Ladies of the moment – Jessie J, Nicki Minaj and Ariana Grande – take the British charts by storm.

Bang Bang, a collaboration between pop artists Jessie J, Nicki Minaj and Ariana Grande, takes the top spot in Britain’s singles chart, selling nearly 100,000 copies in its first week, according to the Official Charts Company. The trio famously debuted the song on the MTV Video Music Awards 2014, during which Minaj clutched the front of her dress due to a rumoured wardrobe malfunction.

First ladies: Nicki Minaj, Jessie J and Ariana Grande perform Bang Bang during the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards in Inglewood, California on Aug 24, 2014. – Reuters

The single, which will feature on Jessie J’s new album, knocks Sigma’s Changing into second place, while Taylor Swift’s Shake It Off rises two places to No.3. Blame by Calvin Harris slips to fourth, while former chart topper Prayer in C by Lilly Wood completes the top five.

British indie group Alt-J scored their first ever No.1 album with the newly-released This Is All Yours, the follow-up to their 2012 debut An Awesome Wave. Veteran US singer-songwriter Barbra Streisand’s Partners held on to second spot while Sam Smith also remains unmoved in third place with In the Lonely Hour. Wanted on Voyage by George Ezra rises to fourth, while Leonard Cohen’s Popular Problems debuts in fifth position. – Reuters