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Will.i.am on top as David Bowie returns to UK charts

Published on Jan 14, 2013 6:26 AM
 
Will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas performs at the KIIS FM's Jingle Ball concert in Los Angeles, California Dec 1, 2012. -- PHOTO : REUTERS

LONDON (REUTERS) - United States producer will.i.am's collaboration with Britney Spears topped the British pop charts on Sunday as David Bowie notched up his first top 10 single in two decades with his surprise new release.

Launched without warning on Bowie's 66th birthday, the single Where Are We Now? caused widespread media interest, and charted in sixth place despite only having been available for five days.

It was his first new song in almost a decade and produced his best chart performance since 1986, when he reached number two with Absolute Beginners, the Official Charts Company said.

Topping the chart was Scream and Shout by will.i.am, featuring Britney Spears, giving her a first British number one since 2004.

 
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