Bruce Springsteen and Sean Kingston continue to reign on Billboard's pan-European sales charts. "Magic" (Columbia) starts a second week atop European Top 100 Albums for the Boss, while Kingston's "Beautiful Girls" (Beluga Heights/Epic) also moves into a second week at No. 1 on Eurochart Hot 100 Singles.
"Magic" leads the way again in Italy, Spain, Norway and Ireland and also enjoys a 2-1 climb in Sweden, although it loses top spot in the United Kingdom, Austria and Denmark. Katie Melua's "Pictures" (Dramatico), which entered Top 100 Albums at No. 3 last week, now moves into runner-up spot behind Springsteen. Melua's third album remains No. 1 in Holland and jumps 2-1 in Switzerland. It's No. 2 for a second week in Germany and moves 5-4 in France. "Pictures" slips 2-3 in the United Kingdom, where two-week sales total 82,000.
Melua swaps places on the composite chart with James Blunt, whose "All The Lost Souls" (Custard/Atlantic) is now at No. 3. It holds at No. 1 in France, Greece and the Belgian region of Wallony, at No. 2 in Switzerland and No. 4 in Italy, also climbing 3-2 in Austria, 4-3 in Germany and 8-5 in Holland.
Finland's Nightwish scores a second week at No. 4 on Top 100 Albums with "Dark Passion Play" (Spinefarm) after securing a third week at the top in Finland and a No. 5 entry in Greece. But the album falls 1-5 in Germany and 1-3 in Switzerland. The group has two singles in the Finnish top five, as "Amaranth" holds at No. 1 and "Bye Bye Beautiful" jumps 8-5.
Amy Winehouse rebounds 7-5 on the collective chart with "Back To Black" (Universal Island), as it moves 6-5 in its 50th week on the U.K. chart. Luciano Pavarotti's "Pavarotti Forever" (Universal) is back up 8-6 on Top 100 Albums, as it continues to hold down top five berths in Italy, Portugal, Spain and Wallony.
Foo Fighters' "Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace" (Roswell/RCA) dips 5-7 in its third week on the pan-European list, but there's a newcomer at No. 8 where Eric Clapton's two-disc, 36-track career retrospective "Complete Clapton" (Polydor) makes its debut. That's after a No. 2 start in the United Kingdom on sales of 38,000, marking his highest album ranking there since "From The Cradle" topped the chart in 1994.
Mark Knopfler's "Kill To Get Crimson" (Mercury) spends a fourth week in the European top ten, falling 6-9, as it dips 7-8 in Germany.
British female pop-R&B trio Sugababes is new at No. 10 overall with "Change" (Universal Island), which becomes its second U.K. No. 1 album on sales of 53,000. The album's opening single "About You Now" tops the U.K. list for a third week and climbs 5-2 in Ireland, climbing 7-6 on the Eurochart.
Kingston tops that chart again despite dipping 2-3 in France, 3-4 in Denmark and 6-8 in the United Kingdom. His closest challenger for the pan-European No. 1 is from Plain White T's' long-running "Hey There Delilah" (Hollywood), which moves from No. 5 to a new peak of No. 2 and has been in the top ten since early September.