The Beatles' '1' compilation knocks the Backstreet Boys off the top of the American charts...

The incredible success of THE BEATLES ‘1’ is continuing as it has returned to the top of the US album charts.

‘1’ sold more than 670,000 last week to knock Backstreet Boys ‘Black & Blue’ into second place on the Billboard 200. ‘1’ has now topped sales of more than 2.5 million in the US.

Meanwhile, British teen sensation Charlotte Church has leaped into the Top Ten. Her ‘Dream A Dream’ moved from 16 to seven having sold 204,000 copies. The Baha Men re-entered the Top Ten as ‘Who Let The Dogs Out?’ moved from 12 to nine.


Rage Against The Machine’s ‘Renegades’, their album of covers featuring tracks by, amongst others, Bob Dylan, Cypress Hill and the MC5, was the highest new entry at 14. Jay-Z cohort Memphis Bleek went in at Number 16 with ‘The Understanding’, ten places ahead of DJ Funkmaster Flex at 26 with ‘Volume IV: The Mix Tape’.

In a slow week for new entries, three live albums also entered the top 200 this week. Former Pink Floyd man Roger Waters went to Number 136 with ‘In The Flesh’, Alice In Chains’ ‘Live’ entered at Number 142 while Neil Young’s ‘Road Rock Vol. 1: Friends & Relatives’ could only manage Number 169.

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