AALIYAH’S TRAGIC TRIUMPH

But the publicity surrounding the R&B star's death had a less notable effect on the UK charts...

AALIYAH‘s third album, first released in July, has reached Number One in the US following her tragic death in a plane crash 12 days ago (August 25).

‘Aaliyah’ originally reached Number Two in the US when it was first released, but has now climbed to Number One posthumously with 305,000 sales last week. Mary J. Blige‘s ‘No More Drama’ went in at Number Two and Slipknot‘s ‘Iowa’ followed at Number Three.

The soundtrack to Aaliyah‘s first major feature film, ‘Romeo Must Die’ – which included her smash hit ‘Try Again’ – went back in the charts at Number 164.

The publicity surrounding the R&B star’s death had a less notable effect on the UK charts. ‘Aaliyah’ went back into the charts at Number 37 following the news of her death.