Official Charts: Mark Ronson tops the singles chart as Ed Sheeran holds on to the albums crown

by Martin
Bruno Mars features on the record with Mark Ronson

Bruno Mars features on the record with Mark Ronson

2014 is almost at an end and we can’t wait for 2015. The Official Charts Company have just confirmed which artists are finishing top of the charts going into 2015.

On the Official Singles Chart it’s Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars who return to the top of the charts while over on the Official Albums Chart, Ed Sheeran refuses to let go of that top spot.

Unfortunately for X Factor winner Ben Haenow, who scored the Christmas Number 1 single with his debut release ‘Something I Need’, his reign at the top is over after just one week.

For Mark Ronson’s ‘Uptown Funk’ – featuring vocals from Bruno Mars, they return to the top for their second non-consecutive week.

Ben Haenow has lost his place at the top but hasn't fallen far!

Ben Haenow has lost his place at the top but hasn’t fallen far!

The track, which was Number 1 the week before Ben Haenow soared the top has also broken a brand new streaming record this week after being streamed 2.49 million times.

This means that ‘Uptown Funk’ has broken its own record from last week where it was streamed 2.34 million times in the UK alone.

Ben Haenow doesn’t fall far down the chart though with his chart-topping debut single ‘Something I Need’ which finishes the year at Number (2).

Ed Sheeran’s ‘Thinking Out Loud’ holds strong at Number (3) while Taylor Swift’s ‘Blank Space’ is at Number (4) and Olly Murs’ ‘Up’ featuring Demi Lovato is at Number (5).

The only new entry this week at Number (6) is Alesso’s ‘Heroes (We Could Be)’ which features Swedish singer Tove Lo and marks his third UK Top 10 single.

Finally on the Official Singles Chart, ‘Bang Bang’ from Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj climbs to Number (11) while Taylor Swift’s ‘Shake It Off’ is at Number (15) and ‘Rude’ from Magic is back in the Top 40 at Number (36).

Ed Sheeran at Radio 1's Big Weekend (© BBC)

Ed Sheeran at Radio 1’s Big Weekend (© BBC)

Over on the Official Albums Chart it is Ed Sheeran who will be finishing up 2014 at the top top of the chart with his second, massively successful release, ‘X’.

‘X’ now scores its 12th non-consecutive week at the top of the charts with sales of 211,000 giving Ed his second biggest sales tally in one week since it was released in June.

At Number (2) on the Official Albums Chart is fellow Brit, Sam Smith with ‘In The Lonely Hour’ while Olly Murs’ ‘Never Been Better’ is at Number (3).

George Ezra’s ‘Wanted On Voyage’ is at Number (4) on the final chart of the year while Take That’s ‘III’ is at Number (5) this week.

Looking at high climbers on the chart, Ella Henderson’s sensational debut album ‘Chapter One’ climbs from 11 to Number (8) while Paloma Faith is at Number (9) – up 11 places with ‘A Perfect Contradiction’.

Michael Buble’s ‘Christmas’ is at Number (10) while Paolo Nutini is at Number (18) – up ten places with ‘Caustic Love’ and Coldplay’s ‘Ghost Stories’ is up from 38 to Number (20).

Finally, Arctic Monkeys’ ‘AM’ has climbed 32 places to re-enter the UK Top 40 at Number (39) on the final chart of 2014. For more, head on over to