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NEVERMIND THE BOLLOCKS—IT'S THE U.K. TOP TEN

Paul Simon Earns First U.K. #1 album in 25 Years

Paul Simon hasn’t topped the U.K. album chart since 1990 but scores a new #1 this week with his greatest hits record The Ultimate Collection (SonyMusicCG).  James Bay, Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith and George Ezra stay fixed in their positions, while Liverpool indie rockers The Wombats debut at #5 with Glitterbug. Epic’s Meghan Trainor moves up *9- *6.

1. Paul SimonThe Ultimate Collection (Sony Music CG)*
2. James BayChaos and the Calm (Republic)
3. Ed SheeranX (Asylum)
4. Sam SmithIn the Lonely Hour (Capitol)
5. The WombatsGlitterbug (14thFloor)*
6. Meghan TrainorTitle (Epic)
7. Sia1,000 Forms of Fear (Monkey Puzzle/RCA)
8. George EzraWanted on Voyage (Columbia)
9. ProdigyThe Day is My Enemy (TakeMeToTheHospital)
10. HalestormInto The Wild Life (Atlantic)*

*debuts

On the singles side, Wiz Khalifa zooms to #1 with the Paul Walker tribute song "See You Again.”  Last week’s Number One Jess Glynne slips to #3 in sales while roaring to #1 airplay at Capital London, and Kygo feat. Conrad goes Top Five sales off heavy rotation at BBC Radio 1Ultra RecordsOMI leaps from #27-#2 with “Cheerleader.”

1.  Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth, “Hold My Hand” (Atlantic)
2.  OMI, “Cheerleader” (Ultra Records)
3.  Jess Glynne, "Hold My Hand" (East West)
4.  Dr. Kucho/Gregor Salto/Ane Brun, “Can’t Stop Playing (Makes Me High)” (Ministry of Sound)*
5. Years & Years, "King" (Polydor)
6. Nick Jonas, "Jealous" (Island)
7. James Bay, "Hold Back the River" (Virgin)
8. Ed Sheeran, "Bloodstream" (Asylum)
9. Maroon 5, "Sugar" (Interscope)
10. Kygo feat. Conrad Sewell, "Firestorne" (Ruby Works)

*debut

 

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