Ne-Yo has the power of the Matrix because his song "Closer" just knocked Coldplay out of the number one spot on the UK charts. Congrats Ne-Yo! MTV joined the R&B singer in the studio for an advance listening of tracks from Ne-Yo's album "Year of the Gentleman." We liked what we heard and are excited for the new disc to drop. The tracks have gotten the seal of approval from Michael Jackson himself.
British rockers COLDPLAY have been ousted from the top of the U.K. singles chart by R+B singer NE-YO.
The band's latest release Viva La Vida topped the chart last week (beg23Jun08) but the track has now been beaten into second place by Ne-Yo's latest offering Closer.
American Idol winner Jordin Sparks has leapt up seven places to number three with No Air featuring Chris Brown. And Brown himself is at number four with Forever.
The top five is rounded out by Brown's rumoured girlfriend Rihanna, who is at five with Take A Bow.
In the album chart Coldplay have retained the top spot with Viva La Vida, followed by Duffy's Rockferry at two and Neil Diamond's Home Before Dark at three.
Fourth place is taken by Skydivin' by Darren Styles and Sigur Ros'
new album, Med Sud I Eyrum Vid Spilum Endalaust is at five. source