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Katy Perry roars to the top of the UK Singles chart


Katy Perry has roared her way to the top of the UK Singles charts for the fourth time.

The American singer's latest release, "Roar", already a number one hit in the United States, stopped Ellie Goulding's three-week domination of the British charts by knocking "Burn" off the top spot.

"Roar" sold 179,500 copies the last week, making it the third fastest-selling single of the year, according to the Official Charts Company.

Perry, whose previous hits include "Firework" and "I Kissed a Girl", said in a statement: "I love the UK. The UK is so ahead of the zeitgeist. They are the zeitgeist. The UK is where a lot of music trends start."

Elsewhere in the top ten, Swedish DJ Avicii slipped one place to number three with "Wake Me Up".

The original Sugababes line-up of Siobhan Donaghy, Mutya Buena and Keisha Buchana failed to make the top 40 with their come-back single "Flatline".

Indie-rock band The 1975 took the number one position in the album chart with their self-titled new release.

The Manchester-based band knocked American rockers Avenged Sevenfold's Hail To The King off the top spot. They also saw off a challenge from Nine Inch Nails' new album Hesitation Marks. Hip hop duo Rizzle Kicks' Roaring 20s was a new entry at number three.

There was another new entry from Pete Doherty's Babyshambles whose first album in six years, Sequel To The Prequel, entered at number 10.