Nero knocks Amy Winehouse off top of album chart

The late Amy Winehouse, whose album Back to Black spent three weeks at number one on the charts after her...

British singer Amy Winehouse performs at the 2008 Glastonbury Festival. Picture: AFP

The late Amy Winehouse, whose album Back to Black spent three weeks at number one on the charts after her unexpected death last month, lost the top spot to the debut album from dance music act Nero on Sunday.

Nero's dubstep-influenced album Welcome Reality also overtook chart staple Adele's 21, which held the second spot, pushing Winehouse's Back to Black to number three, the Official UK Charts Company said. U.S. rappers Jay-Z and Kanye West slipped to fourth place with Watch the Throne.

Former Busted and Fightstar band member Charlie Simpson's solo debut Young Pilgrim, and The Ultimate Collection from country singer John Denver were the only new entries apart from Nero's in the album top 20.

On the singles chart, Nero were unable to sustain last week's number one spot for_ Promises_, slipping to number five. The top three positions were all taken by new entries. London rapper Wretch 32 achieved his first UK number one with Don't Go, featuring singer-songwriter Josh Kumra.

In second place was Scottish soul singer Emeli Sande's debut solo single Heaven, while U.S. band Maroon 5's Moves Like Jagger featuring Christina Aguilera was the third new entry.