2015 in British music

This is a summary of the year 2015 in British music.

Events

Television series

Publications

Artists and groups reformed

Groups on hiatus

Groups disbanded

Classical works

Opera

Musical theatre

Musical films

Film scores and incidental music

Film

Television

British music awards

Charts and sales

Notable events and records

On 10 July 2015, the chart week changed from Sunday–Saturday to Friday–Thursday, with the first chart covering Sunday 5 July to Thursday 9 July. This chart move is to align the chart week with the new Global Release Day (Friday) for music.[84][85]

Pharrell Williams set an all-time record when "Happy" notched 64 consecutive weeks in the top 75 of the singles chart.

Adele's 25 became the fastest-selling UK album of all time, beating the record previously held by Oasis' Be Here Now in 1997.

Jess Glynne scored three UK number-one singles and two from the previous year, tying here with Cheryl Fernandez-Versini as the British women with the most UK number-one singles.

In December, Justin Bieber's songs "Sorry" and "Love Yourself" claimed the top 2 spots on the singles chart during the same week, marking the first time this was accomplished since Madonna in 1985. "Love Yourself" went on to replace "Sorry" in the top position, making Bieber the first artist since Elvis Presley in 2005 to knock themselves off the top spot.

"Love Yourself" became the first song in the history of the UK Singles Chart to reach number one without an official single release.

Number-one singles

The singles chart includes a proportion for streaming.

Key
dagger Best performing single of the year
Chart date
(week ending)
Song Artist(s) Chart sales References[a]
3 January "Uptown Funk" dagger Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars 186,655 [86][87]
10 January 156,335 [88][89]
17 January 129,871 [90][91]
24 January 125,948 [92][93]
31 January 120,443 [94][95]
7 February 101,962 [96][97]
14 February "Love Me like You Do" Ellie Goulding 172,368 [98][99]
21 February 118,225 [100][101]
28 February 118,343 [102]
7 March 98,167 [103]
14 March "King" Years & Years 100,955 [104]
21 March "Lay Me Down" Sam Smith featuring John Legend 105,070 [105]
28 March 68,739 [106]
4 April "Hold My Hand" Jess Glynne 97,494 [107]
11 April 80,177 [108]
18 April 57,372 [109]
25 April "See You Again" Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth 193,018 [110]
2 May 141,671 [111]
9 May "Cheerleader" OMI 112,626 [112]
16 May 96,533 [113]
23 May 89,201 [114]
30 May 76,572 [115]
6 June "Want to Want Me" Jason Derulo 127,113 [116]
13 June 75,066 [117]
20 June 65,300 [118]
27 June 57,039 [119]
4 July "Not Letting Go" Tinie Tempah featuring Jess Glynne 110,001 [120]
9 July "Are You with Me" Lost Frequencies 83,712 [121]
16 July "House Every Weekend" David Zowie 54,929* [122]
23 July "Black Magic" Little Mix 112,684 [123]
30 July 65,720 [124]
6 August 59,877 [125]
13 August "Drag Me Down" One Direction 76,015 [126]
20 August "Marvin Gaye" Charlie Puth featuring Meghan Trainor 94,455 [127]
27 August "Don't Be So Hard on Yourself" Jess Glynne 61,994 [128]
3 September "Fight Song" Rachel Platten 58,581 [129]
10 September "What Do You Mean?" Justin Bieber 83,746 [130]
17 September "Easy Love" Sigala 82,237 [131]
24 September "What Do You Mean?" Justin Bieber 66,876 [132]
1 October 60,782 [133]
8 October "Writing's on the Wall" Sam Smith 69,604 [134]
15 October "What Do You Mean?" Justin Bieber 50,927 [135]
22 October 46,533 [136]
29 October "Turn the Music Louder (Rumble)" KDA featuring Tinie Tempah & Katy B 60,334 [137]
5 November "Hello" Adele 332,599 [138]
12 November 179,406 [139]
19 November 127,075 [140]
26 November "Sorry" Justin Bieber 104,472 [141]
3 December 111,655 [142]
10 December "Love Yourself" 115,821 [143]
17 December 113,709 [144]
24 December 102,084 [145]
31 December "A Bridge over You" NHS Choir 127,490 [146]
  1. ^ 1st ref: chart position; 2nd: chart sales (sales + streams/100)

Number-one albums

The 'sales' figures since the chart week ending 7 March include a proportion for audio streams.

