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Rapper tops charts for third week
Tupac Shakur
Tupac Shakur's Ghetto Gospel is a posthumous release
Ghetto Gospel, a track from the late US rapper Tupac featuring Elton John, has stayed on top of the singles chart for the third week running.

Mariah Carey, who performed at London's Live 8 show last weekend, was at number two with We Belong Together, followed by James Blunt's You're Beautiful.

Blunt also knocked Coldplay's X&Y from the top spot to number two in the album chart with his release Back To Bedlam.

Charlotte Church's Crazy Chick fell two places to number four.

New tracks in the top 10 were from Kelly Clarkson with Since U Been Gone at number five, Kanye West's with Diamonds from Sierra Leone at number eight, and at number 10, Rachel Stevens with So Good.

U2
U2 fell nine places down the album chart

Faithless were just behind Coldplay in the album chart at number three with their Greatest Hits album and the Kaiser Chiefs' Employment rose three places to number four.

Keane, who appeared at the Live 8 concert in Hyde Park, re-entered the charts at number five with their album Hopes and Fears.

Several other Live 8 acts also benefited from performing at the concerts, which were broadcast around the globe.

Razorlight's Up All Night climbed 19 places to number nine, Mind Body and Soul by Joss Stone was up 23 places to number 16, and Hot Fuss by the Killers rose 11 places to number 11.

Charlotte Church
Charlotte Church fell two places in the singles chart

In Time, the best of REM, shot up 15 places to number 18.

Pink Floyd compilation Echoes was a new top 40 entry at number 19, while the Scissor Sisters album entered at number 25.

But U2, who opened the show with Sir Paul McCartney, saw their album How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb fall nine places to 34.


SEE ALSO:
Rapper stays in top chart slot
03 Jul 05 |  Entertainment
Rapper crushes Frog in chart race
26 Jun 05 |  Entertainment
Dead rapper was 'revenge target'
23 Jun 05 |  Entertainment
Tupac's tale 'in his own words'
30 Sep 04 |  Entertainment


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