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Placebo Holds Off Black Eyed Peas On Euro Album Chart

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Black Eyed Peas' "Boom Boom Pow" (Interscope/Universal) moves back to the top of Billboard's European Hot 100 Singles, but the group's "The E.N.D. (The Energy Never Dies)" is again held off No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums by Placebo's independent release "Battle For The Sun" (Dreambrother/PIAS).

The Placebo album thus repeats the achievement of its 2006 predecessor "Meds" by holding the pan-European top spot for two weeks. That's in spite of moving down 1-2 in Germany, France and the Belgian regions of Flanders and Wallony, 1-3 in Switzerland and Austria, 5-9 in Italy and 8-41 in the United Kingdom. The trio plays the Rockwave Festival in Athens on Saturday (June 27), with European dates continuing throughout July.

"The E.N.D." holds at last week's No. 2 debut position on the composite chart, climbing 2-1 in France but falling 2-5 in Germany and 3-8 in the United Kingdom. It's steady at No. 4 in Switzerland. Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band's "Greatest Hits" (Columbia/Sony Music Entertainment) builds on last week's 38-7 overall climb by moving up again to No. 3, after jumping 5-1 in Sweden, 3-2 in Ireland, 7-3 in the United Kingdom and 10-6 in Spain.

Green Day's former pan-European No. 1 "21st Century Breakdown" (Reprise/Warner Music) dips 3-4, holding at No. 2 in Austria (where Walt Disney/EMI's "Hannah Montana" soundtrack climbs 4-1). Eros Ramazzotti is up 6-5 overall with "Ali e Radici" (RCA/Sony Music Entertainment), buoyed by a 2-1 climb in Switzerland and another week at No. 1 at home in Italy, where the single "Parla Con Me" also climbs 9-7.

Paolo Nutini's second album "Sunny Side Up" (Atlantic/Warner Music) slides 5-6 on Top 100 Albums, falling 1-3 in Ireland, where local favorite Imelda May's rockabilly-flavored "Love Tattoo" (Ambassador/Universal) climbs 6-1. Dublin-born May supports Jeff Beck at Birmingham Symphony Hall tonight (June 25) before playing Glastonbury on Sunday.

The highest new entry on the Europe-wide album chart, at No. 7, is the Jonas Brothers' "Lines, Vines and Trying Times" (Hollywood/Universal). A U.K. debut at No. 9 generates 18,000 sales; it's also in at No. 3 in Portugal and No. 8 in Italy, and holds at No. 1 in Spain. Norwegian mainstay A-ha is next to arrive, at No. 8 overall, with its new "Foot of the Mountain" album, after opening at No. 1 in Germany and No. 2 in Norway. The title track single also rises 9-6 in Germany.

Moving down the pan-European list are Eminem's "Relapse" (Interscope/Universal), 4-9, and Kasabian's "West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum" (Columbia/Sony Music Entertainment), 8-10. The Kasabian set stays at No. 1 in the United Kingdom with two-week sales to last weekend of 156,000.

"Boom Boom Pow" gets its second non-consecutive week atop the European Hot 100, holding at No. 1 in Wallony and climbing 2-1 in Flanders. Further afield, the group has the notable Australian chart feat of holding down the top two titles, "Boom Boom" staying at No. 1 as "I Gotta Feeling" races 8-2.

With Lady Gaga's "Poker Face" (Interscope/Universal) down 1-2 after an aggregate 16 weeks at the European summit, "When Love Takes Over" (Positiva/EMI) by French DJ David Guetta featuring Kelly Rowland is up 10-3. It climbs 7-1 in the United Kingdom on sales of 78,000. It soars 36-1 in Ireland and holds at No. 2 in Wallony and Switzerland.