LONDON - Meghan Trainor's All About That Bass secured a fourth week at No.1 on the British singles music chart on Sunday, the Official Charts Company said, equalling Clean Bandit's record as the longest-running chart-topper of the year.
Singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran climbed two places from last week to take the second spot with his single Thinking Out Loud, its 18th week on the chart, while his album X dropped one spot to third.
House duo Waze & Odyssey's Bump & Grind 2014 was the highest new singles chart entry at No. 3, their remix of R. Kelly's single outperforming the original, which peaked at No. 8 in 1994.
UKIP Calypso, a song promoting the anti-European Union UK Independence Party that was withdrawn from sale earlier in the week after accusations of racism, charted just outside the UK Top 40 at No. 44, the Official Charts Company said.
London-born singer-songwriter Ben Howard topped the album chart for the first time with I Forget Where We Were, beating his 2012 debut album Every Kingdom, which reached No. 4.
Heavy-metal band Slipknot were also a new entry, charting in second place with their fifth album 5: The Gray Chapter. It was their first record in six years and the first since their bassist Paul Gray died in 2010.