The new U.K. sales charts made pleasant reading yesterday (Feb. 10) for Enrique Iglesias, who not only began his third week atop the singles survey with "Hero," but moved to the top of the album chart
The new U.K. sales charts made pleasant reading yesterday (Feb. 10) for Enrique Iglesias, who not only began his third week atop the singles survey with "Hero," but moved to the top of the album chart with "Escape" (Interscope) While his father Julio also had a No. 1 British single with "Begin the Beguine" in 1981, he never topped the album chart, despite four top-10 entries.
There was also plenty of good news on both new charts for hit American acts. On the singles chart, No Doubt's "Hey Baby" (Interscope) debuted at No. 2, while Alien Ant Farm's "Movies" (DreamWorks) came in at No. 5. Dance hitmakers Jakatta came in at No. 8 on Rulin with "So Lonely," which is melodically based on Monsoon's 1982 No. 12 British hit "Ever So Lonely."
On the album chart, Ja Rule's "Pain Is Love" (Def Jam) moved up 5-3, while his "Always on Time" single held at No. 6. Nickelback's "Silver Side Up" (Roadrunner) made its first top-10 appearance on the album chart with a 15-8 climb, while Reprise's new Frank Sinatra love songs collection, "A Fine Romance," jumped 14-9 in its second week on the album chart. The latter's surge is no doubt thanks to the recent success of Robbie Williams and Nicole Kidman's cover of his 1967 chart-topper "Somethin' Stupid." Boyz II Men's "Legacy" collection (UMTV) entered at No. 10.
Across Europe, Pink's "Get the Party Started" (Arista) held at No. 1 on the Eurochart Hot 100 Singles tally, while Anastacia's "Freak of Nature" (Epic) moved up after nine straight weeks at No. 2 to the top of European Top 100 Albums chart.