Eminem holds Escala off albums top spot
Published May 31 2009, 19:00 BST | By Nick Levine Eminem
has prevented electric string quartet Escala from debuting at number one on the UK albums chart.
The rapper's Relapse
album, which last week became the fastest seller
of the year to date, notches up a second week in the top spot.
Escala, who signed to Simon Cowell's record label SyCo after reaching the final of Britain's Got Talent
last year, have to settle for second position with their self-titled debut.
Green Day slip to three with 21st Century Breakdown
, while Lily Allen holds steady at four with It's Not Me, It's You
Meanwhile, Pink appears twice in the top ten this week, landing at seven with a box set containing her first four albums, and sticking at nine with her current LP, Funhouse
The top ten albums in full (click where possible for our reviews):1.
(1) Eminem: 'Relapse'2.
(-) Escala: 'Escala'3.
(2) Green Day: '21st Century Breakdown'4.
(4) Lily Allen: 'It's Not Me, It's You'5.
(6) Lady GaGa: 'The Fame'6.
(7) The Prodigy: 'Invaders Must Die'7.
(-) Pink: 'Can't Take Me Home'/'Missundaztood'/'Try This'/'I'm Not Dead'8.
(10) Beyoncé: 'I Am... Sasha Fierce'9.
(9) Pink: 'Funhouse'10.
(-) Simple Minds: 'Graffiti Soul'Source: Official Chart Company> Click here for this week's top ten singles