The Streets Dominate U.K. Charts
The Streets have the U.K.'s No. 1 single and album, just days after being nominated for the country's prestigious Mercury Music Prize. The Locked On/679 act -- a.k.a. innovative English rapper Mike SkThe Streets have the U.K.'s No. 1 single and album, just days after being nominated for the country's prestigious Mercury Music Prize. The Locked On/679 act -- a.k.a. innovative English rapper Mike Skinner -- saw its album, "A Grand Don't Come For Free," move 2-1 in its 11th week on the British survey, while its second single "Dry Your Eyes" entered the chart at No. 1.
Last week's No. 1 single, "Lola's Theme" by Shapeshifters (Positiva) fell to No. 2. The only other new entry in the top 10 was the remix of Lou Reed's "Satellite of Love" (NuLife/BMG) by London outfit Dab Hands, which came in at No. 10.
Elsewhere on the chart, London-born rapper Estelle's "1980" (J-Did/V2) arrived at No. 14, while another hit for Northern dance label All Around The World landed at No. 19 in the form of "You're Shining" by Styles and Breeze.
The top new entry on the album chart was the Hives' "Tyrannosaurus Hives" (Polydor) at No. 7, the same peak achieved by its predecessor "Your New Favourite Band" in 2002. English R&B singer Jamelia's second album, "Thank You," was the big gainer in the top 20, up 31-14 in its 21st chart week. Van Halen's "The Best of Both Worlds" (Rhino) debuted at No. 15.
Anastacia's self-titled Epic album moves back to No. 1 on the European Top 100 Albums chart, having spent seven consecutive weeks there in April and May. O-Zone's "Dragostea Din Tei" (Media Services/Time/Vale) is in its sixth week at No. 1 on the Eurochart Hot 100 Singles survey.