Timbaland knocks Rihanna off the top spot

Kate Nash holds on in this week's UK singles chart

US super-producer-cum-solo star Timbaland has knocked Rihanna’s ‘Umbrella’ off the top of the UK singles chart with his single, ‘The Way I Are’.

The single, which debuted in the charts last Sunday (July 22) at Number Four, prevented Rihanna from registering an eleventh week at the top.

This week’s NME cover star Kate Nash has finally got ahead of the R&B star, with ‘Foundations’ staying firm at in the Number Two slot.


A notable new entry in today’s chart includes the Manic Street Preachers at Number Ten with ‘Autumnsong’.

The top ten UK singles this week are:

1. Timbaland Ft Keri Hilson – ‘The Way I Are’

2. Kate Nash – ‘Foundations’

3. Rihanna Ft Jay-Z – ‘Umbrella’

4. Fergie – ‘Big Girls Don’t Cry’


5. Enrique Iglesias – ‘Do You Know’

6. Hoosiers – ‘Worried About Ray’

7. Avril Lavigne – ‘When You’re Gone’

8. Groove Armada – ‘Song For Mutya’

9. Mika – ‘Big Girl (You Are Beautiful)’

10. Manic Street Preachers – ‘Autumnsong’

Arctic Monkeys, currently busy playing the second of two huge shows at the Lancashire Country Cricket Ground, saw their single ‘Fluorescent Adolescent’ drop from Number Five to Number 14.

Jack Penate, who appears on this week’s NME cover alongside Kate Nash, saw his single ‘Torn On The Platform’ fall from Number 17 to Number 24. ‘Had Enough’ by The Enemy fell from 20 to 37.

Today’s new album chart saw reality TV star Paul Potts retain the Nmber One slot with his debut album, ‘One Chance’. Timbaland’s ‘Shock Value’ album rose two places to Number Two.

Kings Of Leon also registered a rise in the charts, with their third album, ‘Because Of The Times’ rising from Number Seven to Number Four following a recent UK tour and a storming performance at the Benicassim festival in Spain, watched by many Brits.