Jack Johnson, Eurovision Winner Top Euro Charts
Jack Johnson scores his second consecutive No. 1 on Billboard's European Albums chart with "To The Sea" (Brushfire/Universal Island). Lena Meyer-Landrut's Eurovision Song Contest winner "Satellite" (USFO/Universal) is the new leader on European Hot 100 Singles.
Johnson, who debuted in pole position in February 2008 with "Sleep Through The Static," repeats the trick as the new album arrives at No. 1 in the United Kingdom and Switzerland, No. 4 in Germany and Austria, No. 8 in Holland and No. 9 in Denmark. U.K. sales of 27,000 compare to 53,000 there for "Static." "You and Your Heart," the single from "To The Sea," is charting in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the Belgian region of Wallony.
Last week's new entry atop European Albums, Katie Melua's "The House" (Dramatico), falls into runner-up spot despite holding at No. 1 in Wallony, No. 3 in Norway and debuting at No. 10 in Sweden. It's down 1-2 in Switzerland, 2-5 in Denmark, 3-5 in Germany, 3-4 in Holland, 4-7 in the United Kingdom and 3-10 in Austria.
AC/DC's "Iron Man 2" soundtrack (Columbia/Sony Music Entertainment) and Lady Gaga's "The Fame" (Interscope/Universal) hold at No. 3 and 4 respectively Europe-wide. "Iron Man" is down 1-3 in Austria but rises 4-3 in Flanders, while Lady Gaga is up 8-6 in the United Kingdom and 11-10 in Germany.
After two weeks at No. 2 on the pan-European listing, the Rolling Stones' "Exile on Main Street" (Polydor/Universal) is down to No. 5, declining 1-5 in Sweden.
German artist Lena Meyer-Landrut's "My Cassette Player" is buoyed by her Eurovision victory, holding at No. 6 overall and 5-1 in Austria, 10-3 in Switzerland while holding at No. 1 in Germany. "Satellite" itself soars 18-1 to top European Hot 100 Singles in its 12th week, climbing 41-1 in Sweden, 7-1 in Germany and Switzerland, 2-1 in Denmark, 3-2 in Austria and 12-6 in Walony. It debuts at No. 2 in Ireland, No. 5 in Holland and No.30 in the United Kingdom.
Michael Bublé is down 5-7 on the composite chart with "Crazy Love" (Reprise/Warner Music), despite holding at No. 2 in the United Kingdom and jumping 19-7 in Ireland and 24-19 in Portugal. The album came within 160 sales of beating Johnson to the U.K.'s No. 1 spot and has sold 1.5 million copies there.
Black Eyed Peas' "The E.N.D. (The Energy Never Dies)" (Interscope/Universal) celebrates its first birthday, spending its 52nd week on European Albums by holding at No. 8. It's up 4-3 in Portugal and 9-5 in France.
Muse's "The Resistance" (Helium 3/Warner Music) rises again 10-9 across Europe, climbing 3-2 in France, and Unheilig's "Grosse Freiheit" (Universal) is also on the march again, rising 21-10 overall, 5-2 in Germany and 9-7 in Austria.