Meghan Trainor’s ‘All About That Bass’ Hits No. 1 in U.K. | BY PAUL SEXTON | October 6, 2014

In its first week of full release, Meghan Trainor’s U.S. chart-topper “All About That Bass” (Epic/Sony) has mirrored the feat in the U.K. While on the new album chart, breakthrough Columbia/Sony singer-songwriter George Ezra’s Wanted On Voyage hit the top for the first time, in its 14th chart week.

Trainor’s single made news last week by becoming the first U.K. top 40 entry to be achieved entirely via streaming data. Streams of 1.17 million saw it rise 53-33, and after its full release, raced to No. 1 on the Official Charts Company’s new data Sunday (Oct. 5). Its combined chart sale for the new chart week, nearly 144,000, includes nearly 1.4 million streams, over 9% of the aggregated tally.

As Trainor raced to the singles summit, Jessie J’s collaboration with Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj, “Bang Bang” (Lava/Republic/Universal), fell to No. 2 and Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off” (EMI/Universal) held at No. 3. There was a No. 7 debut for Belgian producer the Magician’s “Sunlight” (ffrr), featuring Years & Years. Labrinth’s eighth top 20 U.K. hit “Let It Be” (Syco Music/Sony) came in at No. 11 and British singer-songwriter Ella Eyre’s “Comeback” (Virgin/Universal) at No. 12.

via Billboard


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