The Prodigy And Kelly Clarkson Top UK Chartsby Contributor | 02 March 2009
Invaders Must Die, the new album by the Prodigy, has topped the UK album charts while Kelly Clarkson's new single hit the top singles spot.
The dance act's first original album since 2001 sold 100,000 copies in its first week on release to become one of the fastest-selling albums of the year.
And after breaking a US record for the highest chart climb, former American Idol winner Clarkson experienced a similar surge in the UK, as her single My Life Would Suck Without You jumped from 103 to number one.
Last week's number one, The Fear by Lily Allen, fell to number five while country star Taylor Swift climbed 19 places and Lady GaGa rose by 12 to claim second and third respectively.
The top ten albums in the UK are: (last week's position
1 The Prodigy: Invaders Must Die (-)
2 Kings of Leon: Only By The Night (1)
3 Lily Allen: It's Not Me, It's You (2)
4 Duffy: Rockferry (4)
5 Lady GaGa: The Fame (7)
6 Elbow: The Seldom Seen Kid (5)
7 Ting Tings: We Started Nothing (8)
8 Take That: The Circus: (16)
9 Fleet Foxes: Fleet Foxes (10)
10 The Killers: Day and Age (6)
The top ten singles in the UK are:
1 Kelly Clarkson: My Life Would Suck Without You
2 Taylor Swift: Love Story
3 Lady GaGa: Poker Face
4 TI feat. Justin Timberlake: Dead and Gone
5 Lily Allen: The Fear
6 Lady GaGa: Just Dance
7 Kings of Leon: Use Somebody
8 Shontelle: T-Shirt
9 Pussycat Dolls feat. Missy Elliott: Whatcha Think About That
10 Alesha Dixon: Breathe Slow