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Phil Collins top of album chart

Phil Collins has achieved his first No 1 album in 12 years - beating Manic Street Preachers, who were hoping to achieve the same feat.

The former Genesis star's album of Motown and soul covers, Going Back, entered the charts at No 4 last week but experienced a surge in sales to reach the top spot.

Welsh rockers Manic Street Preachers' Postcards From A Young Man was pushed into third place by The Script album Science And Faith, last Sunday's No 1.

Coincidentally both the Manic Street Preachers and Phil Collins last had No 1 albums in 1998.

Hands All Over by Maroon 5 was the only other new entry in the top 10 album charts, reaching No 6.

In the singles chart, US singer Bruno Mars has obtained his first solo UK No 1 with Just The Way You Are (Amazing), having previously topped the charts with Nothing On You, a collaboration with B.O.B.

The second and third places remain unchanged, with Taio Cruz at No 2 with Dynamite, followed by Katy Perry's Teenage Dream.

Emma's Imagination, the act that won Sky1 talent show Must Be The Music, makes a new entry into the top 10 with single Focus - and she is also at No 25 with This Day.

Alex Gaudino also scores a new entry with I'm In Love (I Wanna Do It), which comes in at No 10.

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