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Quinn wins X Factor album battle
Ray Quinn
X Factor runner up Quinn called it "an emotional day"
Ray Quinn has beaten his fellow X Factor contender Ben Mills to the top of the UK albums chart.

Quinn, who lost out to Leona Lewis in last year's TV talent show final, has gone straight to number one with his debut album Doing It My Way.

Take That are at second, followed by Picture of You by Mills, who finished third in X Factor.

Walk This Way, the Comic Relief single from Sugababes vs Girls Aloud, knocked Take That off the singles top spot.

A second Comic Relief track, (I'm Gonna Be) 500 Miles, starring comedians Peter Kay and Matt Lucas duetting alongside The Proclaimers on their 1980s hit, entered the singles chart at number three.

TOP FIVE UK SINGLES
Peter Kay, David Walliams and Matt Lucas
1. Walk This Way - Sugababes vs Girls Aloud
2. The Sweet Escape - Gwen Stefani ft Akon
3. (I'm Gonna Be) 500 Miles - Proclaimers/B Potter/A Pipkin (above)
4. Shine - Take That
5. How To Save A Life - Fray
Source: Official UK Charts Company
The track became instantly available to download online after the live performance on Friday night.

Gwen Stefani featuring Akon held on to the number two position with The Sweet Escape, while Take That's Shine fell to fourth place.

Ray Quinn, 18, said he was "absolutely speechless" at the fact his debut album had gone to number one.

"I feel on top of the world," he said. "I have to keep pinching myself to make sure the last few months have not been a dream."

Quinn celebrated his album triumph with a Mother's Day performance at famous Liverpool club The Cavern, where he has joined singers including The Beatles and David Bowie on the Wall of Fame.

The album of swing songs was recorded at Capitol Studios in Los Angeles.

Elsewhere in the albums chart, Simply Red's Stay was another new entry at four, while the Kaiser Chiefs fell from number one to six.


SEE ALSO
Stars unite for Comic Relief show
17 Mar 07 |  Entertainment
Talking Shop: Ben Mills
12 Mar 07 |  Entertainment
Take That keep UK chart top spot
11 Mar 07 |  Entertainment
Take That claim 10th number one
04 Mar 07 |  Entertainment
Girl groups get red noses rolling
31 Jan 07 |  Entertainment
Leona crowned winner of X Factor
17 Dec 06 |  Entertainment

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