Bang Bang shoots to the top of British singles chart

LONDON - Bang Bang, a collaboration between pop artists Jessie J, Nicki Minaj and Ariana Grande, took the top spot in Britain's singles chart, selling nearly 100,000 copies in its first week, the Official Charts Company said on Sunday.

The single, which will feature on Jessie J's new album, knocked Sigma's Changing to second place, while Taylor Swift's Shake It Off rose two places to No. 3.

Blame by Calvin Harris slipped to fourth, while former chart topper Prayer In C by Lilly Wood completed the top five.

British indie group Alt-J scored their first No. 1 album with the newly released This Is All Yours, the follow-up to their 2012 debut An Awesome Wave.

Veteran US singer-songwriter Barbra Streisand's Partners held on to second spot in the album chart, while Sam Smith also remained unmoved in third place with In The Lonely Hour.