Beyonce tops singles chart

LONDON Sun Nov 23, 2008 8:03pm GMT

Singer Beyonce of the U.S. performs during the World Music Awards in Monte Carlo November 9, 2008. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

Singer Beyonce of the U.S. performs during the World Music Awards in Monte Carlo November 9, 2008.

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LONDON (Reuters) - American R&B star Beyonce topped the singles charts on Sunday, ending the three-week reign of a charity single by the finalists of "The X Factor" television talent show, the Official Charts Company said.

Beyonce's "If I were a boy" rose from third spot last week while the X Factor single "Hero," which raised money for injured soldiers, slipped to number two.

Rock band Killers rose one spot to third with "Human" while American rapper TI slipped two places to number four with "Live Your Life," featuring Barbadian R&B singer Rihanna.

In the album chart, former "X Factor" winner Leona Lewis's "Spirit" shot back to the top from 137th place after the release of the deluxe edition.

British singer Dido's "Safe Trip Home" entered the album chart at number 2 while Canadian rock group Nickelback's "Dark Horse" was another new entry at number 4.

Welsh rock band The Stereophonics slipped one spot to number three with their greatest hits compilation "Decade in the Sun."

Last week's best-selling album, operatic quartet Il Divo's "The Promise," fell to number 7.

(Reporting by Adrian Croft; Editing by)

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