Anastacia's self-titled Epic set leads European Top 100 Albums for a second week, with No. 1 rankings in four markets. In the United Kingdom, it sells 78,000 copies to bring its two-week total there t
Anastacia's self-titled Epic set leads European Top 100 Albums for a second week, with No. 1 rankings in four markets. In the United Kingdom, it sells 78,000 copies to bring its two-week total there to 165,000. It also holds at the top in Germany, Denmark and Austria and is at No. 2 in Spain.
While "Anastacia" drops 1-2 in Norway, it debuts at No. 1 in Sweden and Switzerland. Elsewhere, it climbs 2-1 in Holland, 5-2 in Portugal, 3-2 in Italy and 13-5 in Ireland.
On the aggregate chart, Guns N' Roses "Greatest Hits" (Geffen) moves from No. 4 to a new peak of No. 2 in its fourth week. Its best showing is a 3-1 climb in Norway.
Joss Stone's "The Soul Sessions" (Relentless/Virgin) rebounds 14-10 on the composite chart. Its only individual top-10 berth is a No. 10 showing in Portugal, but it improves 44-19 in the United Kingdom. Stone is currently touring North America, but returns home May 14 for a Royal Albert Hall concert.
Abba's perennial "Gold - Greatest Hits" collection (Polydor) reappears in the United Kingdom at No. 4 in its 329th chart week, prompting a return to Top 100 Albums at No. 12. It's being re-promoted with a bonus DVD in Britain, where the album is already 12-times platinum for 3.6 million shipments.
Liverpool trio Atomic Kitten, a British chart fixture since its 1999 debut, arrives at No. 5 locally and No. 15 overall with "The Greatest Hits" (Innocent/Virgin). The group announced an impending, amicable split in February.
On Eurochart Hot 100 Singles, Anastacia's "Left Outside Alone" holds at No. 2 behind Usher's "Yeah!" (Arista) featuring Lil' Jon and Ludacris. "Alone" remains No. 1 in Italy and Austria, while "Yeah!" holds sway in Germany, Holland, Denmark, Norway, Switzerland, Ireland and Belgium, and races 56-2 in France.
Finnish rock act the Rasmus' single "In the Shadows" (Playground/Universal), a longtime European favorite, gets its latest Eurochart boost (62-6) thanks to a U.K. debut at No. 3, where it achieves sales of 31,000 units. Up 17-8 overall is "Tu Seras" (Polydor), the third single by 20-year-old French pop singer-songwriter Emma Daumas. It climbs 5-3 in France and holds at No. 4 in Belgium.