Michael Bublé's "It's Time" (Reprise) rises 4-1 on European Top 100 Albums. It marks the album's first time at the summit after 12 weeks on the survey. "It's Time" has now passed European sales o
Michael Bublé's "It's Time" (Reprise) rises 4-1 on European Top 100 Albums. It marks the album's first time at the summit after 12 weeks on the survey. The move is helped by climbs of 4-3 in Germany and 8-3 in Austria, while the album also spends its seventh week at No. 1 in Italy. "It's Time" has now passed European sales of 1 million units, according to Warner Music International.
Akon's "Trouble" (SRC/Universal) is up 11-5 on Top 100 Albums, thanks largely to its popularity in the United Kingdom. The American rapper's set completes a 2-1 climb in its 12th week on the British chart. It now has sales of 200,000 units there and has achieved platinum certification for 300,000 shipments. After a No. 5 peak for the album's first single "Locked Up," the second single "Lonely" is released in the United Kingdom next Monday (May 2).
British melodic rock band Keane's debut album "Hopes and Fears" (Universal Island) rises 13-8, aided by climbs of 4-3 in Portugal and 7-5 in both France and the Netherlands. In the United Kingdom, where the album is in its 50th chart week and certified seven times platinum (2.1 million shipments), it's up 23-21.
The highest new entry to the Top 100 Albums survey, at No. 17, is "Je Deviens Moi" (Mercury) by Gregory Lemarchal, a graduate of France's "Star Academy" TV talent series. That's after a No. 1 debut in France, where Lemarchal's single "Ecris L'Histoire" holds at No. 2.
On Eurochart Hot 100 Singles, there's no removing Mario's "Let Me Love You" (J/Sony BMG) from No. 1, where it begins a fifth week. It's still at No. 2 in Germany and Switzerland, behind 50 Cent's "Candy Shop" (Interscope) in both territories. On the Eurochart, “Candy Shop” is No. 2.
Will Smith's "Switch" (Interscope) becomes a top 10 Eurochart item, climbing 12-6. It's showing resilience in the British singles market, where its five-week history is 6-8-5-5-4. The track has been performing well as a paid download there, reaching No. 2 in online-only sales last week.
The second week of the newly-integrated British singles chart -- which now incorporates both physical and download sales -- shows Tony Christie's "(Is This The Way To) Amarillo" (UMTV) hanging tough at No. 1 for a sixth week.
The greatest sales discrepancy between the two singles formats in Britain is shown by Gorillaz' "Feel Good Inc" (Parlophone), of which a mere 300 seven-inch vinyl copies were controversially released on its week of release. According to the Official U.K. Charts Company's rules, tracks only qualify for the combined chart if a physical track is available. The vast majority of the song's sales were online, resulting in a No. 22 entry and a climb to No. 21 this week. In download-only sales, "Feel Good Inc" is No. 3.