Anastacia's self-titled Daylight/Epic set notches a 14th week at No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums. The album moves 9-4 in Sweden, 7-2 in Norway and 4-2 in Holland, where her European tour starts on Sa
Anastacia's self-titled Daylight/Epic set notches a 14th week at No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums. The album moves 9-4 in Sweden, 7-2 in Norway and 4-2 in Holland, where her European tour starts on Saturday.
However, the American singer is being chased by Ray Charles' "Genius Loves Company" (Concord/EMI), which moves 4-2 in its third week on Top 100 Albums. "Genius" holds at No. 1 in Italy and moves up 5-2 in Portugal and 5-4 in Holland.
There are four debuts in the top 10, led by Paul Weller's "Studio 150" (V2), at No. 6. The covers set includes Weller's two recent British hits, versions of Gil Scott Heron's "The Bottle" and Rose Royce's "Wishing on a Star." "Studio 150" arrives at No. 2 in the United Kingdom, where it's his ninth top-10 album as a solo artist. Taking into account his output with the Jam and the Style Council, Weller has been charting albums in Britain for 27 years.
Bowing at No. 7 overall is "Out of Nothing," the first Independiente release from English melodic rock outfit Embrace, after its move from Hut/Virgin. "Out of Nothing" beats Weller to No. 1 in the United Kingdom. The group previously topped the British album chart with its 1998 debut, "The Good Will Out."
Max Herre's eponymous Sony set enters Top 100 Albums at No. 8, following a No. 1 debut in Germany. It's the first solo album by the German hip-hop artist after three releases with the group Freundeskreis.
Nelly's simultaneous Derrty/Fo'Reel/Universal albums "Suit" and "Sweat" arrive on Top 100 Albums at No. 10 and No. 18, respectively. "Suit" bows at No. 8 in both the United Kingdom and Germany. "Sweat" does not debut in the top 10 in any individual European territories; its best showing is No. 11 in Britain. Further afield, in Japan, a limited-edition double-pack of both albums arrives at No. 6.
On Eurochart Hot 100 Singles, Aventura's "Obsession" (Up Music/Warner Music) keeps its hold on No. 1 for a third week. The track also hangs tight at the top in Austria, France and Germany. The band's album "We Broke the Rules" slips 10-11 on Top 100 Albums.
Elsewhere on the Eurochart, the big climber is Britney Spears' "Everytime" (Jive), which improves 41-5 after soaring 58-2 in France. The highest debut, at No. 6, is "Call on Me" (Data/Ministry of Sound) by Swedish DJ Eric Prydz. Based on the melody of Steve Winwood's "Valerie," the song was not only approved by the British rock veteran, but contains vocals he rerecorded. Prydz's club crossover version goes straight to No. 1 in the United Kingdom.