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Sunday, 3 June, 2001, 18:00 GMT 19:00 UK
Shaggy's double whammy
Shaggy
Shaggy: Back at the top with Angel
Reggae singer Shaggy is back at the top of the charts with his new single Angel, toppling DJ Pied Piper's Do You Really Like It after just one week.


I can't complain at all, number one is always a good number

Shaggy
The Jamaican singer - whose real name is Orville Richard Burrell - topped the UK chart in March with his worldwide hit It Wasn't Me, which is still at number 24.

"Hey man, I can't complain at all, number one is always a good number," Shaggy told Radio One when he heard the news.

His Hot Shot album is also number one in the UK, having knocked REM's Reveal down to four.

The success of It Wasn't Me - the year's biggest selling single so far - marked the beginning of a huge turnaround for Shaggy, who had a string of hits in the early 90s but failed to replicate that success until now.

His major chart hit prior to It Wasn't Me was Boombastic in 1995.

New entries

Two other new entries have stormed into the top five: Travis's Sing and Eddie Grant's Electric Avenue.

It is Travis's tenth top 10 single success.

S Club 7's Don't Stop Movin' has slipped down to number four.

Other new entries in the top 20 include Mya's Free at 11, Outkast's So Fresh So Clean at 16, Lisa Roxanne's No Flow at 18 and Ludacris's What's Your Fantasy at 19.

Dido's Thank You slipped five places to number eight, but her album No Angel is still at number two after 33 weeks.

The longest-lasting single in the top 40 is Atomic Kitten's Whole Again - lasting 18 weeks.

See also:

05 Mar 01 | Entertainment
Shaggy storms UK charts
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