Coldplay takes its reign over European Top 100 Albums into double figures, as "X&Y" (Parlophone) starts a tenth week at No. 1. Highlights of another impressive week include a 5-3 rise in Ireland,
Coldplay takes its reign over European Top 100 Albums into double figures, as "X&Y" (Parlophone) starts a tenth week at No. 1. Highlights of another impressive week include a 5-3 rise in Ireland, 4-3 in both Holland and Sweden, 6-5 in Italy, 8-6 in Germany and 9-8 in Austria.
James Blunt's "Back To Bedlam" (Atlantic) beds down for a third week at No. 2 behind Coldplay on Top 100 Albums. "Bedlam" is in its sixth week at the top of the U.K. chart, and has an outstanding week in Denmark, climbing 17-5. It holds at No. 1 in Switzerland and No. 2 in France. The single "You're Beautiful" takes another climb on Eurochart Hot 100 Singles, moving 4-3 after securing a fifth week at No. 1 in the United Kingdom and debuting at No. 4 in Switzerland.
German novelty act Crazy Frog's "Crazy Hits" (Mach1) is up 5-3 on Top 100 Albums, racing 15-3 in Portugal and arriving at No. 4 in Switzerland. The single "Axel F" leads the Eurochart for a ninth week, continuing at No. 1 in France, Switzerland and Sweden.
Colombian-born, Spanish-speaking Juanes moves into the top ten of the composite European albums chart with "Mi Sangre" (Universal), up 14-10 after consolidating 5-3 in Germany and leaping 15-5 in Austria. It's also up 6-5 in Spain while its single "La Camisa Negra" is the breakout track on the Eurochart, rising 20-7. It completes a 5-1 climb in Germany and also improves 3-2 in Austria.
Canadian Daniel Powter, whose "Bad Day" single (Warner Bros.) moves into runner-up spot (3-2) behind Crazy Frog on the Eurochart, has a decidedly good day on Top 100 Albums, where his self-titled set vaults 52-14. The album debuts at No. 5 in the United Kingdom on opening sales of 25,000 units.
The highest new entry on the Eurochart, at No. 6, is Craig David's "All The Way," his debut for Warner Bros., which thus has two singles in the pan-European top six. All David's previous hits were on the now-defunct Telstar label. The lead song from the English pop/R&B star's third album "The Story Goes...," out across Europe on Monday (Aug. 22), the song enters the British chart at No. 3 on sales close to 15,000 copies.
Mute's British modern rock/dance act Goldfrapp scores the biggest single of its career, opening on the Eurochart at No. 16 with "Ooh La La." That's after a No. 4 start in the United Kingdom, with sales of nearly 15,000 units. The band, fronted by current U.K. media favorite Alison Goldfrapp, had previously only appeared in the British singles top 20 once, at No. 20 with a reissue of "Strict Machine" in the spring of last year. "Ooh La La" comes from Goldfrapp's third album "Supernature," out next Monday.