International Charts Analysis: Camila Cabello debut album maintains its strong start

International Charts Analysis: Camila Cabello debut album maintains its strong start

After opening at No.1 in The Netherlands, Norway and Sweden, No.2 in The UK, No.3 in Flanders, Ireland and New Zealand, No.8 in Germany, Italy and Wallonia, No.50 in South Korea and No.58 in France last week, former Fifth Harmony singer Camila Cabello's introductory solo album Camila makes further impressive progress, debuting at No.1 in Canada, Spain and The USA, No.2 in The Czech Republic and Finland, No.3 in Australia, Slovakia and Switzerland, No.4 in Denmark and Poland, No.6 in Austria,No.7 in France and No.15 in Hungary. 

No.1 on iTunes in 19 countries a week ago, Fall Out Boy's seventh album M A N I A has thus far not managed to follow through with a bone fide official No.1 anywhere. Of the territories that have so far reported, it has fared best in the UK, becoming the third straight No.2 for the band. It also opens at No.5 in Germany, No.6 in New Zealand, No.11 in Flanders and Sweden, No.12 in Ireland, No.15 in The Netherlands and No.36 in Wallonia. It may have better news in a few days, as early projections suggest it has a good chance of becoming Fall Out Boy’s fourth No.1 in the US homeland, with total consumption thought to be slightly more than The Greatest Showman soundtrack. Were the US chart still to be compiled on paid-for sales alone, it would be No.1 by a wide margin. 

In Japan, where Fall Out Boy were one of the few US acts to have a run of three straight Top 10 albums in the 21st century M A N I A opens at No.15 this week, and looks like spoiling their run, although like the others - 2008's Folie A Deux, 2013's Save Rock & Roll and 2015's American Beauty/American Psycho - it debuts at No.1 on the country's Western album chart. 

Although still in with a chance of regaining the No.1 slot in America, as detailed above, The Greatest Showman, has taken a bit of a hit in many other countries, and is now No.1 only in Australia and The UK, while failing to secure a new peak anywhere. 

There are, however, new peaks galore for Dua Lipa's eponymous debut album, with IDGAF joining New Rules in the upper reaches of singles charts in many countries. More than six months into its life, the album hits new highs in Argentina (13-12), Denmark (22-13), Canada (21-16), Norway (25-21), The USA (35-32) and France (143-111) and is at a 14 week high in Finland (28-21). It also continues its recovery in The UK (10-9), Spain (80-55) and Australia (65-59).    

After lead singer Dolores O'Riordan's sudden death in London (16th January) The Cranberries' 2002 compilation Stars: The Best Of 1992-2002 - which re-entered at No.5 in Ireland, No.12 in Italy, No.13 in Italy and No.16 in The UK last week - now shows up in Australia (No.8), Canada (No.9), The USA (No.16), The Czech Republic (No.19), Switzerland (No.27), Slovakia (No.32) and Austria (No.41).

Finally, British melodic hard rock veterans Magnum's 20th studio album, Lost On The Road To Eternity is their highest charting set on home turf since 1990, opening at No.15, and fares even better in Germany, where it debuts at No.8 becoming their 16th success and their highest charting album to date replacing Escape From The Shadow Garden, which reached No.14 in 2014. 

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