Metallica’s “Death Magnetic” (Vertigo/Universal) secures a fourth week atop European Top 100 Albums, while there’s a ninth week at No. 1 on Eurochart Hot 100 Singles for Katy Perry’s “I Kissed A Girl” (Virgin/EMI).
“Magnetic” now has two more weeks to go to match the initial success of its 2003 predecessor “St. Anger”, which topped the pan-European chart for six weeks. The new set is still No. 1 in Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and Greece and holds at No. 2 in Portugal, Italy, Holland and Hungary, but slips 1-2 in Poland and Austria.
Moving into the runners-up spot on Top 100 Albums is Kings of Leon’s “Only By The Night” (Hand Me Down/Sony BMG), up from last week’s No. 4 debut. That’s thanks to a second week atop the U.K. chart, where second-week sales of 108,000 make for a running total to last weekend of 328,000. The album is also No. 1 again in Ireland and moves 6-5 in the Belgian region of Flanders. The single “Sex On Fire” loses its U.K. crown after three weeks (despite new sales of 37,000) but holds at No. 6 on the Eurochart.
Coldplay dips 2-3 overall with “Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends” (Parlophone/EMI), its best performance of the week a 14-4 climb in Hungary. Duffy is also down one spot with “Rockferry” (A&M/Universal), which is down 3-7 in the United Kingdom but holds at No. 9 in France. She’s currently on tour in North America, both with her own dates and some with Coldplay, before more European shows in November.
The highest new entry of the week on Top 100 Albums is “Die Suche Geht Weiter” (Universal Island) by German pop-rock duo Rosenstolz. The group has been releasing albums since 1992 and has been a regular top 10 act in Germany for a decade. The new set, like the last two releases “Das Grosse Leben” in 2006 and “Herz” in 2004, debuts at No. 1 in Germany, also entering at No. 1 in Austria and No. 2 in Switzerland.
The “Mamma Mia!” soundtrack (Polydor/Universal) is back up 7-6, racking up another week at No.1 in Portugal and Hungary. Amy Macdonald slips two notches with “This Is The Life” (Vertigo/Universal), despite a 6-4 climb in Holland. The Scottish singer-songwriter’s British tour culminates with a sell-out show at London’s Roundhouse tonight (9), before moving onto Barcelona Oct. 16.
“Wettsingen In Schwetzingen” (XN-Entertainment) by Sohne Mannheims and hip-hop star Xavier Naidoo improves one place on last week’s No. 9 debut on the aggregate chart. It dips 1-2 in Germany, 2-3 in Switzerland and 2-5 in Austria, while the single “Das Hat Die Welt Noch Nicht” slips 8-10 in Germany.
British singer-songwriter James Morrison’s sophomore album “Songs For You, Truths For Me” (Polydor/Universal) enters at No. 9 on Top 100 Albums, after a U.K. debut at No. 3 on sales of 53,000. His 2006 debut “Undiscovered” started at No. 1 in that market with an opening figure of 84,000. This week’s pan-European album top 10 is completed by the “Camp Rock” soundtrack (Hollywood), which climbs 15-10 after moving 5-3 in Spain and 13-9 in Poland.
Perry’s single moves from the top to 2 in Germany, Switzerland and Denmark, but is unmoveable at No. 1 in Italy. The follow-up “Hot N Cold” is scheduled for U.K. release Nov. 24.