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Sunday, 1 July, 2001, 18:08 GMT 19:08 UK
Hear'Say top charts again
Hear'Say's debut album
Hear'Say's debut album and single went to number one
Popstars group Hear'Say have secured their second number one hit single with their release The Way To Your Love.

The five members of the group, who were brought together on the ITV show Popstars, have become huge stars since they were plucked from obscurity.

Kym, Suzanne, Myleene, Noel and Danny fought off the challenge of records from Dane Bowers and Gorillaz to secure their place at the top of the chart.

The group made history earlier in their year when their first release, Pure and Simple, became the fastest-selling debut single ever and they enjoyed simultaneous number ones for single and album releases.

First day

The group had sold more than 16,000 copies of the single by Tuesday this week, putting them on course for the top spot.

However, the single sold less than a 10th of the number of their first record.

Pure and Simple sold 160,995 copies on its first day of sale in March.

Record stores blamed the slower sales on the good weather and the song's inclusion on their best-selling album, called Popstars.

The group also lacked the media coverage ensured by the ITV series Popstars which helped drive interest in the first single.

Hear'Say knocked teen Christina Aguilera and friends off the top spot, pushing her Lady Marmalade song to number two.

Shaggy's Angel was at number four while Faith Hill slipped two places to five with There You'll Be, from the movie Pearl Harbor.

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