The Beatles' "Love" (Apple/Parlophone) retains leadership of European Top 100 Albums, keeping top five placings in all of the countries where the album debuted there last week.

Additionally, it's up 6-1 and 9-3 in the Belgian regions of Wallony and Flanders respectively, new at No. 2 in Sweden, and holds at No. 4 in Austria. U.K. sales in week two are 95,000 -- according to charts compiler the Official U.K. Charts Company -- for a running total of close to 269,000, as the album slips 3-5 there.

U2's "U218 Singles" (Mercury) keeps hold of runner-up spot on the composite chart, after making a No. 4 debut in Sweden and a 7-2 climb in Flanders. In the United Kingdom, where it dips 4-6, Mercury will release "Window In The Skies," the second new song on the retrospective, as a follow-up to U2's collaboration with Green Day, "The Saints Are Coming," on Christmas Day.

Take That's reunion album "Beautiful World" (Polydor) arrives at No. 3 on Top 100 Albums, while the single "Patience" spends a second week atop Eurochart Hot 100 Singles. The album amassed initial pan-European shipments of 900,000, according to Hassan Choudury, VP, international marketing for Universal Music U.K.

In addition to a No. 1 U.K. entry on sales of 168,000, " Beautiful World" is new at No. 2 in Germany. "Patience" remains No. 1 in Switzerland and No. 2 in Ireland and climbs 11-3 in Italy; the single falls 1-3 in Germany. "We haven't even scratched the surface yet," says Choudury. "Europe is only one part of the global equation for Take That. Next stop south east Asia, Australia and New Zealand, and the U.S."

Crossover classical group Il Divo's third album "Siempre" (RCA) is off to a No. 4 start on the composite chart, after entering the U.K. listings at No. 2 on sales of 166,000. That compares favorably with the 149,000 achieved by the group's previous set "Ancora" just over a year ago. "Siempre" also debuts at No. 1 in Switzerland, No. 3 in Holland, No. 4 in Ireland, No. 5 in Finland and No. 10 in France.

The other main climber in the top 20 of the pan-European album chart is French singer-songwriter Bénabar, whose "Reprise Des Negociations" (Jive) had reached No. 20 a month ago and now climbs back 23-17, after regaining top place on the French chart, moving 3-1. The 37-year-old singer-songwriter has been touring consistently throughout the year in France, and recently completed a run of 15 shows since mid-October with a Paris concert.

Behind Take That on the Eurochart, the former No. 1 "Smack That" (Konvict/Universal) holds at No. 2. Meanwhile, Nelly Furtado's "All Good Things (Come To An End)" (Mosley/Geffen) races 45-3. The track is up 13-4 in the United Kingdom (with weekly sales of 16,000) and debuts at No. 2 in Germany and No. 3 in Austria. It's Furtado's third top five hit on the Eurochart inside six months, after "Maneater" reached No. 2 in June and "Promiscuous" No. 5 in September.

German rock act Silbermond, whose single "Das Beste" has been bubbling around the top ten of the Eurochart since mid-October, rises again to No. 8 after climbing 2-1 in Germany and holding at No. 1 in Austria. The track's impressive eight-week record on the aggregate chart is 9-9-8-8-9-7-11-8.

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