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  7/11/2012, Tammuz 21, 5772

Former Yeshiva Student Hits #1 on British Music Charts

Jewish-British singer Alex Clare's single "Too Close" has become a sensation, hitting the number one spot on the music charts in England and gaining over 10 million views on YouTube. The song is also being used in a commercial for Microsoft's Internet Explorer 9. 
Clare was born and raised in London, England. He has turned down several big concert dates and other opportunities because they conflicted with Jewish holidays or Shabbat, according to an interview in the Jewish Chronicle. He spent time last year studying in a yeshiva in Israel.