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George Michael beats Kylie Minogue in British album chart battle

Published on Mar 24, 2014 6:22 AM

LONDON (REUTERS) - Singer George Michael racked up his seventh British number one album on Sunday, March 23, 2014, as Symphonica took top spot in the charts, beating off competition from Australian pop diva Kylie Minogue, the Official Charts Company said.

Michael's first new album in nearly 10 years outsold Minogue's Kiss Me Once by 20,000 copies in a battle between two artists with a record of British chart success stretching back to the 1980s.

Last week's number one album, Elbow's The Take Off And Landing Of Everything, drifted to fifth place, while Paloma Faith's A Perfect Contradiction fell to fourth from second.

Pharrell Williams's G I R L held its place at number three.

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