[an error occurred while processing this directive]
BBC News
watch One-Minute World News
Last Updated: Monday, 7 November 2005, 08:48 GMT
Westlife celebrate chart double
The Irish Boy band are the fifth biggest selling act in the UK this century
Boy band Westlife's latest album has joined their single You Raise Me Up at the top of the charts.

The Irish act held on to number one in the singles chart for a second week and saw their album Face to Face push Robbie Williams off the top spot.

US rapper Pharrell was the highest new entry, at number three with Can I Have It Like That, featuring Gwen Stefani.

We Laughed, a song written by a single mother with cancer, with music by Billy Bragg was a new entry at number 11.

Maxine Edgington performed and wrote We Laughed, to celebrate her close relationship with daughter Jessica, 16.

Bragg put her lyrics to music as part of a workshop at the hospice in Dorset where she is being treated.

13 number ones

Westlife were recently revealed to be the fifth biggest selling act in the UK since 2000.

You Raise Me Up is their 13th number one single.

Among the other new entries in the singles chart, R&B star Craig David was at number four with Don't Love You No More and Goldfrapp's single Number 1 was in at number nine.

Sheffield rock group Arctic Monkeys remain at number two in the chart with I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor, while Kate Bush's first single in 12 years, King of the Mountain, dropped four places to number eight.

In the album charts, Rod Stewart claimed third spot with his new collection, Thanks For The Memory - Great American Songbook 4, and soprano Katherine Jenkins, entered at number four with Living A Dream.

Westlife score 13th chart topper
30 Oct 05 |  Entertainment
Arctic Monkeys' debut tops charts
23 Oct 05 |  Entertainment
Sugababes secure UK chart double
16 Oct 05 |  Entertainment
Pussycats stay on top of charts
25 Sep 05 |  Entertainment


The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites


Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific