NUMBER ‘1’ DREAM

The '1' compilation continues to rule the roost in the Billboard Chart...

THE BEATLES remain unshakeable at the summit of the US BILLBOARD album chart as ‘1’ notches up its seventh consecutive week on the top spot.

The compilation featuring all the band’s US and UK Number One singles sold 260,000 copies last week, pushing the total now shifted in the US to over 5.5 million in nine weeks – on top of the 2.1 million sold in the UK.

As with last week, rapper Shaggy maintains second place with ‘Hotshot’.

In the third week of little movement on the chart, only two new albums debuted in the Top 100. The various artist compilation soundtrack for television prison drama ‘Oz’ went in at Number 42, and another various compilation, ‘Pure Jazz’, went in at 91.

One of the biggest climbers this weeks is the soundtrack to the Coen Brothers’ film ‘Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?’ which jumps from 90 to 59, and has now leaped 133 places in a fortnight.