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Pharrell Williams reclaims UK singles chart pinnacle

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Image caption Pharrell Williams: happy to be back at number one

US star Pharrell Williams has returned to the number one spot in the UK singles chart with his track Happy.

Last week the singer was dislodged from pole position by Pitbull and Kesha, who have been pegged back to second place.

Ellie Goulding retained her hard-earned number one spot in the album chart with Halcyon, ahead of Beyonce's self-titled collection.

The British singer spent a staggering 65 weeks in the rundown before securing the accolade.

Elsewhere on the singles chart, Beyonce cracked the top 10 with Drunk in Love, a collaboration with her husband Jay-Z.

It secures the 16th top 10 single of her career, according to the Official Charts Company.

Swedish DJ and producer Avicii remained steady at three with Hey Brother, and Jason Derulo stayed in fourth place with Trumpets.

Fuse ODG leapt into the top 10 at number five with Million Pound Girl (Badder Than Bad), scoring his highest UK singles chart placing to date.

In the albums rundown, Gary Barlow slipped to three, while John Newman clambered one place to four.

British band Bastille went up one place to five with Bad Blood, in the week they earned four nominations for next month's Brit Awards.

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