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Madonna celebrates UK number one

Madonna's third greatest hits album, Celebration, has topped the UK album chart in its first week of release.

Collecting together hits like Hung Up and Like A Virgin, the retrospective marks the end of the star's 27-year relationship with record label Warners.

The singer signed a $120m (£75m) deal with Live Nation in 2007. Celebration is her 11th number one in the UK.

In the singles chart, Taio Cruz spends a second consecutive week at the top - the first act to do so since July.

Since then, seven different records have made an appearance at number one, with the Black Eyed Peas' Boom Boom Pow claiming the crown on two separate occasions.

Cruz's Break Your Heart ends that run, giving the London-born singer the biggest hit of his career to date.

Taio Cruz
1. Taio Cruz - Break Your Heart (pictured)
2. David Guetta feat Akon - Sexy Chick
3. Jay-Z feat Alicia Keys - Empire State Of Mind
4. Shakira - She Wolf
5. Jay-Z feat Rihanna and Kanye West - Run This Town
Source: Official UK Charts Company

The top 10 is peppered with album tracks this week, as music lovers cherry pick songs from newly-released albums by Jay-Z and Dizzee Rascal.

Jay-Z's duet with Alicia Keys, Empire State Of Mind, is at number three, while Dizzee Rascal's cover of 1990s dance classic Dirty Cash (Money Talks) makes its first appearance at number 10.

Further down the chart, former Eurovision hopeful Jade Ewen scores her second solo hit of the year as My Man debuts at 35 - a placing that may reinforce the wisdom of her decision to join the Sugababes this week.

However, despite the acres of coverage given to the Sugababes split this week, the band have not seen a sales jump for their current single.

Get Sexy, the last record to feature founder-member Keisha Buchanan, drops five places to number 15.

1. Madonna - Celebration
2. Muse - The Resistance
3. Dizzee Rascal - Tongue N' Cheek
4. Mika - The Boy Who Knew Too Much
5. Peter Andre - Elevation
Source: Official UK Charts Company

Back in the albums chart, there are top 10 new entries for Dizzee Rascal, Mika, Cliff Richard and the Shadows and Pearl Jam.

In one of the busiest weeks for new CDs this year, there are also chart debuts for albums by Madness, Richard Hawley, Tommy Steele and Michael Bolton.

Last week's number one, Muse's The Resistance, drops to number two.

And, two weeks after the much-vaunted release of the remastered Beatles back catalogue, all but three of the Fab Four's records have dropped out of the top 40.

Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band is the highest-placed reissue, at 31, followed by Abbey Road at 33 and Revolver at 40.

Earlier this week, EMI Records said the re-released albums had sold 2.25m copies in North America, Japan and the UK during their first five days on sale.

-- Edited by twain2country on Sunday 27th of September 2009 05:06:01 PM

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