In an unchanged top four on European Top 100 Albums, Evanescence digs in for a third week at the summit of European Top 100 Albums with "The Open Door" (Wind-Up). It consolidates last week's No. 1 ent
In an unchanged top four on European Top 100 Albums, Evanescence digs in for a third week at the summit of European Top 100 Albums with "The Open Door" (Wind-Up). It consolidates last week's No. 1 entry in Greece, holds at No. 2 in Switzerland and moves up 3-2 in Austria. The single "Call Me When You're Sober" dips 16-20 on Eurochart Hot 100 Singles.
Current albums by the Scissor Sisters, the Killers and Katie Melua continue to stake out positions 2-4, respectively, on the pan-European chart, while English singer and writer James Morrison takes another jump with his debut album "Undiscovered" (Polydor). It's up 11-5 after improving 8-4 in the United Kingdom, where its second single "Wonderful World" is up 20-8. The album has cumulative sales there of 412,000, according to charts compiler the Official U.K. Charts Company. It is also up 6-5 in Holland.
German pop act Juli follows its 2004 success with the debut set "Es Ist Juli" by entering at No. 6 on Top 100 Albums with "Ein Neuer Tag." That's after entries at No. 1 in Germany, No. 3 in Switzerland and No. 4 in Austria. The album contains the single "Diesses Leben," which falls 6-7 in Germany.
Erstwhile French tennis star Yannick Noah has another album success as "Charango" (Saint George) debuts at No. 1 in France and climbs 13-1 in the Belgian region of Wallony. It contains the French top ten single "Donne-Moi Une Vie," which is up 16-8 this week.
P.Diddy's "Press Play" (Bad Boy/Atlantic) enters Top 100 Albums at No. 16. Its best showing of the week is at No. 11 in the United Kingdom, with sales of 16,000. The single "Come To Me" with Nicole Scherzinger, which raced 79-5 on the Eurochart two weeks ago before slipping back to No. 7, moves up again to No. 4, after jumping 10-3 in Denmark, 7-5 in Ireland and 9-6 in Germany.
Italian baritone Patrizio Buanne debuts at No. 15 in the United Kingdom. The album is also a top ten success in Australia. Longtime British alternative singer-songwriter Badly Drawn Boy opens his account for new label EMI with a No. 17 U.K. debut for "Born In The U.K.," six years after his first success there with "The Hour of Bewilderbeast" (Twisted Nerve/XL). And Scottish pop-rock outfit Deacon Blue, which scored five top ten albums in the United Kingdom between 1989 and 1994 including two No. 1s, returns with the "Singles" collection at No. 18 there. The band recorded new material for the compilation and starts a 17-date U.K. tour Nov. 5, on which three Scottish dates are already sold out.
Scissor Sisters' "I Don't Feel Like Dancin'" moves into a fourth week at No. 1 on the Eurochart. It's still No. 1 in Austria and Flanders, No. 2 in Germany and No. 3 in Ireland, and improves 4-3 in Holland. The single is being chased for the pan-European crown by "Rock This Party (Everybody Dance Now)" (Yellow Production) by Bob Sinclar featuring Cutee B. It's up 3-2 on the Eurochart after moving 4-3 in the United Kingdom. The track holds at No. 1 in Wallony, No. 2 in Flanders and No. 7 in France.
Finally, Meat Loaf celebrates a new hit single around Europe as "It's All Coming Back To Me Now," his duet with Marion Raven, which opens on the Eurochart at No. 14. The lead track from "Bat Out Of Hell 3: The Monster Is Loose," which came out on Monday (Oct. 23), it's up 43-6 in the United Kingdom and debuts at No. 1 in Norway and No. 9 in Germany.