Slipknot scores an instant No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums with “All Hope Is Gone” (Roadrunner), while there’s a fourth week on Eurochart Hot 100 Singles for Katy Perry’s “I Kissed a Girl” (Virgin/EMI).
Slipknot’s chart-topping European debut follows consecutive No. 2 entries on the aggregate chart for its last two albums, 2004’s “Vol. 3 (The Subliminal Verses)” and “Iowa” in 2001. The new set arrives at No. 1 in Finland and Switzerland, and enjoys three further No. 2 debuts, in Germany, Austria and the United Kingdom, the latter on sales of 49,000. It’s in at No. 3 in France, Ireland and Norway, No. 4 in Denmark, No. 7 in Portugal and No. 9 in Spain.
Coldplay’s reign on the pan-European chart thus comes to an end, as “Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends” (Parlophone/EMI) falls 1-2, despite climbing back 2-1 in Holland, 4-3 in Italy, 6-5 in Portugal and 11-9 in Poland. Duffy’s “Rockferry” (A&M/Universal) is also off by one place to No. 3, although it climbs 3-2 in Sweden.
Coldplay’s Parlophone labelmate the Verve, reunited on album for the first time in 11 years, hits Top 100 Albums at No. 4 with “Forth.” That’s after a No. 1 debut in the United Kingdom with 72,000 sales, as well as starts of No. 2 in Ireland and No. 10 in Germany.
Polydor/Universal’s “Mamma Mia!” soundtrack falls to No. 5 overall after two weeks at No. 3, although it’s still No. 1 in Austria, Greece, Hungary, Norway and Denmark. Also down two places on Top 100 Albums is Amy Winehouse’s “Back to Black” (Universal Island), which slips 4-6, dropping out of the composite top five for the first time since late November last year. “Black” is up 7-5 in France.
Three titles fall a place each on the pan-European top ten in positions 7-9: Amy Macdonald’s “This Is the Life” (Mercury/Universal), Madonna’s “Hard Candy” (Warner Bros.) and Paul Potts’ “One Chance” (Syco Music/Sony BMG). Madonna climbs 11-8 in Greece and Potts holds at No. 1 in Germany.
German star Sarah Connor’s local arrival at No. 3, and a No. 5 start in Austria, fuel a No. 10 debut on Top 100 Albums for “Sexy as Hell” (X-Cell/Universal). That’s slightly down on her overall No. 6 debut, and No. 1 start in Germany, with “Naughty But Nice” in 2005.
Perry’s single holds at the top of the Eurochart after securing a fourth week at No. 1 in the United Kingdom, where sales to last weekend had reached 197,000. It also leads the singles charts in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Denmark and Ireland, and climbs 5-2 in the Belgian region of Flanders and 5-3 in Italy.
The top five titles are unchanged on the Eurochart, on which Swedish DJ-artist Eric Prydz is the highest newcomer at No. 8 with “Pjanoo” (Data). Sales of 29,000 take it into the U.K. chart at No. 2.