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- Posted on Jul 29th 2010 6:23AM by Chris Mugan
Topping the midweek charts is already some vindication for Jones, who has taken a different approach to his current release. As reported in Spinner, the Pontypridd knickers magnet has opted for a spiritual collection of gospel-influenced tunes, rather than his usual strident pop.
Controversy arose when a vice president at his label Island Records criticised this direction in a supposedly leaked email, though experts have since suggested this was a PR stunt. Speaking to The Guardian newspaper, Jones agreed, saying, "It sounds like it, it could have been. Why would anyone say that about wanting their money back? I just don't understand it."
The singer, who has in the past collaborated with Robbie Williams and Van Morrison, has now mooted a collaboration with a certain Detroit rapper. "I couldn't be more proud of this album and I'm really blown away by the response from everyone," he said. "It's great to be top of the charts with Eminem, maybe next time we could be top together."