Mika's "Life In Cartoon Motion" (Casablanca/Universal Island) enjoys a fifth week at No. 1 on Billboard's new European Top 100 Albums listing, while Timbaland's "The Way I Are" (Interscope) featuring DOE and Keri Hilson leads Eurochart Hot 100 Singles for a second week.

Now into its 29th week on the pan-European survey, Mika's album spends a sixth week at No. 1 in France, a second at the summit in Switzerland and the Belgian region of Wallony, and climbs 2-1 in neighboring Flanders. It's off the top in Holland, 1-2, but rises 6-5 in Ireland and holds at No. 5 in the United Kingdom.

Elvis Presley's "The King" (RCA/Sony BMG) improves 3-2 overall, despite falling from the top of the U.K. chart. The two-disc compilation is up 10-1 in Germany, 12-3 in Switzerland and holds at No. 1 in Austria and No. 3 in Ireland.

Amy Winehouse dips 2-3 with "Back To Black" (Universal Island), despite climbs of 4-3 in the United Kingdom, 7-4 in Switzerland and 6-5 in Denmark. But after three weeks at No. 5, Rihanna's "Good Girl Gone Bad" (SRP/Def Jam) is back up to No. 4 on Top 100 Albums, having moved 5-4 in Ireland. The album's best ranking to date on the composite chart was two non-consecutive weeks at No. 3 in June and July.

"Timbaland Presents Shock Value" is up 7-5 on Top 100 Albums after a 2-1 climb in Ireland, but Nelly Furtado's "Loose" (Mosley/Geffen) and Linkin Park's "Minutes To Midnight" (Machine Shop/Warner Bros.) both slip on the Europe-wide chart, 4-6 and 6-7 respectively. The German quartet BeFour spends a second week at No. 8, and fifth in the top ten, with "All 4 One" (Universal).

London singer-songwriter Newton Faulkner is Europe's breakthrough act of the week, as his debut album "Hand Built By Robots" (Ugly Truth/Sony BMG) climbs 13-9 on Top 100 Albums. That's after a climb to No. 1, following three weeks at No. 3, in the United Kingdom, where sales to last weekend were 104,000.

Faulkner, 22, has built his U.K. popularity gradually, with two EPs in 2006 and two singles this year, the most recent of which, "Dream Catch Me," reached No. 7 earlier this month.

Ugly Truth is an imprint of Brightside Recordings, a 50/50 joint venture between its managing director Hugh Goldsmith and Sony BMG U.K. Goldsmith describes Faulkner as "a totally unique artist proposition who has built his fan base solidly over two years of touring and several low-key releases. The mainstream has now picked up on his songwriting ability." Faulkner's next headline U.K. tour is in November.

A former Top 100 Albums chart-topper, Michael Bublé's "Call Me Irresponsible" (Reprise), is back into the aggregate top ten. It's up 12-10 in its 17th chart week, holding at No. 5 in Italy and rising 8-6 in Germany. The set was Europe's No. 1 for two weeks in May.

Timbaland's single has three No. 1 rankings in Europe and climbs in five markets. It's up 6-1 in Norway, No. 1 for a seventh week in Denmark and a fifth in Ireland, and climbs 5-4 in Holland and Wallony, 7-5 in Austria and 6-5 in Flanders. "The Way I Are" is also new at No. 3 in France.

The one new entry to the Eurochart top ten is Sean Kingston's Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 "Beautiful Girls" (Beluga Heights/Epic/Koch). It's in at No. 8 after debuting at No. 2 in the United Kingdom (on downloads of 27,000) and No. 3 in Denmark.

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