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Kings of Leon again reign in charts

U.S. singer Caleb Followill of the Kings of Leon sings at the Glastonbury Festival 2008 in Somerset June 27, 2008. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. rock band the Kings of Leon once again reigned supreme on the pop charts, the Official UK Charts Company said on Sunday.

The Tennessee group’s “Sex On Fire” topped the singles chart for the third week running, while their album “Only By The Night” entered the album chart in top spot, becoming one of the fastest-selling releases of the year in the process.

Both charts had a familiar look about them.

Barbadian R&B singer Rihanna moved up to second place in the album chart with “Good Girl Gone Bad” and moved up to third in the singles chart with “Disturbia”.

“Rockferry” by Welsh singer Duffy rose a place to third in the album list, ahead of “Doll Domination” by the Pussycat Dolls whose single “When I Grow Up” was also in fourth spot.

In the album chart, Bette Midler’s “The Best Bette” was a new entry at sixth while boy band McFly’s “Radio Active” debuted in eighth.

Last week’s chart-topper, heavy metal band Metallica’s “Death Magnetic”, tumbled down to seventh.

In the singles chart, Katy Perry’s saucy global hit “I Kissed a Girl” remained in second spot, while LA band Iglu and Hartly climbed nine places to fifth with “In This City”.

Singer-songwriter James Morrison was the highest new entry at seventh with “You Make It Real” while girl band the Sugababes were new at eighth with “Girls”.

Reporting by Michael Holden

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