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JLS beat UK pop chart competition

JLS
JLS were X Factor runners-up in 2008

X Factor runners-up JLS have held onto the top of the UK singles chart for a second week with their hit Beat Again.

The foursome held off competition from Brit band Mr Hudson, whose number two Supernova features vocals from their superstar label boss Kanye West.

Michael Jackson continues to dominate the album chart, with nine of his back catalogue in the top 40.

Greatest hits album The Essential remains at number one, followed by Florence and the Machine's Lungs.

UK SINGLES CHART
1. JLS - Beat Again
2. Mr Hudson ft Kanye West - Supernova
3. Black Eyed Peas - I Gotta Feeling
4. Cascada - Evacuate the Dancefloor
5. La Roux - Bulletproof
Source: The Official Charts Company

Jackson's Thriller and The Motown Years, featuring The Jackson 5, are also in the top 10.

There was also a new entry at 14 for Jackson's The Collection, a five-album box set featuring Off the Wall, Thriller, Bad, Dangerous and Invincible.

There were only two other new releases in the entire top 40 album chart, with American Idol winner Jordin Sparks's Battlefield at 11 and Cuban-inspired covers compilation Rhythms Del Mundo at 33.

There were also only a handful of new entries in the singles chart, with electro musician Frankmusik's Confusion Girl reaching number 29 in its first week.



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