Key
dagger Best performing album of the year
Chart date
(week ending)
Album Artist Sales /
chart sales
References[a]
3 January x Ed Sheeran 211,168 [147][148]
10 January Wanted on Voyage George Ezra 72,121 [149][150]
17 January In the Lonely Hour Sam Smith 34,551 [151][152]
24 January Wanted on Voyage George Ezra 24,553 [153][154]
31 January Uptown Special Mark Ronson 33,380 [155][156]
7 February Title Meghan Trainor 25,246 [157][158]
14 February Shadows in the Night Bob Dylan 22,031 [159][160]
21 February In the Lonely Hour Sam Smith 34,422 [161][162]
28 February Smoke + Mirrors Imagine Dragons 25,675 [163]
7 March In the Lonely Hour Sam Smith 40,874 [164]
14 March Chasing Yesterday Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds 89,110 [165]
21 March In the Lonely Hour Sam Smith 49,482 [166]
28 March To Pimp a Butterfly Kendrick Lamar 29,695 [167]
4 April Chaos and the Calm James Bay 64,440 [168]
11 April The Day Is My Enemy The Prodigy 45,302 [169]
18 April Future Hearts All Time Low 19,463 [170]
25 April The Ultimate Collection Paul Simon 15,487 [171]
2 May Stages Josh Groban 20,092 [172]
9 May The Magic Whip Blur 43,746 [173]
16 May Wilder Mind Mumford & Sons 81,351 [174]
23 May 29,922 [175]
30 May The Desired Effect Brandon Flowers 31,077 [176]
6 June 85% Proof Will Young 21,321 [177]
13 June How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful Florence and the Machine 68,788 [178]
20 June Drones Muse 72,863 [179]
27 June 24,445 [180]
4 July How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful Florence and the Machine 14,419 [181]
9 July The Definitive Collective Lionel Richie 19,896 [182]
16 July x Ed Sheeran 19,754* [183]
23 July Communion Years & Years 55,592 [184]
30 July 20,627 [185]
6 August Born in the Echoes The Chemical Brothers 18,056 [186]
13 August Marks to Prove It The Maccabees 16,082 [187]
20 August Compton Dr. Dre 45,721 [188]
27 August The Very Best of Cilla Black Cilla Black 12,965 [189]
3 September I Cry When I Laugh Jess Glynne 59,117 [190]
10 September Beauty Behind the Madness The Weeknd 34,819 [191]
17 September The Book of Souls Iron Maiden 60,249 [192]
24 September Keep the Village Alive Stereophonics 44,868 [193]
1 October Rattle That Lock David Gilmour 48,075 [194]
8 October Caracal Disclosure 26,789 [195]
15 October We the Generation Rudimental 22,718 [196]
22 October Faithless 2.0 Faithless 12,341 [197]
29 October Jamie Lawson Jamie Lawson 20,351 [198]
5 November Sounds Good Feels Good 5 Seconds of Summer 42,459 [199]
12 November If I Can Dream Elvis Presley 79,053 [200]
19 November 88,603 [201]
26 November Made in the A.M. One Direction 93,189 [202]
3 December 25 dagger Adele 800,307 [203]
10 December 439,337 [204]
17 December 353,765 [205]
24 December 376,716 [206]
31 December 449,870 [207]
  1. ^ 1st ref: chart position; 2nd: chart sales (sales + streams)

