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Eminem comeback crowns UK chart

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Eminem recently made his stage comeback in the US

US rapper Eminem's first studio album for four years has entered the UK chart at number one.

Relapse knocked Green Day off the top spot, while the Manic Street Preachers' latest album Journal For Plague Lovers settled in third place.

UK rap star Dizzee Rascal's single Bonkers also went straight to number one to become his second UK chart-topper, displacing the Black Eyed Peas.

Both artists' releases have become the fastest-selling to date this year.

Dizzee Rascal's previous number one, Dance Wiv Me, spent four weeks at the top and won a 2009 NME Award.

Eurovision success

Meanwhile in the singles chart The Black Eyed Peas dropped to number two with Boom Boom.

Tinchy Stryder featuring N-Dubz was at number three with Number 1.

Eminem's We Made You held steady at number four.

Australian singer Daniel Merriweather made his debut at number five with Red.

Alexander Rybak, who won the Eurovision Song Contest for Norway with Fairytale last weekend, entered the chart at number 10 solely on downloads.

UK TOP FIVE SINGLES
Dizzee Rascal
1 Bonkers - Dizzee Rascal (pictured)
2 Boom Boom Pow - Black Eyed Peas
3 Number 1 - Tichny Stryder
4 We Made You - Eminem
5 Red - Daniel Merriweather
Source: Official Charts Company

The track - which has turned into a huge hit across Europe - becomes the first Eurovision winner to make the UK Top 10 for 12 years.

In 1997, Katrina and The Waves' Love Shine A Light - the UK's most recent song contest winner - peaked at number three, according to the Official Charts Company.

This year's UK entrant Jade Ewen rose to 27 after the physical release of her song It's My Time, which finished a creditable fifth in the competition.

Elsewhere in the album chart, Madness entered at number five with their latest collection The Liberty of Norton Folgate.

The veteran band scored their first hit album almost 30 years ago.

Former Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker and Tori Amos also registered new hit albums inside the Top 20.



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