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Murs, Young and McElderry triumph in music charts

Olly Murs, Will Young and Joe McElderry
Image caption Murs, Young and McElderry (l to r) all achieved fame through TV talent shows

Former TV pop talent show stars Olly Murs, Will Young and Joe McElderry have individually triumphed in both the singles and album charts.

Former X Factor contestant Murs topped the singles chart with Heart Skips A Beat, his collaboration with Rizzle Kicks.

In the album chart, 2001's Pop Idol winner Young's album Echoes entered at number one.

X Factor winner McElderry was number two with his second album Classic.

McElderry's album success comes after he won ITV1 show Popstar To Operastar earlier this year.

It marks a revival of his pop career after being dropped from his record deal with Simon Cowell after his first album.

Murs, X Factor runner-up to McElderry in 2009, is a new host of ITV2's X Factor spin-off show the Xtra Factor with Caroline Flack, which resumed last week.

Young's album success came at the expense of last week's number one, Welcome Reality by Nero, which slid to eighth place.

Echoes is Young's fifth album and overall he has sold eight million albums worldwide since 2002.

Young also saw his new single Jealousy take the number five spot in the chart.

Calvin Harris entered the singles chart at number two with Feel So Close.

Wretch 32, who were number one last week with Don't Go featuring Josh Kumra, slipped to fourth place.

Maroon 5 and Christina Aguilera held the third slot with Moves Like Jagger.

Adele continued to figure strongly in the charts as her latest album, 21, took third place after 31 weeks. Her earlier album, 19, held on to fifth place.

Wretch 32's Black And White took fourth position while Amy Winehouse's Back To Black slid from three to six.

The other new entries in the album chart Top 20 were What Matters Most by Barbra Streisand, at number seven.

Hard-Fi's Killer Sounds was at nine and The Red Album by Game at 14.

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