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Sunday 27 May 2018

Mike Posner rules singles chart for a fourth week

Mike Posner remains top of the UK Singles Chart with I Took A Pill In Ibiza
Mike Posner remains top of the UK Singles Chart with I Took A Pill In Ibiza

Mike Posner has extended his reign at number one on the Official Singles Chart with I Took A Pill In Ibiza.

The SeeB remix of the American's song has logged a fourth stint at the summit with combined sales of 76,000, according to the Official Charts Company.

I Took A Pill In Ibiza is also the most streamed song this week, racking up 4.1 million plays over the last seven days.

Posner held off competition from Sia's Cheap Thrills, which has climbed two places to number two.

The Australian pop star's track had vied for the top spot on the Official Chart Update earlier this week.

Meanwhile, Fifth Harmony's Work From Home has dropped a place to number three.

Danish group Lukas Graham are at number four with 7 Years, and Zara Larsson's Lush Life completes this week's Top 5.

Norwegian producer Alan Walker moves up four spots into the Top 10 with Faded, and Major Lazer's Light It Up rebounds three spots to number 10.

Twenty One Pilots edge closer to the Top 10 with Stressed Out which is up three places to number 12.

Selena Gomez's Hands To Myself leaps from 20 to number 14.

This week's highest new entry goes to Drake's One Dance ft. Wizkid and Kyla at number 21, earning the Canadian a 15th Top 40 hit.

Kanye West's Famous jumps a huge 161 places to number 33 after his latest album The Life Of Pablo was released on more streaming services.

The rapper's seventh studio album was only initially available on Tidal.

The Last Shadow Puppets are pulling the strings of the Official Albums Chart this week.

Arctic Monkeys' Alex Turner and The Rascals' Miles Kane have scored their second number one album with Everything You've Come To Expect.

With the UK preparing for Record Store Day 2016 next weekend, more than 7,000 copies of Everything You've Come To Expect were snapped up on vinyl alone this week.

Everything You've Come to Expect follows The Last Shadow Puppets' debut collection, The Age Of Understatement, which charted at number one nearly eight years ago.

The new album is Kane's second chart-topper, and Turner's seventh consecutive number one studio album, counting his work with Arctic Monkeys.

Three new entries land in the Top 5 this week.

Lukas Graham's self-titled debut worldwide release enters at number two, while Pet Shop Boys' Super is at number three.

Adele's 25 enjoys a 19th week in the Top 5, falling two places to number four, while Kentucky from Black Stone Cherry is at number five.

One Voice, the album by classical singer and TV presenter Aled Jones, enters at number 6.

The release is Aled's first Top 10 album in 31 years, after his second studio album Walking In The Air got to number five back in 1985.

Babymetal have become the highest charting Japanese band ever on the UK's Official Albums Chart.

The female rock trio made history as their first UK Top 40 album Metal Resistance is placed at number 15.

This comes days after they became the first Japanese act to headline Wembley Arena.

A selection of other Japanese musicians who have enjoyed Albums Chart success here in the UK include Yoko Ono.

She scored a number three hit with John Lennon in 1984 with the album Milk And Honey.

Ryuichi Sakamoto reached number 36 with the Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence soundtrack in 1983.

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