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US chart has first all-UK top three since Eighties

Paul Williams
US chart has first all-UK top three since Eighties

According to provisional data from SoundScan, Adele's 21 holds at number one on sales of 168,000, and Mumford & Sons' Sigh No More remains at number three after selling a further 54,000. Sandwiched between them is Liverpool-born Marsha Ambrosius, whose first solo album Late Nights & Early Mornings sold 96,000 copies to debut at number two.

Before going solo, Ambrosius was half of Floetry, a US-based, UK duo, alongside Natalie Stewart. Floetry's debut album, Floetic, reached number 19 in 2002, and follow-up Flo'Ology reached number seven in 2005, before the duo split. Stewart's debut solo album, The Floacist Presents Floetic Soul, reached number 95 last November.

The last time UK acts had even the top two slots on the Top 200 was on 14 June 1997, when The Spice Girls' Spice and Paul McCartney's Flaming Pie headed the list.

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