Tuesday, July 18, 2006
London (Reuters): London singer-songwriter Lily Allen stayed on top of the UK pop charts for a second week with her debut single ''Smile'', the Official UK Charts Company has said. The 21-year-old Londoner, the daughter of actor Keith Allen and film producer Alison Owen, has been described as the ''Queen of MySpace'' for the huge following she has gathered on the networking Web site for her witty ska-pop songs.
With no new releases in the top 10 singles chart ''Hips Don't Lie'' from Colombian-born singer Shakira stayed in second place ahead of dance track ''Voodoo Child'' from Rogue Traders. Nellie Furtado was unchanged in fourth with ''Maneater'' while former number one ''I Wish I Was A Punk Rocker'' by Sandi Thom climbed a place to fifth. Teenage Scottish soul singer Paolo Nutini dropped to sixth with ''Last Request'' while British indie rockers Razorlight fell four places to number seven with ''In The Morning''. ''I Love My Chick'' by Busta Rhymes climbed 15 places to number eight, ahead of ''Buttons'' by the Pussycat Dolls featuring Snoop Dog.
Ne-Yo made up the top ten with ''Sexy Love''. The album charts saw little change. British rock trio Muse were still number one with ''Black Holes&Revelations'', ahead of the Kooks with ''Inside In/Inside Out''. ''The Eraser'', the solo album from Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke debuted in third and was the only new entry in the top 10.
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