Amy Macdonald tops Euro chart again
Lady Gaga's 'The Fame' in the second spotLONDON -- Amy Macdonald's "A Curious Thing" (Mercury/Universal) moves into a second week atop Billboard's European Albums listing.
Universal has the top three titles on that chart, as well as the No. 1 again on Hot 100 Singles, where Stromae's "Alors on Danse," on Mosaert/Vertigo, notches a second consecutive and third aggregate week at No. 1.
Scottish singer-songwriter Macdonald maintains her three individual No. 1 rankings, in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. "Curious" is up 9-8 in the Czech Republic but down 5-6 in Sweden and 10-15 in the U.K. Its collective points tally across the region keeps it ahead of Lady Gaga's "The Fame" (Interscope/Universal), which moves 3-2 after climbs of 9-7 in Switzerland, 9-8 in Germany and 12-10 in Portugal. "The Fame Monster," meanwhile, is up 4-3 in Sweden and 14-5 in the Czech Republic, and the combined titles jump 7-3 in Ireland.
Also on Interscope, Black Eyed Peas' "The E.N.D. (The Energy Never Dies)" moves back 5-3 on the composite list, after climbing 5-2 in Portugal, 11-7 in Spain, 14-9 in Germany and 11-10 in Switzerland. Gorillaz' former European Albums No. 1 "Plastic Beach" (Parlophone/EMI) dips 2-4 despite making that move in reverse in Austria and holding at No. 3 in Denmark and No. 10 in Ireland.
The big climber on the pan-European album chart is Justin Bieber's "My World" (Universal Island/Def Jam), which races 71-5 in its second week. As well as soaring 33-3 in the U.K. (on sales of 36,000) and 18-7 in Ireland, it debuts at No. 3 in Austria and Portugal, No. 4 in France, No. 5 in Norway, No. 7 in Germany and No. 9 in Denmark. The single "Baby," featuring Ludacris, is up 4-2 on Hot 100 Singles after rises of 4-3 in the U.K., 5-4 in France, 10-5 in Norway and 10-9 in Ireland.
Sade's "Soldier of Love" (Epic/Sony Music Entertainment), now in week 7 on the European chart, falls 4-6, its highest ranking now No. 4 in Sweden. Veteran German rock act Scorpions is back on the aggregate survey at No. 7 with "Sting In The Tail" (Sony Music Entertainment), arriving at No. 2 in Germany and No. 6 in Austria and Switzerland. It's down 3-20 in the Czech Republic.
Boyzone's "Brother" (Polydor/Universal) moves back 3-1 in the U.K., on sales of 61,000, to help an overall 9-8 climb. It's down 1-2 in Ireland, swapping places with "Glee: The Music, Season One, Vol. 2" (Epic/Sony Music Entertainment). Alicia Keys is down 7-9 on European Albums with "The Element of Freedom" (J/Sony Music Entertainment), but improves 21-12 in Portugal. The pan-European top ten concludes with a new entry at No. 10 for U.K. electronica duo Goldfrapp's new release "Head First" (Mute/EMI), which debuts at No. 6 in the U.K. on sales of 23,000.
The Stromae single is No. 1 again in France and Austria and holds at No. 2 in Germany, also jumping 11-1 in Switzerland.