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The Eagles scored their first-ever U.K. No. 1 album yesterday (Nov. 4) as "Long Road Out of Eden," released in the territory by Polydor, debuted at the top ahead of Britney Spears' "Blackout" (Jive).The Eagles scored their first-ever U.K. No. 1 album yesterday (Nov. 4) as "Long Road Out of Eden," released in the territory by Polydor, debuted at the top ahead of Britney Spears' "Blackout" (Jive). On the singles survey, Leona Lewis began a second week at No. 1 with "Bleeding Love" (Syco Music/Sony BMG).
The Eagles' first studio album in 28 years extends their run of U.K. hit albums to 33 years, since "On The Border" debuted in 1974. The band's previous best ranking in Britain for a studio album was No. 2 for 1976's "Hotel California." The new double CD outflanked Spears' new release, which came in at No. 2. Last week's bestseller, the Hoosiers' "The Trick To Life" (RCA), fell to No. 3.
Robert Plant & Alison Krauss' "Raising Sand" collaboration (Decca/Rounder) debuted at No. 4, a career peak for Krauss, while Arista's new "Ultimate Collection" by Whitney Houston opened at No. 5. Easy listening singers Daniel O'Donnell and Mary Duff enjoyed a No. 6 entry with their "Together Again" set (Rosette), while Queen's "Rock Montreal" (Parlophone) came in at No. 20.
On the singles chart, Lewis stayed ahead of Take That's "Rule the World" (Polydor), which held at No. 2, while Irish chart regulars Westlife racked up another hit as "Home" (S/Sony BMG) arrived at No. 3. "Apologize" (Blackground/Interscope) by Timbaland presents OneRepublic climbed 7-4.
Outside the top 10, there was a 29-12 climb for Samim's "Heater" (Data), a club success in Ibiza this summer, and a No. 15 entry for last Monday's Elvis Presley reissue, "Viva Las Vegas" (RCA). British rock band Koopa entered at No. 16 with "The Crash" (Juxtaposition). The group made history in January this year when new chart rules allowed their "Blag, Steal or Borrow" to become the first single to reach the top 40 on download sales alone.
Swedish star Robyn arrived at No. 17 with "Handle Me" (Konichiwa), and multi-million-selling British R&B artist Craig David opened at No. 19 with "Hot Stuff (Let's Dance)" (Warner Bros.), the David Bowie-sampling first single from his fourth album, "Trust Me."
Katie Melua's third album, "Pictures" (Dramatico), is up 3-1 in its fourth week on European Top 100 Albums. There's a new leader on Eurochart Hot 100 Singles, too, where Rihanna's "Don't Stop The Music" (SRP/Def Jam) races 8-1.