50 Cent Tops Kanye West In Europe
According to Billboard, Curtis made its debut at No. 1 on the European Top 100 Albums chart, while Graduation came in at No. 3. Billboard's European Top 100 collects data from charts in 19 major European countries. 50's album had a strong showing, scoring a chart-topping debut in both Switzerland and Ireland, while West is on top only in the United Kingdom.
In the U.K., Ye's total of 84,000 copies sold helped him debut at No.1 there, just edging out 50's tally of 72,000. Fif also managed to score an additional five other top five entries across the pond in countries like France, Germany, Austria, Holland and Norway, versus only three top five slots for Graduation, in Norway, Ireland and Switzerland. Kanye's album failed to chart well in countries like France, where the record debuted at No. 33 and Spain, where the album has yet to earn a chart position.
Both artists are also in the top 10 of the Eurochart Hot 100 Singles, with 50's "Ayo Technology," featuring Justin Timberlake and Timbaland, holding down the No. 4 spot and West's "Stronger" at No. 6.
If the news of 50's European victory got Kanye down, the Louis Vuitton Don can take comfort in the fact that he can also add another No. 1 to his resume this week back home, as his single "Stronger" rebounded to overtake the Billboard Hot 100, selling a total of 205,000 digital downloads this week.