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The Prodigy album invades chart

The Prodigy
The Prodigy dethroned Kings of Leon

The Prodigy have gone straight to the top of the album chart with their new album Invaders Must Die.

It became the techno-punk act's fifth UK number one album, and is one of the fastest selling albums of the year with 100,000 copies sold.

Kelly Clarkson topped the singles chart with My Life Would Suck Without You, which rocketed up from last week's number 103.

She pushed reigning chart queen Lily Allen down to five with The Fear.

1. Invaders Must Die - The Prodigy
2. Only By The Night - Kings Of Leon
3. It's Not Me, It's You - Lily Allen
4. Rockferry - Duffy
5. The Fame - Lady Gaga
Source: Official Charts Company

The Prodigy's last four albums, Music for the Jilted Generation (1994), Fat of the Land (1998), Always Outnumbered Never Outgunned (2004) and Their Law: Greatest Hits (2005) all hit the top spot.

They knocked Kings of Leon, with Only By The Night, down to number two, and Allen slipped a place to number three with It's Not Me It's You.

Duffy's Rockferry remained at number four while Lady Gaga's The Fame went up two places to number five.

In the singles chart it was a stellar rise for Taylor Swift, who went from 22 to number two with Love Story, while Lady Gaga went up from 15 to three with Poker Face.

TI featuring Justin Timberlake leapt from 17 to four with Dead and Gone.

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