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Bieber back on top for rare third time

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Image caption Bieber's What Do You Mean was the most streamed track of the week.

Justin Bieber has become only the fourth music artist in UK history to have the same single to hit number one on three separate occasions.

He returned to the top spot with What Do You Mean after being knocked off last week by Sam Smith's Bond theme.

The only other songs to reach number one three times are Frankie Laine's I Believe, Guy Mitchell's Singing The Blues and Pharrell Williams' Happy.

This week's number one album was a new entry from Rudimental.

We The Generation, the band's second album, includes tracks with Ed Sheeran, Bobby Womack, Ella Eyre and Lianne La Havas.

It took over the number one slot from Disclosure's Caracal, which slipped down to number eight.

Sheeren's X, which has been around for 68 weeks, is once again back in the top five, sitting at number two.

Image caption We Are Generation is Rudimental's second album

Editors' fifth studio album, In Dream, is a new entry at number five.

Bieber's What Do You Mean was the most streamed track of the week, with 2.91 million listens in the past week.

The Canadian pop star was in the news this week after photos of emerged of him naked on holiday. His lawyers have demanded websites remove the pictures, citing an invasion of privacy.

The UK singles chart saw R City's Locked Away, featuring Adam Levine, rise one place to number two, while Sam Smith's Writing on the Wall slipped to three.

A new entry into the top 100 was Alone No More by Philip George and Anton Powers, which reached number four.

The top five was completed by Ellie Goulding's On My Mind.

Top five UK singles
1) What Do You Mean Justin Bieber
2) Locked Away R City ft Adam Levine
3) Writing's On The Wall Sam Smith
4) Alone No More Philip George & Anton Powers
5) On My Mind Ellie Goulding
Top five UK albums
1) We Are Generation Rudimental
2) X Ed Sheeran
3) I Cry When I Laugh Jess Glyne
4) Rattle That Lock Dave Gilmour
5) In Dream Editors

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