EMINEM has gone straight into the UK singles chart at Number One today with his comeback single ‘Without Me’.
The first single from his forthcoming album ‘The Eminem Show’, it’s the superstar’s third Number One after his successes with ‘Stan’ and ‘The Real Slim Shady’ and knocked last week’s Number One Liberty X’s ‘Just A Little’ down to Number Two.
Atomic Kitten had the second highest new entry at Number Three with ‘It’s OK’ and former Boyzone frontman Ronan Keating was down two places at Number Four with ‘If Tomorrow Never Comes’.
Fellow countrymen Westlife had their worst chart showing to date however with ‘Bop Bop Baby’ only going in at Number Five.
Latin heartthrob Enrique Iglesias was down three at Number Six with ‘Escape’ and new garage talent Ms Dynamite went straight in at Number Seven with ‘It Takes More’.
There was another new entry at Number Eight from Eurodance stars Ian Van Dahl and ‘Reason’ but ‘What’s Luv’ from Fat Joe Featuring Ashanti was down from four to Number Nine and Aussie soapstar Holly Valance’ was down at Number 10 with ‘Kiss Kiss’.
Elsewhere in the chart, angst-ridden US numetallers Korn went straight into the chart at Number 12 with ‘Here To Stay’ and Rhianna went in at Number 18 with ‘Oh Baby’.
Brit rockers A went in at Number 20 with ‘Starbucks’ and veteran UK folkie Billy Bragg went in at Number 22 with his anti-Jubilee song ‘Take Down The Union Jack’.
There were also new entries for Lauren Waterworth who debuted at Number 24 with ‘Baby Now That I’ve Found You’ and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club went in at Number 27 with ‘Spread Your Love’.
Lower down the charts, DJ Shadow went in at Number 30 with his latest single ‘You Can’t Go Home Again’, The Saw Doctors went in at Number 31 with ‘This Is Me’ and Electric Soft Parade scraped inside the Top 40, going in at Number 39 with ‘Empty At the End’.
In the album charts, Ronan Keating went straight in at Number One with his latest album ‘Destination’, with last week’s Number One, Moby’s ’18’ down at Number Five. ‘Enrique Iglesias’ ‘Escape’ was up one at Number Two and Queen’s Greatest Hits, I, II & III at Number Three.
SIxties survivor Lulu’ went in at Number Four with ‘Together’ and Hundred Reasons went straight in at Number Six with debut album ‘Ideas Above Our Station’.
The rest of the Top 10 saw Mary J Blige at Number Seven, Nickelback at Number Eight, Pink at Number Nine and Kylie at Number 10.