Madonna's reign over Billboard's pan-European sales charts extends into another week, as she maintains her No. 1 rankings with the Warner Bros. releases "Confessions On A Dance Floor" on European Top
Madonna's reign over Billboard's pan-European sales charts extends into another week, as she maintains her No. 1 rankings with the Warner Bros. releases "Confessions On A Dance Floor" on European Top 100 Albums and "Hung Up" on Eurochart Hot 100 Singles.
The album loses top spot in the United Kingdom, Germany and Sweden, but is still the bestseller in France, Portugal, Norway and Greece. The single, meanwhile, falls from the peak in the United Kingdom and Holland, but still rules in a string of territories, including Germany, Italy, Austria, Norway, Sweden, France, Spain.
The highest new entry on Top 100 Albums, at No. 5, is Germany's R&B act Xavier Naidoo's "Telegramm Fur X" on his own Naidoo Records. That makes a clean sweep of No. 1 entries in the G/S/A markets. The album includes the single "Dieser Weg" which dips 8-10 on the Eurochart. That track holds at No. 2 in Germany, No. 3 in Switzerland and climbs 3-2 in Austria.
The other top 10 debutant on Top 100 Albums, despite only being released at the end of the sales week, is Eminem's hits collection "Curtain Call" (Interscope) at No.9. “Curtain Call” unseats Madonna at No. 1 in the United Kingdom. Just missing the European top 10 is Shakira's "Oral Fixation Vol.2" (Epic) at No. 11.
Contesting Madonna's crown on the Eurochart is Pussycat Dolls' "Stickwitu" (A&M/Interscope), which enters at No. 2. That's after debuts at No. 1 in the United Kingdom and No. 2 in Ireland.
Universal Music Group International also claims the next two Eurochart positions, with Black Eyed Peas' "My Humps" (A&M/Interscope) down 2-3 and Sugababes' "Push The Button" (Island) down 3-4. Another UMGI single, Star Academy's "Santiano" (Mercury), is steady at No. 7.
Oasis scores a third Eurochart hit from its album "Don't Believe The Truth" (Big Brother), which starts at No. 5, following entries at No. 2 in both the United Kingdom and Ireland.
Mickael Turtle's French hit "Ghostbusters" (Universal) makes a 33-17 leap on the Eurochart after a 10-5 improvement in France. Another hot single there on Universal, Juanes' "La Camisa Negra,” climbs 38-18 on the Eurochart and 34-8 locally.