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Robin Thicke scores his first UK number one single

Robin Thicke and Leanne Mitchell
Image caption Thicke and Mitchell have had markedly mixed fortunes in this week's music charts

US singer Robin Thicke has scored his first UK number one with the fastest-selling single of the year so far.

Blurred Lines, featuring rapper TI and Pharrell Williams, sold 190,000 copies in its first week to claim top spot.

"It's an honour and a pleasure to be number one in the UK," said R&B star Thicke, calling it a "dream come true".

In the album chart, Leanne Mitchell - winner of last year's series of BBC One's the Voice - failed to break into the Top 100 with her debut disc.

The 29-year-old's self-titled record is ranked at number 134 in this week's countdown following reports of dismal sales.

Thicke's song overtook last week's number one, La La La by Naughty Boy, which had been the year's first-week bestseller.

Pharrell, who produced Blurred Lines, also sings on this week's number three single, Daft Punk's former chart-topper Get Lucky, which comes one place ahead of Passenger's Let Her Go.

Jessie J, who appears on the Voice as a mentor, completes this week's top five with Wild - the first single from her as-yet untitled second studio album.

The song, which features the rappers Big Sean and Dizzee Rascal, is the seventh track from the British singer to reach the Top 10.

Daft Punk remain top of the album chart with Random Access Memories, with Rod Stewart also holding steady at two.

At three, Laura Marling has the week's highest new entry with Once I Was An Eagle, the English folk musician's highest-charting album to date.

Girl trio Stooshe are also newcomers in this week's Top 10, claiming eighth place with their debut album, London with the Lights On.

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