While James Blunt continues to lead European Top 100 Albums with "Back To Bedlam" (Atlantic), his countrymen Arctic Monkeys are chasing his chart crown.

While James Blunt continues to lead European Top 100 Albums with "Back To Bedlam" (Atlantic), his countrymen Arctic Monkeys are chasing his chart crown.

Meanwhile, Madonna's 12-week run atop Eurochart Hot 100 Singles with "Hung Up" (Warner Bros) is ended by "Run It" (Jive) by Chris Brown featuring Juelz Santana.

Blunt's "Bedlam" takes a 16-3 leap in Austria, climbs 3-2 in Portugal and Sweden, improves 5-4 in Denmark and holds at No. 2 in France. The single "Goodbye My Lover" advances 13-9 on the Eurochart after a No. 1 debut in Sweden and a 7-4 in climb in Holland.

Arctic Monkeys' debut album "Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not" (Domino) is up 5-3 on the composite chart. It holds at No. 1 in the United Kingdom, despite a 55% sales decline in its second week. The album sells 162,169 copies there compared to an opening week of 363,735, according to over-the-counter sales data tracked by the Official U.K. Charts Company. It debuts at No. 6 in Denmark, holds at No. 8 in Finland and climbs 9-8 in Holland and 40-38 in Sweden, but falls 12-16 in Norway.

In the United Kingdom, "Whatever" remains well ahead of Richard Ashcroft's "Keys To The World" (Parlophone), which holds at No. 2 there and falls 4-5 on Top 100 Albums.

Eminem's "Curtain Call - The Hits" (Interscope) rebounds 9-6 on Top 100 Albums, two months after its release. Depeche Mode's "Playing The Angel" (Mute), which debuted at No. 1 on the Europe-wide chart last October, is revitalized by the band's current tour. It's up 29-10 as the veteran electronic band prepares for its next date in Barcelona on Friday (Feb. 10). The tour continues throughout Europe for the whole of February and March. The single "A Pain That I'm Used To" is up 8-6 in Spain and the next single from the album, "Suffer Well," is set for U.K. release March 6. Mute puts worldwide sales of the set at close to two million.

Italian favorite Eros Ramazotti also enjoys an album revival as "Calma Apparente" (Ariola) jumps 22-14 on the aggregate chart, moving 3-2 in Greece and 17-4 in Austria. "Calma" is refuelled by a new hit single, "I Belong To You," a duet with Anastacia that debuts at No. 1 in Germany and No. 4 in Austria and rockets 88-5 on the Eurochart.

Chris Brown's single makes its Eurochart debut at No. 1 after arriving at No. 2 in the United Kingdom and No. 5 in Germany. It misses out on the British top spot by a mere 215 copies, selling 24,639, according to the OCC. The U.K. chart topper "Nasty Girl" (Bad Boy/Atlantic) by the Notorious B.I.G. with P.Diddy, Nelly, Jagged Edge and Avery Storm, sold 24,854 units. "Girl" holds at No. 2 on the Eurochart, also climbing 10-8 in Germany.

Also moving into the Eurochart top ten is "J'Voulais" (Virgin) by Amine, up 12-6 after a 2-1 climb in France. The up-tempo pop track comes from the album "Au Dela des Rêves."

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