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Sam Smith and John Legend top UK Singles Chart, Kendrick Lamar tops UK Album Chart

Monday, March 23, 2015 - 01:19

Sam Smith and John Legend spend a second week at the top of the UK Singles Chart; US rapper Kendrick Lamar tops UK Albums Chart. Holly Rubenstein reports

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British singer-songwriter Sam Smith has topped the UK Singles Chart for a second week with his John Legend collaboration, 'Lay Me Down.' The track was released in aid of the charity Comic Relief. British electronica trio Years & Years held on to the number two spot with 'King', while Rihanna, Kanye West and Paul McCartney's 'FourFiveSeconds' climbed two places to number 3, claiming the title of the week's most streamed-track, with 1.98 million streams. US rapper Kendrick Lamar scored his first number 1 on the UK Albums Chart with 'To Pimp a Butterfly'. The rapper's sophomore record held off fierce competition from Sam Smith's 'In The Lonely Hour', finishing just 572 chart sales ahead of the singer-songwriter. Dire Straits guitarist, Mark Knopfler came in at number 3 with 'Tracker', earning him the highest-charting album of his solo career.

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Sam Smith and John Legend top UK Singles Chart, Kendrick Lamar tops UK Album Chart

Monday, March 23, 2015 - 01:19