Green Day's "American Idiot" (Reprise) starts a third week at No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums. The set holds at No. 3 in Germany and climbs 6-4 in Greece and 6-5 in both Italy and Denmark. The trio p
Green Day's "American Idiot" (Reprise) starts a third week at No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums. The set holds at No. 3 in Germany and climbs 6-4 in Greece and 6-5 in both Italy and Denmark. The trio performed last night (Feb. 9) at the Brit Awards at Earls Court in London.
The next two positions on the chart are also unchanged, with Chemical Brothers' "Push the Button" (Virgin) at No. 2 and Robbie Williams' "Greatest Hits" (Chrysalis) at No. 3.
The highest debut on Top 100 Albums, at No. 6, is "Tourist" (Parlophone), the second album by British modern rock act Athlete. In the United Kingdom, it sells a solid 83,370 units to debut at No. 1; the band's 2003 debut, "Vehicles and Animals," reached only No. 19 in the territory. The new set includes the single "Wires," which hit No. 4 in Britain.
Bowing at No. 7 on Top 100 Albums is Peter Maffay's "Laut & Leise" (Ariola), which opens at No. 1 in Germany. Maffay, a 30-year chart veteran, also reached No. 1 in Germany in 2001 with "Heute Vor Dreissig Jahrere," which debuted on Top 100 Albums at No. 9.
Feeder's "Pushing the Senses" (Echo) debuts at No. 11 on Top 100 Albums. It bows at a career-best No. 2 in the United Kingdom.
"It's Time" (Reprise), the second full album by Canadian jazz vocalist Michael Bublé, arrives at No. 17 overall after a No. 4 start in the United Kingdom. His self-titled 2003 set peaked at No. 6 in Britain, where its sales have topped 600,000, according to the label.
There's a new No. 1 on Eurochart Hot 100 Singles, as Eminem's "Like Toy Soldiers" (Interscope) soars from No. 18. The track bows at No. 1 in the United Kingdom (on sales of 29,496) and climbs 4-2 in Denmark, 5-3 in Switzerland, 5-4 in Norway and 14-10 in Italy, while holding at No. 8 in Germany.
"Ma Philosophie" (Sony BMG), the debut single by French female vocalist Amel Bent, is up 7-4 on the Eurochart. It spends a second week at No. 1 in France, where her album "Un Jour D'Ete" also moves 7-4.
New at No. 8 on the Eurochart and No. 2 in France is the all-star RCA single "Et Puis la Terre." Credited to A.S.I.E. and written by French star Patrick Bruel, it is a fundraiser for tsunami relief and features such stars as Johnny Hallyday, Yannick Noah and Jean-Jacques Goldman.