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Eminem beats Tom Jones to No 1 spot

Sir Tom Jones has missed out on the number one slot in the album chart, with his record Praise And Blame going in at number two.

The 70-year-old is bidding to become the oldest male musician to have a UK number one album, but failed to dislodge Recovery by US rapper Eminem.

Sir Tom is trying to take the crown from Bob Dylan, whose album went to number one in the UK in 2009 at the age of 67.

The Welsh veteran is also seeking the third number one studio album of his career - and his first since Reload 11 years ago.

Elsewhere in the album chart, Plan B remained at number three with The Defamation of Strickland Banks, while Eliza Doolittle rose one place from five to four with her self-titled album in the listing from The Official UK Charts Company.

US rockers Avenged Sevenfold entered the chart at number five with Nightmare, and Jedward came in at number 17 with Planet Jedward.

In the singles chart, boy band Wanted came in at number one with All Time Low, displacing club anthem specialists Yolanda Be Cool vs D Cup with We Speak No Americano.

Billionaire, by Travie McCoy featuring Bruno Mars, entered the chart at number three, while other new entries in the top 10 were Club Can't Handle Me by Flo Rida featuring David Guetta at five, One (Your Name) by Swedish House Mafia and Pharrell at seven, and I Need Air by Magnetic Man featuring Angela Hunte at 10.

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