Number-one compilation albums

Key
dagger Best-selling compilation of the year
Chart date
(week ending)
Album Sales References[a]
3 January Now 89 150,703 [208][209]
10 January 43,093 [210][211]
17 January 21,264 [212][213]
24 January 15,962 [214][215]
31 January The Weekender 15,230 [216][217]
7 February Now Power Ballads 17,427 [218][219]
14 February 18,601 [220][221]
21 February Fifty Shades Of Grey 41,080 [222][223]
28 February 45,684 [224]
7 March 36,038 [225]
14 March 27,755 [226]
21 March 29,294 [227]
28 March 15,253 [228]
4 April Move On Up: The Very Best of Northern Soul 14,236 [229]
11 April Now 90 264,159 [230]
18 April 105,020 [231]
25 April 63,008 [232]
2 May 44,426 [233]
9 May 38,959 [234]
16 May 29,014 [235]
23 May 25,964 [236]
30 May 24,789 [237]
6 June 22,554 [238]
13 June Now Classic Rock 18,131 [239]
20 June TFI Friday 18,668 [240]
27 June Now Classic Rock 33,238 [241]
4 July Now Summer Party 33,340 [242]
9 July 34,885 [243]
16 July 23,726* [244]
23 July 36,471 [245]
30 July 31,070 [246]
6 August Now 91 224,172 [247]
13 August 118,073 [248]
20 August 66,074 [249]
27 August 45,642 [250]
3 September 34,933 [251]
10 September 30,229 [252]
17 September 22,327 [253]
24 September 18,383 [254]
1 October 16,051 [255]
8 October 14,775 [256]
15 October Keep Calm and Unwind 14,966 [257]
22 October Rapper's Delight 16,247 [258]
29 October 14,634 [259]
5 November Now Singer 13,438 [260]
12 November BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge 2015 23,194 [261]
19 November The Annual 2016 22,692 [262]
26 November 21,132 [263]
3 December Now 92 dagger 211,548 [264]
10 December 159,716 [265]
17 December 120,919 [266]
24 December 111,116 [267]
31 December 146,967 [268]
  1. ^ 1st ref: chart position; 2nd: sales

Top singles of the year

This chart was published by the Official Charts Company in January 2016 showing sales and streams for the whole of 2015.[269][270]

Combined
position
Sales
position
Streaming
position
Title Artist(s) Peak
position
Sales Streams
[270]
Combined
sales[269]
1 1 3 "Uptown Funk" Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars 1 1,114,000 64,600,000 1,760,000
2 1 "Cheerleader" OMI 1 803,000 71,700,000 1,520,000
3 5 "Take Me to Church" Hozier 2 1,250,000
4 16 "Love Me like You Do" Ellie Goulding 1 1,190,000
5 8 "See You Again" Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth 1 1,170,000
6 23 "Hello" Adele 1 1,120,000
7 2 "Lean On" Major Lazer & DJ Snake featuring 2 65,400,000
8 10 "Hold Back the River" James Bay 2
9 4 "What Do You Mean?" Justin Bieber 1 405,000 58,300,000 988,000
10 9 "Sorry" 1 451,000 48,300,000 934,000
11 13 "King" Years & Years 1
12 6 "Thinking Out Loud" Ed Sheeran 3[a] 917,000
13 14 "Sugar" Maroon 5 7
14 25 "Hold My Hand" Jess Glynne 1 876,000
15 7 "Where Are Ü Now" Jack Ü & Justin Bieber 3 356,000 51,800,000 874,000
16 20 "Want to Want Me" Jason Derulo 1
17 18 "Are You with Me" Lost Frequencies 1
18 29 "FourFiveSeconds" Rihanna, Kanye West & Paul McCartney 3
19 21 "Shut Up + Dance" Walk the Moon 4
20 17 "How Deep Is Your Love" Calvin Harris & Disciples 2
21 12 "Can't Feel My Face" The Weeknd 3 778,000
22 15 "Firestone" Kygo featuring Conrad Sewell 8
23 11 "Trap Queen" Fetty Wap 8
24 24 "Love Yourself" Justin Bieber 1 353,000 36,600,000 719,000
25 19 "The Hills" The Weeknd 3 600,000[271]
26 26 "Earned It" 4
27 "Black Magic" Little Mix 1 600,000[271]
28 "Wish You Were Mine" Philip George 2 600,000[271]
29 22 "Photograph" Ed Sheeran 15
30 32 "The Nights" Avicii 6
31 31 "Runaway (U & I)" Galantis 4
32 27 "Elastic Heart" Sia 10
33 37 "Bloodstream" Ed Sheeran & Rudimental 2
34 "Marvin Gaye" Charlie Puth featuring Meghan Trainor 1
35 "Up" Olly Murs featuring Demi Lovato 4
36 "Not Letting Go" Tinie Tempah featuring Jess Glynne 1
37 "Shine" Years & Years 2
38 28 "Ayo" Chris Brown & Tyga 6
39 40 "Don't Be So Hard on Yourself" Jess Glynne 1
40 30 "Hotline Bling" Drake 3
41 34 "Let It Go" James Bay 10
42 33 "Chandelier" Sia 6
43 "Jealous" Nick Jonas 2
44 "I Really Like You" Carly Rae Jepsen 3
45 "GDFR" Flo Rida featuring Sage the Gemini & Lookas 3
46 "Bills" LunchMoney Lewis 2
47 "Never Forget You" MNEK & Zara Larsson 5
48 "Drag Me Down" One Direction 1
49 "House Every Weekend" David Zowie 1
50 "Heroes (We Could Be)" Alesso featuring Tove Lo 6

