Ed Sheeran Tops UK Singles Chart With Thinking Out Loud
Ed Sheeran has notched up his second UK No 1 single in six months with Thinking Out Loud - and has managed to break a very unusual chart record in the process.
The ginger pop ninja's track smashed the previous record for the longest time taken from a record arriving on the Official UK Singles Chart to hitting the top spot.
Thinking Out Loud
The single took 19 weeks to climb to No 1, versus 13 weeks for Celine Dion's Think Twice back in 1994.
Bang Bang by Nicki Minaj, Jessie J & Ariana Grande stayed put at No 4 while the top five was rounded out by Jeremih's Don't Tell 'Em.
Meanwhile, over in the Official UK Albums Chart it was T-Swizzle doing the business at No 1 with her latest long player 1989.
Ed Sheeran's x was up one place to No 2 while Sam Smith's In The Lonely Hour rose three spots to No 3.
Last week's No 1 - Ben Howard's I Forget Where We Were - slipped to No 4 and George Ezra's Wanted On Voyage rose three places to No 5.
The Official UK Top 10 Singles...
1 (2) Ed Sheeran - Thinking Out Loud
2 (1) Meghan Trainor - All About That Bass
3 (5) Taylor Swift - Shake It Off
4 (4) Jessie J, Nicki Minaj & Ariana Grande - Bang Bang
5 (6) Jeremih - Don't Tell 'Em (ft. Y.G.)
6 (-) Para For Cuva - Wicked Games (ft. Anna Naklab)
7 (11) One Direction - Steal My Girl
8 (3) Waze & Odyssey & R. Kelly - Bump & Grind 2014
9 (7) Calvin Harris - Blame (ft. John Newman)
10 (10) Sam Smith - I'm Not The Only One
Chart information © Official Charts Company
The Official UK Top 40 Singles Chart