Page last updated at 18:55 GMT, Sunday, 26 October 2008

Girls Aloud crown singles chart

Girls Aloud in concert
Girls Aloud's singles have all been top 10 hits

Girls Aloud have claimed the number one spot in the UK charts with The Promise, the group's first in four years.

The former talent show winners displaced US star Pink, who sneaked ahead of the Guru Josh Project, new at three with Infinity 2008.

In the album charts, veteran rockers AC/DC went straight in at number one, ahead of the Kaiser Chiefs and X Factor winner Leon Jackson at two and four.

Girls Aloud have had two other number ones, including their 2002 debut.

Big strides

The Sound of The Underground was the fivesome's first release after they triumphed in TV competition Popstars: The Rivals.

Their Children In Need charity song, I'll Stand By You, was their other chart-topping song in 2004.

UK FOP FIVE SINGLES
1 The Promise - Girls Aloud
2 So What - Pink
3 Infinity 2008 - Guru Josh Project
4 Sex On Fire - Kings of Leon
5 Wire To Wire - Razorlight
Source: Official Charts Company

They also went to number one along with the Sugababes in 2007.

Their joint effort was Walk This Way, the official Children In Need single.

All of the group's 18 singles to date have made the UK top 10.

Elsewhere in the rundown, Razorlight and Katy Perry made big strides with their latest songs to make the top 10, while Kanye West also climbed into the top flight with Love Lockdown.

In the album charts, Welsh soprano Katherine Jenkins scored a new entry at five with Sacred Arias, while female trio the Sugababes made number eight with their latest record Catfights and Spotlights.

Their last two albums of new material topped the chart.

AC/DC's chart-topper Black Ice is their first number album in the UK since 1980.

German DJ Sash! made number 10 with his greatest hits collections, while his single Raindrops (Encore Une Fois) held steady at nine.


SEE ALSO
Comic Kay wins 'X Factor battle'
19 Oct 08 |  Entertainment
Pink beats Oasis in singles chart
05 Oct 08 |  Entertainment
Girls Aloud go Out of Control
29 Sep 08 |  Entertainment

RELATED INTERNET LINKS
The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites


FEATURES, VIEWS, ANALYSIS
Has China's housing bubble burst?
How the world's oldest clove tree defied an empire
Why Royal Ballet principal Sergei Polunin quit

BBC navigation

BBC © 2013 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific