylum's Ed Sheeran, while Capitol's Sam Smith moves up to #3 in his 11th week.

RCA's Paloma Faith and Polydor's Ellie Goulding jump five and six spots, respectively, to enter the Top 10.

Music Sounds' pop/rock troubadour Charlie Simpson debuts at #10, while Dirty Hit/Polydor's The 1975, whose new single, "Heart Out," was recently added at BBC Radio 1, threatens the leaderboard at #11.

RCA's Magic! bows at #19, while their single is knocked out of the #1 spot by Warner Bros.' Nico & Vinz with "Am I Wrong" (apparently the first U.K. #1 for a Norwegian act since A-ha in 1986). "Wrong" had hitherto been available as a stream only and bubbling under at #52; upon its retail debut it flew to #1.


OneRepublic bowed at #3 this week with “Love Runs Out,” while Sheeran’s “Don’t,” which entered A List rotation at Radio 1 last week, climbed #35-23.


ALBUMS

1. Ed Sheeran, x (Asylum)
2.
Dolly Parton, Blue Smoke—The Best of (Masterworks)
3. Sam Smith, In the Lonely Hour (Capitol)
4.
Coldplay, Ghost Stories (Parlophone)
5. George Ezra, Wanted on Voyage (Columbia)
6.
Paloma Faith, A Perfect Contradiction (RCA)
7. Ellie Goulding, Halcyon (Polydor)

8. Paolo Nutini, Caustic Love (Atlantic)
9. Eric Clapton & Friends, The Breeze (Polydor)

10. Charlie Simpson, Long Road Home (Music Sounds)

SINGLES


1. Nico & Vinz, "Am I Wrong" (Warner Bros.)
2. Magic! "Rude" (RCA)
3. OneRepublic, "Love Runs Out" (Interscope)
4. Cheryl Cole f/Tinie Tempah, "Crazy Stupid Love" (Polydor)
5. George Ezra, "Budapest" (Columbia)
6. Ella Henderson, "Ghost" (SYCO Music)
7. Zhu, "Faded" (Moag/Polydor)
8. Ariana Grande f/Iggy Azalea, "Problem" (Republic)
9. Charlie XCX, "Boom Clap" (Asylum)

10. will.i.am f/Cody Wise, "It's My Birthday" (Interscope)

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