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Coldplay regain album chart crown

Chris Martin from Coldplay
Coldplay are playing dates in Canada and the US this week

Coldplay have returned to the top of the UK album chart with Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends.

The stadium band's reign at number one had been interrupted last week by dance act Basshunter, who fall to number three in the new chart.

Number two in the countdown is Abba compilation Gold - Greatest Hits, first released in 1992 and enjoying renewed success thanks to the film Mamma Mia!

Dizzee Rascal's Dance Wiv Me tops a largely-unchanged singles chart.

The Londoner has now been at number one for four weeks.

Welsh singer Duffy remains at number four in the album chart with Rockferry, with Sharleen Spiteri's Melody at five and Ting Tings' We Started Nothing at number six.

Irish group The Bachelors return to the album top 10 for the first time since 1969 with I Believe - The Very Best of The Bachelors.

Founded in Dublin in the late 1950s as The Harmonichords, they first had success in 1963 with the single Charmaine, while Diane reached number one in the UK the following year. Original members Con and Dec Cluskey continue to tour.

Primal Scream's new album Beautiful Future enters the chart at number nine.

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