Madonna Makes UK Singles Chart History
Madonna has scored her thirteenth UK singles chart topper with her collaboration with Justin Timberlake "Four Minutes" based on singles downloads alone.
The single, from her forthcoming new studio album Hard Candy, is physically released today (April 21) and comes 23 years after Madge's first solo success in July 1985 with "Into The Groove."
According to data from The Official UK Charts Company the closest female solo singer to have achieved several UK number is Kylie Minogue with seven.
Also in the singles top ten, Arctic Monkeys' Alex Turner and Rascals' Miles Kane's new project The Last Shadow Puppets chart at number nine with new album title track "The Age of the Understatement".
Over on this week's new album chart, The Kooks have gone strainght in at number one with their second album Konk.
The full UKsingles chart top ten for the week commencing April 20 is
1. Madonna Ft Justin Timberlake - 4 Minutes (Warner Bros)
2. Estelle Ft Kanye West - American Boy (Atlantic/Homeschool)
3. Sam Sparro - Black & Gold (Island)
4. Flo Rida Ft T-Pain - Low (Atlantic)
5. September - Cry For You (Hard2Beat)
6. Usher Ft Young Jeezy - Love In This Club (Laface)
7. Mariah Carey - Touch My Body (Def Jam)
8. Duffy - Mercy (A&M)
9. Last Shadow Puppets - The Age Of The Understatement (Domino Recordings)
10. Kooks - Always Where I Need To Be (Virgin)
The full UK albums chart top ten for the week commencing April 20 is:
1. Kooks - Konk (Virgin)
2. Leona Lewis - Spirit (Syco Music)
3. Mariah Carey - E=mc2 (Def Jam)
4. Duffy - Rockferry (A&M)
5. Scouting For Girls - Scouting For Girls (Epic)
6. Elliot Minor - Elliot Minor (Warner Bros)
7. Nickelback - All The Right Reasons (Roadrunner Records)
8. R.E.M. - Accelerate (Warner Bros)
9. Courteeners - St. Jude (A&M)
10. OneRepublic - Dreaming Out Loud (Interscope)