Canadian rock veteran Bryan Adams debuts at No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums with "Room Service" (Polydor). Extending his run of international hit albums to 19 years, the album racks up initial Europe
Canadian rock veteran Bryan Adams debuts at No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums with "Room Service" (Polydor). Extending his run of international hit albums to 19 years, the album racks up initial European shipments of 400,000 units, according to Universal Music International. Meanwhile, Aventura's "Obsession" (Up Music/Warner Music) leads Eurochart Hot 100 Singles for a fourth week.
Adams' album debuts at No. 1 in Germany and Switzerland, No. 3 in Holland and Austria and No. 4 in the United Kingdom, his best showing there since "18 'Til I Die" topped the chart in 1996. It's also new at No. 7 in Spain and moves 20-5 in Belgium. Adams -- whose global career sales are 60 million, according to Universal -- starts a 19-date European tour Oct. 22 in Aberdeen, Scotland.
New at No. 2 on Top 100 Albums is "Abbatoir Blues/The Lyre of Orpehus" (Mute) by Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds. It enters at No. 1 in Norway, No. 2 in Denmark and Austria, No. 3 in Italy, No. 4 in Portugal, No. 7 in Germany and No. 11 in the United Kingdom, while climbing 9-4 in Belgium. The group's last album, "Nocturama," debuted at No. 8 on the composite chart in February 2003.
With "Anastacia" (Daylight/Epic) falling 1-3 overall, Green Day's "American Idiot" (Reprise/Warner Bros.) enters at No. 4, with a chart-topping U.K. debut on opening sales of 89,000 units. That's almost twice what the band's most recent release, the b-sides collection "Shenanigans," has sold in total in Britain. "Idiot" also enters at No. 5 in Switzerland and No. 9 in Italy.
American singer/songwriter Ben Harper's huge following in continental Europe clinches a No. 7 debut for his new collaboration with the Blind Boys Of Alabama, "There Will Be a Light" (Virgin). It's new at No. 1 in France and Italy, No. 3 in Switzerland and No. 7 in Portugal.
French synth pioneer Jean Michel Jarre returns to the aggregate chart at No. 10 with "Aero" (Warner Bros.), after opening at No. 2 in France and No. 14 in the United Kingdom.
Aventura's single continues to top the charts in France, Germany and Austria, while climbing 7-1 in Switzerland. A rival version of "Obsession" by the U.S. group 3rd Wish featuring Baby Bash (Cheyenne) is No. 2 in Austria and No. 9 in Germany.
O-Zone, fresh from its massive European success with "Dragostea Din Tei" (Media Services/Time), climbs 7-4 on the Eurochart with the follow-up, "Despre Tine," which is No. 1 in Norway, No. 3 in France and No. 5 in Spain.
Reprise/Warner Bros. U.S. vocalist Michael Bublé is high on both Italian sales charts, debuting there at No. 7 with his "Spider-Man Theme" single and holding at No. 8 with his self-titled album. Dance indie Ministry of Sound has the U.K.'s No. 1 compilation and single, as the "Big Tunes" collection enters atop the compilation chart, and Swedish DJ Eric Prydz has the best-selling single for a second week with "Call on Me" (Data/MoS).
Finally, Universal-Island German pop quintet Juli has dual local success, climbing 7-5 with the single "Perfekte Welle" and debuting at No. 3 with the album "Es Ist Juli." That's the highest-ever debut there for a previously uncharting German-language pop act.