Coldplay secures a second week atop European Top 100 Albums with "Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends" (Parlophone/EMI), in a top ten featuring strong new sales for Sigur Ros and the Jonas Brothers. Meanwhile, Duffy's "Mercy" (A&M/Universal) moves into a fourth consecutive week at No. 1 on Eurochart Hot 100 Singles, and fifth altogether.
"Viva La Vida" has 17-day U.K. sales to last weekend of 609,000 units, according to the Official U.K. Charts Company, and continues to lead an unchanged top four there ahead of Duffy's "Rockferry," which is also in runner-up spot again on the pan-European list. Coldplay's album holds at No. 1 in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Italy, Portugal, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Holland and the Belgian region of Wallony. The album, Coldplay's fourth, falls to No. 2 in neighboring Flanders as well as Spain and Norway. The single "Viva La Vida" falls 4-8 on the Eurochart.
The Duffy album makes upward moves in half a dozen European territories, climbing 7-2 in Ireland, 4-3 in Finland, 6-4 in Switzerland, 6-5 in Denmark, 7-6 in Germany and 11-9 in Spain. The Welsh singer is on festival duty around the region, playing at Denmark's Roskilde tonight (July 3) and Belgium's Rock Werchter Festival tomorrow.
Amy Winehouse's 81st week on Top 100 Albums with "Back To Black" (Universal Island) sees the multi-platinum album holding at No. 3. Media coverage of her performance at the Nelson Mandela 90th birthday concert June 27 helps the "Deluxe Edition" climb 25-13 in the United Kingdom on weekly sales of 11,000, although the impact of her appearance at the Glastonbury Festival the following night is likely to be felt in full on the publication this weekend of the new U.K. chart. The single-disc original climbs 14-8 in Spain and holds at No. 3 in Portugal and No. 4 in Germany and Holland.
Madonna is at No. 4 again on the Europe-wide survey with "Hard Candy" (Warner Bros.). It edges back 24-20 in the United Kingdom, where current single "Give It To Me" holds at No. 25. The album is up 7-5 in Switzerland and 8-7 in Italy and France.
Iceland's Sigur Ros returns to Top 100 Albums, with a No. 5 debut for its new set "Med Sud I Eyrum Vid Spilum Endalaust" (EMI). First-week U.K. sales of 20,000 units take it to No. 5 in the United Kingdom; it's also new at No. 4 in Ireland and No. 6 in Portugal, and posts a 29-5 climb in Flanders. The debut outdoes the group's last album "Takk," which in September 2005 hit the overall chart at what was then a career-best No. 8.
Sibling pop act the Jonas Brothers' self-titled album for Hollywood/EMI climbs 32-6 on Top 100 Albums, the chief impetus being a No. 9 U.K. debut on sales of 14,000. Its single "SOS" climbs 16-13 there and the album is also up 13-9 in Portugal.
The remainder of the pan-European album top ten comprises big sellers of the past few weeks, with Neil Diamond's "Home Before Dark" (Columbia/Sony BMG) at No. 7 again, as it holds at No. 3 in the United Kingdom. Amy Macdonald climbs 10-8 overall with "This Is The Life" (Vertigo/Universal), which is up 6-5 in Norway, 14-10 in Germany and 44-40 in the United Kingdom. Ich + Ich's "Vom Selben Stern" (Polydor/Universal) stays at No. 9 on the composite chart and "The Best of Radiohead" (Parlophone/EMI) falls 5-10, despite holding at No. 1 in Greece.
Duffy's "Mercy" keeps its Eurochart crown with the help of a 5-3 climb in Sweden and three other top five European rankings. With Madonna's former No. 1 "4 Minutes," featuring Justin Timberlake, at No. 2 again, Duffy's main threat comes from Kid Rock's "All Summer Long" (Topdog/Atlantic), up 5-3 and now ruling the singles charts across the G/S/A territories. It holds at No. 1 in Germany and Austria and rises 2-1 in Switzerland.