March 3, 2008 / 12:07 AM / 10 years ago

Duffy spends third week at top of U.K. charts

LONDON (Reuters) - Soul singer Duffy has topped the UK singles chart for a third week running with “Mercy,” the Official UK Charts Company said on Sunday.

The Welsh newcomer, who has been compared to Amy Winehouse and Dusty Springfield, held off the dance hit “What’s It Gonna Be,” by DJs H Two O and Manchester trio Platnum.

In a barely-changed top 10, Canadian rock group Nickelback were steady at number three with “Rockstar,” while Swedish DJ Basshunter was at four with “Now You’re Gone.”

Australian singer Kylie Minogue held on to the number five spot with “Wow” and English soul singer Adele’s “Chasing Pavements” was steady at six.

Barbadian singer Rihanna climbed one place to seventh with “Don’t Stop the Music,” while U.S. pop group OneRepublic were at number eight with “Stop and Stare.”

Londoner David Jordan’s folk-tinged “Sun Goes Down” and U.S. R&B singer Kelly Rowland’s “Work” completed the top 10.

On the album charts, soul singer Amy Winehouse held on to the number one position with “Back to Black,” ahead of Goldfrapp’s “Seventh Tree.”

Reporting by Peter Griffiths

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