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The Streets storm UK album chart
Mike Skinner
Mike Skinner's third album is his second chart-topper
The Streets' The Hardest Way To Make An Easy Living has entered the album chart at number one, giving rapper Mike Skinner his second chart-topper.

The album deals with the pressures of fame since the success of The Streets' debut album - Original Pirate Material - in 2002.

His follow-up, A Grand Don't Come For Free, entered the chart at number one a year later.

Gnarls Barkley held onto the number one single for a third week with Crazy.

TV talent show star Shayne Ward, who rose to fame on ITV1's The X Factor, had a new entry at number two with No Promises.

Rising R&B star Rihanna had the next highest new entry, with SOS making its debut at number five.

The Streets' success in the album chart meant Morrissey's Ringleader of the Tormentors fell from number one to number six. Massive Attack's greatest hits collection Collected remains at number two.




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