Monday, September 3, 2007

Amy Winehouse fans stay true

Pleas by the father-in-law of British soul singer Amy Winehouse to stop buying her music as a way of helping her stop abusing drugs seem to have been ignored by her
fans as her album moved up the charts on Sunday.

"Back to Black" moved up one place to second spot after 44 weeks in the charts.

It was not enough though to dislodge singer-songwriter Newton Faulkner's album "Hand Built by Robots" from top spot.

Another Winehouse album "Frank" also moved up, from 32 to 29 after 87 weeks in the charts.

Last week, Giles Fielder-Civil urged Winehouse's fans to "send a message that her addiction and her behaviour is not acceptable".

He told BBC Radio 5: "Perhaps it's time to stop buying records."

Her single "Tears Dry on Their Own" did slip from 17 to 22 in the charts, according to The Official UK Charts Company.

It was all change at the top of the singles chart, with reggae-rap artist Sean Kingston finally grabbing number one with "Beautiful Girls" from rapper Kanye West's "Stronger" which weakened to second.

U.S. band Plain White T's reversed last week's fall by moving up from sixth to third with "Hey There Delilah".

Swedish singer Robyn fell one place to fourth with "With Every Heartbeat" while Rihanna shot up 11 places to fifth.

American producer and rapper Timbaland's collaboration with U.S. singer Keri Hilson "The Way I Are" continued its slow slide from fourth to sixth.

American hip hop group Gym Class Heroes fell from fifth to seventh, while U.S. singer Fergie's "Big Girls Don't Cry" is on the verge of dropping out of the top 10, falling one place to eighth.

Two new entries fill the last two top 10 places -- Freaks at ninth with "The Creeps (Get on the Dancefloor)" and British singer-songwriter James Blunt at tenth with "1973".

Elvis Presley lives on with the release of his 1956 number one single "Hound Dog", which entered the charts at number 14.

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