The bestsellers on Billboard’s Europe-wide charts extend their reigns by another week.
Amy Winehouse heads European Top 100 Albums for a sixth week and “Apologize” (Mosley/Blackground/Interscope) by Timbaland presents One Republic scores an 11th week atop Eurochart Hot 100 Singles, equalling Rihanna’s epic run at the summit last year with “Umbrella” (SRP/Def Jam).
“Back To Black” leads the way again on the German and Dutch charts, and although it dips 1-2 in Ireland, 2-3 in Switzerland, 3-5 in the Belgian region of Flanders and 11-15 in the United Kingdom, the album climbs 6-4 in Spain and 8-7 in Italy. It holds at No. 2 in France and Austria and No.4 in Wallony.
Radiohead’s “In Rainbows” (XL Recordings) spends a fourth straight week at No.2 on Top 100 Albums. The album is descending the top ten in France, Italy, Holland and Flanders and falls further in the United Kingdom, 6-14, but posts a 6-5 climb in Greece.
Rihanna’s “Good Girl Gone Bad” and Mika’s “Life In Cartoon Motion” (Casablanca/Island) are up one spot each on the pan-European survey. Rihanna unseats Winehouse in Ireland, climbing 2-1, and is up 9-8 in the United Kingdom. Mika is up 4-2 in Flanders and 7-6 in France. Timbaland’s “Shock Value” (Interscope) is down 3-5 overall.
“Raising Sand” (Decca/Rounder) is up 10-6, a new peak on European Top 100 Albums. The catalyst is TV marketing in the United Kingdom, where the collaboration passes 500,000 sales as it climbs 5-2. It’s easily Krauss’ best-ever chart posting in the territory, while Plant has not been that plateau on the U.K. album chart, even with Led Zeppelin reissues, since his first solo set “Pictures At Eleven” reached No. 2 in 1982.
The eponymous “Scouting For Girls” (Epic) and Alicia Keys’ “As I Am” (J/Sony BMG) are down one place each on the European tally, but there’s a significant career-best at No. 9, where American singer-songwriter Cat Power debuts with “Jukebox” (Matador). It enters impressively at No. 4 in France, and is the Georgia-born artist’s first album to make the U.K. top 40, at No. 32.
Eros Ramazotti’s “E2” (Ariola) is down 8-10 on Top 100 Albums, but still has top five placements in Italy, Spain, Norway and Greece. Meanwhile, the soundtrack of the hit motion picture “Keinohrhasen” is knocking on the door of the pan-European top ten, climbing 13-11 after holding at No. 2 in Germany. The album includes hits by the Killers, Keane and others.
That soundtrack also includes Timbaland’s “Apologize,” which retains its supremacy on the Eurochart, climbing 5-4 in Sweden and holding at No. 2 in no fewer than four markets: Germany, Austria, Italy and Flanders.
Rihanna’s “Don’t Stop The Music” gets a second week at No. 2 on the Eurochart, on which the biggest debut is Sheryfa Luna’s “Il Avait Les Mots” (ULM). The R&B-pop vocalist, who turned 19 last week, won the fourth series of “Popstars” in France, where the track is new at No. 1 and her self-titled album is steady at No. 3. Another single from it, “Quelque Part,” is up 8-5 in Wallony.