Robbie Williams' "Greatest Hits" (Chrysalis) returns to No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums, a position it previously held for four weeks in late October and November. The compilation moves up 2-1 in the
Robbie Williams' "Greatest Hits" (Chrysalis) returns to No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums, a position it previously held for four weeks in late October and November. The compilation moves up 2-1 in the United Kingdom on sales of 183,000 units, taking its nine-week tally there to 1.28 million.
The set, which has triple IFPI Platinum Europe certification for shipments of 3 million, also holds at No. 1 in Germany and bounces back 2-1 in Switzerland, 3-2 in Italy and Holland and 4-3 in Flanders. But current single "Misunderstood," despite a 25-7 climb in Italy, falls 17-21 on Eurochart Hot 100 Singles.
Parlophone's two heavy-hitting compilations for the seasonal market, Kylie Minogue's "Ultimate Kylie" and Tina Turner's "All The Best," swap positions on Top 100 Albums, taking them to No. 5 and No. 6, respectively. Minogue's two-CD collection holds at No. 4 in the United Kingdom, while Turner's album is up 10-8 in Germany and 9-5 in Flanders.
"MTV Ultimate Mash-Ups Presents Jay-Z/Linkin Park: Collision Course" (Warner Bros.) continues its steady progress up Top 100 Albums, reaching No. 8. It debuted three weeks ago at No. 11. Single "Numb/Encore" is up 19-14 on the Eurochart and 15-9 in Germany.
The eponymous set from international pop-classical quartet Il Divo, released on Simon Cowell's BMG-distributed Syco label, re-climbs 11-9. it debuted on Top 100 Albums last month at No. 7. The gain is thanks to a 3-2 rise in the United Kingdom, where the album is certified triple platinum (900,000 shipments).
German pop quintet Juli reaches a new peak on the aggregate chart with "Es Ist Juli" (Universal), rising 12-10 in its 13th chart week. The album debuted at No. 13 in late September. The move follows a 3-2 rise in Germany, where the set is second only to Williams in sales.
The highest new entry on Top 100 Albums, at No. 54, is "Sempre Libera" (Deutsche Grammophone), a collection of Italian arias by Russian soprano Anna Netrebko and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra conducted by Claudio Abbado. The album is charting in Germany and Austria.
Right on festive cue, Band Aid 20's "Do They Know It's Christmas" (Mercury) rises 2-1 on the Eurochart and spends a third week at No. 1 in the United Kingdom, with total sales there of 812,000 copies.
The Eurochart's top debut, at No. 6, is "Sweetest Poison" (Cheyenne/Universal) by Nu Pagadi, which arrives at No. 1 in Germany and Austria. The two-man, two-woman group won the most recent "Popstars" TV series in Germany.
Bowing at No. 10 on the Eurochart is "Father & Son" (Polydor) by Irish singer Ronan Keating featuring Yusuf Islam, the former Cat Stevens. The song -- written by Stevens -- is No. 2 in the United Kingdom, the same position Keating reached with a version of it in 1995, when he was a member of Boyzone.