A familiar title returns to No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums, as Anastacia's eponymous third album climbs back 2-1. It's the Epic set's fourth nonconsecutive turn at the summit, for a total of 13 week
A familiar title returns to No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums, as Anastacia's eponymous third album climbs back 2-1. It's the Epic set's fourth nonconsecutive turn at the summit, for a total of 13 weeks at the top. The latest surge follows climbs of 3-2 in Germany, 8-4 in Italy, 5-4 in Norway and Austria and 10-9 in Spain. Meanwhile, the single "Sick and Tired" dips 3-4 on Eurochart Hot 100 Singles. Anastacia's European tour opens Sept. 25 in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
The Eurochart singles leader for the second straight week is Aventura's "Obsession" (Up Music/Warner Music). It logs a fifth week at No. 1 in France and a second at the top in Germany, while climbing 3-1 in Austria. The group's album "We Broke the Rules" album breaks into the pan-European top 10 for the first time, climbing 12-10 after making progress in France (3-2) and Switzerland (8-5). Indie label Hit Mania has rights to the Aventura single and album in Germany/Switzerland/Austria, Sweden and the United Kingdom; its U.S. release is planned next month, according to head of international licensing and business development Steven Lo Presti.
Ray Charles' "Genius Loves Company" (Concord/EMI) climbs 7-4 in its second week on Top 100 Albums. The posthumous release moves 3-1 in Italy, 13-5 in Holland, 8-5 in Portugal, 13-6 in France and 12-10 in Germany.
The highest entry on Top European Albums is English pop vocalist Natasha Bedingfield's "Unwritten" (Phonogenic/BMG), at No. 7. "Unwritten" debuted at No. 1 in the United Kingdom on opening sales of nearly 84,000 units. The album track "These Words" has topped the U.K. singles chart and is now No. 1 on the download chart for a second week. The album also debuts at No. 4 in Ireland.
Black Eyed Peas' extraordinarily resilient album "Elephunk" (A&M) rebounds 13-9 on Top 100 Albums, after moving 5-3 in France.
New at No. 16 on Top 100 Albums is the self-titled debut by British electro-rock quartet Kasabian (RCA/BMG), which enters at No. 4 in the United Kingdom. The set contains the band's two British hit singles, "L.S.F." and "Club Foot."
The highest entries on the British singles chart are also the most prominent arrivals on the Eurochart. Brian McFadden, formerly of Irish group Westlife, starts his solo career with an instant U.K. No. 1, "Real to Me" (Modest/Sony Music), which sells 35,000 copies there. The song lands at No. 5 on the Eurochart. Boy band McFly's third hit, "That Girl" (Universal), is new at No. 3 in Britain and No. 10 on the Eurochart, although it makes less of an impression in the United Kingdom than its chart-topping predecessors, "5 Colours in Her Hair" and "Obviously."