Lady Gaga maintains pole position on Billboard's European Albums chart with "The Fame" (Interscope/Universal), but loses out to a new female frontrunner on European Hot 100 Singles, as her "Bad Romance" is replaced at No. 1 by Ke$ha's "Tik Tok" (RCA/Sony Music Entertainment).
"The Fame" has its run at the top in Germany ended by Hamburg rock band Tocotronic's "Schall und Wahn" (Universal). That's also new at No. 5 in Austria and No. 6 on European Albums. Lady Gaga's album is up 23-15 in Portugal, while her "Fame Monster" EP holds at No. 1 in Ireland, up 3-2 in Italy and Finland, 9-7 in Sweden and 14-13 on European Albums.
With the top four on the pan-European album chart unchanged, Black Eyed Peas' "The E.N.D. (The Energy Never Dies)" (Interscope) holds at No.2, leading the way again in France, Portugal and the Belgian region of Wallony. Alicia Keys stays at No. 3 overall with "The Element of Freedom" (J/Sony Music Entertainment), pushing 3-2 in Holland, 12-10 in Germany and 8-2 in the United Kingdom, a career-best album ranking there, on weekly sales of 32,000. "Crazy Love" (Reprise/Warner Music) is at No. 4 Europe-wide again for Michael Bublé, still moving well in Wallony (11-3), Italy (4-3), Holland (6-4), France (12-5) and Portugal (14-10).