'Ghetto Gospel' beats Mariah Carey...

Rapper 2PAC has beaten the challenge of MARIAH CAREY to stay on top of the UK singles chart.

In a close battle for the Number One spot, the rapper, who died in 1996, remains at the top of the charts with ‘Ghetto Gospel’. Carey’s new single ’We Belong Together’ is the highest new entry at Number Two.

Elsewhere in the chart Rachel Stevens has a Top Ten hit with ’So Good’ and Kanye West’s comeback single ’Diamonds From Sierra Leone’ enters the chart at Number eight.

This week’s Top Ten singles are:

1. 2Pac featuring Elton John – ‘Ghetto Gospel’

2. Mariah Carey – ‘We Belong Together’

3. James Blunt – ‘You’re Beautiful’

4. Charlotte Church – ‘Crazy Chick’

5. Kelly Clarkson – ‘Since U Been Gone’

6. Crazy Frog – ‘Axel F’

7. MVP – ‘Roc Ya Body (Mic Check 1)’

8. Kanye West – ‘Diamonds From Sierra Leone’

9. Audio Bullys featuring Nancy Sinatra – ‘Shot You Down’

10. Rachel Stevens – ‘So Good’

In the albums chart, Coldplay’s ‘X&Y’ has been knocked off the top by James Blunt’’s ’Back To Bedlam’.