Anastacia and O-Zone both extend their European chart reigns to 12 weeks. "Anastacia" (Epic) tops European Top 100 Albums for the third consecutive week but 12th overall, while O-Zone's "Dragostea Din
Anastacia and O-Zone both extend their European chart reigns to 12 weeks. "Anastacia" (Epic) tops European Top 100 Albums for the third consecutive week but 12th overall, while O-Zone's "Dragostea Din Tei" (Media Services/Time/Vale) continues to lead Eurochart Hot 100 Singles.
Close behind Anastacia is the Prodigy's first album in seven years, "Always Outnumbered Never Outgunned" (XL Recordings). The cutting-edge British dance act arrives in the runner-up spot on the composite chart after bowing at No. 1 in the United Kingdom -- its third consecutive release to do so. "Always Outnumbered" also debuts at No. 5 in Norway, No. 6 in Germany and No. 10 in Spain, and climbs 94-4 in Holland. The album's first single, "Girls," is due to hit the British chart Sunday, after its release on Monday (Aug. 30).
German punk act Die Aerzte debuts at No. 1 locally with "Die Band, Die Sie Pferd Nannte" (Universal), a live double DVD, prompting a No. 7 opening on Top 100 Albums. Another German act, hip-hop star Samy Deluxe, opens at No. 2 at home and at No. 9 overall with "Verdammtnochmal" (Capitol).
R. Kelly's new double CD, "Happy People/U Saved Me" (Jive), opens at No. 10 on Top 100 Albums. Its best European debut is No. 10 in Germany, followed by No. 11 in the United Kingdom.
The Finn Brothers -- comprising New Zealand siblings Neil and Tim, former collaborators in the bands Split Enz and Crowded House -- arrive at No. 8 in the United Kingdom with "Everyone Is Here" (Parlophone), with initial sales of 18,000 units.
Steve Earle's "The Revolution Starts Now" (Rykodisc) opens at No. 22 in Norway, and becomes his ninth album to chart in the United Kingdom, where it enters at No. 66.
The latest challenger for O-Zone's Eurochart crown is Aventura's "Obsession" (Planet/Prime), which moves 4-2. "Obsession" holds at No. 1 in France and enters at No. 3 in Germany. However, it may not be long before O-Zone is challenging itself for No. 1, as follow-up single "Despre Tine" climbs 10-7 on the Eurochart; it also moves 2-1 in Norway, 4-3 in France and holds at No. 4 in Denmark.
The Eurochart's top debut is the 411's "Dumb" (Streetside/Sony), at No. 10 overall and No. 3 in the United Kingdom. It's the follow-up to the British female R&B group's debut hit, "On My Knees" featuring Ghostface Killah, which reached No. 4 in Britain in May. Maroon 5's "She Will Be Loved" (J) enters the Eurochart at No. 11, after bowing at No. 4 in the United Kingdom and No. 5 in Ireland.