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Monday, 27 November, 2000, 14:18 GMT
UK chart-toppers mirror US
Destiny's Child
Destiny's Child: Number one in the US for three weeks
Destiny's Child's number one in the UK charts means the UK and US share the same number one single and album for the first time in 17 years.

The song, Independent Woman, from the movie Charlie's Angels, has already been number one for the past three weeks in the US.

Meanwhile, in the album charts, The Beatles continue to hold on to the top of the UK and US album charts with the collection of their greatest hits, called 1.

The last time both countries shared the number one single and album was in March 1983.

Beatles fans
Beatles fans worldwide have put the Fab Four back at number one

Then, Michael Jackson had the best-selling single with Billie Jean and the top album Thriller.

Destiny's Child, based in Houston, Texas, beat off competition from new releases by Craig David and Ronan Keating to take the number one in the UK.

The all-girl band has already enjoyed chart success with singles Say My Name and Jumpin' Jumpin'.

The excitement surrounding Charlie's Angels the movie has no doubt fuelled the group's latest hit.

The movie stars Cameron Diaz, Lucy Liu and Drew Barrymore and is based on the hit 70s TV series of the same name.

The film went straight to number one in the US box office chart when released on 4 November.

Micheal Jackson
Michael Jackson topped both album and single charts 17 years ago
Early indications suggest it will live up to expectations in the UK too and emerge as the number one movie following its release on Friday.

In the album charts, Destiny's Child has sold six million copies worldwide of current release The Writing's on the Wall.

The Beatles album features 27 of the Fab Four's UK and US hit singles.

It has been at number one in the UK album charts for two weeks.

In the US, the album also went straight in at number one last Wednesday after selling nearly 595,000 copies in its first week of release.

It is the number one record in 15 other countries, including Japan Germany, France, Canada and Australia.

Worldwide, the album has sold in excess of 2m copies.

See also:

23 Nov 00 | Entertainment
Beatles top US album chart
22 Nov 00 | Entertainment
Destiny's Child head for No 1
13 Nov 00 | Entertainment
Angels triumph over Sandler's devil
14 Aug 00 | New Music Releases
CD Review: Craig David
13 Nov 00 | New Music Releases
CD Review: The Beatles
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