Young, Eminem Retain Control Of U.K. Charts
Will Young and Eminem kept hold of the No. 1 positions on the U.K. singles and album charts yesterday (June 9). Young's "Light My Fire" (S/RCA) became Britain's favorite single for a second week, as EWill Young and Eminem kept hold of the No. 1 positions on the U.K. singles and album charts yesterday (June 9). Young's "Light My Fire" (S/RCA) became Britain's favorite single for a second week, as Eminem's "Without Me" (Interscope/Polydor) held at No. 2 and the rapper's "The Eminem Show" started a second week as the U.K.'s No. 1 album.
Two recent club floorfillers crossed over to the mainstream top-10: Paffendorf's "Be Cool" (Data/MoS) at No. 7 and Moony's "Dove (I'll Be Loving You)" (Positiva/Cream) at No. 9. Puddle Of Mudd's "Blurry" (Flawless/Geffen/) opened at No. 8, the U.S. rock act's follow-up to its British chart debut "Control," which reached No. 15 in February. No Doubt's "Hella Good" (Interscope/Polydor) arrived at No. 12.
The album chart showed two Parlophone releases selling well, with Queen's "Greatest Hits I II & III" (Parlophone) climbing 4-2 and Norah Jones' "Come Away With Me" rising 8-6. DJ Shadow's "The Private Press" (Mo Wax/Island), the follow-up to his acclaimed 1996 debut "Endtroducing," debuted at No. 7. The latter set was recently voted "best dance album of all time" by U.K. dance magazine Muzik.
Eminem has control of both of Music & Media's pan-European sales surveys, entering the European Top 100 Albums chart at No. 1 after best-selling debuts in the U.K., Germany, Holland, Switzerland, Norway, Austria, and Ireland. Topping the charts in seven countries helped "Without Me" to seal a second week at the peak of the Eurochart Hot 100 Singles survey.