Eminem Scores Second Week Atop Euro Album Chart

Eminem performs onstage during the 2010 BET Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium on June 27, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.

Eminem leads Billboard's European Albums chart for a second week with "Recovery" (Interscope/Universal), while European Hot 100 Singles has a new champion as "California Gurls," (Virgin/EMI) by Katy Perry featuring Snoop Dogg, moves 2-1.

The Eminem album scores a second week atop the U.K. chart, matching the performance of last year's "Relapse," after adding 68,000 new sales for a two-week total of 208,000. Elsewhere, it holds at No. 1 in Ireland, Switzerland and Austria, No. 2 in Germany and the Belgian region of Flanders and debuts at No. 6 in Italy. "Recovery" climbs 3-2 in Holland and 10-5 in Sweden, but falls 1-5 in Denmark, 2-3 in Norway and 2-9 in Wallony.

After a No. 2 debut Europe-wide last week, Miley Cyrus holds there with "Can't Be Tamed" (Hollywood/Universal), which adds a No. 4 debut in Italy, holds at No. 1 in Spain and Portugal and No. 2 in Austria, but falls 3-4 in Switzerland, 4-5 in Germany, 5-10 in Ireland, 13-15 in the Czech Republic and 8-19 in the United Kingdom.

Lady Gaga is back up yet again, 5-3, with "The Fame" (Interscope/Universal), now in its 77th week on the European albums chart. The album rises 12-5 in Portugal, 8-6 in Austria, 12-7 in Germany, 9-7 in France, Holland and Denmark and 14-8 in Switzerland.

The top new entry of the European album sales week, at No. 4, is the Scissor Sisters' "Night Work" (Polydor/Universal), which charts in 11 European countries but has only one top ten debut, at No. 2, in the United Kingdom on sales of 46,000.

David Guetta's "One Love" (Virgin/EMI) is up again, 7-5 overall, 8-5 in Wallony, 13-10 in the United Kingdom and 12-10 in Austria. It's steady at No. 4 in Spain and No. 7 in Hungary. The French DJ holds at No. 5 on European Hot 100 Singles with "Gettin' Over You," with Chris Willis and climbs 25-24 with "Memories," featuring Kid Cudi. Kelly Rowland's "Commander" (Universal Island), on which he features, climbs 39-30.

Black Eyed Peas' "The E.N.D. (The Energy Never Dies)" (Interscope/Universal) dips 3-6 on the composite chart, and Katie Melua's "The House" (Dramatico) 6-7. "The E.N.D." does however rise 4-3 in Flanders, 16-4 in Ireland and 18-16 in Portugal, and the band's European tour continues with an appearance at Scotland's T In The Park festival tomorrow (July 9).

"The House," meanwhile, is still at No. 1 in Poland, No. 2 in Switzerland and No. 3 in Wallony, and climbs 10-8 in Norway and 22-20 in Portugal.

Unheilig's "Grosse Freiheit" (Universal) rests at No. 8, fuelled by another week at No. 1 in Germany, and the composite album top ten concludes with two re-entries: Muse's "The Resistance" (Helium 3/Warner Music) is up 13-9, and Alicia Keys' "The Element of Freedom" (J/Sony Music Entertainment) 18-10.

The Muse album benefits from the band's June 26 televised headline slot at the Glastonbury Festival, climbing 62-13 in the United Kingdom on new sales of 10,000, also rising 34-9 in Flanders and 11-9 in Portugal. Keys' album is up 6-3 in the United Kingdom and 15-9 in Ireland.

"California Gurls" thus becomes Perry's third pan-European No. 1 single, following "I Kissed A Girl" in 2008 and "Hot N Cold" early in 2009. Two-week U.K. sales to last weekend were a robust 216,000, for a second week at No.1 there, a feat it repeats in Ireland. The track also rises 5-4 in Germany, 9-5 in Denmark, 7-5 in Italy, 9-6 in Holland and 8-7 in Flanders.

The top newcomer on European Hot 100 Singles, at No. 10, is "Debout Pour Danser" (Airplay) by French group Collectif Métissé, which debuts at No. 2 in France as Jessy Matador's "Allez Ola Ole" (Wagram), the country's 2010 Eurovision Song Contest representative, spends a second week at No. 1.


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