International Charts Analysis: Pink off to a flying start with Beautiful Trauma

International Charts Analysis: Pink off to a flying start with Beautiful Trauma

The lead single What About Us has been a global smash, so it is no surprise to find that Pink's seventh studio album, Beautiful Trauma is off to a fast start, and currently leads the iTunes rankings in 53 countries. We'll have to wait another week or two to see how that translates into official chart action.
 
Meanwhile, last week's leading new attraction - former Oasis and Beady Eye frontman Liam Gallagher's introductory solo album, As You Were - is off and running, securing No.1 debuts in Ireland and The UK, while opening at No.4 in Italy, No.10 in Japan, No.13 in Flanders and New Zealand, No.14 in Germany, No.15 in The Netherlands, No.21 in Wallonia and No.23 in Sweden.
 
The only other album from last week to make a widespread major impact is Heaven Upside Down, the 10th album from US shock rocker Marilyn Manson. It debuts at No.6 in New Zealand, No.7 in The UK, No.9 in Germany, No.12 in Wallonia, No.14 in Italy and Sweden, No.20 in Flanders, No.28 in The Netherlands and No.35 in Ireland.
 
No.1 in Italy, No.2 in Germany and The Netherlands, No.4 in Flanders, No.6 in Wallonia, No.12 in Sweden and No.24 in Ireland last week, 71-year-old erstwhile Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour's concert set Live At Pompeii adds debuts in The Czech Republic (No.1), Croatia (No.2), Norway (No.4), Switzerland (No.4), Portugal (No.5), Austria (No.6), Hungary (No.6), Spain (No.6), Poland (No.7), Argentina (No.8), Finland (No.9), Slovakia (No.12), France (No.15), Canada (No.19), Denmark (No.21), Greece (No.38), the USA (No.45) and Australia (No.120).
 
Falling fairly heavily in all of the eight territories in which it debuted last week, Now - country superstar Shania Twain's first album in 15 years - makes its expected debut at No.1 in her native Canada, across the border in the USA and in Australia, and also debuts at No.10 in Switzerland, No.16 in Austria, No.21 in Norway, No.39 in Spain and No.94 in France.
 
Manchester synth-pop duo Hurts fell short of the Top 20 for the first time in the UK when their fourth album, Desire, opened at No.21 last week. They remain popular internationally, however, with the album reaching No.4 in The Czech Republic, No.6 in Finland, No.8 in Switzerland, No.9 in Poland, No.14 in Germany, No.20 in Croatia, Hungary and Slovakia, No.24 in Austria, No.73 in Spain, No.98 in South Korea, No.103 in Flanders and No.180 in Wallonia.  
 
London alt-rock quintet Wolf Alice opened at No.2 domestically with their second album, Visions Of A Life, last week and have since earned debuts at No.13 in Ireland, No.54 in Australia, No.61 in Spain, No.88 in Switzerland, No.91 in Flanders and No.190 in the USA.

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