Alanis Morissette has the new No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums with "So-Called Chaos" (Maverick/Warner Bros.), ending Anastacia's seven-week reign at the top of the chart. Morissette's fourth studio a
Alanis Morissette has the new No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums with "So-Called Chaos" (Maverick/Warner Bros.), ending Anastacia's seven-week reign at the top of the chart. Morissette's fourth studio album for the label debuts at No. 1 in Germany and Austria and soars 43-1 in Holland.
"So-Called Chaos" is also new at No. 2 in Norway, No. 4 in Italy, No. 5 in France, No. 8 in the United Kingdom and No. 9 in Portugal. But its opening U.K. sale of 24,000 units is less than half the first-week tally of its 2002 predecessor "Under Rug Swept," which has total ex-U.S. sales of 1.8 million units, according to Warner Music International marketing director Dion Singer. "Everything," the opening single from the new set, is up 8-6 in Spain. Morissette starts a run of European shows June 25 in Aviero, Portugal.
Former Smiths frontman Morrissey's "You Are the Quarry" (Attack/Sanctuary) debuts at No. 3 on Top 100 Albums, one position behind Anastacia's self-titled Epic album. "Quarry" achieves a string of high European entries. It's in at No. 1 in Sweden, No. 2 in the United Kingdom (selling nearly 75,000 copies), No. 3 in Ireland, No. 5 in Norway, No. 7 in Germany and No. 10 in Portugal.
The single "Irish Blood, English Heart" dips 3-18 in its second week on the British chart but races 41-4 in Sweden. Morrissey plays at the Heineken Green Energy show at Dublin Castle in Ireland June 5 and then the Royal Festival Hall June 11, opening his curatorship of this year's arts festival Meltdown on London's South Bank.
Lenny Kravitz' "Baptism" is the other major arrival on Top 100 Albums, at No. 4. That's after a No. 2 start in Germany, No. 4 in Austria, No. 5 in Spain and Italy, No. 7 in Portugal, No. 8 in France and a 97-3 climb in Holland. Those entries are all in marked contrast to the album's arrival in the United Kingdom at No. 74.
Eamon's "F**k It (I Don't Want You Back)" (Jive) starts a second week atop Eurochart Hot 100 Singles. It climbs 5-1 in Switzerland, 2-1 in Norway and holds on to the No. 1 position in Germany, Austria and Belgium. Its "answer" record, Frankee's "F.U.R.B. (F.U. Right Back),"(All Around The World), tops the British chart for a second week and holds at No. 7 on the Eurochart.
O-Zone's version of the novelty hit "Dragostea Din Tei" (Media Services/Time) is up 3-2 on the pan-European singles chart, winning the race with the rival recording by Haiducci, on Universo, which climbs 6-5. O-Zone's single is No. 1 in Spain and France while Haiducci's is No. 2 in Austria, No. 3 in Italy and No. 4 in Germany.