In an unchanged top five on European Top 100 Albums, James Blunt's "Back To Bedlam" (Atlantic) retains the No. 1 position. Although it falls 1-2 in Germany, "Bedlam" is up again 3-2 in the United King
In an unchanged top five on European Top 100 Albums, James Blunt's "Back To Bedlam" (Atlantic) retains the No. 1 position. Although it falls 1-2 in Germany, "Bedlam" is up again 3-2 in the United Kingdom and Austria, and stays at No. 1 in Switzerland. The single "Goodbye My Lover" falls 9-12 on Eurochart Hot 100 Singles and 1-4 in Sweden.
Kelly Clarkson's "Breakaway" (RCA) enjoys another climb on Top 100 Albums, moving 13-7 thanks to a 10-5 rise in the United Kingdom, where the set is triple platinum for shipments of 900,000.
Germany's new No. 1 album is "Livealbum of Death" (Sony BMG) by Farun Urlaub Racing Team, leading to a No. 8 start on Top 100 Albums. Another new entry on the German album chart at No. 6, "Come Clarity" (Nuclear Blast) by In Flames, hits the composite chart at No. 10.
As the Johnny Cash biopic "Walk The Line" plays in European cinemas, the compilation "Ring of Fire" makes good strides on Top 100 Albums. Its 29-16 aggregate climb is fuelled by a 27-11 move in the United Kingdom, where total sales have reached 160,000, according to charts compiler the Official U.K. Charts Company. The album also climbs 7-2 in Ireland and holds at No. 2 in Norway.
"Run It!" (Jive) by Chris Brown featuring Juelz Santana starts a second week at No. 1 on the Eurochart, even though it falls 2-4 in the United Kingdom and 5-6 in Germany. The track climbs 4-3 in Ireland and 12-5 in Switzerland.
The highest new entry on the Eurochart, at No. 6, is "Thunder In My Heart Again" (Apollo/Free 2 Air) by Meck featuring Leo Sayer. The track, a remix by DJ Meck of a top 30 U.K. chart entry by Sayer from 1977, sells 36,000 copies in the United Kingdom to debut there at No. 1.
Oakland, CA-based hip-hop/rock/Latin trio Flipsyde breaks another European market with its single "Happy Birthday," on the Interscope-distributed Cherrytree label.
After success in Sweden, the track arrives at No. 10 in Germany. Cherrytree is headed by Interscope senior executive of A&R, and head of international operations for Interscope Geffen A&M, Martin Kierszenbaum.