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Pop star Mika scores chart double
Mika
Mika came top of the BBC's Sound of 2007 poll
Pop newcomer Mika is celebrating after reaching number one in the UK singles and album chart simultaneously.

The Beirut-born singer's debut album Life In Cartoon Motion entered at number one, while lead single Grace Kelly spends a fourth week at the top.

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

Leeds-based rock band Kaiser Chiefs are the highest new entry in the singles chart, reaching number two with Ruby.

TOP FIVE UK SINGLES
1. Mika - Grace Kelly
2. Kaiser Chiefs - Ruby
3. Just Jack - Starz In Their Eyes
4. Fall Out Boy - This Ain't A Scene
5. Mason - Exceeder
Other new entries in the Top 40 come from Justin Timberlake, 2Pac, Jessica Simpson and hotly tipped indie band The Long Blondes.

The highest climber is Nelly Furtado, who jumps from 37 to 19 with Say It Right.

Other singles rising swiftly up the charts include Gwen Stefani's Sweet Escape and Take That's Shine, which climbs from 30 to 17 - leapfrogging their previous hit, Patience, in the process.

In the album charts, Norah Jones falls to number four after a week at the top, while Amy Winehouse sits still at number five.

Lesley Garrett's ballad collection, When I Fall In Love, is a new entry at 11.

Download attempts

TOP FIVE UK ALBUMS
Norah Jones
1. Mika - Life In Cartoon Motion
2. Bloc Party - A Weekend In The City
3. Fall Out Boy - Infinity On High
4. Norah Jones - Not Too Late (pictured)
5. Amy Winehouse - Back To Black
Next week's chart could see several older songs returning to the Top 40, as fans try to exploit recently changed chart rules.

Since January, all downloads count towards the singles chart - no matter when they were released or whether a CD single is out.

Morrissey devotees have started a campaign to get the singer's recent album track Life Is A Pigsty into the top 40 through download sales.

And a website called It Should Have Been Number One is hoping to send Oasis' Roll With It to the top of the charts.

The song was originally beaten to the top slot by Blur's Country House during the Britpop "war" of 1995.

Radio 1 DJ Chris Moyles has already managed to manipulate the rules to get Billie Piper's 1999 hit Honey to the Bee into the top 20.




VIDEO AND AUDIO NEWS
An interview with Mika



SEE ALSO
Jones scores UK's 800th top album
04 Feb 07 |  Entertainment
Rising star Mika hits number one
21 Jan 07 |  Entertainment
Singer Mika tops BBC talent list
04 Jan 07 |  Entertainment
Unsigned band make chart history
14 Jan 07 |  Entertainment
Top 40 change helps Snow Patrol
08 Jan 07 |  Entertainment

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