SHAGGY RETURNS IN STYLE

'It Wasn't Me' sells 345,000 copies in a week and goes to Number One...

SHAGGY’s sensational return to the UK charts is complete, with his new single ‘IT WASN’T ME’ entering at Number One.

The single looks set to be one of the most successful of the year, and has sold 345,000 copies in its first week alone. That figure has eclipsed the Manic Street Preachers, whose sister singles ‘So Why So Sad’ and ‘Found That Soul’ entered the chart at Numbers Eight and Nine respectively.

Speaking to Radio 1 this evening about his success, Shaggy said: “What can I say – we make hits! Big up to my UK people, what can I say? Blimey!”

This week’s Top Ten singles are: 1. Shaggy – ‘It Wasn’t Me’

2. Atomic Kitten – ‘Whole Again’

3. OutKast – ‘Ms Jackson’

4. Ricky Martin with Christina Aguilera – ‘Nobody Wants To Be Lonely’

5. Nelly Furtado – ‘I’m Like A Bird’

6. Wheatus – ‘Teenage Dirtbag’

7. Samantha Mumba – ‘Always Come Back To Your Love’

8. Manic Street Preachers – ‘So Why So Sad’

9. Manic Street Preachers – ‘Found That Soul’

10. Dido – ‘Here With Me’

Other new entries this week come from Kaci, whose single ‘Paradise’ is at Number Eleven, Mario Piu with DJ Arabesque’s ‘The Vision’ is at Number Sixteen and Human Nature’s ‘He Don’t Love You’ is at Number Eighteen.

Elsewhere, Caprice’s single ‘Once Around The Sun’ is at Number 24, and Divine Comedy’s ‘Love What You Do’ is at Number 26.

For the full Top 100 singles, visit the Chart section of NME.COM now. NME.COM is the only website in the world to provide the Top 100 singles, the second they’re out, at 7pm UK time every Sunday.