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Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars hold at No1 on the Singles Chart for a seventh week with 'Uptown Funk!'.

Ed Sheeran's 'Thinking About You' has become a fixture around the top of the chart, still at No2 after seventeen weeks in the Top 3.  Olly Murs and Demi Lovato climb to a new high, up from No4 to No3 with 'Up', swapping places with Hozier whose 'Take Me To Church' slips one to No4.  Rihanna, with superstar support from Kanye West and Paul McCartney, releases her first new material since 2012's 'Unapologetic' and has this week's highest new entry with 'Four Five Seconds' at No14 - the lead track from her forthcoming eighth album.  The only other new entry in this week's Top 30 is at No30 for Fergie with 'L.A.Love (La La)', her sixth solo hit single in Ireland, and her first since 2008 when 'Labels or Love' reached No28.

After Hozier's week at the top last week, Ed Sheeran's back at No1 on the Album Chart with 'X' for an eleventh week since release back in June last year.  Meghan Trainor lands at No4 with this week's highest new entry 'Title' while Dublin band Jape arrive at No8 with 'This Chemical Sea'.  This is their fifth album in twelve years, and their most successful to-date, ahead of 'Ritual' (No16 in 2008) and 'Ocean Of Frequency' (No29 in 2011).  Described as 'American country-classical chamber music', The Punch Brothers make their first appearance in the Irish Chart with this week's third new entry 'The Phosphorescent Blues' at No18.

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