Aguilera, Jones Control U.K. Charts Again

Christina Aguilera and Norah Jones retained respective leadership of the U.K. singles and album charts, released yesterday (March 9). Aguilera's "Beautiful" (RCA) notched a second week on top, as she

Christina Aguilera and Norah Jones retained respective leadership of the U.K. singles and album charts, released yesterday (March 9). Aguilera's "Beautiful" (RCA) notched a second week on top, as she also climbed four positions to a new peak of No. 2 with her RCA album "Stripped. Jones' "Come Away With Me" (Blue Note/Parlophone) is No. 1 for a second-straight week.

Parlophone now has two of the U.K.'s top three albums, as Coldplay moved 4-3 with "A Rush of Blood to the Head," and parent company EMI three of the top four, with Turin Brakes' "Ether Song" (Source) a new entry at No. 4.

Other top-20 arrivals on the album chart were Moloko's "Statues" (Echo) at No. 18 and "Us" (Blanco Y Negro) by Mull Historical Society, the recording identity of Scottish modern rock artist Colin McIntyre, at No. 19. That's a marked improvement on the performance of the act's 2001 predecessor, "Loss," which spent a lone week at No. 43. Also arriving on the chart was the new double CD compilation "The Essential Ozzy Osbourne" (Epic) at No. 21.

Below Aguilera on the singles survey, Danni Minogue's "I Begin To Wonder" (London) entered at No. 2. It was the best ever showing for the sister of Kylie Minogue, whose chart career has not quite scaled the heights of her sibling but now spans 12 years in the U.K., beginning with 1991's No. 8 hit "Love and Kisses."

Eminem's "Sing for the Moment" (Interscope/Polydor) came in at No. 6 and "Work It" by Nelly featuring Justin Timberlake (Fo' Reel/Universal-Island) at No. 7. Scottish singer-writer Darius scored his third top-10 single with "Incredible" (Mercury) at No. 9, and Liverpool modern rock outfit the Coral reached the top-10 for the first time with "Don't Think You're the First" (Deltasonic) at No. 10.

On Music & Media's Eurochart Hot 100 Singles tally, t.A.T.u.'s "All the Things She Said" (Interscope) is in its fifth week at No. 1, while Jones' "Come Away With Me" climbs from No. 6 to the summit of the European Top 100 Albums chart in its 44th week on the list.