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Sunday, 27 October, 2002, 18:41 GMT
Timberlake fails to top chart
Justin Timberlake
Justin Timberlake: Jackson-influenced track
Justin Timberlake's solo debut has failed to knock rapper Nelly from the top of the UK singles chart.

The N'Sync singer's Like I Love You was heavily tipped to shoot straight to the top of the charts.

But the Michael Jackson-influenced track could not muster enough sales to beat Nelly's worldwide hit Dilemma, which features Destiny's Child singer Kelly Rowland.

Nelly
Nelly stays top of the pile
While N'Sync have achieved huge success in the US, in the UK Timberlake is best known as the former boyfriend of pop superstar Britney Spears.

Boy band Blue's One Love follows behind Timberlake at number three, while novelty hit The Ketchup Song falls to number four.

U2's new single Electrical Storm is the only other new entry in the top ten, at number five.

Other new entries include US rock stalwarts Red Hot Chili Peppers, who come into the chart at number 11 with The Zephyr Song, and Pop Idol contestant Rosie Ribbons, whose track Blink enters at number 12.

Scottish rockers Idlewild, on tour with Coldplay, come into the charts at 26 with Live In A Hiding Place. The band lost bassist Bob Fairfoull on the eve of their tour because of "personal problems".

UK top 10
1: Dilemma - Nelly
2: Like I Love You - Justin Timberlake
3: One Love - Blue
4: The Ketchup Song - Las Ketchup
5: Electrical Storm - U2
6: Nu Flow - Big Brovaz
7: Complicated - Avril Lavigne
8: Just Like A Pill - Pink
9: New Direction - S Club Juniors
10: I'm Right Here - Samantha Mumba
Source: The Official UK Charts Company
On the edge of the chart, 23-piece US choral pop group The Polyphonic Spree enter the chart at number 39 with Hanging Around, following up the success of their album The Beginning Stages Of...

US rock band Foo Fighters enter the album chart at number one with One By One, knocking Pop Idol winner Will Young's From Now On down to number four.

Nelly's Nellyville rises to two, while former Verve singer Richard Ashcroft's Human Comditions is a new entry at number three.

S Club Juniors' Together debuts at number five, while Feeder's album Comfort In Sound enters at number six.

The album marks the Welsh group's comeback following the suicide of drummer Jon Lee in January.

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