While Noel Gallagher has the fastest selling album of the year
Andy Morris
08:50 9th March 2015

After winning hearts, minds and the BBC Sound Of 2015 poll, Years & Years have secured their first No.1 single with 'King'.

The sprightly pop trio - who are already firm Gigwise favourites - entered the charts at No.1 with sales of over 100,000 copies.  

“I don’t think any of us thought we’d be No.1,” Olly Alexander told The Official Charts Company. "No one told us it would be No.1. They said it wouldn’t get to No.1, but it did!”

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'King' knocks Ellie Goulding's 'Love Me Like You Do' into second place, followed by Rihanna/Kanye/Paul McCartney's 'FoufFiveSeconds', Hozier's 'Take Me To Church' and The Weeknd's 'Earned It'. New entries came from Marlon Roudette, Alex Adair and Kanye's incendiary 'All Day' which enters at 18.

In the album chart, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds achieveed the fastest selling album of the year with sales of 89,000. The rest of the top five was comrprised of LPs from Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran, George Ezra and Royal Blood. Kelly Clarkson entered the charts at number six and British country duo The Shires made No.10. 

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