October 6, 2008 / 9:54 AM / 11 years ago

Pink's "So What" tops British pop charts

U.S. singer Pink performs on main stage during Budapest's Sziget Music Festival on an island in the Danube River August 10, 2007. REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh

LONDON (Reuters) - American singer Pink has toppled Kings of Leon from the peak of the British pop charts with her single “So What,” the Official UK Charts Company said on Sunday.

Taken from her upcoming album “Funhouse,” the single is the second British number one for the Pennsylvania 29-year-old, whose real name is Alecia Moore.

Tennessee rockers Kings of Leon slid to second place after a three-week reign with “Sex on Fire,” but had the consolation of seeing their “Only by the Night” top the album sales listings for a second week.

Manchester rock band Oasis were the highest new singles entry at number three with “The Shock of the Lightning,” taken from their album “Dig Out Your Soul.”

All-female trio the Sugababes were four places higher at number four with “Girls.”

Also new at number five was “Love You Anyway” from reformed Irish boy band Boyzone.

In the album charts Pop Idol winner Will Young was one of four new entries in the top ten with “Let It Go” starting at number two.

English singer James Morrison’s “Songs For You, Truths For Me” debuted at number three, while Scottish soprano Andrew Johnston was new in fourth place with “One Voice.”

American blues singer Seasick Steve was the final new entry at number nine with his album “I Started Out With Nothin’ and I Still Got Most of it Left.”

Reporting by Tim Castle

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