Razorlight Up The Chart


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.

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