Green Day enters a fourth week at No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums with "American Idiot" (Reprise) after several sales spurts including a 3-1 climb in Austria and 12-5 in France.
Green Day enters a fourth week at No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums with "American Idiot" (Reprise). Sales jump in several territories, good for a 3-1 climb in Austria and 12-5 in France. The set holds at No. 2 in Sweden. In the United Kingdom, the band's performance of the title track at the Brit Awards on Feb. 9 helps the album climb 7-5.
U2's "How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb" (Island) moves 4-2, followed by Michael Bublé's "It's Time" (Reprise), which climbs 17-3. The latter album's European debut last week was fuelled by a No. 4 start in the United Kingdom, where it's now at No. 6. "It's Time" enters at No. 1 in Italy and Spain.
English melodic rock band Keane rises again 12-4 on Top 100 Albums with "Hopes and Fears" (Universal Island). After the band won two honors and performed at last week's Brit Awards, the album jumps 8-1 in in the United Kingdom, with weekly sales of 75,000 units. Its U.K. total since release last May is close to 1.8 million copies, according to the Official U.K. Charts Co.
Other acts profiting from Brit Award wins and performances included triple-honorees Scissor Sisters, whose self-titled Polydor debut rises 21-10 on Top 100 Albums and 5-2 in Britain; Franz Ferdinand, whose eponymous Domino set climbs 50-12 on Top 100 Albums and 13-4 locally; and Joss Stone, whose "Mind Body & Soul" (Relentless/Virgin) improves 18-11 in Europe and climbs 44-11 in Britain, fuelled by a 270% sales gain.
The Warner Bros. soundtrack to "Ray" is up 16-13 on Top 100 Albums after climbing 11-5 in Switzerland and 6-5 in Austria.
The only top-20 debut on the aggregate album listing is German pop vocalist Michelle, at No. 14 with "Leben" (Capitol), which enters at No. 3 in Germany and No. 4 in Austria.
On Eurochart Hot 100 Singles, Eminem's "Like Toy Soldiers" (Interscope) snags a second week at the top, despite descending in the United Kingdom (1-3), Denmark (2-4), Switzerland (3-4), Norway (4-5), Ireland (3-5) and Germany (8-9). The single is up 10-8 in Italy, while the previous release from his "Encore" album, "Just Lose It," climbs 12-7 in Spain.
U2's "Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own" is the Eurochart's highest debut, at No. 4. In the United Kingdom it sells 30,359 copies for a No. 1 bow, becoming the band's seventh chart-topping single in a career spanning more than 16 years. The track also arrives at No. 3 in Ireland.
"Soldier" (Columbia) by Destiny's Child featuring T.I. & Lil' Wayne debuts at No. 5 on the Eurochart, after a No. 4 entry in the United Kingdom. "Lose My Breath," the previous single from the R&B trio's album "Destiny Fulfilled," holds at No. 6 in Italy.
Universal Music Germany has seven of the top 10 singles on the German singles chart, including the novelty No. 1, Schnappi's "Das Kleine Krokodil Schnappi." The company says its 55.2% share of the German top 100 is the highest in its history, and that the Schnappi single has sold more than 600,000 copies in the G/S/A territories.