In a history-making week on Billboard’s European Top 100 Albums, Michael Jackson holds down a spectacular eight of the top ten titles. Meanwhile, “When Love Takes Over” (Positiva/EMI) by David Guetta featuring Kelly Rowland starts a second week atop European Hot 100 Singles.
Jackson’s domination also represents a near-lockout of the pan-European top ten for Epic/Sony Music Entertainment, in which last year’s “King of Pop” compilation again comes out on top. It leads the way in no fewer than eight markets, holding at No. 1 in Germany and Austria, moving 77-1 in the Belgian region of Flanders, 6-1 in neighboring Wallony, 13-1 in Poland, 3-1 in Holland and 2-1 in Switzerland and Spain. It’s top five in five other territories.