In an unchanged top three on European Top 100 Albums, "Sounds of the Universe" (Mute/EMI) starts a third week on top for Depeche Mode, ahead of Bob Dylan's "Together Through Life" (Columbia/Sony Music Entertainment). Lady Gaga's "Poker Face" (Interscope/Universal) racks up a 12th week atop European Hot 100 Singles.
The Depeche Mode album spends a third week at the top of the German, Swiss and Hungarian charts and adds a No. 1 debut in Greece, but is down 1-5 in Sweden, 1-2 in Italy and 12-22 in the United Kingdom. It's up 4-2 in France and holds at No. 2 in Austria and the Belgian region of Wallony.
That collective performance keeps "Universe" ahead of the Dylan set, which tops the U.K. bestsellers for a second week (with 28,000 sales for a two-week total of 70,000) and moves 2-1 in Sweden. It's down 1-3 in Denmark, 1-5 in Austria, 2-3 in Norway, 2-4 in Switzerland, 2-6 in Germany, 3-5 in Flanders and 6-9 in Italy, but holds at No. 2 in Ireland.
Lady Gaga is at No. 3 on the aggregate chart again with "The Fame," after moving 3-2 in the United Kingdom and Switzerland, 4-3 in Germany, 5-4 in Austria and holding at No. 3 in Ireland. Pink's "Funhouse" (LaFace/Sony Music Entertainment) continues its robust European run, climbing 6-4 in its 28th week on Top 100 Albums. It makes that same move in the United Kingdom, adding another 20,000 sales, and holds at No. 4 in Ireland.
U2 and Beyoncé are each down another rung, with "No Line on the Horizon" (Mercury/Universal)" at No. 5 and "I Am... Sasha Fierce" (Columbia/Sony Music Entertainment) at No. 6. U2's best move of the week is 8-7 in Portugal and Beyoncé stays at No. 4 in Norway. The single "Halo" holds at No. 5 on the European Hot 100.
The highest new entry on the pan-European album chart is Michael Hirte's "Der Mann Mit Der Mundharmonika 2" (Columbia/Sony Music Entertainment) at No. 7. The harmonica-playing graduate of German TV's "Das Supertalent" last year is new at No. 1 in Austria and No. 2 in Germany with the swift follow-up to his first album from the turn of the year.
Lily Allen's "It's Not You It's Me" (Regal/Parlophone/EMI) is back in the Europe-wide top ten, climbing 13-8 as it improves 5-3 in the United Kingdom. The sophomore set debuted at No. 2 overall in February and spent its first three weeks in the collective top ten. It's also up 6-5 in Ireland this week and Allen is charting around Europe with no fewer than three singles: "Not Fair" is up 9-8 in the United Kingdom, where the former No. 1 "The Fear" is down 29-31, as "F*** You" holds at No. 4 in Finland and falls 2-5 in Holland.
Yusuf Islam enjoys a pan-European top ten debut - at No. 9 - with "Roadsinger (To Warm You Through The Night)," which marks the former Cat Stevens' return to Universal's Island label. It's new at No. 10 in the United Kingdom on sales of 12,000, compared to the opening 22,000 for its 2006 predecessor "An Other Cup," although that only debuted at No. 20. The new set also arrives at No. 9 in Germany. Finally in the composite top ten, Kings of Leon's "Only By The Night" (Hand Me Down/Sony Music Entertainment) is down 9-10, despite a 10-5 climb in Greece. It's at No. 8 again in the United Kingdom.
Lady Gaga's European Hot 100 reign is the longest stint at No. 1 on that survey since Timbaland presents One Republic's "Apologize" (Mosley/Blackground/Interscope) completed 14 weeks at the summit in February 2008. "Poker Face" leads the way again in Germany and Austria and climbs 9-3 in Italy, but it's down 1-2 in Holland and Ireland.
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