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U2 score 10th UK number one album

Bono and Adam Clayton of U2
U2 are due to announce a world tour on Monday

U2 have crowned the UK album chart for the 10th time in their career with No Line On The Horizon.

The achievement makes the rock band one of the top five album chart acts of all time, says the Official Chart Company.

U2 are joint third along with Madonna and the Rolling Stones, but Elvis Presley and The Beatles still have more UK number one albums to their credit.

In the singles chart, US rapper Flo Rida entered at number one with Right Round, ahead of The Saturdays.

Single slides

The female group's cover of Depeche Mode hit Just Can't Get Enough was beaten into second spot.

Flo Rida
1 Right Round - Flo Rida (pictured)
2 Just Can't Get Enough - The Saturdays
3 Poker Face - Lady Gaga
4 My Life Would Suck Without You - Kelly Clarkson
5 Love Story - Taylor Swift
Source: Official Charts Company

Last week's chart topper by Kelly Clarkson slipped to number four.

Despite U2's success in the album chart, the lead single on their 12th studio album continued to slide, two weeks after failing to make the top 10.

Their 2006 singles compilation, U218, continued to climb back up the chart from number 39 to 17.

The Irish band still have some way to go before they equal the all-time record of 15 number ones set by Elvis Presley.

The Beatles, at two in the list, scored 11 number one UK albums during their career.

U2's first chart-topper came in 1983 with War, while their most recent success was with How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb in 2006.

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