Thursday, June 19, 2008

19 Jun: Duffy Reigns atop of European Chart

Duffy reigns supreme on European charts

'Mercy' leads Hot 100 Singles for second week

By Paul Sexton, Billboard

June 19, 2008, 01:08 PM

LONDON -- A&M/Universal's Duffy continues her reign on Billboard's pan-European sales charts, as "Rockferry" starts a third consecutive and sixth aggregate week atop European Top 100 Albums and "Mercy" leads Eurochart Hot 100 Singles for a second consecutive week, and third overall.

The Welsh singer adds a third triumph on the European Radio Airplay chart, tabulated by Nielsen Music Control, on which "Mercy" climbs from the second to first spot.

"Rockferry" climbs from No. 2 to No. 1 in Sweden, 9-5 in Austria, 7-5 in Switzerland and 10-7 in Germany. That follows live shows in Cologne and Berlin last week. Duffy's next European date is Wednesday at the Accelerator Festival in Stockholm.

Madonna's "Hard Candy" (Warner Bros.) is at No. 2 for a third week on Top 100 Albums, which it had earlier led for four weeks. It's up from No. 7 to No. 5 in France, but tumbles from the first to fifth spot in Greece. The former Eurochart No. 1 "4 Minutes" featuring Justin Timberlake is at No. 2 behind "Mercy" for a second week.

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