Travis Returns To No. 1 In The U.K.
With its new Independiente set "The Invisible Band," Travis yesterday (June 17) took the No. 1 spot on the U.K. album chart. The mark was achieved in one week, while it took the Scottish band 13 weeksWith its new Independiente set "The Invisible Band," Travis yesterday (June 17) took the No. 1 spot on the U.K. album chart. The mark was achieved in one week, while it took the Scottish band 13 weeks to register the same with its 1999 predecessor "The Man Who." The new album sold close to 200,000 copies to hit the top; "The Man Who" gradually ascended to No. 1 in August 1999 in its 13th chart week.
Meanwhile, Britain's favorite on the singles scene is still Shaggy, whose "Angel" featuring Rayvon (MCA) is No. 1 for a third week. The track holds on despite the arrival of "All I Want" by domestic pop-soul troupe Mis-teeq (Inferno/Telstar) at No. 2, and Tupac Shakur's "Until the Time is Through" (Interscope/Death Row/Polydor), which became the latest posthumous success for the rapper by debuting at No. 4.
Also impacting in the top-10 were Stereophonics' "Have a Nice Day" (V2), which became the Welsh band's fifth top-5 hit at No. 5, and Limp Bizkit's "My Way" (Interscope/Polydor), which landed at No. 6.
The album chart also contained a first-ever U.K. top-10 for Blink-182, as "Take Off Your Pants and Jacket" (MCA) debuted at No. 4 in a top-10 where U.S. rock veterans made a determined showing. The Eagles' "The Very Best of the Eagles" (Elektra) rose 5-3, bolstered by the band's live U.K. shows last week. Billy Joel's "The Ultimate Collection" (Columbia) jumped back 13-8, while labelmate Bob Dylan's "The Essential Bob Dylan" climbed 12-9.
Shaggy's "Angel" is in its second week at No. 1 on Music & Media's Eurochart Hot 100 Singles survey, on which Brandy & Ray-J's R&B cover of Phil Collins' "Another Day in Paradise" jumped 22-8. Radiohead's "Amnesiac" debuted at No. 1 on the European Top 100 Albums chart after reaching the top in the U.K., Norway, Finland, Austria, and Ireland, and opening at No. 2 on The Billboard 200, and in Germany, France, and Italy.