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U2 shoot to number one in charts
Irish rock group U2
Vertigo is taken from U2's forthcoming album
Irish rockers U2 have reached number one with the new single Vertigo - taken from their forthcoming album How to Dismantle An Atomic Bomb.

The track knocked rap star Eminem off the top spot and into third place while Destiny's Child stayed at number two.

Boy band Blue came straight in at number four with Curtain Calls with Usher remaining at five with Confessions Part II/Boo.

Christina Aguilera featuring Missy dropped two to six with Car Wash.

Album charts

The top three places in the album charts were all new entries.

Controversial rapper Eminem took the lead with his fourth album Encore in which he speaks out on everything from his unhappy childhood to his contempt for the mainstream media.

The US star knocked classical outfit Il Divo, the latest group from music boss Simon Cowell, off the top spot - they dropped to five with their platinum selling first album Il Divo.

Britney Spears shot in at two with her Greatest Hits album - My Prerogative while Irish boy band Westlife went in at number three.

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