Leona Keeps Her Spirits Up


Leona Lewis takes a second week at No1 on the Album Chart with ‘Spirit’, maintaining a healthy lead over Garth Brooks, whose ‘Ultimate Hits’ collection remains at No2.

Led Zeppelin climb two places to No3 with ‘Mothership’, ahead of Westlife’s ‘Back Home’, down from No3 to No4. After last week’s avalanche of new entries, this week’s chart is more stable: the highest newcomer is Alicia Keys at No15 with her third studio album ‘As I Am’. Her first album ‘Songs In A Minor’ peaked at No5 in 2001 and the follow-up ‘Diary Of Alicia Keys’ debuted and peaked at No37 in 2003. Girls Aloud have the next new entry at No25 with ‘Tangled Up’ - their fifth album in less than five years, including their ‘Greatest Hits’ which made No9 a year ago. Leona Lewis extends her run at the top of the Singles Chart to five weeks with ‘Bleeding Love’, ahead of Timbaland’s ‘Apologize’ at No2 and Westlife’s ‘Home’ at No3. In a good week for X-Factor winners, Shayne Ward has this week’s highest new entry at No5 with ‘Breathless’, joining his previous hit ‘If That’s OK With You’ which is at No8 this week after nine weeks in the Top 10. ‘Breathless’ is Shayne’s fifth Top 10 single in Ireland since winning the TV talent show back in December 2005 - three of the previous four made it all the way to the top.

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