Almost six months after its first appearance on European Top 100 Albums, Mika's "Life In Cartoon Motion" (Casablanca/Universal Island) hits No. 1 for the first time. Meanwhile, Rihanna's "Umbrella" (Def Jam) featuring Jay-Z tops Eurochart Hot 100 Singles for the ninth straight week.

Lebanese-born, London-residing Mika's album rises 2-1 in its 25th week after holding at No. 1 in France and edging up 3-2 in Switzerland. The set is 4-3 in the United Kingdom, where he is signed and first broke. "Motion" also rests at No. 2 in the Belgian region of Wallony.

Mika's debut dislodges Nelly Furtado's "Loose" (Mosley/Geffen) into second place on the pan-European albums chart.

Timbaland's "Shock Value" (Interscope) has a good week, climbing 10-3 to reach a new peak on Top 100 Albums. The improvement is largely thanks to renewed sales in the United Kingdom and Ireland, where the set rises 5-2 and 6-3, respectively.

Amy Winehouse's Mercury Prize-nominated sophomore set "Back To Black" (Island) continues its healthy European chart run, where its up 6-4.

Barbadian singer Rihanna's album "Good Girl Gone Bad" (SRP/Def Jam) is down 4-5 on Top 100 Albums, despite an 11-10 rise in the United Kingdom.

Meanwhile, Prince opens at No. 6 on Top 100 Albums with "Planet Earth" (Columbia). That debut is diluted by Sony BMG's decision to pull out of U.K. release of the album after it was controversially given away free with the Mail on Sunday newspaper.

That method of distribution was deemed ineligible for the albums chart by the Official U.K. Charts Company, so "Planet Earth" is absent from the U.K. bestsellers. But consumers are nevertheless parting with money for it in other European markets: it's new at No. 1 in Switzerland, No. 3 in Austria, No. 5 in Denmark and No. 7 in Germany.

Linkin Park's latest "Minutes To Midnight" (Machine Shop/Warner Bros.) is on the descent across Europe, falling 5-7 on the pan-European albums chart.

Classical crossover vocalist Paul Potts, winner of U.K. national network ITV's recent series "Britain's Got Talent," stays at No. 8 in Europe with "One Chance" (Syco Music/Sony BMG) after holding on to top place on the British album chart. Second-week U.K. sales of 75,000 make for a running total of 203,000. The U.K.'s bestselling album of the week by a long distance is on the less-publicized compilation chart, where "Now That's What I Call Music 67" (EMI/Virgin/Universal) hits the top on sales of 226,000.

Rising into the pan-European album top ten is "All 4 One" (Universal) by German dance act beFour, which climbs 19-9 overall and is up 5-1 in Germany and 10-5 in Austria. The group came to prominence on a self-titled TV series on the Super RTL channel.

Rounding out the European top 10 is Traveling Wilbury's "The Traveling Wilbury's Collection" (Rhino), down 3-10. The album continues to perform well in Britain, where it slips 3-5 after seven weeks on the chart.

Rihanna's "Umbrella" continues its European singles chart reign, holding off Mika, who spends a fourth week at No. 2 with "Relax Take It Easy" (up 5-3 in Austria and Norway and 9-4 in Holland). In the U.K., Mika's single "Big Girl (You Are Beautiful)" climbs 14-9. His current hot streak is not restricted to Europe: another single, "Love Today," debuts at No. 6 in Australia.

Timbaland's "The Way I Are" featuring DOE and Keri Hilson rises 5-3 on Eurochart Hot 100 Singles, after improving 3-1 in the U.K. on weekly sales of 33,578 units.

The track thus ends Rihanna's ten-week run at the U.K. peak with "Umbrella." However, she arrives at No. 18 on the U.K. singles chart with the follow-up "Shut Up and Drive," on sales of 5,000 downloads

In the U.K., "The Way I Are" held off Londoner Kate Nash's debut hit "Foundations" (Fiction/Polydor) by a wafer-thin 16 units. "Foundations" is No. 2 for the fourth time in five weeks on the Official U.K. Singles Chart, and rises 10-9 on the Eurochart.

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