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Sam Smith climbs back to the top of U.K. albums chart

Soul star Sam Smith has returned to the top of the U.K. albums chart for the third time since its release last summer (14).

In The Lonely Hour first hit the number one spot in June (14), before climbing to the top of the countdown again in September (14).


It has now bounced back to first place, racking up its fifth non-consecutive week in pole position.


Ed Sheeran's X is unmoved at two, while last week's (04Jan15) best-seller, George Ezra's Wanted On Voyage, slips to three.


Meanwhile, the top of the U.K. singles chart remains unchanged - Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars continue to dominate with Uptown Funk, with Philip George's Wish You Were Mine and Sheeran's Thinking Out Loud staying put at two and three, respectively.


Olly Murs and Demi Lovato's collaboration Up is at four, followed by Take Me To Church by Hozier at five.