The new No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums is an old chart-topper, as Red Hot Chili Peppers' "Stadium Arcadium" (Warner Bros.) regains top spot from Muse's "Black Holes and Revelations" (Helium 3/A&
The new No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums is an old chart-topper, as Red Hot Chili Peppers' "Stadium Arcadium" (Warner Bros.) regains top spot from Muse's "Black Holes and Revelations" (Helium 3/A&E/Warner Bros.), which had led the survey for the last four weeks.
"Arcadium," which previously had five weeks at the top in May and June, jumps 6-3 in Ireland, 6-4 in Germany and 10-7 in Italy.
With the Muse album now dipping to No. 4 overall, there's also a chance for Nelly Furtado's "Loose" (Geffen) to regain some ground in the pan-European standings. It's up 4-2 on Top 100 Albums, after climbing 4-2 in Switzerland, 4-3 in Germany, 6-5 in the Belgian region of Wallony, 17-8 in the Czech Republic and 42-29 in the United Kingdom. The single "Maneater" falls 3-9 on Eurochart Hot 100 Singles.
Twenty-five year old English newcomer James Morrison arrives at No. 6 on the composite album chart by virtue of a No. 1 start in his home market with the debut album "Undiscovered" (Polydor). It sells 84,000 units to end Razorlight's three-week reign with its self-titled second album for Vertigo. Morrison's album contains the ballad "You Give Me Something," which reached No. 5 in the United Kingdom last week.
Hassan Choudury, VP, international marketing for Universal Music U.K., says that "Undiscovered" will be issued Sept. 11 in most other European markets, apart from France and Spain which will follow later.
German rock-pop vocalist LaFee, 15, regains a top ten berth with her debut, self-titled album for Capitol, after it moved back 3-2 in Germany and 4-3 in Austria. The record opened at No. 10 on Top 100 Albums last month, since when it has moved 9-11-13-13-8.
After starting at No. 15 on the aggregate European survey last week, Pharrell's "In My Mind" (Virgin) moves up to No. 10. Although the album falls 7-19 in the United Kingdom, it holds at No. 3 in the Netherlands and moves 8-5 in Flanders.
There's one other new entry in the top 20 of the collective European album chart, DMX's "Year of the Dog...Again" (Columbia). The American rapper is in at No. 16 after a No. 7 start in his best European market, Germany. His No. 22 debut in the United Kingdom is well behind the No. 6 entry of his 2003 album "Grand Champ," which also started at No. 6 in Germany.
Soft rock veteran J.J.Cale is in the upper echelons of the Dutch chart, racing 11-2 with the anthology "Collected" (Universal). Tom Petty's "Highway Companion" (Warner Bros.), meanwhile, is off to a fast No. 3 start in Sweden.
On the Eurochart, "Hips Don't Lie" (Epic) by Shakira featuring Wyclef Jean leads the way for the tenth week in a row and 12th overall. It's No. 1 again in the United Kingdom, moves 8-5 in Greece and holds at No. 6 in Germany, Italy and Flanders.
Paris Hilton's "Stars Are Blind" (Warner Bros.) is up 16-5, fuelled by a 35-5 climb in its first physical sales week in the United Kingdom. The track is also up 11-5 in Sweden and 4-3 in Austria, and arrives at No. 4 in Hungary. France's top new track of the week, the R&B/ragga/electro track "Facon Sex" (ULM) by the duo Tribal King, starts at No. 2 there for a No. 10 debut on the Eurochart.