REM knock Duffy from album chart summit

Estelle holds onto single number one

Veteran stars R.E.M have scored a UK number one today (April 6) with their 14th studio album ‘Accelerate’.

They take over from Duffy who had been at the peak for four weeks.

On the single countdown Estelle‘s collaboration with Kanye West, ‘American Boy’, tops the chart for the third week in a row. Returning indie scamps Kooks head into the top 10 at three with ‘Always Where I Need To Be’ while the traffic stopping Mariah Carey enters at six with ‘Touch My Body’.

Meanwhile, The Courteneers are at 19 with, ironically, ‘Not Nineteen Forever’.

Back on the album countdown, Estelle is the only new entry on the top 10 at six with ‘Shine’ while Gnarls Barley enter at 19 with ‘The Odd Couple’ and The Black Keys much vaunted ‘Attack & Release enters at 34.

The Top Ten UK singles are:

1 Estelle Feat. Kanye West – ‘American Boy’

2 Flo Rida Feat. T-Pain – ‘Low’

3 Kooks – ‘Always Where I Need To Be’

4 Sam Sparro – ‘Black And Gold’

5 Duffy – ‘Mercy’

6 Mariah Carey – ‘Touch My Body’

7 Leona Lewis – ‘Better In Time/Footprints In The Sand’

8 Madonna Feat. Justin Timberlake – ‘Minutes’

9 Chris Brown – ‘With You’

10 Nickelback – ‘Rockstar’

The Top Ten UK albums are:

1 REM – ‘Accelerate’

2 Duffy – ‘Rockferry’

3 Leona Lewis – ‘Spirit’

4 Nickelback – ‘All The Right Reasons’

5 OneRepublic – ‘Dreaming Out Loud’

6 Estelle – ‘Shine’

7 Amy Winehouse – ‘Back To Black: The Deluxe Edition’

8 James Blunt – ‘All The Lost Souls’

9 Michael Jackson – ‘Thriller 25’

10 The Raconteurs – ‘Consolers Of The Lonely’