AC/DC Tops Euro Chart For Third Week
AC/DC holds off new entries to the European Albums top ten by Diana Vickers, Mark Medlock and the Deftones to start a third week at No. 1 with the "Iron Man 2" soundtrack (Columbia/Sony Music Entertainment).
Stromae's "Alors On Danse" (Mosaert/Vertigo) begins a seventh non-consecutive week atop European Hot 100 Singles.
The AC/DC album tops the charts again in Norway, Austria, Ireland and Flanders, falls 1-2 in Sweden but moves 2-1 in Switzerland. It also holds at No. 2 in Germany and Wallony, No. 3 in the United Kingdom, No. 4 in Italy and Hungary and No. 5 in Spain.
Lady Gaga's "The Fame" (Interscope/Universal) is up again on the composite chart, 3-2, improving 11-5 in Switzerland, 7-5 in the United Kingdom, 9-8 in France and 12-9 in Portugal. The equally resilient "The E.N.D. (The Energy Never Dies)" (Interscope/Universal) by Black Eyed Peas rebounds 7-3 overall, inspired by moves of 12-6 in Ireland, 7-6 in Austria and Wallony and 16-10 in the United Kingdom.
Teenage U.K. breakthrough pop artist Vickers follows her No. 1 single there, "Once" (RCA/Sony Music Entertainment), with a chart-topping debut in her home territory for her debut album "Songs from the Cherry Tree." It sells 35,000 to lead the U.K. market, and opens at No. 7 in Ireland, fuelling a No. 4 start on European Albums.
Amy Macdonald's "A Curious Thing" (Mercury/Universal) bounces back 10-5 on the pan-European chart, thanks chiefly to an 8-4 improvement in Germany. Slipping one place each Europe-wide are Unheilig's "Grosse Freiheit" (Universal) to No. 6 and Plan B's "The Defamation of Strickland Banks" (679/Atlantic/Warner Music) to No. 7. The Unheilig album remains at No. 1 in Germany while Plan B's falls 1-2 in the United Kingdom on weekly sales of 33,000.
Medlock, the 2007 winner of "Deutschland Sucht Den Superstar," continues his successful album career with debuts at No. 3 in Germany and No. 7 in Austria for "Rainbow's End" (Columbia/Sony Music Entertainment), for a No. 8 entry on European Albums. Justin Bieber's "My World 2.0" (Universal Island/Def Jam), the "second half" of the debut studio set by the Canadian pop act, jumps 11-9 overall, 7-4 in Norway and 20-9 in Holland.
U.S. rock act the Deftones rounds out the pan-European album top ten with a new entry at No. 10 for "Diamond Eyes" (Reprise/Warner Music). Its best European market is Germany, where it starts at No. 8, and it's in at No. 26 in the United Kingdom (on 7,000 sales).
Stromae's single continues its No. 1 run in France, Holland, Denmark and Flanders, and holds at No. 2 in Italy and Austria. The former European Hot 100 Singles chart-topper "Telephone" by Lady Gaga and Beyoncé continues at No. 2, after climbing 3-1 in Wallony and holding at No. 3 in Italy and No. 5 in France.