For the ninth consecutive week, Coldplay leads European Top 100 Albums with "X&Y" (Parlophone). It's the longest consecutive run at the top of the aggregate chart since Dido's "Life For Rent" (Che
For the ninth consecutive week, Coldplay leads European Top 100 Albums with "X&Y" (Parlophone). It's the longest consecutive run at the top of the aggregate chart since Dido's "Life For Rent" (Cheeky/Arista) recorded 13 weeks in a row at the summit from October 2003 to January 2004.
"X&Y" was this week on the move again in Denmark, 3-2, and Sweden, 5-4. It falls 1-2 in Switzerland, so is no longer top in any individual European market. However, it holds at No. 2 in the United Kingdom, where it's quadruple platinum for shipments of 1.2 million units.
James Blunt's "Back To Bedlam" (Atlantic) spends a second week at No. 2 on European Top 100 Albums. In the United Kingdom, Coldplay is again in runner-up place to Blunt's set, which is in a fifth week at No. 1 there. “Bedlam" sold its milllionth copy in Britain this week, with sales to the end of last Saturday (Aug. 6) measured by the Official U.K. Charts Co. at 988,182 copies. The single "You're Beautiful" is up 5-4 on Eurochart Hot 100 Singles, spending a fourth week at No. 1 in the United Kingdom and a third in Ireland. It also rises 3-1 in Switzerland and debuts at No. 5 in Denmark.
"Crazy Hits" (Mach1) by German novelty act Crazy Frog is up 12-5 on Top 100 Albums, soaring 33-3 in Poland and opening at No. 5 in Austria and No. 6 in Germany. It falls 5-10 in its second week on the U.K. chart. The single "Axel F" tops the Eurochart for an eighth week.
Also moving into the top ten of the pan-European album survey, 11-8, is "Banaroo's World" (NA Klar) by two-boy, two-girl pop quartet Banaroo. It ascends 3-1 in Germany and 2-1 in Austria.
The other significant new climber in the composite top 20 is "Mi Sangre" (Universal) by Juanes, up 24-15 after a 10-5 climb in Germany. The Colombian born, Spanish-speaking Juanes, who is currently charting with the album in Mexico and Argentina, also rises 10-3 in Austria with the single from the set, "La Camisa Negra."
With Ilona Mitrecey's "Un Monde Parfait" (Scorpio) holding at No. 2 on the Eurochart, Canadian Daniel Powter makes a 4-3 improvement with "Bad Day" (Warner Bros.). The track spends a second week at No. 2 on the British chart, where two-week sales total 49,535 units; it climbs 6-5 in Italy.
Kelly Clarkson's "Since U Been Gone" (Sony BMG) continues its unusually steady progress up the Eurochart, on which its five-week record is 16-16-13-12-8. The single moves back 6-5 in the United Kingdom, its fifth week in the top seven there.
Finally, the Eurochart's highest new entry, at No. 12, is "Oh" (Musicline/LaFace) by Ciara featuring Ludacris. It debuts at No. 4 in the United Kingdom on sales of 13,000 copies.