Eminem scores second week at Number One with ‘Recovery’

Katy Perry also holds on to the top spot in UK singles chart

Eminem and Katy Perry have topped the UK album and singles chart for the second week running.

The rapper’s new LP ‘Recovery’ fought off stiff competition from Scissor Sisters‘ third album ‘Night Work’, which is the highest new entry at Number Two.

As predicted earlier this week, a number of artists also benefitted in sales from appearances at last weekend’s Glastonbury festival with headliners Gorillaz seeing their latest album ‘Plastic Beach’ climbing from 24 to 12, Muse‘s album ‘The Resistance’ jumping from 62 to 13, and Stevie Wonder‘s ‘The Definitive Collection’ jumping from 57 to 16, according to the Official Charts Company.

In the singles chart Perry‘s ‘California Gurls’ featuring Snoop Dogg outsold her nearest rival, B.o.B‘s ‘Airplanes’.

Elsewhere, Plan B is in at 36 with new single ‘Prayin’.

The UK Top 10 singles are:

1. Katy Perry – ‘California Gurls’ (feat. Snoop Dogg)
2. B.o.B – ‘Airplanes’ (feat. Hayley Williams)
3. Kylie Minogue – ‘All The Lovers’
4. Enrique Iglesias – ‘I Like It’ (feat. Pitbull)
5. K’Naan – ‘Wavin’ Flag’
6. Eminem – ‘I Love The Way You Lie’ (feat. Rihanna)
7. Lady Gaga – ‘Alejandro’
8. Example – ‘Kickstarts’
9. Kelly Rowland – ‘Commander’ (feat. David Guetta)
10. Eminem – ‘Not Afraid’

The UK Top 10 albums are:

1. Eminem – ‘Recovery’
2. Scissor Sisters – ‘Night Work’
3. Alicia Keys – ‘The Element Of Freedom’
4. Plan B – ‘The Defamation Of Strickland Banks’
5. Oasis – ‘Time Flies… Singles 1994-2009’
6. Black Eyed Peas – ‘The End’
7. Lady Gaga – ‘The Fame’
8. Mumford & Sons – ‘Sigh No More’
9. Example – ‘Won’t Go Quietly’
10. David Guetta – ‘One Love’