Macklemore tops British charts with video hit "Thrift Shop"

LONDON Mon Feb 11, 2013 9:13am IST

Rapper Macklemore (L) sings a song he wrote in memoriam of Seattle Mariners play-by-play commentator Dave Niehaus, who died in November 2010, during pre-game ceremonies honoring Niehaus before the Mariners' MLB home opener against the Cleveland Indians in Seattle April 8, 2011. REUTERS/Anthony Bolante/Files

Rapper Macklemore (L) sings a song he wrote in memoriam of Seattle Mariners play-by-play commentator Dave Niehaus, who died in November 2010, during pre-game ceremonies honoring Niehaus before the Mariners' MLB home opener against the Cleveland Indians in Seattle April 8, 2011.

Credit: Reuters/Anthony Bolante/Files

LONDON (Reuters) - American hip-hop artist Macklemore topped Britain's pop charts on Sunday with "Thrift Shop", a track hailing the pleasures of second-hand clothes shopping, the Official Charts Company said.

The release, featuring producer Ryan Lewis and singer Wanz, climbed one place to take the best-seller's crown. A YouTube hit with more than 90 million views, it has already scored number one spots in the United States, Australia, New Zealand.

British garage band Disclosure soared 26 places to number two with "White Noise", featuring London electronic duo AlunaGeorge.

American alternative band Fall Out Boy were the week's highest new entry, debuting at number five with "My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark".

In the album rankings the soundtrack of the movie version of "Les Miserables" shot back to number one, kicking last week's chart-topper "Opposites" from Scottish rockers Biffy Clyro into third place.

British indie band The Courteeners were a new entry with their third album "Anna" at number six, while Scottish rock band Frightened Rabbit were also new at number nine with "Pedestrian Verse".

(Reporting by Tim Castle; Editing by Jason Webb)

REUTERS SHOWCASE

Ten Years On

Ten Years On

10 years on, tsunami warning stumbles at the "last mile".  Full Article 

Exit Polls

Exit Polls

BJP unlikely to form Jammu & Kashmir govt - polls.  Full Article 

Forceful Conversions

Forceful Conversions

BJP distances itself from religious conversions.  Full Article 

Hopeful Dhoni

Hopeful Dhoni

India's new vintage nearly ready, says Dhoni.  Full Article 

Photo

Fund Raising

Flipkart raises $700 million in fresh funding.   Full Article 

Reforms Push

Reforms Push

Modi may order insurance, coal reforms if vote delayed - officials.  Full Article 

Ali Hospitalized

Ali Hospitalized

Boxing great Muhammad Ali hospitalized with pneumonia.  Full Article 

Going International

Going International

Bollywood’s Priyanka Chopra sets sights on American TV.  Full Article 

India This Week

India This Week

Some of our best photos from this week.   Full Coverage 

Reuters India Mobile

Reuters India Mobile

Get the latest news on the go. Visit Reuters India on your mobile device   Full Coverage