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Singer Estelle tops singles chart

Estelle
Londoner Estelle is now based in New York

Estelle has gone straight to number one with her single American Boy, ending Welsh singer Duffy's five-week reign at the top of the chart.

US rapper Kanye West features on the single by Londoner Estelle, who is now based in New York.

Madonna's new single, 4 Minutes, which features Justin Timberlake, has entered the chart at number seven.

Duffy's Rockferry remains top of the album chart with new entry Haarp by Muse going straight in at number two.

Estelle's number one single is taken from her Shine album.

Rockstar stamina

Also in the singles chart, Leona Lewis's Sport Relief song, Better In Time, dropped one place to number three with Stop and Stare, by US rock band OneRepublic, holding on to the number four position.

UK TOP FIVE SINGLES
Duffy
1 American Boy - Estelle feat Kanye West
2 Mercy - Duffy
3 Better In Time / Footprints In The Sand - Leona Lewis
4 Stop and Stare - OneRepublic
5 Rockstar - Nickelback
Source: Official UK Charts Company

Nickelback's Rockstar is still at number five in its 19th week of release.

Other new entries in the Top 40 singles chart came from Guillemots, and Natasha Bedingfield and Kingston.

In the album chart, there were eight new entries including Muse's Haarp.

Also going straight into the Top 10 was Elbow's The Seldom Seen Kid, at number five, with 11, by Bryan Adams, going in at number six.

Fellow veteran Mike Oldfield, of Tubular Bells fame, entered the chart at number nine with Music of the Spheres.

And Van Morrison's Keep It Simple was a new entry at number 10.

Other new albums in the Top 40 included Brain Thrust Mastery by We Are Scientists at number 11, Departure by Taio Cruz at 17, and the The Complete Greatest Hits by the Eagles at 26.




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