Billboard's European Top 100 Albums is headed for a third week by U2's "No Line on the Horizon" (Mercury/Universal), and Lady Gaga's "Poker Face" (Interscope/Universal) starts a fifth week atop European Hot 100 Singles.
Shakira and James Morrison retained their leads on the new U.K. singles and album charts respectively. The former's "Hips Don't Lie" (Epic) featuring Wyclef Jean has now been No. 1 for three weeks in a row and four in total, while Morrison's Polydor debut set, "Undiscovered," leads the album list for a second week.
Nelly Furtado scored her first U.K. No. 1 single yesterday (June 11) as "Maneater" climbed from No. 8, where it debuted last week on download sales. But the Scottish singer/songwriter that she replaced at the summit, Sandi Thom, followed her bestseller "I Wish I Was a Punk Rocker (With Flowers in My Hair)" (RCA) with a No. 1 album, as "Smile ... It Confuses People" opened in pole position.
Scottish singer/songwriter Sandi Thom yesterday (June 4) ended Gnarls Barkley's nine-week run at the top of the U.K. singles chart. After their "Crazy" was deleted by Warner Bros. last Monday, Thom's "I Wish I Was a Punk Rocker (With Flowers in My Hair)" (RCA) climbed 2-1. Meanwhile, California pop-rock band Orson followed two recent British hits with a No. 1 entry for the Mercury album "Bright Idea."