British pop five-piece Take That has Europe's new No. 1 album with "Progress" (Polydor/Universal), replacing Rihanna's "Loud," but the Barbadian star's "Only Girl (In The World)" (Def Jam/Universal) moves into a fifth week atop the pan-European Hot 100 Singles chart.
"Progress," Take That's first album since Robbie Williams returned to the fold, moves 8-1 on European Albums after securing a second week at No. 1 in the United Kingdom, adding 208,000 sales to its century-best start in the territory of 518,000. It falls 1-2 in Denmark and Ireland, but now adds debuts of No. 1 in Germany and No. 2 in Austria.
Rihanna's "Loud" falls 1-2 overall, holding onto the No. 1 spot in Switzerland, No. 2 in the Belgian region of Wallony and No. 4 in neighboring Flanders, No. 6 in Holland and No. 7 in Norway. But it's down 2-3 in Ireland, 2-5 in the United Kingdom, 3-6 in Austria, 2-7 in Germany and 3-7 in France. Her "Only Girl" single loses its last European No. 1 berth, falling to No. 2 in Ireland, but climbs 4-2 in Austria and stays at No. 2 in France, Spain, Flanders and Wallony, No. 3 in Italy and Holland, No. 4 in Switzerland and No. 5 in Norway.
Back on European Albums, Bruce Springsteen's "The Promise: Darkness on The Edge of Town" (Columbia/Sony Music Entertainment) falls one place from last week's No. 2 entry. It's No. 1 for a second week in Sweden and Norway, but falls 1-4 in Germany, 1-7 in Spain and 4-8 in Denmark and Ireland.
Shakira's "Sale El Sol" (Epic/Sony Music Entertainment) moves back 5-4 on its sixth week on the composite European chart, climbing 5-2 in France and holding at No. 2 in Italy, No. 3 in Portugal, No. 5 in Wallony, No. 6 in Switzerland, No. 7 in the Czech Republic and Poland and No. 10 in Hungary.
Pink's "Greatest Hits - So Far" (LaFace/Sony Music Entertainment), which opened at No. 3 Europe-wide last week, falls two places to No. 5, despite improving 9-5 in Denmark and staying at No. 3 in Holland and No. 4 in Switzerland. Bon Jovi's former European Albums No. 1 "Greatest Hits - The Ultimate Collection" (Mercury/Universal) also falls two spots to No. 6 on European Albums, declining 1-5 in Portugal.
Down one place each on the European Albums survey are James Blunt's "Some Kind of Trouble" (Atlantic/Warner Music), at No. 7, and Susan Boyle's "The Gift" (Syco Music/Sony Music Entertainment) at No. 8. Each album has its best market ranking of the week at No. 3, Blunt in Switzerland and Boyle in Flanders.
Kings of Leon is steady at No. 9 overall with "Come Around Sundown" (Hand Me Down/Sony Music Entertainment), which holds at No. 2 in Poland and moves back 12-8 in the United Kingdom. Finally, British pop-R&B quartet JLS' second album "Outta This World" (Epic/Syco Music/Sony Music Entertainment) begins at No. 10 on European Albums, entering at No. 2 in the United Kingdom (on sales of 152,000, compared to an out-of-the-box 239,000 for the debut "JLS" set last year) and No. 4 in Ireland.