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Carly Rae Jepsen tops UK singles chart

Carly Rae Jepsen
Image caption Carly Rae Jepsen finished third in Canadian Idol in 2007

Canadian singer Carly Rae Jepsen has shot to the top of the UK chart with her single Call Me Maybe after becoming an internet sensation.

The former Canadian Idol contestant sold 100,000 singles in a week after a viral video showing Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez dancing to the track received 31 million YouTube views.

Call Me Maybe has been a No.1 in Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

Jepsen only came third when she competed in Canadian Idol in 2007.

Holding firm at two in the chart was Sean Paul's She Doesn't Mind. Gotye rose two places to three with his former number one hit Somebody That I Used To Know while Nicki Minaj fell one place to four with Starships.

Last week's number one, Chris Brown's Turn Up The Music, fell to five.

And further down the chart, there was a surprise re-entry for The Script's hit from 2008, The Man Who Can't Be Moved, at number 18.

The Irish band have received a sales boost after their singer Danny O'Donoghue's appearances as one of the four star coaches on new BBC One talent show The Voice. The band's album The Script, also from 2008, has re-entered the album chart at number 31.

Nicki Minaj has gone straight to number one in that chart with her second album, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded.

In doing so, she replaced Madonna's 12th number one album MDNA at the top of the charts. MDNA - which features Minaj as a guest vocalist - slipped to number seven in its second week.

The second highest new entry was Labrinth's debut album, Electronic Earth, which entered at two.

Sales of Adele's 21 continue, with the album rising one place to three for a total of 63 weeks on the chart.

Moshi Monsters was the next highest entry at four with Music Box, while Brit winner Emeli Sande fell two places to five.

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