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NEVER MIND THE BOLLOCKS—IT’S THE U.K. TOP 10
George Ezra Scores #1 Album and Two Top 10 Tracks,
While Meghan Trainor Flies to #1 on Singles Chart

Columbia’s George Ezra—about whom you may have read in our Vibe-Raters roundup—ascends to #1 on the U.K. album chart this week; his Wanted on Voyage is one of three albums from Jason Iley’s Sony U.K. to make the British leaderboard (four Sony tracks, two of them by Ezra, grace the singles rundown as well). Capitol’s Sam Smith, meanwhile, edges up to #2.



George Ezra: Bon Voyage.

 

Top debuts include singer-songwriter Jamie T’s enjoyably titled Carry on the Grudge, an Oasis reissue, one of Prince’s two new albums (the other bows at #11) and the Genesis box set R-Kive, which runs the gamut from “Supper’s Ready” to “Easy Lover.”

  1. George Ezra, Wanted on Voyage (Columbia)

  2. Sam Smith, In the Lonely Hour (Capitol)

  3. Ed Sheeran, X (Asylum)

  4. Jamie T, Carry on the Grudge (Virgin)

  5. Barbra Streisand, Partners (Columbia)

  6. The Script, No Sound Without Silence (Columbia)

  7. Oasis, What’s the Story, Morning Glory (Big Brother)

  8. Prince, Art Official Age (NPG/Warner Bros.)

  9. Alt-J, This Is All Yours (Infectious Music)

  10. Genesis, R-Kive (UMC/Virgin) 

It should also be noted that the British continue to feel Barbra Streisand is quite like butter.

 

The singles chart finds U.S. chart champ Meghan Trainor jumping 32 spots to rule the roost; the self-esteem-boosting anthem "All About That Bass" is one of the year’s top-selling tracks.



Meghan Trainor: Turn Up the "Bass."

 

Two other Yank giants—the “Bang Bang” girls (last week’s #1) and Taylor Swift—are just behind. Meanwhile, George Ezra now has two songs in the Top 10.

 

The week’s top debut is “Sunlight,” the EDM breakout by Magician f/Years & Years, which (our astute readers will recall) made the BBC Radio 1 A List a couple of weeks back.

  1. Meghan Trainor, “All About That Bass” (Epic)

  2. Jessie J + ArianaGrande + Nicki Minaj,“Bang Bang” (Lava/Republic)

  3. Taylor Swift, “Shake It Off”(EMI)

  4. Sigma f/PalomaFaith, “Changing” (3 Beat/AATW)

  5. Calvin Harrisf/John Newman, “Blame” (Columbia)

  6. George Ezra, “Blame It onMe” (Columbia)

  7. Magician f/Years& Years, “Sunlight” (FFRR)

  8. Lilly Wood &The Prick & Robin Schulz, “Prayer in C” (Atlantic)

  9. Sam Smith, “I’m Not theOnly One” (Capitol)

  10. George Ezra, “Budapest” (Columbia) 

Bowing just outside the Top 10 are “Let It Be” by SYCO’s Labrinth and Ella Eyre with “Comeback” (Virgin).

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