Beyonce tops UK chart after Glastonbury boost

LONDON Sun Jul 3, 2011 11:34pm IST

Beyonce performs on the Pyramid stage on the last day of the Glastonbury Festival in Somerset June 26, 2011. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton

Beyonce performs on the Pyramid stage on the last day of the Glastonbury Festival in Somerset June 26, 2011.

Credit: Reuters/Cathal McNaughton

LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. singer Beyonce romped straight to the top of the British album charts on Sunday, helped by her headlining performance at last week's Glastonbury music festival, the Official Charts Company said.

Sales of the R&B star's new release "4" had received a timely boost from the exposure and acclaim she received after she brought the festival to a close last Sunday. It gives her a second solo UK number one album.

Adele was unchanged at number two with "21" and Lady Gaga slipped to third with "Born This Way".

Take That dropped a place to fourth with "Progress" with another Adele album "19" in fifth.

Beyonce's Glastonbury appearance was not enough, however, to bring success in the singles chart, with the second release from her chart-topping album "Best Thing I Never Had" debuting in third.

Multi-platinum R&B singer and songwriter Jason Derulo stayed at number one with "Don't Wanna Go Home" with Example's "Changed The Way You Kiss Me" in second spot.

(Reporting by Michael Holden; Editing by Elizabeth Fullerton)

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