Dizzee And Eminem Land Fastest-selling No 1s Of 2009by Contributor | 24 May 2009
Rappers Dizzee Rascal and Eminem have claimed the fastest-selling number one records of the year in the singles and album charts.
Grime star Dizzee has shot to the top of the charts with new single Bonkers, featuring Armand Van Helden, while Eminem's comeback album Relapse, his first studio LP in four years, is straight in at number one in the album charts.
While Eminem's new effort is an unsurprising record breaker, given his Grammy winning success, Dizzee Rascal's number one achievement is remarkable, with Bonkers confirmed as the fastest-selling single of the year after only four days on sale, according to the Official Charts Company.
Bonkers is the Mercury Prize winner's second number one single, having topped the charts earlier this year with Dance Wiv Me (featuring Calvin Harris), the winner of NME's best dancefloor filler award.
The top five fastest-selling singles of 2009 so far are:
1 Dizzee Rascal - Bonkers
2 Jenkins/West/Jones/Gibb - Islands In The Stream
3 Lily Allen - The Fear
4 Lady Gaga - Just Dance
5 Black Eyed Peas - Boom Boom Pow
The top five fastest-selling albums of 2009 so far are:
1 Eminem - Relapse
2 U2 - No Line On The Horizon
3 Lily Allen - It's Not You It's Me
4 Prodigy - Invaders Must Die
5 Ronan Keating - Songs For My Mother