James Blunt withstands the challenge of Foo Fighters to start a second week atop European Top 100 Albums with his sophomore Atlantic set "All the Lost Souls" (Custard/Atlantic). But he loses the lead on Eurochart Hot 100 Singles to "Ayo Technology" (Shady/Aftermath/Interscope) by 50 Cent featuring Justin Timberlake and Timbaland.

"Souls" gets a second week at No. 1 in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France and Ireland, but falls from the top to No. 2 in the United Kingdom and Italy. However, the English singer-songwriter's second album is on the way up in the Belgian regions of Wallony and Flanders, 4-3 and 5-4 respectively, and Denmark, 7-5.

Foo Fighters arrive at No. 2 on the composite chart with "Echoes, Silence, Patience and Grace" (Roswell/RCA). That's up a notch on the June 2005 debut of its predecessor "In Your Honor" and is fuelled by a No. 1 start in the United Kingdom on sales of 135,000. The new set is also up 8-1 in Flanders and new at No. 2 in Switzerland and Ireland, No. 3 in Germany and Norway and No. 4 in Austria.

Mark Knopfler's "Kill to Get Crimson" (Mercury) dips a place to No. 3 on Top 100 Albums, despite a No. 4 debut in Sweden and a 12-10 climb in Spain. His fifth solo studio album also holds at No. 2 in Norway and No. 4 in Sweden. Meanwhile Amy Winehouse sticks at No. 4 on the overall survey with "Back to Black" (Universal Island), and enjoys a 9-1 sprint in Poland, as well as a 7-5 improvement in Ireland.

50 Cent's "Curtis" (Aftermath/G-Unit/Interscope), which debuted at No. 1 on the pan-European chart two weeks ago, now falls 3-5. The best European news of the week for the rapper is a 23-8 climb in Poland. Luciano Pavarotti's posthumous success with the compilation "Pavarotti Forever" (Universal) continues. It's up 8-6 on Top 100 Albums after rising to the top of the Spanish chart, 2-1. The collection also climbs 12-2 in Portugal, 3-2 in Wallony, 8-4 in Italy and 8-7 in Germany.

Manu Chao's former Top 100 Albums No. 1 "La Radiolina" (Because) is now down 5-7, but holds at No. 2 in France and No. 4 in Hungary. Mika moves back 9-8 on the Europe-wide list with "Life in Cartoon Motion" (Casablanca/Universal Island) and Rihanna is also up a place to No. 9 with "Good Girl Gone Bad" (SRP/Def Jam). The pan-European Top 10 is completed by Kanye West's "Graduation" (Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam), down 6-10.

"Ayo Technology" gives 50 Cent his first Eurochart-topper since "Candy Shop" had two non-consecutive weeks at No. 1 there in May 2005. The single is bolstered by a No. 5 debut in France, holds at No. 2 in Switzerland and No. 3 in Ireland, and spends a fifth week, the last four of them consecutive, in the U.K. Top 10, falling 2-3.

"Don't Stop the Music," Rihanna's latest single from "Good Girl Gone Bad," rises 13-6 on the Eurochart after climbing 3-1 in Germany and 9-2 in Austria. "Hate That I Love You," the track from the album featuring Ne-Yo, is scheduled as its next U.K. single on Nov. 12. The one new entry in the Eurochart Top 10 is the double-sided "No U Hang Up"/"If That's OK With You" (Syco Music/Sony BMG) by the U.K.'s 2005 "X-Factor" winner Shayne Ward. The single sells 33,000 to debut at No. 2 there, and hits No. 1 in Ireland.