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Sunday, 4 June, 2000, 18:01 GMT 19:01 UK
Sonique sees off Boyzone stars
Stephen Gately
Gately: Only reached number three
Dance star Sonique has seen off Boyzone members Stephen Gateley and Mikey Graham in the battle for chart supremacy.

Both boy band members were vying for the highest spot in the top 20 with the release of their debut solo singles last Monday.

But they failed to reach the top of the charts, with Sonique holding onto number one for a second week.

Gately's New Beginning charted at number three. But Graham's You're My Angel missed out on a top 10 position, only reaching number 13.


Mikey Graham
Mikey (centre): Missed out on top 10
S Club 7 hung on to number two with Reach, while there were a spate of new entries in the top 10, including On The Beach by York, Shackles (Praise You) by Mary Mary and There You Go by Pink.

While Bon Jovi's It's My Life dropped five places to eighth position, the band's new album Crush went straight to the top of the album charts in the first week after its release.

Irish success

Even though they fail to top the charts, there was never any doubt the songs would do well. Boyzone members have had an astonishing run of chart success.

The Irish group have achieved six number ones while lead singer Ronan Keating notched up a chart topper on his own last year with When You Say Nothing At All.

Other Irish acts have met with similar success. Fellow boy band Westlife, which is co-managed by Keating, have had straight chart toppers with their first five singles.

As for girl groups, B*Witched, featuring two of Boyzone star Shane Lynch's sisters, have made it to number one with each of their first four singles.

Meanwhile, Buffalo G - featuring Lynch's youngest sister Naomi - entered the UK chart at number 17 with their debut We're Really Saying Something, a cover of the Motown hit Really Saying Something.

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