Initial shipments exceed 500,000 units.
Bon Jovi assumes the No.1 mantle on European Top 100 Albums as "Have A Nice Day" (Island/Universal) ends the Rolling Stones' two-week run at the top with "A Bigger Bang" (Virgin). Initial European shipments on "Have A Nice Day" are more than 500,000, according to the label.
The durable New Jersey rockers start at No.1 in Germany, Holland and Switzerland, No.2 in the United Kingdom (on sales of 54,000) and Spain, No.7 in Portugal and climb 10-4 in Finland. The title track and opening single falls 6-17 on Eurochart Hot 100 Singles.
Bon Jovi's last studio release "Bounce" also entered Top 100 Albums at the top in October 2002, although it was unseated the following week by Elvis Presley's "30 #1 Hits". Before that, "Crush," was No.1 on the composite European chart for no fewer than seven weeks in June and July 2000.
James Blunt's "Back To Bedlam" (Atlantic) is the unlucky runner-up once again on Top 100 Albums, sitting at No.2 for a ninth consecutive week. Furthermore, the English singer-songwriter is No.2 for a second week on the Eurochart with "You're Beautiful," but the song did top that chart for a week earlier this month. The single moves 3-1 in Sweden, holds at No.1 in Holland, and the album races 18-7 in Spain.
While the Stones album is in descent on most European charts, it remains No.1 in Sweden, and further afield, debuts at No.1 in Argentina.
"Schrei" (Island/Universal), the debut album by breakout act Tokio Hotel is the other top ten entry on the aggregate chart, at No.8. It's new at No.2, behind Bon Jovi, in the act's home market, Germany. Tokio Hotel is a rock quartet, formed in 2001, now aged between 15 and 18 and built around brothers Bill and Tom Kaulitz.
Barbra Streisand's new project arrives at No.11 on Top 100 Albums, with an amended title. "Guilty Pleasures," as it's called in the U.S., has been renamed "Guilty Too" for international release, to maximise the impact of her creative reunion with Barry Gibb. Their "Guilty" collaboration was a U.K. No.1 album for two weeks in 1980 in an 82-week chart run. The new release opens there at No.3, with first-week sales of 45,000.
Pussycat Dolls' "Don't Cha" (A&M/Universal), featuring Busta Rhymes, starts a third week atop the Eurochart. It's in its third week at No.1 in the United Kingdom, where total sales reached 195,000 by the end of last Saturday.
The single adds three more No.1 crowns, moving 2-1 in both Germany and Switzerland and 5-1 in Flanders, also holding at No.1 in Ireland. It climbs 3-2 in Holland, holds at No.5 in Italy and enters the French chart at No.6.
German novelty act Crazy Frog's "Popcorn" (Mach1), the follow-up to the massive international hit "Axel F," debuts on the Eurochart at No.6. That's after a No.1 start in France; the single hit No.12 in the United Kingdom a month ago.