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Wiz Khalifa tops UK singles chart

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Image caption See You Again is Wiz Khalifa's second UK number one single

US rapper Wiz Khalifa has topped the UK singles chart with his track, See You Again.

The song, featuring Charlie Puth, rose 21 places to become the fastest-selling single of the year so far with combined chart sales of 193,000 copies.

It also set a new streaming record with 3.68 million streams in seven days.

The track features on the Fast & Furious 7 soundtrack and pays tribute to cast member Paul Walker, who died while filming the blockbuster in 2013.

It is Khalifa's second number one single after a guest appearance on Maroon 5's Payphone in 2012.

Omi's Cheerleader was another high climber, jumping 25 places to number two, according to the Official Charts Company.

Last week's number one - Hold My Hand by Jess Glynne - slipped down to three, while Spanish house DJ Dr Kucho's collaboration with Gregor Salto, Can't Stop Playing, was the highest new entry at four.

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In the album chart, Paul Simon scored his first number one for 25 years with his greatest hits record The Ultimate Collection. His last chart topper was 1990's The Rhythm Of The Saints.

James Bay, Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith all held firm, occupying the second to fourth places on the chart.

Wombat's third studio album Glitterbug was a new entry at five.

All Time Low's Future Hearts, which had topped the album chart last week, fell to 18.

UK singles chart top five UK album chart top five
1. See You Again - Wiz Khalifa ft Charlie Puth 1. The Ultimate Collection - Paul Simon
2. Cheerleader - Omi 2. Chaos And The Calm - James Bay
3. Hold My Hand - Jess Glynne 3. X - Ed Sheeran
4. Can't Stop Playing - Dr Kucho/Gregor Salto ft Ane Brun 4. In the Lonely Hour - Sam Smith
5. King - Years & Years 5. Glitterbug - Wombats
Source: Official Charts Company

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