James Blunt completes a notable triple on Billboard's pan-European charts, debuting atop European Top 100 Albums with his sophomore Atlantic set "All the Lost Souls." He also starts a second week at No. 1 on Eurochart Hot 100 Singles and a fourth week at the summit of European Radio Airplay with "1973."

It's the first such triple since Madonna hit No. 1 on all three charts in December 2005 with her album "Confessions on a Dancefloor" and single “Hung Up” (Warner Bros).

Blunt's album opens in pole position in the United Kingdom (on sales of almost 118,000), Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, France and Ireland. Additionally, it's new at No. 2 in Sweden and Holland, No. 3 in Norway and No. 9 in Portugal. Blunt's first album "Back to Bedlam" had a total of nine weeks at the helm of Top 100 Albums, one in October 2005 and eight more in February and March last year.

Perennial European favorite Mark Knopfler debuts at No. 2 on the composite album chart with "Kill to Get Crimson" (Mercury). It starts in runner-up spot in Germany, Italy and Norway, at No. 3 in Switzerland, No. 5 in Denmark, No. 9 in France and the United Kingdom, and climbs 55-4 in Holland. The former Dire Straits frontman also opened at No. 2 on Top 100 Albums with last year's collaborative release with Emmylou Harris, "All the Roadrunning" (Mercury), and with his last solo studio set, "Shangri-La," in October 2004. Knopfler played a showcase performance in Amsterdam last night (26) and one in Berlin earlier this month, and has announced a huge European tour to begin next March, with dates in north and south America to be added soon.

Last week's leader on Top 100 Albums, 50 Cent's "Curtis" (Aftermath/G-Unit/Interscope), falls to No. 3, while Amy Winehouse's "Back to Black" (Universal Island) holds at No. 4. Another former No. 1 on the aggregate chart, Manu Chao's "La Radiolina" (Because), dips 2-5, and Kanye West's "Graduation" (Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam) falls three places from its opening No. 3.

Finnish rock act HIM returns to Top 100 Albums at No. 7 with its sixth studio release "Venus Doom" (Sire) after debuts of No. 3 in Germany and No. 5 in Switzerland. The title entered at No. 2 in the group's home territory last week and now slips to No. 3.

The death of Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti sparks new sales of his catalog, with "Pavarotti Forever" (Universal) climbing 37-8 on the pan-European chart. It's new at No. 8 in Italy and up 9-2 in Spain, 31-3 in Austria, 13-3 in the Belgian region of Wallony and 50-8 in Germany. Meanwhile in the United Kingdom, another retrospective, "The Ultimate Collection" (Universal Classics & Jazz), climbs 17-8. Pavarotti's signature recording "Nessun Dorma" (Decca) reached No. 12 there on the singles chart last week.

Mika's "Life in Cartoon Motion" (Casablanca/Universal Island) is down 5-9 on Top 100 Albums, while Rihanna's "Good Girl Gone Bad" (SRP/Def Jam) rounds out the Top 10, dipping from No. 6.

Blunt's "1973" is No. 1 in Switzerland and Austria again, up 3-2 in Germany and 14-4 in Denmark. The one new arrival on the Eurochart Top 10 is "Hamma!" (Urban) by German seven-piece Culcha Candela, which leads the singles chart there for the sixth straight week.

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