Top albums of the year

This chart published by the Official Charts Company on 5 January 2016 shows combined sales for artist albums from sales and streams for the whole of 2015.[272]

No. Title Artist Peak
position
Sales
1 25 Adele 1 2,496,000
2 x Ed Sheeran 1 971,000
3 In the Lonely Hour Sam Smith 1 893,000
4 If I Can Dream Elvis Presley 1 881,000
5 Purpose Justin Bieber 2 645,000
6 1989 Taylor Swift 2[a]
7 I Cry When I Laugh Jess Glynne 1 583,000
8 Chaos and the Calm James Bay 1 518,000
9 A Head Full of Dreams Coldplay 2[b] 507,000
10 Wanted on Voyage George Ezra 1
11 Get Weird Little Mix 2 389,000
12 Hozier Hozier 3
13 Never Been Better Olly Murs 3[c]
14 Made in the A.M. One Direction 1
15 Wilder Mind Mumford & Sons 1 308,000
16 Another Country Rod Stewart 2 300,000[271]
17 Title Meghan Trainor 1
18 Alone in the Universe Jeff Lynne's ELO 4
19 How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful Florence and the Machine 1
20 Communion Years & Years 1 260,000
21 Chasing Yesterday Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds 1
22 Royal Blood Royal Blood 3[d]
23 A Perfect Contradiction Paloma Faith 5[e]
24 1000 Forms of Fear Sia 5
25 The Very Best of Cilla Black Cilla Black 1
26 Beauty Behind the Madness The Weeknd 1
27 The Ultimate Collection Paul Simon 1 181,000
28 American Beauty/American Psycho Fall Out Boy 2
29 Dark Sky Island Enya 4
30 Drones Muse 1
31 Chapter One Ella Henderson 7[f]
32 A Year of Songs Alexander Armstrong 6
33 III Take That 11[g]
34 Delirium Ellie Goulding 3
35 Rattle That Lock David Gilmour 1
36 The Balcony Catfish and the Bottlemen 18[h]
37 Liquid Spirit Gregory Porter 9
38 + Ed Sheeran 9[i]
39 Keep the Village Alive Stereophonics 1
40 Christmas Michael Bublé 12[j]
41 Cinema Andrea Bocelli 3
42 1 The Beatles 5[k]
43 The Very Best of Fleetwood Mac Fleetwood Mac 7[l]
44 Motion Calvin Harris 8[m]
45 21 Adele 11[n]
46 The Definitive Collection Lionel Richie 1
47 V Maroon 5 13[o]
48 Smoke + Mirrors Imagine Dragons 1
49 If You're Reading This It's Too Late Drake 3
50 Four One Direction 7[p]

Notes:

  1. ^ a b Reached number 1 in 2014
  2. ^ Reached number 1 in 2016
  3. ^ Reached number 1 in 2014
  4. ^ Reached Number 1 in 2014
  5. ^ Reached Number 2 in 2014
  6. ^ Reached Number 1 in 2014
  7. ^ Reached Number 1 in 2014
  8. ^ Reached Number 10 in 2014
  9. ^ Reached Number 1 in 2011
  10. ^ Reached Number 1 in 2011
  11. ^ Reached Number 1 in 2000
  12. ^ Reached Number 6 in 2009
  13. ^ Reached Number 2 in 2014
  14. ^ Reached Number 1 in 2011
  15. ^ Reached Number 4 in 2014
  16. ^ Reached Number 1 in 2014

Deaths

See also

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