Anastacia's eponymous Epic album starts a second consecutive week, and 11th in total, at No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums. It ascends 2-1 in Germany and is also on the rise in Italy (2-1) and Switzerl
Anastacia's eponymous Epic album starts a second consecutive week, and 11th in total, at No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums. It ascends 2-1 in Germany and is also on the rise in Italy (2-1) and Switzerland (5-4). The single "Sick and Tired" spends a third week at No. 2 on Eurochart Hot 100 Singles, jumping 3-2 in Germany and 12-5 in Norway.
Maroon 5's "Songs About Jane" (J) moves 3-2 on Top 100 Albums. In the United Kingdom, it finally steps up to No. 1 in its 28th week on the chart; it also rises 8-4 in Ireland. The album has sold 487,000 units in Britain, where a new single, "She Will Be Loved," was released Monday (Aug. 23). Previous single "This Love" is still selling in Europe; it's at No. 4 in Norway, No. 5 in Austria and No. 9 in Italy. A sold-out U.K. tour begins Oct. 4.
The big mover in the top 20 is "Pokhara" (Saint George/Columbia) by former French tennis star Yannick Noah. It's up 38-16 after rising 5-1 in France and 6-5 in Belgium. Noah's last studio album, a self-titled set, reached No. 5 in France in June 2001. A Paris concert is scheduled for Oct. 2 at the Palais Omnisport.
On the Eurochart, Anastacia's "Sick and Tired" is unable to displace O-Zone's "Dragostea Din Tei" (Media Services/Time/Vale) from the summit, where it extends its reign to 11 weeks. The last single to lead the Eurochart for longer was Black Eyed Peas' "Shut Up" (A&M), which spent 13 weeks at the peak from December 2003 to early March 2004. O-Zone's follow-up single, "Despre Tine," enters the Eurochart this week at No. 10, after starting at No. 2 in Norway and No. 4 in France and Denmark.
Natasha Bedingfield, the 22-year-old sister of British hitmaker Daniel Bedingfield, scores her first U.K. No. 1 single with "These Words" (Phonogenic/BMG), which arrives on the Eurochart at No. 3. It's the first time in British chart history that a brother and sister have scored separate U.K. No. 1 singles; Daniel has topped the survey on three occasions since late 2001.
"Move Ya Body" (Next Plateau/Universal) by Nina Sky featuring Jabba climbs 15-7 on the Eurochart after moving 5-3 in Switzerland, 10-5 in Belgium and 9-7 in Germany. The track reached No. 6 in the United Kingdom last month. New at No. 9 overall is "Guns Don't Kill People Rappers Do" (Atlantic) by Welsh hip-hop posse Goldie Lookin' Chain. The song had a U.K. bow at No. 3.
Finally, German accordion-pop trio De Randfichten enters the Eurochart at No. 11 with "Lebt Denn Der Alte Holzmichl" (Capitol), after a 4-3 climb in Germany.