Anastacia's eponymous Epic album begins a third week at the top of European Top 100 Albums. It continues at No. 1 in Germany, Holland, Denmark, Austria and Switzerland.

Anastacia's eponymous Epic album begins a third week at the top of European Top 100 Albums. It continues at No. 1 in Germany, Holland, Denmark, Austria and Switzerland.

Julie Borchard, senior VP of international marketing at Sony Music U.S., tells Billboard.biz that "Anastacia" has now shipped 1.5 million units across Europe. The lead track "Left Outside Alone" is lodged at No. 2 for a third week on Eurochart Hot 100 Singles behind Usher's "Yeah" (Arista).

The big climber on the pan-European album survey is Diana Krall's "The Girl In The Other Room" (Verve), which races 40-4. It makes several prominent debuts, such as No. 2 in Norway, a career-best No. 4 in the U.K. (on sales of 29,000), No. 5 in Spain and No. 10 in Italy. "Room" also climbs 8-2 in France and 31-4 in Austria. It holds at No. 1 in Portugal, where Krall's last studio album "The Look of Love" was a bestseller in September 2001, and "Live In Paris" reached No. 3 the following year.

The score of "Les Choristes" (Marc Music) becomes the first new soundtrack album of 2004 to achieve a pan-European Top 20 placing, up 22-15 overall after climbing 2-1 in France. Released last month in France, Belgium and Luxembourg, the box office hit is set in a boys' boarding school, where a teacher works to improve the pupils' lives through music.

The British album market, meanwhile, reverberates to the sound of classic rock, as Guns N' Roses' "Greatest Hits" (Geffen) ascends to No. 1 in its fifth chart week, taking its total sales to 422,000. It's only the second chart-topping album in Britain for the long-dormant act, which reached No. 1 for a solitary week with "Use Your Illusion II" in 1991.

Also enjoying strong sales in the United Kingdom is the self-titled debut set by New York modern rock act the Scissor Sisters (Polydor), up 10-5 there for a 31-16 jump overall.

While Usher's single holds the top spot in Germany, Holland, Norway, Switzerland and climbs 2-1 in France, D-12's "My Band" (Interscope) is the Eurochart's highest new entry at No. 3. The track opens at No. 2 in the United Kingdom, Germany and Norway, No. 3 in Ireland and No. 5 in Austria.

Eamon's "F**k It (I Don't Want You Back)" (Jive) is up 56-4 on the Eurochart after a debut at No. 1 in Britain, with sales there of 153,000. Haiducii's "Dragostea Din Tei" (Universo) makes a strong improvement, up 49-6, while a rival version by O Zone (Time) debuts at No. 9. The two singles are at No. 2 and No. 3 respectively in France. Haiducii's version is No. 2 in Italy, and O-Zone's falls 3-10 in Spain.