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Mika tops album and singles chart

Mika

Story by Jack Foley

BEIRUT-born singer Mika has topped both the UK singles and album charts simultaneously, justifying the hype that was surrounding him at the beginning of the year.

Debut album Life In Cartoon Motion took the top spot in its first week of release, while lead single and opening track Grace Kelly held the No.1 spot in the singles chart for a fourth consecutive week.

The top three albums are all new, with new offerings from Bloc Party and Fall Out Boy at numbers two and three respectively.

Kaiser Chiefs were the highest new entry in the singles chart, reaching number two with Ruby, the first single from their forthcoming sophomore album.

The highest climber, meanwhile, was Nelly Furtado who jumped from 37 to 19 with her new single Say It Right, the fourth to be taken from her third studio album, Loose

In the album charts, meanwhile, Norah Jones’ latest long-player Not Too Late fell to number four after only a week at the top, while Amy Winehouse’s Back To Black is still sitting pretty at number five.

Lesley Garrett’s ballad collection, When I Fall In Love, entered the charts at 11.

The singles chart could see a massive shift of attention next week as several older songs vy to make a return thanks to the changes concerning download rules, which enable all downloads to count towards the singles chart regardless of when they were released.

Hence, Morrissey fans have launched a campaign to get the singer’s recent album track Life Is A Pigsty into the top 40 through download sales, while a website called It Should Have Been Number One is bidding to send Oasis’ Roll With It to the top of the charts.

Read our review of Mika’s Life in Cartoon Motion