Enrique Is Double Trouble On U.K. Charts
Enrique Iglesias began a second week atop the U.K. charts yesterday (Feb. 17), as his single "Hero" (Interscope) achieved a fourth week at No. 1 and the album "Escape" started a second week at the sumEnrique Iglesias began a second week atop the U.K. charts yesterday (Feb. 17), as his single "Hero" (Interscope) achieved a fourth week at No. 1 and the album "Escape" started a second week at the summit. The surprise success story of the new album survey was R&B collective Boyz II Men, who raced 10-2 with "Legacy -- The Greatest Hits Collection" (UMTV). The group hasn't achieved a U.K. top-10 single since "4 Seasons of Loneliness" in September 1997.
Also making a strong new showing on the album chart was Frank Sinatra's ballad collection, "A Fine Romance" (Reprise), which climbed 9-6. The release of the set was likely inspired by the huge success of Robbie Williams' "Rat Pack"-style "Swing When You're Winning" album on Chrysalis. The highest new entry on the chart was independent rock act Cooper Temple Clause's "See This Through and Leave" (Morning) at No. 27.
On the singles chart, pop septet S Club 7 scored its ninth straight top-3 single as "You" (Polydor) opened at No. 2, with "Point Of View" by Italian DJ collective DB Boulevard (Illustrious) arriving at No. 3. Brandy's "What About Us" (Atlantic) came in at No. 4, followed by Spice Girl Victoria Beckham's "A Mind of Its Own" (Virgin) at No. 6.
Across Europe, Pink's "Get the Party Started" (Arista) started a third week atop Music & Media's Eurochart Hot 100 Singles tally, on which French TV-generated group Star Academy had the highest new entry at No. 4 with their Mercury cover of ABBA's 1979 hit "Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)." Anastacia's "Freak of Nature" (Epic) holds at No. 1 for a second week on the European Top 100 Albums chart.