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One Direction score third chart-topper

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Image caption One Direction were awarded the first global success BRIT award at the 2013 ceremony in London

One Direction's mash-up of Blondie's One Way Or Another and The Undertones' Teenage Kicks has become the fastest selling single of the year so far.

It marks the boy band's third number one in the UK chart, selling 113,000 copies in its opening week.

They performed the Comic Relief single at the Brit Awards last week.

Meanwhile, Emeli Sande returned to the top of the UK album chart following her Brits success last week, where she won best British female and British album.

As for the rest of the singles chart, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' Thrift Shop stayed at number two and Bauuer's Harlem Shake remained at three, while US star Justin Timberlake made his comeback with his second top five hit of the year with Mirrors.

The first single from his new album The 20/20 Experience, Suit & Tie, has moved up two places to number 14.

Ben Howard , who won best male solo artists and best breakthrough at the Brits, was the highest climber with his single Only Love leaping 181 place to number nine.

Sales of Sande's Our Version Of Events rose to 1.6 million returning to peak position for a ninth non-consecutive week since its release over a year ago.

Mumford and Sons' second effort Babel rested at number two after climbing two places since the folk rockers won best British group at the awards ceremony. Their 2009 debut has also seen a sales boost, up seven places to 32.

Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds were in at number three with their 15th studio album Push the Sky Away, their highest position so far in the album chart.

Ben Howard's debut album Every Kingdom is at a new personal best, in at number four, while last week's chart topper Les Miserables has dropped four places to number five.

Acclaimed British blues singer Joe Cocker made his return to the albums chart with Fire It Up, his first new material in almost three years and his 23rd studio album, which ended the week at number 17.

One Way Or Another (Teenage Kicks) is One Direction's sixth top 10 single in less than 18 months. The third runners up of X Factor 2010 have sold more than 14 million singles and 8 million albums.

Both of One Direction's albums, Take Me Home and Up All Night hovered in the Top 40 at places 14 and 29 respectively.

There was also an increase in sales of albums from other Brit award nominees Taylor Swift, Alt-J, Frank Ocean and Muse.

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