Not quite able to displace Johnny Cash from the top spot this week, Razorlight however manage to take this week’s highest new entry in the Album Chart as their self-titled second album enters the Chart at No2 - a much improved position on their 2004 Debut – ‘Up All Night’ which came into the chart at No50. Johnny Cash’s ‘American V: A Hundred Highways’ holds on to the No1 spot for a second week. He is only one of 5 artists over the last 10 years to have two Number One Albums in the same year – an honour he shares with Westlife, Norah Jones, David Gray and the Spice Girls. Shakira’s ‘Oral Fixation Vol 2’ drops a place to No3 whilst Billy Joel climbs from No9 to No4 with his greatest hits package – ‘Piano Man’. The Top Ten sees another new entry as newcomer Lily Allen enters the Chart at No 6 with her debut album ‘Alright, Still…’
Shakira holds onto the No1 slot on the Singles Chart for a sixth consecutive week with ‘Hips Don’t Lie’ as Rihanna climbs from No11 to No2 with ‘Unfaithful’ , benefiting from the physical release of the single which was only available for download last week. Nelly Furtado drops a place to No3 with ‘Maneater’ as Sandi Thom also drops a place from No3 to No4 with ‘I Wish I Was A Punk Rocker’. Gnarls Barkley also benefits from the physical release of ‘Smiley Faces’ which climbs from No41 to No9.