EMI labels score a double victory on Billboard's new pan-European sales charts. Coldplay starts an eighth week at No. 1 on the Top 100 Albums chart with "Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends" (Parlophone), while Katy Perry's "I Kissed A Girl" (Virgin) races 8-1 on Eurochart Hot 100 Singles.
Coldplay's summer residency atop the European survey continues as it holds down the top spot again in Holland, France and the Belgian region of Wallony. It falls 1-2 in Ireland and 1-3 in Switzerland, but is back up 3-2 in Germany, Sweden and Norway and 5-4 in Austria. The band's extensive European tour begins Sept. 1 in Strasbourg, France.
"Viva" is trailed again by its predecessor at the pan-European summit, Duffy's "Rockferry" (A&M/Universal), which has been in runner-up spot ever since its three weeks at No. 1 in June. The Welsh star's debut set has sold 1,067,000 copies to last weekend in the United Kingdom, where it's back up 3-2, and spends a fifth week at No. 1 in Sweden. It's also up 4-2 in France, 3-2 in Finland and 6-5 in Wallony, while the single "Mercy" moves back up 13-11 on the Eurochart.
More on this (and other chart moves) here [thanks coldpatrix]