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The Killers outsell Guns N' Roses

The Killers
The Killers are led by frontman Brandon Flowers (second left)

Las Vegas rock group The Killers have scored their third number one album in the UK with Day & Age, beating Guns N' Roses heavily-anticipated new album.

Axl Rose's Chinese Democracy, rumoured to be the most expensive album ever recorded, landed at number two.

Other new entries came from X Factor star Rhydian at three and Priests - three actual Irish priests - at five.

Take That entered the singles chart at number one with Greatest Day, knocking Beyonce to two after a week at the top.

The band have now scored 11 UK number ones, and their new album The Circus is expected to enter the album chart at the same position next week.

TOP FIVE SINGLES
1. Take That - Greatest Day
2. Beyonce - If I Were A Boy
3. TI ft Rihanna - Live Your Life
4. The Killers - Human
5. Katy Perry - Hot 'n' Cold
Source: Official Charts Company
Their closest rival is Britney Spears, whose album is also called Circus. Her current single, Womanizer, rose two places to number seven this week, following her appearance on X Factor.

Same Difference, who are alumni of last year's X Factor, provided the second-highest new entry in this week's single chart, as We R One goes in at number 13.

McFly also scored a new entry at 18 with double A-side Do Ya / Stay With Me, which is raising money for Children In Need.

Britain's Got Talent winner George Sampson fared less well, however, with his debut single Get Up On The Dance Floor only making number 30.

Proceeds from the sale of his record go to the Great Ormond Street Hospital.

TOP FIVE ALBUMS
The Priests
1. The Killers - Day & Age
2. Guns N' Roses - Chinese Democracy
3. Rhydian - Rhydian
4. Leona Lewis - Spirit
5. Priests - The Priests (pictured)
Source: Official Charts Company
Inside the top 10, rapper TI rose one place to three with his europop-sampling single Live Your Life. He thereby switched place with The Killers, whose Human dropped to four.

The top five was rounded off by Katy Perry's Hot 'n' Cold, a non-mover.

In the album chart, several BBC reality show stars scored new entries outside the top 10 - led by Only Men Aloud, the winners of Last Choir Standing, whose eponymous debut album landed at number 16.

2007 Strictly Come Dancing winner Alesha Dixon entered at 26 with The Alesha Show, while I'd Do Anything judge John Barrowman was at 35 with Music, Music, Music.

Other new entries came from Kanye West, whose decision to abandon rap may have resulted in his album, 808s and Heartbreaks, landing at number 11.

His last record, Graduation, went straight into the UK album chart at number one in 2007.

The Salvation Army also scored a new entry at 20 with Together - a collection of secular and religious classics performed by their International Staff Band.



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