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Justin Timberlake dethrones David Bowie on UK chart

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Image caption The 20/20 Experience is Justin Timberlake's third solo album

Justin Timberlake's first album for seven years has gone straight to the top of the UK chart, knocking David Bowie's comeback LP off the summit.

The 20/20 Experience is Timberlake's third solo album. It has deposed The Next Day, Bowie's first album for a decade, which spent one week on top.

But Timberlake's song Mirrors has lost the top spot in the singles chart.

It has been replaced by The Saturdays' What About Us, the girl group's first number one after five years of trying.

They had previously scored 11 UK top 10 singles without hutting the top spot. But the new single, which features reggae star Sean Paul, has become the fastest-selling single of the year so far with 114,000 copies sold.

Timberlake's Mirrors dropped to number two. Meanwhile, his album sold almost 106,000 copies - more than the rest of the top five combined.

Elsewhere on the album chart, Emeli Sande is still at number three with Our Version of Events, while the soundtrack to Les Miserables has gone back up to number four.

Other new entries include British indie survivors Suede at 10 with Bloodsports and singer-songwriter Billy Bragg at 13 with Tooth and Nail, according to the Official Charts Company.

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