Mark Ronson scores Official Charts Number 1 double: “I really can’t believe it”

Mark Ronson becomes the first act of 2015 to land the Official Charts Number 1 double! "This is absolutely incredible... I really can't believe it," he said.

Mark Ronson will no doubt be celebrating this evening after becoming the first act of 2015 to top the UK’s Official Singles Chart and Official Albums Chart simultaneously.

The producer and musician’s fourth studio album, Uptown Special, marks his first chart-topping LP in the UK, besting his previous peaks at Number 2 with his last two albums, 2007’s Version and 2010’s Record Collection.

Mark told OfficialCharts.com: “This is absolutely incredible. I want to thank Jeff Bhasker, Michael Chabon & Emile Haynie who were there since the very beginning of this record - as well as Alison Donald, Mark Terry and Jason Iley at Sony UK.

"And finally, thank you to everyone who went out to the shop and bought the CD or pointed and clicked on Uptown Special this week - I really can't believe it.”

Mark, whose album includes the Number 1 single Uptown Funk and two collaborations with Stevie Wonder, is the first act to achieve the Official Charts double since Miley Cyrus, who topped the Singles Chart with Wrecking Ball and the Albums Chart with Bangerz in the same week back in October 2013.

Official Albums Chart new entries and high climbers

This week’s second-highest new entry comes from Fall Out Boy, who after leading the chart at the midweek stage finish in second place with their sixth studio album American Beauty/American Psycho, trailing Uptown Special by less than 1,900 copies.

Meanwhile, British rock band Enter Shikari score their third Top 10 album with The Mindsweep, which is new at Number 6, and Scottish indie-pop band Belle & Sebastian land at Number 9 with their ninth studio album Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance.

Icelandic singer-songwriter Bjork debuts at Number 11 – her first Top 20 album in eight years - with Vulnicura following its surprise release on Tuesday evening (January 20), electro group Above & Beyond are new at 12 with We Are All We Need, and The Decemberists score their highest-charting album in the UK to date with What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World at Number 13.

Rock and roll band The Waterboys enter at 14 with Modern Blues, Marilyn Manson wins his seventh UK Top 40 album with The Pale Emperor at Number 16, and Dr Dre’s seminal 2001 album re-enters the Top 40 this week at 17.

Further down the chart, US punk-rockers Sleater-Kinney score their first UK Top 40 album with No Cities To Love (Number 27), Joey Badass’ debut B4.DA,$$ lands at 28, and Aphex Twin’s Computer Controlled Acoustic Pt 2 bows at Number 36.

The Official Albums Chart Top 10 is as follows. Click here to see the Official Albums Chart Top 100 in full after 7pm.

1 UPTOWN SPECIAL MARK RONSON
2 AMERICAN BEAUTY/AMERICAN PSYCHO FALL OUT BOY
3 X ED SHEERAN
4 IN THE LONELY HOUR SAM SMITH
5 WANTED ON VOYAGE GEORGE EZRA
6 THE MINDSWEEP ENTER SHIKARI
7 1989 TAYLOR SWIFT
8 HOZIER HOZIER
9 GIRLS IN PEACETIME WANT TO DANCE BELLE & SEBASTIAN
10 NEVER BEEN BETTER OLLY MURS

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Official Singles Chart new entries and high climbers

Mark Ronson claims a sixth non-consecutive week at Number 1 with Uptown Funk with combined chart sales of 120,000. The track was streamed 2.562 million times in the last seven days, bettering the previous record of 2.555 million he set earlier this month.

US singer-songwriter Meghan Trainor is this week’s highest climber, vaulting 48 places to Number 2 with Lips Are Movin’. The track follows her global smash All About That Bass and is the second single from her debut album Title, which is released tomorrow (January 26).

Meanwhile, Avicii climbs eight places this week to land his seventh UK Top 10 single with The Nights, and US band Echosmith continue their ascent up the Top 40, reaching a new peak at 17 with Cool Kids.

The Official Singles Chart Top 10 is as follows. Click here to see the Official Singles Chart Top 100 in full after 7pm.

1 UPTOWN FUNK MARK RONSON FT BRUNO MARS
2 LIPS ARE MOVIN' MEGHAN TRAINOR
3 TAKE ME TO CHURCH HOZIER
4 WISH YOU WERE MINE PHILIP GEORGE
5 UP OLLY MURS FT DEMI LOVATO
6 THINKING OUT LOUD ED SHEERAN
7 HEROES (WE COULD BE) ALESSO FT TOVE LO
8 THE NIGHTS AVICII
9 BLANK SPACE TAYLOR SWIFT
10 SOMETHING I NEED BEN HAENOW

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