Madonna's "Celebration" (Warner Bros.) overtakes Muse's "The Resistance" (Helium 3/Warner Music) to debut at the top of Billboard's European Top 100 Albums survey. There's a fourth week as the European Hot 100 Singles No. 1 for "Sexy Chick" (Gum/Positiva/Virgin/EMI) by David Guetta featuring Akon.
The "Celebration" retrospective is new at No. 1 in the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, Ireland and Denmark, No. 2 in Spain, Portugal and Finland, No. 3 in Switzerland, No. 4 in Austria and No. 5 in Norway. The compilation's 77,000 first-week U.K. sales give Madonna her 11th No. 1 album there (including 1996's "Evita" soundtrack). That draws her level with Elvis Presley with the most U.K. chart-toppers of any solo artist, only behind the Beatles' best total for any artist of 15.
The Muse album falls 1-8 in Austria, 1-7 in Germany, 1-6 in Denmark, 1-3 in Italy and Ireland and 1-2 in France, Norway and the United Kingdom, where second-week sales of 53,000 take it to 201,000 units to last weekend. "The Resistance" is No. 1 for a second week in the Belgian region of Wallony and new at No. 8 in Sweden.