Moby's 'Hotel' Checks In At No. 1 In Europe

Lopez retains singles crown.

Moby's "Hotel" (Mute) repeats the performance of its 2002 predecessor "18" by going straight to the summit of European Top 100 Albums. "Hotel" bows at No. 1 in Switzerland; No. 2 in France, Holland and Austria; No. 3 in Italy; and No. 4 in Portugal. In the U.K., "Hotel" opens at a disappointing No. 8, following the No. 1 bows of both "18" and 1999's "Play." The new set's first single, "Lift Me Up," climbs 19-16 on Eurochart Hot 100 Singles.

Welsh rock trio Stereophonics enters Top 100 Albums at No. 5 with "Language. Sex. Violence. Other" (V2). The album becomes the band's fourth consecutive U.K. chart-topper, with first-week sales of 106,000 units, according to the Official U.K. Charts Co. "Dakota," which became Stereophonics' first British No. 1 single two weeks ago, is now at No. 12 there.

Daft Punk's "Human After All" (Virgin) enters Top 100 Albums at No. 7, following debuts of No. 3 in the act's native France and No. 10 in the United Kingdom. Daft Punk's last album, 2001's "Discovery," opened at No. 2 on Top 100 Albums and in Britain.

German vocalist Yvonne Catterfeld's "Unterwegs" (Sony BMG) is new at No. 8 on Top 100 Albums, thanks to first-week positions of No. 1 in her home country and No. 4 in Austria. The single "Glaub An Mich" dips 5-8 in Germany. Catterfeld's 2004 album "Farben Meiner Welt" (Hansa) opened at No. 10 on Top 100 Albums and No. 2 in Germany.

"Vanilla Ninja" by Swiss female quartet Blue Tattoo (Sony BMG) debuts at No. 14 on the aggregate chart and No. 4 in both Germany and Switzerland. The album contains the hit singles "Blue Tattoo" and "I Know." Blue Tattoo starts a tour of the G/S/A territories April 1 in Kiel.

On the Eurochart, Jennifer Lopez's "Get Right" (Epic) is still going strong, with a fifth week at No. 1. The track maintains top-10 rankings in France, Italy and Switzerland. Lopez's "Rebirth" falls 2-6 on Top 100 Albums.

There's a major challenger to Lopez's Eurochart crown in the form of "Rich Girl" (Interscope) by Gwen Stefani featuring Eve, which soars 36-2. The impetus comes from a No. 4 start in the United Kingdom and climbs of 15-3 in Denmark and 8-3 in Holland. Stefani's "Love Angel Music Baby" rises 14-11 on Top 100 Albums and moves 12-7 in Britain in its 17th chart week.
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