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Last Updated: Sunday, 2 November, 2003, 18:54 GMT
REM go top of album chart
 Michael Stipe
REM frontman Michael Stipe is back on top
REM have leapt to the top of the UK album chart with their "best of" collection, In Time.

The US band replaced Dido at number one with the album, which features hits from 1988 to 2003.

Dido's Life For Rent fell to number two after being the fastest-selling UK album ever when it was released four weeks ago.

Girl group Sugababes scored the next highest new entry at number three with their third album, Three.

In the singles chart, rapper Fatman Scoop held on to the top position with Be Faithful.

He managed to hold off Kevin Lyttle's Turn Me On, which climbed to number two.

Four new releases made it into the top 10, including Atomic Kitten's If You Come To Me, which came in at number three. Pink's song Trouble at number seven, and Australian actress-turned-pop star Holly Valance was at number eight with State Of Mind.

Phixx went straight in at number 10 with Hold On Me.

Fame Academy winner David Sneddon, who announced he was quitting the limelight on Friday, saw his song Baby Get Higher limp into the chart at number 38.

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