It’s ‘All About That Bass’ for Meghan Trainor as she soars to the top of the Official Singles Chart

by Martin
Meghan Trainor is top of the UK Top 40 this week for a third week
Meghan Trainor is top of the UK Top 40 this week

Meghan Trainor is top of the UK Top 40 this week

The Official Charts Company have just confirmed the UK Top 40 through the power of BBC Radio 1 and for Meghan Trainor, she has scored herself one of the fastest selling singles of the year so far.

‘All About That Bass’ has soared straight to Number (1) on the Official Singles Chart after last week entering the UK Top 40 based on streams alone from services including Spotify, Deezer and many others.

Since last week the track has climbed 32 places to the number one spot and has racked up a tally of nearly 144,000 copies in UK sales.

‘Rather Be’ from Clean Bandit, featuring the insanely talented Jess Glynne sold nearly 163,000 copies during its first week on sale and still holds the record for highest first week sales of the year so far.

Meghan told “It feels unreal! I still don’t believe it! Especially on my first single. It’s incredible!”

‘All About That Bass’ has also managed to score itself the most streamed track of the week after it was streamed 1.4 million times in the past seven days.

Elsewhere in the Top 5 we can see that ‘Bang Bang’ from Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj falls one place into Number (2) while ‘Shake It Off’ from Taylor Swift remains at Number (3).

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Falling two places into Number (4) are drum and bass duo Sigma with ‘Changing’ featuring Paloma Faith while Calvin Harris is at Number (5) with ‘Blame’ featuring John Newman.

The Official Charts Company are reporting that in addition to Meghan Trainor’s single there are a total of six new entries on the UK Top 40.

The Magician, a Belgian producer has scored the highest new entry this week with ‘Sunlight’ featuring Years and Years vocalist Olly Alexander which finishes at Number (7) this week.

Labrinth is at Number (11) with ‘Let It Be’ while Ella Eyre scores her second solo hit with ‘Comeback’ which is at Number (12) this week.

For Gorgon City, their third Top 20 hit ‘Unmissable’ featuring Zak Abel is at Number (19) while Jessie Ware is at Number (22) with ‘Say You Love Me’.

Finally, on the Official Singles Chart this week, ‘Zombie’ which is lifted from Jamie T’s third album ‘Carry On The Grudge’ climbs 12 places to Number (36).