Madonna is celebrating a UK music chart double after her latest album Hard Candy went straight to number one.

The 49-year-old is also still at the top of the singles chart with Justin Timberlake collaboration 4 Minutes, which clung to first place for the third week running.

Hard Candy, Madonna's 11th studio album, beat off competition from British hip-hop act Portishead, whose first album for ten years – Third – debuted at number two.

Last week's number one, The Age of the Understatement from the Last Shadow Puppets fell to four, while Rockferry by Duffy rose one to three and Sam Sparro's self-titled effort entered at five.

In the singles chart Sam Sparro is still at number two with Black and Gold, followed by Wiley's Wearing My Rolex and Love in This Club from Usher and Young Jeezy.

Estelle featuring Kayne West with American Boy rounds off the top five.

Top ten UK singles

1 Madonna featuring Justin Timberlake – 4 Minutes (1)
2 Sam Sparro – Black and Gold (2)
3 Wiley – Wearing My Rolex (4)
4 Usher featuring Young Jeezy – Love in This Club (7)
5 Estelle featuring Kanye West – American Boy (3)
6 September – Cry for You (5)
7 Flo Rida featuring T-Pain – Low (6)
8 Will.I.Am featuring Cheryl Cole – Heartbreaker (8)
9 Pendulum – Propane Nightmares (16)
10 Scouting for Girls – Heartbeat (10)

Top five UK albums

1 Madonna – Hard Candy (new entry)
2 Portishead – Third (new entry)
3 Duffy – Rockferry (4)
4 The Last Shadow Puppets – The Age of the Understatement (1)
5 Sam Sparro – Sam Sparro (new entry)


04/05/2008 20:05:44