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Take That return to singles chart
Take That
Take That had a sell-out tour in the summer
Take That have scored their first UK top 10 single for 10 years with their comeback song Patience.

The track has reached number four from download sales alone and has beaten former member Robbie Williams's single Lovelight, which rose to number eight.

Rapper Akon has claimed the top spot with Smack That featuring Eminem, followed by Justin Timberlake at two.

George Michael's greatest hits collection Twenty Five is straight in at number one on the album chart.

UK SINGLES CHART
1. Akon ft Eminem Smack That
2. Justin Timberlake My Love
3. Westlife The Rose
4. Take That Patience
5. Beyonce Irreplaceable
Source: Official UK Charts Company
The albums rundown is dominated by Best Of compilations, with Jamiroquai at two, a new entry from the Sugababes at three and Girls Aloud at four.

Girl group All Angels debut at nine with what is being claimed as the fastest-selling debut album by a classical act in UK chart history.

Take That's single is the band's first hit since 1996's How Deep Is Your Love and could rise further when released on CD on Monday.

It follows a sold-out comeback tour earlier this year, which sold more than half a million tickets.

UK ALBUM CHART
1. George Michael Twenty Five
2. Jamiroquai High Times - The Singles
3. Sugababes Overloaded - The Singles
4. Girls Aloud The Sound Of - The Greatest Hits
5. Angelis Angelis
Source: Official UK Charts Company
Robbie Williams's Lovelight, meanwhile, entered at 28 last weekend on the strength of downloads alone and has now jumped 20 places after its CD release.

Akon, who lives in the US but spent time in Senegal, has had one previous number one single, 2005's Lonely.

He is known for combining silky, West African-styled vocals with US East Coast and Southern hip-hop and R&B influences.

His song has beaten Justin Timberlake's strong climber My Love into second place and left last week's number one, Westlife's The Rose, at three.

George Michael last had album success in 2004 when Patience topped the UK chart.

The release of Twenty Five has coincided with his first tour in 15 years, the UK leg of which began on Friday.


SEE ALSO
Take That return scoops gig gong
12 Oct 06 |  Entertainment
Westlife score 14th UK number one
12 Nov 06 |  Entertainment
Girls Aloud album hits number one
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