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MUSIC BOX: Les Miserables Cast Score Number One Album, A Fine Frenzy Exclusive, Kate Nash Tickets

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CHART TOPPERS

Will.i.am and Britney Spears might be number one in the singles chart again this week, but what's really interesting is that the cast of 'Les Miserables' have topped the official album chart.

This makes the stars of Tom Hooper's Oscar-nominated adaptation the first film cast to scoop a number one album in almost 16 years.

The last film cast to achieve this was 'Evita', helped by Madonna's vocals, in 1997.

Actress Anne Hathaway has also scored her first UK Top 40 hit with 'I Dreamed A Dream' from 'Les Miserables', up 58 places to Number 22.

GIGS TO LOOK OUT FOR

Self-proclaimed "marmite artist" Kate Nash has announced an extensive UK tour for April, taking in 26 dates in under a month.

The tour will start in Cambridge on Thursday 4 April and will finish at London’s renowned 100 Club on 1 May.

The Brit Award winning singer, who first had chart success with single 'Foundations' and platinum-selling UK number one album 'Made of Bricks' in 2007, will perform tracks from her forthcoming album ‘Girl Talk’, out on 4 March.

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Kate Nash at Bestival 2012

Nash’s third album showcases a new trademark sound, with single '3 AM' leading the way when it's released on 18 February.

Nash, along with her 'Girl Talk' tour, is partnering with the 'Because I am a Girl' international campaign, which aims to improve the lives of 4 million girls and their families by 2016.

For tickets, visit here.

OPEN YOUR EARS

Californian singer/songwriter Alison Sudol, aka A Fine Frenzy, is gearing up to release her third studio album 'Pines' on 28 January. Ahead of its release, The Huffington Post UK has been given an exclusive video with the former Prada model talking about the making of the album...

A Fine Frenzy's third album (you can buy here) forms part of a larger body of work, including a companion book and short animated film that support the singer's passion for the environment.

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