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Arcade Fire take album chart top spot

Image caption Arcade Fire will be playing in the UK later this month

Canadian rockers Arcade Fire have reached the top of the UK's album charts for the first time with their first offering in three years.

The band's third album The Suburbs retained its midweek placing, beating Eminem's Recovery into second place.

The band, who are set to headline the Reading and Leeds festivals later this month, reached the second spot in 2007 with their album Neon Bible.

Meanwhile, Ne-Yo has topped the singles chart with his track Beautiful Monster.

High entries

His song narrowly beat Flo Rida featuring David Guetta's Club Can't Handle Me song by just 10% more sales.

Beautiful Monster is the American singer-songwriter's third number one, thanks to the successes of So Sick in 2006 and Closer in 2008 and means he has now sold more than two million singles in the UK.

The rest of the top 10 includes songs by Yolanda Be Cool Vs D Cup, Eminem featuring Rihanna, Wanted, Travie McCoy, Bob, Eliza Doolittle, Swedish House Mafia and Katy Perry.

The Hoosiers had the second highest new entry with their third top 20 hit, Choices, taking the number 11 slot.

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