Shakira, Lostprophets Overtake U.K. Charts
"Hips Don't Lie" (Epic) by Shakira featuring Wyclef Jean, already a major hit in many European territories, climbed 2-1 on the new U.K. singles chart."Hips Don't Lie" (Epic) by Shakira featuring Wyclef Jean, already a major hit in many European territories, climbed 2-1 on the new U.K. singles chart, while Welsh rock band Lostprophets reached a new career peak as their third album, "Liberation Transmission," debuted at No.1.
Although there were no top 10 debuts on the singles chart, three songs climbed into the upper reaches, led by "Buttons" (A&M) by Pussycat Dolls featuring Snoop Dogg, which moved 11-3 and prompted a 23-7 climb for their "PCD" album. Ne-Yo's "Sexy Love" (Def Jam) jumped 21-5 and English rockers the Kooks improved 14-7 with "She Moves in Her Own Way" (Virgin).
The highest new entry, at No. 13, was "Smile" (Regal Recordings) by Lily Allen, a teenage rapper and daughter of English actor and comic Keith Allen. Like Allen's single, Razorlight's "In the Morning" (Vertigo) debuted on download sales only at No. 15.
Lostprophets' impressive album chart debut follows the No. 8 ranking last week for their first single "Rooftops (A Liberation Broadcast)." The band reached No. 4 with their previous album, "Start Something," in 2004.
The Zutons climbed 8-5 with their second album, "Tired of Hanging Around" (Deltasonic), while Rihanna's "A Girl Like Me" (Def Jam) improved 19-10.
British band Keane followed up their No. 4 debut on The Billboard 200 with "Under The Iron Sea" (Universal Island) by securing a second week atop the European Top 100 Albums chart. "Hips Don't Lie" tops he Eurochart Hot 100 Singles tally for the fourth consecutive and sixth aggregate week.