"Smack That" (Universal) by Akon featuring Eminem rose 12-1 on the new U.K. singles chart yesterday (Nov. 19) to give the Senegalese rapper a second No. 1 in the territory to place alongside last year's "Lonely." On the album chart, George Michael's retrospective "Twenty Five" Aegean) went straight to the top, becoming his sixth U.K. No. 1 album as a solo artist.
The Akon single debuted at No. 12 last week on download sales and hit the peak following its full release, replacing Westlife's "The Rose" (S/Sony BMG). That song fell to No. 3, also overtaken by "My Love" (Jive) by Justin Timberlake featuring T.I. Take That's reunion single "Patience" (Polydor) opened at No. 4, while that group's former member Robbie Williams' "Lovelight" (Chrysalis) climbed 28-8.