Georgia-born, U.K.-nationalized singer-songwriter Katie Melua's third album "Pictures" (Dramatico) climbs to No. 1 in its fourth week on European Top 100 Albums. And there's a new leader on Eurochart Hot 100 Singles, too, as Rihanna's "Don't Stop The Music" (SRP/Def Jam) races from 8 to 1.

Melua's album entered the pan-European listing three weeks ago at No. 3 and climbed to No. 2 before falling back one place last week. Its upswing to the top comes as it holds at No. 1 in the Netherlands for a fourth week and rises from 8 to 5 in Denmark, while holding at No. 3 in Germany and the Belgian region of Wallony. In Switzerland, "Pictures" falls to No. 2 after two weeks at the top; in the United Kingdom, it's down from 6 to 10 on weekly sales of 15,000.

James Blunt's "All The Lost Souls" (Custard/Atlantic) holds steady at No. 2 on Top 100 Albums, climbing from 2 to 1 in Switzerland and holding at No. 1 in Wallony for a third week. It's down from 1 to 2 in France and 1 to 5 in Greece. The single "1973" holds at No. 2 in Wallony and climbs 4 to 3 in neighboring Flanders, stays at No. 2 in Switzerland and No. 3 in Austria, and moves into the top ten from 11 to 8 in Italy.

Bruce Springsteen's "Magic" (Columbia), which spent the last three weeks at the top of the pan-European survey, now falls to No. 3, despite securing a fourth week at No. 1 in Ireland and rising from 3 to 2 in Norway.

"Magic" is down from 2 to 3 in Sweden, 1 to 5 in Spain, 3 to 6 in Italy and 6 to 8 in Germany.

Depeche Mode frontman Dave Gahan's new solo album "Hourglass" (Mute) is new at No. 4 on the composite chart, after debuting at No. 2 in Germany, No. 5 in Switzerland and No. 8 in Italy. The single "Kingdom" rises from 3 to 1 in Spain. In June 2003, Gahan's previous solo release "Paper Monsters" hit Top 100 Albums at No.10 after a No. 5 start in Germany and No. 10 in Switzerland.

"Back To Black" (Universal Island) by Amy Winehouse celebrates 52 consecutive weeks on the composite European chart, dipping from 4 to 5 overall despite making that move in reverse in Ireland. The album, which has only been outside the U.K. top 10 for one week this year, is closing in on five-times platinum status there (1.5 million shipments). Next Monday (5) marks the U.K. release of a new deluxe edition of "Back To Black," featuring a second CD of new tracks and b-sides, as well as the live DVD "I Told You I Was Trouble." Winehouse begins a new U.K. tour Nov. 14.

Disney's soundtrack of "High School Musical 2" climbs one place to No. 6 on Top 100 Albums, while Van Morrison arrives at No. 7 with "Still On Top: The Greatest Hits" (Exile/Polydor) after debuting at a career-best No. 2 in the United Kingdom on sales of 31,000. It's also new at No. 3 in Ireland. Polydor puts Morrison's career album sales worldwide at 40 million.

RCA's London-based band the Hoosiers follows two U.K. top 10 hits, "Worried About Ray" and "Goodbye Mr.A," with a No. 1 album debut there for "The Trick To Life," sparking a No. 8 entry on Top 100 Albums with local sales of 64,000.

Neil Young's "Chrome Dreams II" (Reprise) hits the aggregate European chart at No. 9 after opening at No. 5 in Norway, No. 9 in France and No. 14 in the United Kingdom, the latter on sales of 11,000. German comedian Mario Barth is up 12-10 overall with "Männer Sind Primitiv, Aber Glücklich!" (Spassg), which holds at No. 1 in Germany.

"Don't Stop The Music" is Rihanna's second Eurochart No. 1 of the year, following the epic 11-week reign of "Umbrella" in June, July and August. The new single enters the French chart at No. 1, while holding at the top in Austria and Switzerland and at No. 2 in Germany.

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