Destiny's Child confirmed its international stature as the hottest thing in crossover R&B with another new entry at No. 1 in the U.K. yesterday (April 22). "Survivor" is the Columbia group's secon
Destiny's Child confirmed its international stature as the hottest thing in crossover R&B with another new entry at No. 1 in the U.K. yesterday (April 22). "Survivor" is the Columbia group's second straight chart-topping single in the region after "Independent Women Pt. 1" last November, and its sixth top-10 British single in a row.
After "Survivor," the next three titles were also new entries, with Ronan Keating's "Lovin' Each Day" (Polydor) just behind at No. 2. The song was written by Gregg Alexander (formerly of the New Radicals) and Rick Nowels, the same team that penned Keating's U.K. No. 1 "Life Is a Rollercoaster" last July. The Boyzone frontman made headlines over the weekend after an interview on BBC1's "Parkinson" chat show, in which he said i t was doubtful he'd work with the Irish boy band again.
U.S. chart sensation O-Town made its British debut at No. 3 with "Liquid Dreams" (J/RCA) and Missy Elliott's "Get Ur Freak On" (Elektra) bowed at No. 4. Additionally, Madonna's "What It Feels Like f or a Girl" (Maverick/Warner Bros.) entered the chart at No. 7, making it her 52nd top-10 U.K. entry.
On the album chart, Stereophonics' "Just Enough Education to Perform" (V2) held off all challengers to start a second week at No.1, with Emma Bunton's solo Virgin debut album "A Girl Like Me" opening at No. 4. Australian band the Avalanches debuted at No. 8 with their XL Recordings/Beggars Banquet debut "Since I Left You." That follows a recent No. 16 entry on the singles chart with the set's title track.
There are no changes at the top of Music & Media's pan-European charts, with Shaggy's "It Wasn't Me" (MCA) ruling the Eurochart Hot 100 Singles survey for a fifth week and Dido's "No Angel" (Cheeky/Arista) making it 10 weeks in charge of the European Top 100 Albums chart. Janet Jackson's Virgin single "All for You" climbed 10-3 and Destiny's Child's "Survivor" leaped 51 places to No. 7. A European repromotion of Shaggy's "Hotshot" album took it back up 47-13..."