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Canada's Kiesza grabs top spot in British music charts with debut

Published on Apr 21, 2014 8:24 AM

LONDON (REUTERS) - Female Canadian singer-songwriter Kiesza grabbed the top spot in Britain's music charts on Sunday, April 20, 2014, with her debut single Hideaway, which sold more than 136,000 copies, the Official Charts Company said.

Calgary-born Kiesza is a classically-trained ballerina and a former codebreaker in the Royal Canadian Navy where she says she began writing songs.

She knocked last week's number one, Nobody To Love by London-based dance music duo Sigma, into second place, while a new entry, Touch by Shift K3Y, went straight in at number three.

In the albums chart, Scottish singer-songwriter Paolo Nutini snatched the top spot with his new album Caustic Love, the fastest-selling album of the year so far.

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