Europe welcomes a new bestseller on the composite European Top 100 Albums chart, as New York rock outfit Dream Theater's "Black Clouds and Silver Linings" (Roadrunner) opens its account at No. 1. Black Eyed Peas' "Boom Boom Pow" (Interscope/Universal) scores a third non-consecutive week atop European Hot 100 Singles.

"Black Clouds" jumps 14-1 in Finland and debuts at No. 3 in Germany and Holland, No. 4 in Hungary, No. 5 in Italy, No. 9 in France and No. 23 in the United Kingdom, the band's best ranking there to date. Dream Theater is on a steady upward curve on the composite European chart, having opened at No. 7 with its first Roadrunner album, "Systematic Chaos," in 2007 and No. 16 with"Octavarium," on Atlantic in 2005.

The next three titles on the pan-European chart are unchanged, with Black Eyed Peas' "The E.N.D. (The Energy Never Dies)" in a third week at No. 2, followed by Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band's "Greatest Hits" (Columbia/Sony Music Entertainment) and Green Day's "21st Century Breakdown" (Reprise/Warner Music). "The E.N.D." is No. 1 in France again and up 8-4 in the Belgian region of Wallony; Springsteen's compilation holds at No. 1 in Sweden and Green Day's best European ranking is No. 5, down three places, in Austria.

Lady Gaga moves back 12-5 with "The Fame" (Interscope/Universal). The former Top 100 Albums No. 1 moves 18-5 in the United Kingdom to take its sales total to last weekend to 559,000. Placebo's No. 1 album of the last two weeks on the composite chart, "Battle For The Sun" (Dreambrother/PIAS), drops all the way to No. 6, despite holding at No. 2 in Wallony and No. 3 in Austria.

Falling two places each on Top 100 Albums are Eros Ramazzotti's "Ali e Radici" (RCA/Sony Music Entertainment) and Paolo Nutini's "Sunny Side Up" (Atlantic/Warner Music), at No. 7 and No. 8. Ramazotti is still No. 1 in his home market, Italy, and Switzerland, while Nutini dips 2-3 in the United Kingdom.

New at No. 9 overall is "The Album" (Sony Music Entertainment) by German vocalist Daniel Schuhmacher. The debut set, released June 19, followed the 22-year-old's victory in the sixth season of talent series "Deutschland Sucht Den Superstar." Consumers in Germany and Austria help it straight to No. 1 there, while Schuhmacher's Swiss audience are slightly more reserved, as it enters there at No. 4.

As fervent interest in Michael Jackson catalog sweeps across Europe, the late superstar's 2003 compilation "Number Ones" (Epic/Sony Music Entertainment) returns to the composite album chart at No. 10. The retrospective, which reached No. 5 on Top 100 Albums at the end of that year, emerges as the frontrunner among a large number of Jackson titles charting again throughout the region.

"Number Ones" sells 46,000 copies in the United Kingdom, a substantial 10,000 of them as downloads. Jackson has five albums in the U.K. top 20 and six singles in the top 40; midweek sales data suggests those numbers will greatly increase in Sunday's new chart, on which he may have three of the top five albums. Among other Jackson compilations, "The Collection" reappears at No. 3 in Portugal and Denmark and "King of Pop" races 46-2 in Spain.

"Boom Boom Pow" is powered by debuts of No. 4 in France and No. 5 in Finland, as well as a 12-7 climb in Italy. With Lady Gaga's former longtime European Hot 100 chart-topper at No. 2 again and "When Love Takes Over" (Positiva/EMI) by French DJ David Guetta featuring Kelly Rowland holding at No. 3, the big mover is Pitbull's former Billboard Hot 100 No. 2 hit "I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)" (Ultra/B1). It's up 2-1 in Flanders, 25-2 in Spain, 5-2 in Holland, 13-10 in Italy and new at No. 54 in the United Kingdom, where it's licensed to Positiva/EMI.