USHER TOPS CHART

While George Michael scores best selling album of the week...

R ‘n’ B veteran Usher is at the top of the UK single chart tonight (March 21) with comeback single ‘Yeah’.

He sees off strong competition from last week’s number one ‘Cha Cha Slide’ by DJ Casper, which slips to number two, Will Young’s ‘Your Game’, which enters at three and ‘She Wants To Move’ by N*E*R*D at five.

There are few other new entries on the top 20. Nelly Furtado takes a bow at 15 with ‘Try’ while, Katie Melua, the biggest selling artist in the UK in 2003, sneaks in at 19 with ‘Call Off The Search’.

There is just one other new entry on the top 30. Newcomers The Killers enter at 28 with ‘Somebody Told Me’.

On down the chart, electronic pioneers Kraftwerk, currently on a UK tour, score a hit at 33 with ‘Aerodynamik’, just ahead of Mark Joesph at 34 with ‘Bring Back The Memories’.

The battle between the old guard on the album chart is won by George Michael who debuts at number one with ‘Patience’, just ahead of Guns n’ Roses at two with their Greatest Hits. The top 10 remains a mire of easy listening – Engelbert Humperdink, Barry Manilow, Lionel Ritchie, Daniel O’Donnell and Norah Jones just won’t go away.