Paolo Nutini Hits Number One

Chart run down...

Paisley singer Paolo Nutini has soared straight to number one with his new album ‘Sunny Side Up’.

Talented from an early age, Paolo Nutini got his big break when Pop Idol star David Sneddon was late for an appearance in Glasgow. After winning a chance to perform Paolo Nutini wowed the crowd with his chart friendly voice and stage presence, with many in the audience predicting big things for the singer.

However Nutini never expected to become a professional. With his family running a fish and chip shop, the would be singer had to be coaxed onto the stage. Working in a variety of studio jobs in Glasgow, Paolo Nutini eventually won a deal with Atlantic Records shortly after his 18th birthday.

Debut album ‘These Streets’ was a massive success, hitting the Top Five in Britain and breaking into the higher regions of the United States’ Billboard chart.

Touring almost constantly, Paolo Nutini has become renowned for his cheery onstage manner. Teaming up with The View recently for the track ‘Covers’ the singer has been working on his new album for some time.

Appropriately titled ‘Sunny Side Up’ the album has soared into the British album charts at number one. Further down the top ten Eminem remains at number three with his new album ‘Relapse’ while Lily Allen sits at number six with ‘Its Not Me Its You’.

The Prodigy are due to headline RockNess this weekend (June 12th – 14th) and the rave heroes remain in the Top Ten with their return to form fifth album ‘Invaders Must Die’.

Elsewhere in the album charts Eels first new album in three years ‘Hombre Lobo’ broke into the Top Twenty at number eighteen.

Over on the singles run down, American rap group Black Eyed Peas returned to the top spot with ‘Boom Boom Pow’. Further down the charts Leicester giants Kasabian hit number three with their track ‘Fire’ – the first single from their new album ‘West Rider Pauper Asylum’.

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The Official British Top Ten albums are:

1. Paulo Nutini – ‘Sunny Side Up’
2. Daniel Merriweather – ‘Love & War’
3. Eminem – ‘Relapse’
4. Escala – ‘Escala’
5. Paul Potts – ‘Passione’
6. Lily Allen – ‘It’s Not Me It’s You’
7. Green Day – ’21st Century Breakdown’
8. Pink – ‘Funhouse’
9. The Prodigy – ‘Invaders Must Die’
10. Lady GaGa – ‘The Fame’

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