Depeche Mode Holds Off Bob Dylan On Euro Chart

May, 7, 2009 / 0 comments

Depeche Mode’s ‘Sounds Of The Universe’ (Mute/EMI) starts a second week at the European Top 100 Albums summit, and it’s an 11th week at No. 1 on European Hot 100 Singles for Lady Gaga’s ‘Poker Face’ (Interscope/Universal).

While ‘Universe’ makes a sharp 2-12 descent in the band’s native United Kingdom and falls 1-2 in Denmark, 2-4 in France and 2-9 in Portugal, a second week on top in Germany, Italy, Sweden, Switzerland and Hungary, and a new entry at No. 1 in Spain, are enough to prevent Bob Dylan’s ‘Together Through Life’ (Columbia/Sony Music Entertainment) from making a pan-European No. 1 debut. He arrives in runner-up spot after securing his first British chart-topping album (and seventh in total) for 39 years, on sales of 42,000.