ALL SAINTS GO IN AT NUMBER ONE

'Black Coffee' does what 'Pure Shores' did before it...

All Saints are this week’s UK Number One, with their new single ‘BLACK COFFEE’ knocking MARIAH CAREY and WESTLIFE‘s ‘AGAINST ALL ODDS’ from the top spot.

The single is the fifth chart-topper for the group, who most recently reached Number One with the single ‘Pure Shores’, taken from the soundtrack to the film ‘The Beach’.

Speaking to Radio 1 following the chart run-down, All Saints vocalist Shaznay Lewis said it was “good to know all the hard work had paid off”. She added that the rest of the group were going for a West Indian meal to celebrate this evening.

Shaznay joked that the rest of the year would be “promo hell” for the girls, who release their new album ‘Saints and Sinners’ later in the month. The band are also scheduled to record a video for the second single from the album, although Lewis did not reveal what it would be.

In other chart news, controversial rapper Eminem followed up the success of his last single ‘The Real Slim Shady’, by entering the charts at Number Eight with ‘The Way I Am’. Other new entries in the Top Ten came from Whitney Houston with ‘Could I Have This Kiss Forever’, while Texas entered the chart at Number Six with ‘In Demand’. The second highest new entry of the week came from Delerium, with the re-released ‘Silence’. The track only managed to reach Number 73 on its original release last summer.

The UK Top Ten runs: 1. All Saints – ‘Black Coffee’ 2. Mariah Carey & Westlife – ‘Against All Odds’ 3. Delerium featuring Sarah McLachlan – ‘Silence’ 4. Architechs – ‘Body Groove’ 5. Zombie Nation – ‘Kernkraft 400’ 6. Texas – ‘In Demand’ 7. Whitney Houston – ‘Could I Have This Kiss Forever’ 8. Eminem – ‘The Way I Am’ 9. Anastacia – ‘I’m Outta Love’ 10. Modjo – ‘Lady (Hear Me Tonight)’