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George Michael tops album charts
George Michael
George Michael began his music career in the pop duo Wham
George Michael, who recently called an end to his recording career, has topped the album charts with Patience.

Earlier this month, the star announced he would never make another album for sale in record shops because he neither needs the cash nor wants the attention.

The 40-year-old singer, who knocked Katie Melua off the top spot, plans to release future tracks online.

Guns N' Roses' Greatest Hits joined the album charts at number two, while R&B star Usher topped the singles charts.

Easy listening

Usher beat former Pop Idol Will Young to the top of the charts with his latest track Yeah, featuring Lil' Jon and Ludacris.

Young's single Your Game has failed to live up to the success of Leave Right Now which topped the charts in December 2003, entering the charts at number three behind DJ Casper.

Britney Spears' Toxic fell to number four, with a new entry from Nerd - She Wants To Move - rounding up the top five.

Katie Melua's new single, also called Call Off The Search, only made number 19 in the singles charts.

Fellow jazz contemporary Norah Jones, and Engelbert Humperdinck, retained their hold in the top five of the album charts, proving the easy listening trend is still going strong.


SEE ALSO:
George Michael shuns music industry
11 Mar 04  |  Entertainment
Review: George Michael's Patience
17 Mar 04  |  Entertainment
Conquering the chart the easy way
16 Mar 04  |  Entertainment


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