Akon Takes Eminem To Number One
EMINEM is back at top of the UK singles chart after his SMACK THAT collaboration with AKON knocked Irish boyband WESTLIFE off the top spot.
The Detroit rapper has been dogged by rumours of retirement but his raps with R+B sensation Akon pushed Westlife's THE ROSE into third place.
JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE's MY LOVE climbs 12 places to take second spot, while reformed boyband TAKE THAT show PATIENCE at number four - it's their first hit in a decade. BEYONCE is a non-mover at number five with IRREPLACEABLE.
Best Of collections dominate the UK album chart this week - GEORGE MICHAEL's TWENTY FIVE is a new entry at number one knocking JAMIROQUAI's HIGH TIMES - SINGLES 1992-2006 into second place.
SUGABABES' OVERLOADED - THE SINGLES COLLECTION is another new entry at number three, while THE SOUND OF - THE GREATEST HITS from GIRLS ALOUD falls one place to number four. ANGELIS' eponymous LP falls three places to complete to top five.
AKON - SMACK THAT FEATURING EMINEM
The first single, Smack That, features none other than hip hop icon, Eminem...