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Sunday, 5 May, 2002, 18:06 GMT 19:06 UK
Soap star cleans up in pop race
Holly Valance
Valance is the latest soap-to-pop transition
Australian soap star Holly Valance's pop career has got off to a flying start as she scores a UK number one with her debut single.

The Neighbours actress reached the top with Kiss Kiss, a cover version of a song by top Turkish pop star Tarkan.

She dislodged the Sugababes' Freak Like Me after just one week.

The 19-year-old has been in the UK promoting her career change and has set temperatures soaring with her risqué video in which it appears as if she is naked.

Although Valance quit acting to concentrate on her music career, UK viewers can still see her in Neighbours as Flick Scully.

The second highest new entry was from Missy Elliot protégée Tweet, who debuted at number five with Oops (Oh My), followed closely by Shakedown with At Night at six.

Top five
1. Holly Valance - Kiss Kiss
2. S Club Juniors - One Step Closer
3. Sugababes - Freak Like Me
4. *N Sync feat Nelly - Girlfriend
5. Tweet - Oops (Oh My)
Two songs have managed the rare feat of sticking around near the top of the charts for 10 weeks.

American rock band Nickelback's How You Remind Me has slipped from number five to seven after 10 weeks.

But they can be cheered by the news their album has gone up one place to number two, 32 weeks after it was released.

Latin star Shakira has also fallen two places to number eight with her hit Whenever Wherever.

Manchester trio The Doves have seen their second album The Last Broadcast shoot straight into the chart at number one, knocking boy band Blue's All Rise down to third place.

See also:

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