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Last Updated: Monday, 18 July, 2005, 08:04 GMT 09:04 UK
Blunt climbs to number one
James Blunt
James Blunt has also topped the UK album chart with Back To Bedlam
Singer James Blunt has taken his single You're Beautiful to the top of the UK chart, having entered the chart seven weeks ago at number 12.

Ex-British army officer Blunt also topped the album chart with Back To Bedlam, its second week at number one.

The single Ghetto Gospel by late US rapper Tupac Shakur and Elton John fell into second place after three weeks.

Elton John had a second single in the top 10, with Electricity entering in fourth position.

Download sales

Nasty Girl by Inaya Day was the only other new entry in the top ten at number nine, while veterans REM entered at number 27 with Wanderlust.

Blunt's seven-week climb to number one was unusual in a chart which previously saw singles enter in a high position before falling rapidly in subsequent weeks.

However, singles have generally spent longer in the chart since legal download sales were incorporated into the charts in April.

In addition to James Blunt, other artists whose singles have spent an extended period within the top 20 include Gorillaz (14 weeks), Bodyrockers (13 weeks), Crazy Frog and Audio Bullys (eight weeks each).

Coldplay remained in second place in the UK album chart with X&Y, while Charlotte Church entered in fifth place with Tissues and Issues.




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