Ne-Yo edges out Coldplay on U.K. chart
'Closer' is his second No. 1 single in the U.K.LONDON -- Ne-Yo scored his second U.K. No. 1 single Sunday, as "Closer" (Def Jam/Universal) climbed from No. 2 to No. 1, while Coldplay started a third week atop the album chart with "Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends" (Parlophone/EMI).
Ne-Yo topped the British singles survey in March 2006 with "So Sick" and visited the top five in each of the following two years, with "Sexy Love" (No. 5 in July 2006) and "Because of You" (No. 4 in April 2007). "Closer," from Ne-Yo's upcoming third album "Year of the Gentleman," drops from No. 28 to No. 25 on the current Billboard Hot 100.
Ne-Yo replaced Coldplay's "Viva La Vida" at the top of the new U.K. singles chart. That song fell to No. 2 as Jordin Sparks' recent top three U.S. hit "No Air" (Jive/Sony BMG) featuring Chris Brown climbed from No. 10 to No. 3 across the Atlantic. Brown saw his own "Forever," also on Jive, move from No. 5 to No. 4 in the U.K., while "We Made It" (Interscope/Universal) by Busta Rhymes featuring Linkin Park climbed from No. 14 to No. 10.
London DJ Ironik debuted at No. 11 with "Stay With Me" (Asylum/Warner Music) as Sam Sparro's former No. 2 hit "Black & Gold" (Universal Island) rebounded 15-12. The Jonas Brothers climbed 16-13 with "SOS" (Hollywood/EMI) and Scottish rock band Glasvegas scored its first top 40 hit as "Geraldine" (Columbia/Sony BMG) arrived at No. 16. "Elevator" (Atlantic/Warner Music) by Flo Rida featuring Timbaland rose from the 27th to 20th spot.
Coldplay's third week atop the album chart kept them ahead of Duffy's "Rockferry" (A&M/Universal) in an unchanged top four. Icelandic band Sigur Ros made a No. 5 debut with, "Med Sud I Eyrum Vid Spilum Endalaust" (EMI), which translates as "With a Buzz in Our Ears We Play Endlessly."
Two climbers in the singles chart scored top 10 album debuts, as Chris Brown's "Exclusive" came in at No. 16 and the Jonas Brothers' self-titled set arrived at No. 9. The Ting Tings' "We Started Nothing" climbed from No. 20 to No. 11l, and Amy Winehouse's "Back to Black -- The Deluxe Edition" (Universal Island) rose from No. 25 to No. 13.
Coldplay climbed from the No. 4 to the No. 1 spot on European Top 100 Albums with "Viva La Vida," while Duffy's "Mercy" leads Eurochart Hot 100 Singles for a third consecutive week, and fourth overall.