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One Direction number one breaks streaming records

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Image caption One Direction's new album is expected in the autumn

One Direction have topped the UK singles chart with their new single Drag Me Down.

The track broke streaming records, earning the highest first-week streams for a single in the UK with 2.03m plays.

Indie band The Maccabees have scored their first number one album with Marks To Prove It, just 1,300 copies ahead of Lianne La Havas' Blood.

Cilla Black entered the album top 40 chart following her death last weekend.

The Very Best of Cilla Black reached its highest ever chart position at number 14, while her former number one single Anyone Who Had A Heart also entered the singles chart at number 41, securing its highest chart position in 51 years.

Drag Me Down is One Direction's first single as a foursome since the departure of Zayn Malik.

Its release came a surprise to fans who had not been expecting a new single,

According to the Official Charts Company, Calvin Harris and Disciples' How Deep Is Your Love climbed from six to two and last week's number one, Black Magic by Little Mix, fell to three.

The top five was rounded off with Lost Frequencies' Are You With Me at four, and Years & Years' Shine at five.

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Image caption The Maccabees' chart peak had been number four until today

The Maccabees nearly missed out on their number one album spot, having battled with La Havas all week.

Marks To Prove It finished the week ahead by just 1,300 combined chart sales.

"We are very proud that our fourth album has given us our first number 1," guitarist Felix White told the Official Charts Company.

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Image caption Anyone Who Had A Heart was the UK's biggest selling single of the 1960s by a female

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