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  1. French Biz Down, But Labels Remain Optimistic

    January 29, 2008 12:00 AM EST Despite a 17.4% fall in the wholesale value of shipments in 2007, the French record business is hopeful of positive movement in 2008. At Midem, labels trade body SNEP announced that the trade value of all shipments had fallen to €712.9 million ($1 ...

  2. Bruce's European 'Magic' Spell Continues

    October 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Bruce Springsteen's "Magic" (Columbia) moves into a third week at the summit of European Top 100 Albums, while Illinois pop-rock band Plain White T's is celebrating its slow ascent to the top of Eurochart Hot 100 Singles. Its & ...

  3. European Charts Favor 50 Cent Over Kanye

    September 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Kanye West may have trounced 50 Cent in the battle of the heavyweight rappers on The Billboard 200, and indeed in the United Kingdom, but across Europe as a whole the tables are turned. Cent's "Curtis" (Aftermath/G-Unit/Interscope) ...

  4. Dixie Chicks Retain Lead On Billboard 200

    June 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT In a slow week for new album releases, the Dixie Chicks are queens of The Billboard 200 for a second week straight with "Taking the Long Way." Despite a slip of 48% in sales at 271,000 copies, accordi In a slow week for new album release ...

  5. Blunt Maintains Pole-Position On Euro Chart

    February 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST James Blunt leads European Top 100 Albums for a third consecutive, and fourth aggregate, week with "Back To Bedlam" (Atlantic. It now moves 2-1 in Switzerland, stays at No. 2 in France and climbs 3-2 James Blunt leads European Top 100 Al ...

  6. Blunt Maintains Pole-Position On Euro Chart

    February 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST James Blunt leads European Top 100 Albums for a third consecutive, and fourth aggregate, week with "Back To Bedlam" (Atlantic. It now moves 2-1 in Switzerland, stays at No. 2 in France and climbs 3-2 James Blunt leads European Top 100 Al ...

  7. Arctic Monkeys Earn Fastest-Selling U.K. Debut

    January 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST Move 360,000 copies first week. Arctic Monkeys have achieved the fastest-selling debut album in British chart history, opening at No. 1 yesterday (Jan. 29) thanks to sales of 360,000 copies of "Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I ...

  8. Green Day Claims Euro Year-End Leadership

    December 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST Green Day's "American Idiot" (Reprise) beat James Blunt's "Back To Bedlam" (Atlantic) to the No. 1 slot for 2005 as the Warner Music Group claimed the top two on Billboard's European Top 100 Albums ch Green Day&# ...

  9. Blunt Finally Tops Euro Album Chart

    October 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT It's a long way to the top but it's beautiful when you get there. James Blunt's "Back To Bedlam" was released 52 weeks ago and entered Billboard's European Top 100 Albums chart 28 weeks ago. However, It's a long ...

  10. Blunt Finally Tops Euro Album Chart

    October 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT It's a long way to the top but it's beautiful when you get there. James Blunt's "Back To Bedlam" was released 52 weeks ago and entered Billboard's European Top 100 Albums chart 28 weeks ago. However, It's a long ...

  11. U.K. Q3 Artist Album Sales Up 8.9%

    October 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Downloads boost singles market. Good performances by domestic talent pushed British artist album sales up nearly 9% in units during the third quarter of 2005. According to figures unveiled Oct. 10 by the British Phonographic Industry, over-the-cou ...

  12. Coldplay's 'X&Y' Extends Euro Run To 13 Weeks

    September 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay's "X&Y" (Parlophone) moves into its 13th week at the top of European Top 100 Albums, but there's finally a new No. 1 on Eurochart Hot 100 Singles, where James Blunt's "You're Beautiful" ( Co ...

  13. Coldplay's 'X&Y' Extends Euro Run To 13 Weeks

    September 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay's "X&Y" (Parlophone) moves into its 13th week at the top of European Top 100 Albums, but there's finally a new No. 1 on Eurochart Hot 100 Singles, where James Blunt's "You're Beautiful" ( Co ...

  14. Coldplay Extends European Chart Reign

    August 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT For the ninth consecutive week, Coldplay leads European Top 100 Albums with "X&Y" (Parlophone). It's the longest consecutive run at the top of the aggregate chart since Dido's "Life For Rent" (Che For the nint ...

  15. Coldplay Extends European Chart Reign

    August 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT For the ninth consecutive week, Coldplay leads European Top 100 Albums with "X&Y" (Parlophone). It's the longest consecutive run at the top of the aggregate chart since Dido's "Life For Rent" (Che For the nint ...

  16. Coldplay Enter 8th Week On Top In Europe

    August 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 'Back to Bedlam' moves into second spot. Coldplay's "X&Y" (Parlophone) extends its reign on European Top 100 Albums to eight weeks. As the British band continues its North American tour, with shows last night in Montre ...

  17. Coldplay Stay At No. 1 In Europe

    July 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In an unchanged top three on European Top 100 Albums, Coldplay's "X&Y" (Parlophone) is No. 1 for a seventh straight week. Shakira's "Fijacion Oral Vol.1" (Epic) stands at No. 2 again, after seven In an unchang ...

  18. Coldplay Stay At No. 1 In Europe

    July 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In an unchanged top three on European Top 100 Albums, Coldplay's "X&Y" (Parlophone) is No. 1 for a seventh straight week. Shakira's "Fijacion Oral Vol.1" (Epic) stands at No. 2 again, after seven In an unchang ...

  19. French Industry Strikes Back Against Piracy

    May 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The French recorded music industry has confirmed it will launch legal action against individual file sharers. The move--unveiled today during a media briefing organized by labels body SNEP--falls in l The French recorded music industry has confirm ...