Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli will return Nov. 9 with a pop album, "Andrea." The Phillips/Sugar set will boast guest appearances by the Gipsy Kings and Holly Stell, as well as songs written by Guy Chambers and Enrique Iglesias.
The Shady/Interscope soundtrack to "8 Mile" maintains its grip on the No. 1 position of The Billboard 200 for a second-straight week, withstanding a mighty charge from Justin Timberlake's "Justified" (Jive). Sales of the Eminem-heavy soundtrack slipped 28% to 508,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan, but that total was still enough to fend off "Justified," which sold 439,000 units and bows at No. 2. The two albums hold the same positions on Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.
Domestic male pop acts Westlife and Blue rule the new U.K. charts, released yesterday (Nov. 10). On the singles chart it was Irish boy band Westlife, which scored its 11th No. 1 single with "Unbreakable" (S/BMG). Innocent/Virgin quartet Blue hit the top of the album chart with "One Love," an achievement made more notable as it limited U2's "The Best Of 1990-2000" (Universal/Island) to a No. 2 debut.