Single Sales: “Uptown Funk” Claims #1 with 288K; Hozier, Ed Sheeran Surge

NBC’s season seven “The Voice” finale proved to be a gamechanger when it comes to Billboard’s Digital Songs (single sales) chart.

Thanks to its exposure on that high-profile TV episode, Mark Ronson’s “Uptown Funk (featuring Bruno Mars),” not Taylor Swift’s “Blank Space,” claims the top spot on the chart.

“Uptown Funk” moved an impressive 288,000 units this week. Fueled by a 69% sales gain, “Uptown Funk” becomes Mars’ seventh Digital Songs number one.

Hozier’s “Take Me to Church,” which was also performed on “The Voice,” sees a big boost of its own. While it holds at #2 on the chart, it does so with a far more impressive sales total. It garnered 244,000 paid downloads (+21%) last week.

After six weeks in the lead, Swift’s “Blank Space” falls to #3. It scored 228,000 paid downloads.

Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud,” which was yet another “Voice”-boosted track, holds at #4 but does so with an improved count of 214,000.

Meghan Trainor’s “Voice”-featured “Lips are Movin” slips to #6 despite an improved sales total of 152,000.

Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

Brian's reporting has been cited by major websites like BuzzFeed, Billboard, the New Yorker and The Fader -- and shared by celebrities like Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj.

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