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Nicki Minaj’s Single Fails To Reach Number One

Nicki Minaj’s Single Fails To Reach Number One

Nicki Minaj has not succeeded in getting her new single to number one on the UK Singles Chart, which was released earlier today.

Bang Bang – Minaj’s joint effort with Jessie J and Ariana Grande – was ahead of her solo record, remaining steady at number two.

George Ezra retained top spot in the album chart with his debut collection.

The singer-songwriter was ahead of Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith and Barbra Streisand in the rundown.

Smith’s album The Lonely Hours clocks up its 20th week in the chart this week.

Irish musician Hozier scored the highest new entry at five with his self-titled collection.

A large number of other new entries peppered the chart, including Canadian star Caribou at eight, former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr at nine, with electro-house duo Gorgon City rounding out the top 10.

Another Canadian, Bryan Adams, was just outside at 11 with his 11th studio album.

Nicki Minaj’s Single Fails To Reach Number One

Nicki Minaj’s Single Fails

Elsewhere in the singles chart, Taylor Swift was at four with Shake It Off, which was the most-streamed track of the week.

US R&B star Jeremih went in at number five with Don’t Tell ‘Em.

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