Take That marked a third week atop the U.K. album chart yesterday -- and a remarkable 52nd career overall for albums and singles charts combined -- with "Progress" (Polydor/Universal). The "X Factor" Finalists' charity cover of David Bowie's "Heroes" (Syco Music/Sony Music Entertainment) started a second week at the singles summit.
"Progress," which is now past 900,000 sales on its way to a rapid million, stayed at the top to restrict former "X Factor" contestant Olly Murs to a No. 2 entry with his self-titled debut album (Epic/Syco Music/Sony Music Entertainment). JLS' "Outta This World" (Epic/Sony Music Entertainment) slipped 2-3 while Rihanna's "Loud" (Def Jam/Universal) swapped places at No. 4 with Susan Boyle's "The Gift" (Syco Music/Sony Music Entertainment) at No. 5.
There were two other top ten debuts, British R&B collective N-Dubz' "Love Live Life" (All Around The World/Universal Island) at No. 7 and Duffy's sophomore set "Endlessly" (A&M/Universal) at No. 9. That somewhat muted entry comes after the failure of its first single "Well Well Well" to reach the top 40, with a 41-44 fall on the new chart.
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