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'Brits bump' affects album chart

Kings Of Leon
Kings of Leon, who hail from Tennessee, have not left the top 10 since their album was released

The big winners at last week's Brit Awards have seen a sales spike in the album chart, with best international group Kings Of Leon back at number one.

Duffy, who won three prizes, saw her Rockferry album rise 15 places to number four, almost doubling its sales from the previous week.

Other acts who benefitted from the bump included Elbow and Pet Shop Boys.

The Ting Tings, who failed to win an award, were the main beneficiaries, with a sales increase of more than 80%.

TOP FIVE ALBUMS
1. Only By The Night - Kings Of Leon
2. It's Not Me, It's You - Lily Allen
3. Years Of Refusal - Morrissey
4. Rockferry - Duffy
5. The Seldom Seen Kid - Elbow
Source: Official Charts Company
The Manchester duo's debut CD, We Started Nothing, landed at number eight, up from 33 last week.

Singles static

In the singles chart, Lily Allen held on to the top slot for a fourth week, while Lady GaGa remained at two.

Kings Of Leon saw their most recent single Use Somebody jump to number three, while The Prodigy and Alesha Dixon took fourth and fifth place respectively.

U2, who opened the Brits show, scored the highest new entry of the week, with Get On Your Boots charting at 12.

Other new entries came from US teen stars Miley Cyrus, with Fly on the Wall at 16, and Taylor Swift, at 22 with Love Story.

TOP FIVE SINGLES
Lily Allen
1. The Fear - Lily Allen (pictured)
2. Just Dance - Lady GaGa
3. Use Somebody - Kings Of Leon
4. Omen - Prodigy
5. Breathe Slow - Alesha Dixon
Source: Official Charts Company
Dance track Everybody by Russian DJ Leonid Rudenko debuted at 24, one place ahead of British pop hopeful Gary Go, with Wonderful.

The Brits effect had a lesser impact on the singles chart, but Coldplay, Girls Aloud and Take That - who all performed at the ceremony - saw recent singles return to the lower reaches of the top 40.

Back in the album chart, former Smiths star Morrissey was the highest new entry, landing at number three with his latest album, Years Of Refusal.

Hotly-tipped Australians Empire Of The Sun, who came fourth on the BBC's Sound Of 2009 list, made their chart debut at 21 with Walking On A Dream.



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