Manu Chao, who in 2001 became the first French artist ever to top European Top 100 Albums with "Proxima Estacion: Esperanza," repeats the feat with his first studio set since then, "La Radiolina" (Because).
Mika's "Life In Cartoon Motion" (Casablanca/Universal Island) enjoys a fifth week at No. 1 on Billboard's new European Top 100 Albums listing, while Timbaland's "The Way I Are" (Interscope) featuring DOE and Keri Hilson leads Eurochart Hot 100 Singles for a second week.
Avril Lavigne scores her second No. 1 on The Billboard 200 as her third album "The Best Damn Thing" bows on top. The RCA set moved 286,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, short of the 381,000 that greeted her first chart-topper, 2004's "Under My Skin." Sales were fueled by her current single, "Girlfriend," which ascends 3-1 on tomorrow's Billboard Hot 100.