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Cheryl Cole lands fourth solo chart topper

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Image caption Cheryl Cole has scored nine number ones to date throughout her career

Cheryl Cole has landed the fourth solo number one of her career, becoming only the third British female in chart history to achieve the feat.

The singer's success with Crazy Stupid Love puts her alongside Geri Halliwell and Rita Ora.

Her song features Tinie Tempah, who appears on the fifth chart-topper of his career.

Ed Sheeran continued his reign at the top of the album chart with X, which has now been top for five weeks.

The singer-songwriter now has the longest-running number one album since Adele's 21, which spent 11 consecutive weeks in the top spot back in 2011.

His collection has now sold in excess of 400,000 copies in the UK alone, while it has also been a hit in the US, going straight to the top of the chart.

Dolly Parton's collection Blue Smoke - The Best Of was at two, while Sam Smith's In The Lonely Hour took the third spot in the album rundown.

La Roux entered at six with her second album Trouble In Paradise.

Cole, who is set to resume her place as a judge on The X Factor, said: "It feels great to be back but even more special to have achieved my fourth number one. So exciting!"

The singer first achieved the feat five years ago with her hit Fight For This Love, following up with Promise This in 2010 and Call My Name in 2012.

She also had four number one singles as part of Girls Aloud and as part of the ensemble that covered REM's Everybody Hurts for the Helping Haiti charity.

Crazy Stupid Love achieved a combined sales of 118,000, stopping Canadian act Magic! in their tracks at number two with their debut Rude, which is currently topping the US chart.

Ella Henderson's Ghost was at three, with George Ezra's Budapest and Ariana Grande's Problem rounding out the top five.

Official UK Top 5 - singles
1) Crazy Stupid Love Cheryl Cole ft Tinie Tempah
2) Rude Magic!
3) Ghost Ella Henderson
4) Budapest George Ezra
5) Problem Ariana Grande ft Iggy Azalea

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