Avril Lavigne's sophomore set "Under My Skin" (Arista) goes straight to No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums, immediately outdoing its 2002 predecessor "Let Go," which peaked at No. 2 in the early weeks o
Avril Lavigne's sophomore set "Under My Skin" (Arista) goes straight to No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums, immediately outdoing its 2002 predecessor "Let Go," which peaked at No. 2 in the early weeks of last year.
"Skin" makes a winning start in the United Kingdom (selling 87,000 copies), Ireland, Germany, Austria and Spain. It also opens at No. 3 in Italy and No. 4 in France. Opening single "Don't Tell Me" crested on Eurochart Hot 100 Singles two weeks ago at No. 8.
Slipknot's "Vol.3 (The Subliminal Verses)" (Roadrunner) starts at No. 2 overall, highlighted by debuts of No. 2 in Germany, No. 4 in Spain, No. 5 in the United Kingdom and Austria and No. 6 in Spain. The group's last album "Iowa" debuted at an aggregate No. 2 in September 2001.
Alanis Morissette's "So-Called Chaos" (Maverick/Warner Bros.) is down 1-3 in its second week on Top 100 Albums, after losing top berth in Germany, Austria and Holland. But "Chaos" debuts at No. 2 in Switzerland and holds at No. 2 in Norway.
Also dipping in its second week is Morrissey's "You Are The Quarry" (Attack/Sanctuary), down 3-7 overall after falling 2-7 in the United Kingdom. Nevertheless, "Quarry" spends a second week at No. 1 in Sweden, and Sanctuary Records Group VP international marketing and promotion Julian Wall estimates European shipments for the album to date of some 380,000 units, including 200,000 copies in Britain. He says the label has high hopes for the set's second single "First of the Gang to Die," due for mid-July release.
Mario Winans' "Hurt No More" (Bad Boy) is up 12-10 overall after climbing 4-3 in the United Kingdom, where the single "I Don't Know Wanna Know" featuring Enya and P.Diddy is No. 1 in midweek sales ahead of Sunday's new chart. The track is already up 4-3 on the Eurochart, with top three spots in Germany, Switzerland, Holland and Norway.
Eamon's "F**k It (I Don't Want You Back)" (Jive) scores a third week atop the Eurochart. Continuing to lead the singles charts in Switzerland and Austria, it also climbs 8-3 in Italy and 24-4 in France. The melody of the track is also No. 1 on the U.K.'s inaugural, fortnightly ringtones chart, compiled by professional services firm KPMG and overseen by global mobile trade organization the Mobile Entertainment Forum. "F**k It" is published by Hot Butter Milk, Rykodisc, Bat Radar and Top Billin.
Kelis gets the week's top Eurochart debut with "Trick Me" (Virgin) at No. 5, following a No. 2 bow in Britain, where its forerunner "Milkshake" peaked in January. Next to arrive on the pan-European singles list is the Royal Gigolos' cover of the Mamas and Papas' 1966 staple "California Dreamin'" (Dos or Die), which stands at No. 3 in France and No. 5 in Belgium.