Rihanna equals Madonna with third UK number one album

Reuters Middle East

LONDON, Nov 25 (Reuters) - Bajan singer Rihanna equalled

Madonna's chart record of three consecutive number one albums

this week, while X Factor talent show star Olly Murs scored his

fourth number one single, the Official Charts Company said on


Rihanna's "Unapologetic" went straight to the top of the

singles chart, extending a run of album chart success with last

year's "Talk That Talk" and 2010's "Loud".

Talent show graduate Susan Boyle came in at number seven

with "Standing Ovation - The Greatest Songs", one place behind

Rod Stewart with "Merry Christmas Baby" at number six. Veteran

rockers Led Zeppelin took fourth place with "Celebration Day".

In the singles chart, Murs teamed up with U.S. singer Flo

Rida to take the top spot with "Troublemaker", nudging girl

group Girls Aloud to second place with "Something New".

U.S. singer Alicia Key's also managed a new top 10 entry

with "Girl on Fire" at number five.

(Reporting by Mohammed Abbas; Editing by Jon Hemming)

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