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Madonna celebrates chart double

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Madonna scored her first UK number one album almost 25 years ago

Madonna's latest album Hard Candy has gone straight to number one in the UK.

That means she has a chart double, with her song 4 Minutes, featuring Justin Timberlake, on top of the singles rundown for a third week.

Hard Candy is Madonna's 10th number one album, and has kept trip-hop group Portishead's comeback in second place.

Portishead's Third - the Bristol band's first release for more than 10 years - is a new entry at number two, followed by Rockferry by Duffy at three.

Last week's number one, The Last Shadow Puppets - a collaboration between Arctic Monkeys singer Alex Turner and The Rascals frontman Miles Kane - have dropped to four.

UK TOP FIVE ALBUMS
1. Madonna - Hard Candy
2. Portishead - Third
3. Duffy - Rockferry
4. Last Shadow Puppets - The Age of the Understatement
5. Sam Sparro - Sam Sparro
Source: Official UK Charts Company

US dance musician Sam Sparro's self-titled debut album is new at number five.

Other new entries include greatest hits compilations from 1950s R&B group The Platters at number nine and 1980s pop favourite Rick Astley at number 17.

On the singles chart, Sam Sparro's single Black and Gold is still at number two, followed by British grime pioneer Wiley's Wearing My Rolex.

Love In This Club by US R&B star Usher and American Boy by Estelle and Kanye West complete the top five.

The highest entry into the top 40 is Maybe by Jay Sean at number 19.


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