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    Will Young Tops UK Artist Poll, Coldplay Come 5th

    Singer Will Young has beaten a host of British acts to be voted the most popular UK artist of all time in a poll of radio listeners.

     

    The annual chart celebrates the best of UK music counting down the 40 most popular artists of all time, as voted for by listeners of commercial radio.

     

    Former Beatle Sir Paul claimed third position followed by the Spice Girls at number four and Coldplay at five.The 27-year-old, who was catapulted to fame in 2002 after winning the inaugural Pop Idol contest, fought off competition from the likes of Robbie Williams and Sir Paul McCartney to top the Music Week May Day chart.

     

    Young, whose first single Evergreen shot straight to number one, becoming the fastest-selling debut in UK chart history, was closely followed by Robbie Williams.

     

    Young said he was "honoured" to have topped the poll adding: "What makes it so special is that it`s voted for by the public.

     

    "I just want to say a big thank you to everyone who took part and made the effort to vote. I`m over the moon."

    The UK Music Week May Day Chart in full is:

     

    1. Will Young

    2. Robbie Williams

    3. Paul McCartney

    4. Spice Girls

    5. Coldplay

    6. Sugababes

    7. Take That

    8. Gorillaz

    9. Oasis

    10. Beverley Knight

    11. Pink Floyd

    12. Arctic Monkeys

    13. Simply Red

    14. Jamiroquai

    15. George Michael

    16. Kaiser Chiefs

    17. James Blunt

    18. Girls Aloud

    19. Keane

    20. Sir Elton John

    21. Queen

    22. Lemar

    23. McFly

    24. Eurythmics

    25. Basement Jaxx

    26. David Gray

    27. KT Tunstall

    28. David Bowie

    29. Franz Ferdinand

    30. Craig David

    31. Stereophonics

    32. Duran Duran

    33. Texas

    34. Beatles

    35. Snow Patrol

    36. Richard Ashcroft

    37. Charlotte Church

    38. Sting

    39. Blue

    40. All Saints

     

    Source - utv




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