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Akon topples Christie chart reign
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Akon has double success this week
Hip-hop star Akon has topped both the singles and album charts, ending Tony Christie's seven-week singles reign.

Akon's single Lonely ousted Christie's (Is This The Way To) Amarillo, while his album Trouble took the top spot from Bruce Springsteen's Devils & Dust.

Snoop Dog/Wilson/Timberlake are at three with Signs, followed by Eminem at four with Mockingbird.

Three new entries hit the top 10 album chart, including Nine Inch Nails' With Teeth at number three.

Robert Plant/Strange Sensation entered at number four with Mighty Rearranger and Cream are at six with I Feel Free - Ultimate Cream.

The singles chart now include songs which have been legally downloaded - they were counted in the chart for the first time on 17 April 2005.

UK TOP 10 SINGLES
1 Akon - Lonely
2 Tony Christie - (Is This The Way To) Amarillo
3 Snoop Dogg, Charlie Wilson, Justin Timberlake - Signs
4 Eminem - Mockingbird
5 Bodyrockers - I Like the Way
6 Will Smith feat Missy Elliott - Switch
7 Ciara - 12 Step
8 Destiny's Child - Girl
9 Weezer - Beverley Hills
10 Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz - Let Me Love You
Source: Official UK Charts Company

Bodyrockers are at number five with I Like The Way, followed by Will Smith and Ciara featuring Missy Elliott.

Christie had been the first single since Cher's Believe in 1998 to hold the top spot for seven weeks.

Wet Wet Wet's single Love Is All Around was the last song to spend eight weeks or more at the top, in 1994.




SEE ALSO:
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