Radiohead hit tops UK album chart

Mon Jan 7, 2008 2:34pm EST
 
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LONDON (Billboard) - Radiohead have earned their fifth UK chart-topper with "In Rainbows," which was released in stores last week, several months after fans were able to download it from the group's Web site for a price of their own choosing.

The British rock band previously went to the top with "OK Computer" (1997), "Kid A" (2000), "Amnesiac" (2001) and "Hail to the Thief" (2003). A single from the new set, "Jigsaw Falling Into Place," will be commercially released in Britain next week.

After seven weeks at No. 1, former "X-Factor" winner Leona Lewis fell to No. 3 with her debut album "Spirit." Take That's "Beautiful World" rose one to No. 2 in its 50th chart week.

Mika's "Life in Cartoon Motion" jumped five places to No. 4 in its 48th week. The special edition of Michael Buble's "Call Me Irresponsible" slipped one to No. 5.

On the singles chart, current "X-Factor" champ Leon Jackson snagged a third week at the top with "When You Believe." "Crank That (Soulja Boy)" by Soulja Boy climbed one place to No. 2, trading places with Lewis' "Bleeding Love."

Amy Winehouse's "Back to Black" led Billboard's European Top 100 Albums for a second week. "Apologize" by Timbaland presents OneRepublic started a seventh week atop Eurochart Top 100 Singles.

Reuters/Billboard

 
<p>Thom Yorke, lead singer of Radiohead, performs at the Glastonbury Festival in Somerset, England, June 28, 2003. Radiohead have earned their fifth UK chart-topper with "In Rainbows," which was released in stores last week, several months after fans were able to download it from the group's Web site for a price of their own choosing. REUTERS/Toby Melville</p>