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Taio Cruz scales Billboard chart

Taio Cruz
Cruz also reached number one in the UK singles chart

R&B star Taio Cruz has set the record for the biggest jump to the top of US Billboard Hot 100 for an act's first charting single.

Break Your Heart, featuring Ludacris, soared from 53th place to reach the top slot for the British artist.

The track sold 273,000 downloads this week, according to Nielsen SoundScan, against 31,000 sales over three days last week.

Break Your Heart topped the UK singles chart for three weeks in September.

The singer and producer has worked with a whole list of stars, including Tinchy Stryder, Cheryl Cole, McFly, Will Young and Kylie Minogue.

Cruz's second album Rokstarr was released in the UK in October, where it reached number 14 in the album chart.

It will be out in the US later this year.

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