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R&B singer Derulo knocks Haiti single off top slot

Cheryl Cole
The REM cover features Cheryl Cole, Kylie Minogue and Take That

A celebrity charity single recorded to help Haiti's earthquake victims has been knocked off the top of the charts by American R&B singer Jason Derulo.

Everybody Hurts, orchestrated by Simon Cowell, was pushed down to ninth spot after two weeks at number one, the Official UK Charts Company said.

Jason Derulo, 20, went straight to the top with new entry In My Head.

The Helping Haiti song had notched up the biggest first week sales of any charity track in recent years.

Proceeds from the REM cover, which features stars such as Kylie Minogue, Robbie Williams, Cheryl Cole and Leona Lewis, is being split between the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) and The Sun newspaper's Helping Haiti campaign.


Elsewhere in the singles chart, You Got The Dirtee Love - a collaboration between Florence and the Machine star Florence Welch and Dizzee Rascal - had to settle for the number two position for a second week.

A further two new releases made it into the top 10 - Ellie Goulding's Starry Eyed and the latest single from Sugababes, Wear My Kiss.

In the album chart, Lady Gaga's The Fame moved up from number two to the top spot for a second stint, having previously spent four weeks at number one last year.

Among the new entries to the top 40 albums was Our Gracie - The Best Of Gracie Fields, which went in at number 29.

The compilation saw the star from Rochdale, who was born in 1898, returning to popular culture more than 30 years after her death.

HMV spokesman Gennaro Castaldo said: "Whether it's the current economic climate or a simple yearning for more optimistic times, you get a real sense that nostalgia has a growing appeal right now."

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