The Streets Dominate U.K. Charts

By | July 27, 2004 at 12:00 AM

The Streets, a.k.a. innovative English rapper Mike Skinner, have the U.K.’s No. 1 single and album, just days after being nominated for the country’s prestigious Mercury Music Prize.

The one-man band’s album, “A Grand Don’t Come For Free,” moved up one place to No. 1 in its 11th week on the survey, while second single “Dry Your Eyes” entered the chart at No. 1.

Last week’s No. 1 single, “Lola’s Theme” by Shapeshifters, fell to No. 2. The only other new entry in the top 10 was the remix of Lou Reed’s “Satellite of Love” by London outfit Dab Hands, which came in at No. 10.

Elsewhere on the chart, London-born rapper Estelle’s “1980” arrived at No. 14, while another hit for Northern dance label All Around The World landed at No. 19 in the form of “You’re Shining” by Styles and Breeze.

The top new entry on the album chart was Swedish rock band the Hives’ “Tyrannosaurus Hives” at No. 7, the same peak achieved by its predecessor “Your New Favorite Band” in 2002. English R&B singer Jamelia’s second album, “Thank You,” was the big gainer in the top 20, up 31-14 in its 21st chart week. Van Halen’s “The Best of Both Worlds” debuted at No. 15.

Anastacia’s self-titled album moved back to No. 1 on the European Top 100 Albums chart, having spent seven consecutive weeks there in April and May. O-Zone’s “Dragostea Din Tei” was in its sixth week at No. 1 on the Eurochart Hot 100 Singles survey.

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