SEVENTH HEAVEN FOR WESTLIFE

Irish eyes are smiling this morning following the news that the group have scored their seventh consecutive Number One single...

WESTLIFE scored their seventh consecutive Number One single yesterday (November 5) with ‘MY LOVE’, equalling the record for the most consecutive Number One singles, set by THE BEATLES in 1966.

The single knocked last week’s Number One, the Spice Girls’ ‘Holler/Let Love Lead The Way’ down two places to Number Three, with Baha Men climbing back two places to Number Two with ‘Who Let The Dogs Out’.

Speaking to The Sun today (November 6), Westlife’s Kian Egan said: “To get a Number One is always important but to be ranked alongside The Beatles is incredible.”

Other high new entries in the Top Ten this week come from BBC TV characters The Tweenies with their single ‘Number One’, which entered the chart at Number Six, Nelly, whose ‘Country Grammar’ entered at Number Seven, Christina Aguilera’s ‘Come On Over Baby’ at Number Eight and Kandi’s ‘Don’t Think I’m Not’ at Number Nine. The new single by Limp Bizkit, ‘My Generation’, entered the chart at Number 15.

In the album charts, U2 equalled the success of their ‘Beautiful Day’ single by entering the album chart at Number One with their new LP ‘All That You Can’t Leave Behind’. U2 knocked Texas’ ‘Greatest Hits’ down one place to Number Two, while other high new entries come from ‘Blur – The Best Of’ at Number Three and ‘Buzz’ by Steps at Number Four.

Visit NME.COM later in the morning for a full round-up of this week’s new releases, as well as the latest on the chart battle between Westlife and the Spice Girls for the top spot in the album charts.