Avril Lavigne makes a winning start on the new European Top 100 Albums chart with "The Best Damn Thing" (RCA).

Her third album opens at the top of the pan-European survey after becoming an instant bestseller in the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, Austria and Ireland. "Give It To Me" (Interscope) by Timbaland featuring Nelly Furtado and Justin Timberlake starts a second week atop Eurochart Hot 100 Singles.

Opening U.K. sales of "Thing" are 60,000, according to the Official U.K. Charts Company, giving Lavigne her third consecutive No. 1 in that market. The opening total, however, is well down on the 87,000 initial tally for 2004's "Under My Skin," which spent three weeks at the European Top 100 Albums peak. The new album's first single "Girlfriend," which topped the Eurochart two weeks ago, starts a second week at No. 2, climbing 9-3 in Austria and 5-4 in Germany.

Nine Inch Nails returns to Top 100 Albums at No. 4 with "Year Zero" (Interscope), following debuts at No. 4 in Austria, No. 5 in Finland and No. 6 in the United Kingdom and Germany. Single "Survivalism" holds at No. 2 in Spain, but dips 29-63 in the U.K. The band's last album "With Teeth" debuted at No. 2 Europe-wide in May 2005.

British producer Mark Ronson scores a No. 10 entry to Top 100 Albums with his second album as an artist, "Version" (Columbia), after a No. 2 start in the United Kingdom on sales of 45,000. It's part of an all-Sony BMG top three there, with last week's chart-topper "Because of the Times" by Kings of Leon falling to No. 3.

Ronson's covers album contains last week's No. 2 U.K. hit "Stop Me," which has vocals by Australian singer Daniel Merriweather, as well as contributions by Amy Winehouse, Lily Allen and Robbie Williams, all of whom he has worked with as a producer. Ronson is the stepson of Mick Jones, of Foreigner fame.

Another covers set, Patti Smith's "Twelve" (Columbia), starts appropriately at No. 12 on the composite European chart. Smith's best market in the region is Italy, where it's in at No. 6. It starts more modestly in the United Kingdom at No. 63.

French singer-actor Christophe Willem, who last June won the fourth series of the French TV talent series "Nouvelle Star," is new at No. 13 on Top 100 Albums with "Inventaire" (Vogue). The 23-year-old, who had a French hit with a version of Bobby Hebb's "Sunny" last summer, is new at No. 1 in France with "Inventaire"; it climbs 38-4 in the Belgian region of Wallony.

One of the most enduring of TV talent show graduates, No Angels, gets a No. 14 debut on the European chart with its fourth studio album "Destiny." No Angels were winners of the German "Popstars" in 2001. "Destiny" is new at No. 4 in Germany, No. 14 in Austria and No. 22 in Switzerland and contains "Goodbye To Yesterday," which reached No. 4 in Germany at the end of March.

Dutch DJ and producer Tiesto makes a 39-15 jump on Top 100 Albums with "Elements of Life" (Black Hole). As well as holding at No. 5 in his home country, it's charting well around the region, debuting at No. 2 in Greece, staying at No. 5 in Wallony and opening at No. 14 in the United Kingdom, where it's licensed to Nebula.

Timbaland's single is up 6-3 in Ireland, 4-3 in Germany and 6-4 in Norway and holds at No. 2 in Denmark, while his "Shock Value" album is down 13-17 on the Europe-wide chart. In the United Kingdom, "Give It To Me" is replaced at No. 1 by Beyoncé and Shakira's "Beautiful Liar" (Columbia), which climbs from No. 5 and is making pan-European strides. It's up 15-4 on the Eurochart after entering at No. 1 in Italy and Switzerland and climbing 12-1 in Ireland.

Arctic Monkeys also has a hot European single with "Brianstorm" (Domino), which is up 31-8 on the Eurochart after a climb of 11-2 in the United Kingdom and a No. 10 debut in Spain. The English band's sophomore album "Favorite Worst Nightmare" sold 85,000 copies on its first day of U.K. release on Monday and is set for a comfortable No. 1 debut there on Sunday.