As Katy Perry starts a second week atop Eurochart Hot 100 Singles with “Hot N Cold” (Virgin/EMI), Duffy’s “Rockferry” (A&M/Universal) returns to the European Top 100 Albums summit in its 45th chart week.
The 2-1 move of “Rockferry” on the composite chart comes after the album spends another week at No. 3 in the United Kingdom (where it’s five-times platinum for shipments of 1.5 million units). It also holds at No. 2 in Denmark. Pink’s “Funhouse” (LaFace/Sony Music Entertainment) challenges Duffy with a 4-2 rise on Top 100 Albums. It holds at No. 2 in Switzerland and No. 4 in Germany.
Seal’s “Soul” (Warner Bros.) is at No. 3 again on the pan-European listing. The covers set spends another week at No. 1 in both France and the Belgian region of Wallony, and edges 25-24 in the United Kingdom, where it’s platinum for 300,000 shipments. Kings of Leon’s “Only By The Night” (Hand Me Down/Sony Music Entertainment) is up 10-4 overall, moving back 2-1 in the United Kingdom, where it debuted at the top in late September. Weekly sales of 27,000 there make for a running total to last weekend of 1,262,000. The album’s also up 13-2 in Flanders.
AC/DC’s “Black Ice” (Columbia/Sony Music Entertainment) dips 1-5 after two consecutive weeks (and seven in total) atop the aggregate chart, despite a 10-5 climb in Finland. Amy Macdonald’s “This Is The Life” (Vertigo/Universal) is back in the composite top ten for the first time since November, jumping 14-6 in its 56th week on the survey after moving 6-3 in Switzerland and 5-3 in Germany. The single “Mr. Rock & Roll” is up 6-5 in Flanders.
The new Top 100 Albums chart also has the Killers resting at No. 7 with “Day & Age” (Vertigo/Universal), which is down 1-5 in Norway but steady at No. 5 in the United Kingdom. German stalwart Herbert Grönemeyer’s “Was Muss Muss” compilation (Capitol/EMI) is up 9-8 despite another week at No. 1 in Germany, while Take That’s “The Circus” (Polydor/Universal) slips 5-9 after its five-week U.K. reign was ended by Kings of Leon. It’s now up to 1,513,000 sales there. Il Divo’s “The Promise” (Syco Music/Sony Music Entertainment) is down 6-10 on the pan-European list, even though it’s up 2-1 in Norway.
Perry’s single is still No. 1 in Austria and Switzerland but slips 1-2 in Denmark and Norway. It’s steady at No. 2 in Finland and improves 7-4 in Flanders. Britney Spears’ “Womanizer” (Jive/Sony Music Entertainment), which had two weeks atop the Eurochart before Christmas, moves back 3-2 after securing a fifth week at No. 1 in France.