Russian duo t.A.T.u. continued its conquest of the European charts yesterday (Feb. 2), as its single, "All the Things She Said" (Interscope/Polydor), debuted at No. 1 in the U.K. The track, which has
Russian duo t.A.T.u. continued its conquest of the European charts yesterday (Feb. 2), as its single, "All the Things She Said" (Interscope/Polydor), debuted at No. 1 in the U.K. The track, which has courted controversy because of lesbian love scenes in its video, was already No. 1 in Austria and Switzerland and No. 5 on Music & Media's Eurochart Hot 100 Singles survey. "Said" had reached No. 44 in Britain last week on import sales alone.
t.A.T.u. took the top spot in the U.K. ahead of Kelly Rowland's "Stole," which debuted at No. 2. The duo's album, "Po Vstrecnoy/200 Km/H In The Wrong Lane," is also becoming a major success, reaching the top-10 of the European Top 100 Albums chart for the first time with a 14-9 jump in its 25th week on the chart. The set soars 34-9 in Germany and 34-20 in the U.K.
Cam'ron's "Hey Ma" (Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam) enters the U.K. singles chart at No. 8, joining labelmate Jay-Z in the top-10. The latter's "'03 Bonnie & Clyde" featuring Beyonce Knowles drops 2-4 this week. Elsewhere, Kelly Osbourne arrived at No. 12 with "Shut Up" (Epic), followed by Beenie Man's "Street Life" (Virgin) at No. 13.
For a second week in a row, Britain's No. 1 album belongs to Justin Timberlake's "Justified" (Jive). It edged out boy band Busted's eponymous debut (Universal), which climbs 3-2, following the group's top-3 hits "What I Go To School For" and "Year 3000." Norwegian electronica duo Royksopp's "Melody A.M." (Wall of Sound) makes its first appearance in the top-10, up 13-10 in its 19th chart week.
Robbie Williams' "Escapology" (EMI) leads Music & Media's pan-European album chart for a 10th week, while Eminem's "Lose Yourself" (Interscope) remains No.1 on the Eurochart Hot 100 Singles tally.