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Norwegian duo claim UK chart top spot

Norway's Nico and Vinz has become the first all-Norwegian band to have a UK number one single since A-ha in 1986. The Scandinavian duo achieved the feat after their single “Am I Wrong” climbed 51 places to wrestle the top spot from last week's number one, Magic!'s “Rude”. Nicolas Sereba (Nico) and Vincent Dery (Vinz) said it was “completely surreal” to top the UK singles countdown.

On the album chart, Ed Sheeran's record “X” stayed at number one for the seventh consecutive week. If the 23-year-old's second album remains there for another week, it will equal the eight-week run James Blunt's “Back to Bedlam” enjoyed in 2005.

OneRepublic is another new entry in this week's top five, with the US band making their debut at number three with “Love Runs Out”. Bristol-based singer George Ezra occupies fifth place in both charts -- climbing one place with his single “Budapest” and holding steady in the album chart with “Wanted on Voyage”.

Source: BBC

Published: 12:00 am Wednesday, August 13, 2014

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