R.E.M.'s 'Best' Unseats Dido On U.K. Chart
R.E.M. brought Dido's four-week run at No. 1 on the U.K. album chart to an end yesterday (Nov. 2), as the group's "In Time -- The Best of 1988-2003" compilation (Warner Bros.) became its sixth BritishR.E.M. brought Dido's four-week run at No. 1 on the U.K. album chart to an end yesterday (Nov. 2), as the group's "In Time -- The Best of 1988-2003" compilation (Warner Bros.) became its sixth British chart-topper. Meanwhile on the singles chart, "Be Faithful" by Fatman Scoop featuring Crooklyn Clan (Def Jam U.K./Mercury) started a second week at the top.
As Dido's "Life for Rent" (Cheeky/Arista) fell to No. 2 on the album chart, Sugababes scored a No. 3 debut with "Three" (Universal Island), which follows their recent chart-topping single "Hole in the Head." English jazz newcomer Jamie Cullum, who entered the list at No. 22 last week with his first Universal Classics & Jazz album "Twenty Something," saw it shoot up to No. 5 following an appearance on the BBC1 talk show "Parkinson."
Welsh-born bass-baritone operatic star Bryn Terfel had a No. 12 entry for his new Deutsche Grammophon album "Bryn," while the Beautiful South's "Gaze" (Go! Discs), the British group's first album since 2000's "Painting It Red," opened at No. 14. Pop chanteuse Sophie Ellis Bextor arrived at No. 19 with her sophomore album, "Shoot From the Hip" (Polydor).
The highest new entry on the singles survey was "If You Come Back To Me" (Innocent/Virgin) at No. 3 by Atomic Kitten, consistent U.K. hitmakers since 1999. Pink's "Trouble" (Arista) opened at No. 7, followed by Australian songstress Holly Valance's "State of Mind" (London) at No. 8. "Hold on Me" by Phixx (Concept), the five unsuccessful male finalists in last year's "Popstars: The Rivals" U.K. TV show, came in at No. 10.
The Dido set maintains the top spot for a fourth week on the European Top 100 Albums chart, while Black Eyed Peas' "Where Is The Love" (A&M) is No. 1 for a fifth week on the Eurochart Hot 100 Singles tally.