Keane album Strangeland stays top of UK chart
Published: 21st May 2012 10:46:09
Keane have topped the UK album chart for a second week with their fifth number one Strangeland.
The band held off competition from actor Jack Black's group Tenacious D, who entered at number two with Rize of the Fenix.
In the singles chart, Kosovo-born, London-raised singer Rita Ora also stayed at number one with her song RIP.
Featuring Tinie Tempah, it was written by R&B star Drake and produced by dance act Chase and Status.
Twenty-one-year-old Ora was less than 1,000 copies ahead of US indie outfit Fun, whose track with R&B singer Janelle Monae, We Are Young, climbed three places to Number two.
This week's highest new entry came from The Saturdays, whose 30 Days made it to number seven.
Several Donna Summer classics re-entered the chart following the disco star's death last week.
Source: Official Charts Company
The singer lost her battle with lung cancer on Thursday, aged 63.
Five of her most popular tracks appeared in this week's Top 200, led by I Feel Love at number 45. It was followed by Hot Stuff (111), This Time I Know It's For Real (114), Love To Love You Baby (138) and State Of Independence (143).
In the album chart, other new entries include Salford singer-songwriter Ren Harvieu, who is at number five with her first album Through The Night.
Reformed 1990s rockers Garbage saw their new album Not Your Kind of People debut at number 10.
Jack Black had predicted that he and Kyle Gass, otherwise known as Tenacious D, would top the chart. "I do love Jack White, I love the Foo Fighters, and Gotye, but our album is better than all of those," he said.
"In a hundred years' time, no-one will remember Gotye or the rest, but the shining beacon of The D - they're going to start religions after us!"
Despite taking an early lead over Keane, the comedy rock duo ended the week in second place, giving them their highest charting album to date in the UK.
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