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Soul newcomer Duffy tops UK chart
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Duffy comes from the town of Nefyn in north-west Wales

Soul singer Duffy, who was the runner-up in the BBC's Sound of 2008 search for new talent, has the best-selling single in the UK.

The rising Welsh star entered the chart at number one with Mercy.

Canadian band Nickelback stayed in second with Rockstar, while Now You're Gone by Swedish dance act Basshunter fell to third after five weeks on top.

Hawaiian singer Jack Johnson had the UK's number one album for the second week with Sleep Through the Static.

He held off Nickelback, who were again in second place, with All the Right Reasons.

UK SINGLES CHART
1. Duffy, Mercy
2. Nickelback, Rockstar
3. Basshunter, Now You're Gone
4. David Jordan, Sun Goes Down
5. Adele, Chasing Pavements
Source: Official UK Charts

The 25th anniversary reissue of Michael Jackson's iconic album Thriller - complete with new tracks featuring the likes of hip-hop stars Kanye West and Will.i.am - went in at number three.

And there was a new entry at five for Morrissey's Greatest Hits, while North Yorkshire guitar group One Night Only debuted at 10 with Started a Fire.

Back on the singles chart, soul and R&B crossover act David Jordan rose one place to number four with Sun Goes Down.

Chasing Pavements by Adele - the winner of the Sound of 2008 competition last month - was down two places to five.

UK ALBUM CHART
1. Jack Johnson, Sleep Through the Static
2. Nickelback, All the Right Reasons
3. Michael Jackson, Thriller 25
4. Adele, 19
5. Morrissey, Greatest Hits
Source: Official UK Charts

And there was a new entry at seven for What's It Gonna Be, a dance track by H two O.

Retro rock act The Feeling moved into the top 10 with their single I Thought it Was Over, up three to number nine.

And A&E, the latest track by chillout group Goldfrapp, climbed from 18 to 10.

SEE ALSO
Singer Johnson tops album chart
10 Feb 08 |  Entertainment
Adele's album debuts at chart top
03 Feb 08 |  Entertainment
Soul singers top new talent list
04 Jan 08 |  Entertainment
Sound of 2008: Adele
04 Jan 08 |  Entertainment

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