James Blunt has resorted to a grassroots campaign to top the charts - he's emailing friends and family begging them to buy his latest album.
The British singer personally sent the message to all his acquaintances in the hope of shifting more copies of Some Kind of Trouble, which was released earlier this month (Nov10).
The email, obtained by Britain's The Sun newspaper, reads: "Dear friends and friends of friends, my third album is out today. It's taken over a year to make and I promise it's got some really great songs on it.
"With a slightly cynical U.K. media, I am totally dependent on word of mouth, so I hope you don't mind me emailing you. You can buy it most easily at (supermarket) Tesco. Or order it online."