Evanescence Tops U.K. Singles, Album Charts

Evanescence achieved chart domination in the U.K. yesterday (June 22). The newly published sales charts showed the band not only staying at No. 1 for a third week with the single "Bring Me To Life" fe

Evanescence achieved chart domination in the U.K. yesterday (June 22). The newly published sales charts showed the band not only staying at No. 1 for a third week with the single "Bring Me To Life" featuring Paul McCoy, but climbing 5-1 with its album "Fallen." The Epic release is already certified platinum for U.K. shipments of 300,000 copies.

"Bring Me To Life" withstood challenges for the singles crown from novelty act Fast Food Rockers, Australian soap actress turned singer Delta Goodrem and U.S. chart star Wayne Wonder. "Fast Food Song" by Fast Food Rockers gave U.K. producer Mike Stock a successful start for his new indie label Better The Devil with a No. 2 entry. Goodrem's "Lost Without You" (Epic) bowed at No. 4 as the follow-up to her No. 3 hit, "Born To Try," while Wonder's "No Letting Go" (Atlantic/VP) entered at No.5.

There was a No. 6 start for another soap star, Jennifer Ellison, who's in the cast of the long-running (but soon to be retired) U.K. series "Brookside." She opened her chart account with a cover of Transvision Vamp's hit "Baby I Don't Care" (East West). The original peaked at No. 3 in 1989.

Ashanti's "Rock Wit U (Awww Baby)" (Murder Inc/Mercury) entered the singles chart at No. 7. Emerging U.K. rock act the Darkness, newly signed to signed to Mushroom, made its biggest chart impression to date at No. 11 with "Growing On Me." The single is on the Darkness' own imprint Must Destroy, which is marketed by Mushroom, itself newly incorporated into EastWest.

Last week's No. 1 on the album chart, "Hail to the Thief" by Radiohead (Parlophone), moved down to No. 2 behind Evanescence. Elsewhere on the tally, Christina Aguilera's "Stripped" moved back into the top-10 with an 11-6 move.

On Music & Media's pan-European charts, Evanescence is No. 1 for a second week on the Eurochart Hot 100 Singles tally with "Bring Me To Life," while Metallica's "St. Anger" spends a second week atop the European Top 100 Albums list.