Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars grab top spot in British music charts

Bruno Mars performing at the Singapore Indoor Stadium back in March. -- PHOTO: LUSHINGTON
Bruno Mars performing at the Singapore Indoor Stadium back in March. -- PHOTO: LUSHINGTON

LONDON (REUTERS) - English DJ Mark Ronson grabbed the top spot in the British singles chart on Sunday with his new track Uptown Funk featuring US singer Bruno Mars, the Official Charts Company said.

The track was made for Ronson's fourth studio album, Uptown Special, due to be released next year.

Ronson knocked English singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran's Thinking Out Loud into second place, while Do They Know it's Christmas by Band Aid 30 rose nine places to number three.

In the albums chart, Sheeran had more success, with X rising one place to number one, pushing Take That's III into sixth place.