LONDON Jan 26 British four-piece act Clean
Bandit claimed their first ever singles chart number one on
Sunday as their song "Rather Be" became the fastest selling
track of the year so far, the Official Charts Company said.
The group, who formed in 2009 while studying at Cambridge
University, knocked U.S. artist Pharrell Williams off the top
spot, selling 163,000 copies in the last seven days.
Pharrell's "Happy" charted in second place while new entries
from Vamps and Neon Jungle ranked in third and fourth place
respectively. Former chart-topper "Timber" by Pitbull and Ke$ha
completed the top five.
Veteran American rocker Bruce Springsteen's run at the top
of the album charts lasted only one week as Ellie Goulding, the
British singer-songwriter, reclaimed the number one berth with
her album "Halcyon".
Fellow Briton Sophie Ellis Bextor was the only new entry to
make the top five with her new record "Wanderlust", which
charted at number four.
(Reporting by William James; editing by Mark Heinrich)