SHAGGY has tonight (June 10) held on to the top position in the UK singles charts with ‘ANGEL’, the second single from his current album ‘HOT SHOT’.
The former US Marine, with vocal help from Rayvon, sold another 101,000 copies of the track to beat off stiff competition from the likes of Faithless, who went straight in at Number Three with ‘We Come 1’, the highest new entry on the charts, and Steps, who went straight in at Number Four with their double a-side single ‘Here And Now/You’ll Be Sorry’.
Meanwhile, DJ Pied Piper And The Masters Of Ceremonies stayed at Number Two, and Brandy & Ray J went straight in at Number Five with their version of Phil Collins’ hit ‘Another Day In Paradise’, the first track from ‘Urban Renewal’, the album of hiphop covers of songs by the former Genesis frontman, which is released on June 18.
Other high new entries included Basement Jaxx with ‘Romeo’, their first single for more than a year, which went straight in at Number Six, and former Wet Wet Wet frontman Marti Pellow who went straight into the charts at Number Nine with his debut solo single ‘Close To You’.
Elsewhere, Muse crashed into the charts at Number 12 with ‘New Born’, their second single from soon to be released new album ‘Origin Of Symmetry’ and Mel B scored a Number 13 new entry with ‘Lullaby’, the single devoted to her young daughter Phoenix Chi.
Manic Street Preachers managed to go into the charts at Number 15 with ‘Ocean Spray’, the latest single from their current album ‘Know Your Enemy’ and Boris Dlugosh & Roisin Murphy went straight in at Number 16 with their dance anthem ‘Never Enough’.
In the lower reaches of the charts, All Seeing I side project I Monster went in at Number 20 with ‘Daydream In Blue’, Delirious? went in at Number 26 with ‘Waiting For The Summer’, Dinah Carroll managed a new entry at Number 39 with ‘Someone Like You’ and Bran Van 3000 feat Curtis Mayfield had a new entry at Number 40 with ‘Astounded’.
In the albums chart, Radiohead went straight in at Number One as expected with ‘Amnesiac’.
Click back to NME.COM tomorrow for the runners and riders in next week’s charts.