Ghanaian-born, east London-based "grime" artist Tinchy Stryder scored his first U.K. No. 1 single yesterday, debuting at the top with the aptly-titled "Number 1" (4th & Broadway/Universal Island), featuring London hip-hop act N-Dubz. Lady Gaga's "The Fame" (Interscope/Universal) tops the album chart for a fourth week.
Stryder only departs the top 40 this week with his previous hit "Take Me Back," featuring Taio Cruz, which reached No. 3 in February. The new track succeeded Calvin Harris' "I'm Not Alone" (Columbia/Sony BMG), which had two weeks at No. 1. That moved down to No. 3 as La Roux's "In For The Kill" (Polydor/Universal) got a second week in runner-up spot. Eminem's "We Made You" (Interscope/Universal) climbed 8-5 and Lily Allen's "Not Fair" (Regal/Parlophone/EMI) 10-9.
There was a No. 12 entry for "Rubber Lover" (14th Floor/Warner Music) by Marmaduke Duke, a Scottish rock duo and spinoff from the groups Biffy Clyro and Sucioperro. Their second album "Duke Pandemonium" is due next month. Pink's "Please Don't Leave Me" (RCA/Sony BMG) climbed 23-13 and Miley Cyrus' "The Climb" (Hollywood/EMI) 24-16.
"Warrior's Dance" (Takemetothehospital), the Prodigy's follow-up to February's No. 4 hit "Omen," climbed 56-18, and there was a No. 20 debut for "Return The Favor" (Interscope/Universal) by Keri Hilson featuring Timbaland.
Lady Gaga's album stayed ahead of a No. 2 debut for Depeche Mode's "Sounds Of The Universe" (Mute/EMI), which became their 15th U.K. top ten album. Beyoncé climbed back 7-3 with "I Am...Sasha Fierce" (Columbia/Sony BMG) and the Prodigy's "Invaders Must Die" 10-6. London trio the Noisettes landed a No. 7 debut with their second album "Wild Young Hearts" (Vertigo/Universal), which contains the recent No. 2 single "Don't Upset The Rhythm."
Lady Gaga is also celebrating a European chart double: "The Fame" reached the Top 100 Albums summit after five weeks at No. 2, while "Poker Face" is in a ninth week at No. 1 on Eurochart Hot 100 Singles.
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