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Sunday, 18 March, 2001, 22:58 GMT
TV pop group break the record

A British pop group which was specially created by a popular television series has gone into the record books with its first single.

The song, called Pure and Simple by the band Hear'Say, notched up sales of nearly five-hundred and fifty-thousand copies, making it the best-selling debut single in British pop history. The group screamed with delight as they were told the news live on national television. The five members of Hear'Say were chosen from thousands of young hopefuls who went along to auditions launched by the TV programme, Popstars.

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