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Ellie Goulding continues UK chart reign

Ellie Goulding
Image caption Goulding's first arena tour kicks off in 2014

Ellie Goulding's single Burn has held firm to its number one spot for a third week on the UK chart.

It is her first number one and she told the BBC Radio 1's Official Chart Show she felt lucky it was still at the top.

"There are some big smashes, so I'm really happy... I didn't think I had a chance in hell about getting a number one with Avicii's song around, and Gaga, and Miley."

"I feel very lucky," said Goulding, who has just announced a UK arena tour.

"It feels amazing, but weird. Weird because I didn't really expect it to be number one, let alone for this amount of time.

'Monumental achievement'

"It wasn't like I released it in a quiet week of mediocre songs," she added.

Avicii's Wake Me Up held firm at number two, while Klangkarussell's Sonnentanz (Sun Don't Shine) FT Will Heard also kept its place in third spot.

Cedric Gervais's remix of Lana Del Rey's Summertime Sadness is at four, with former number one We Can't Stop by Miley Cyrus at five.

Former Westlife singer Shane Filan's first single Everything To Me entered the chart at number 14.

In the album chart, US rockers Avenged Sevenfold landed their first UK number one with Hail To The King.

"It has been a hell of a ride thus far and having our first number one album in the UK is a monumental achievement for our fans and us," guitarist Zacky Vengeance told OfficialCharts.com.

"I remember playing the 100 Club to prove to our fans we were willing to start from the ground up again to earn your respect. Thank you for putting heavy metal back on the throne. We look forward to growing old with you."

Naughty Boy's debut album, Hotel Cabana, is at number two.

According to Official Charts Company sales data, just over 1,000 copies separate this week's top two albums, making it the second-closest albums battle this year.

In June, there were just 225 copies between Mumford And Sons's Babel and Michael Buble's To Be Loved.

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