Eminem Races By Britney In U.K. Album Chart

Despite having been released on Friday, Eminem's new album "Encore" went straight to the top of the U.K. charts Sunday. Its two-day sales total of 122,459 copies was enough to overtake the full-week tally of 115,341 for Britney Spears' "Greatest Hits -- My Prerogative," which was relegated to a No. 2 début. Behind them on the album chart, Westlife's collection of "Rat Pack"-inspired covers, "Allow Us To Be Frank," arrived at No. 3, followed by Shania Twain's "Greatest Hits" at No. 6. Daniel Bedingfield's sophomore album, "Second First Impression, debuted at No. 8, while reunited Scottish group Wet Wet Wet's "The Greatest Hits" bowed at No. 13.But there was disappointing news for Elton John, especially after a week of busy promotion of his new album, "Peachtree Road." The set debuted at No. 21, quite a way off from the No. 2 start for its predecessor, "Songs From the West Coast," in October 2001. Thanks britneyglamour.com