HEAR’SAY TOP ALBUMS AND SINGLES CHART

Hear'say celebrate double-whammy at the top of the singles and albums chart...

HEAR’SAY have held the top spot in this week’s UK charts for a third week running with ‘PURE AND SIMPLE’, and become the first band to hold the top album and singles positions with their debut releases, after ‘POPSTARS’ went straight in at Number One, as predicted.

The week’s highest new entry in the singles chart was snagged by Crazy Town, whose ‘Butterfly’ flapped in at Number Three behind Shaggy‘s ‘It Wasn’t Me’, still at Number Two.

Gorillaz stepped up two places from Six to Number Four with ‘Clint Eastwood’, while Westlife slipped to Number Five from Three with ‘Uptown Girl’.

The second of this week’s two new entries in the Top 10 was from M&S Pres The Girl Next Door, who went in at Six with ‘Salsoul Nugget (If You Wanna)’.

There was a shock for Britney Spears, who failed to breach the Top Ten, her ‘Don’t Let Me Be The Last To Know’ only managing to debut at Number 12, behind Chante Moore‘s ‘Straight Up’ at 11. Hotly tipped Aussies The Avalanches‘ ‘Since I Left You’ debuted at Number 16, while the Bee Gees had a new entry at 18 with ‘This Is Where I Came In’, followed at 19 by Ocean Colour Scene with ‘Up On The Down Side’ and Architechs at 20 with ‘Show Me The Money’.

Hi Gate entered at Number 25 with ‘Gonna Work It Out’.

In the albums chart, Gorillaz‘ eponymous debut album went in at Number Three and Rod Stewart went in at Number Nine with ‘Human’.