International charts analysis: Camila Cabello album debuts strongly as The Greatest Showman eases

International charts analysis: Camila Cabello album debuts strongly as The Greatest Showman eases

A week after it dropped, former Fifth Harmony star Camila Cabello's introductory solo album Camila is still No.1 on iTunes tabulations in just six countries - down from 68 on its first day - with the most prominent of this week's new arrivals being Chicago rockers Fall Out Boy's seventh album Mania, which leads the way, at this early stage, in 19 countries.

Cabello's album, meanwhile, has secured the first of its official chart debuts, 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.   

The star performer of the last couple of weeks, The Greatest Showman soundtrack has eased in some territories but continues to grow in others, It remains at No.1 in Australia, The UK and The USA, and registers new peaks in Austria (11-3), Canada (7-3), Switzerland (33-4), Denmark (16-8), Slovakia (42-20), Spain (70-43) and South Korea (83-62).

No.1 in 11 countries in each of the past two weeks - actually topping the chart in 16 countries in one, other or both weeks - Ed Sheeran's Perfect remains at the summit in Canada, The Czech Republic, Denmark, Flanders, New Zealand and Switzerland, while returning to No.1 in Croatia. It loses its grip most dramatically in Germany, where an unseasonably (for January) strong slate of five debuts open their accounts ahead of it, pushing it down to No.6. More remarkably, each of the five is a German language release, although the new chart leaders - schlager trio Klubbb3 - comprise a German, a Ducthman and a Belgian, while the Unantastbar, who are at No.2, are from Italy but record in German.

Dua Lipa secured five Brits award nominations in the week and her latest single IDGAF is in the Top 20, so it is no surprise to find the 22 year old Londoner's eponymous debut album surging 20-10 in her homeland - where it has a No.5 peak - to reach its highest chart position since last September. It continues to climb elsewhere, arriving at new peaks in Argentina (15-13), Sweden (24-17) and The USA (43-35) while advancing 27-13 in The Netherlands - its highest position since it debuted 25 weeks ago at No.11. It also climbs 30-15 in Flanders, 16-15 in Ireland, 25-21 in Canada, 34-24 in New Zealand, 59-49 in Italy, 72-63 in Slovakia, 81-65 in Australia and 161-114 in Wallonia, and re-enters the Norwegian chart at No.25.

Much-vaunted London indie-rock band Shame's first album, Songs Of Praise, debuts at No.32 in The UK, and simultaneously opens at No.49 in Flanders and No.94 in The Netherlands.

Finally, Cranberries lead singer Dolores O'Riordan's sudden death in London on Tuesday triggered massive increases in sales of the band's back catalogue in many countries, most notably in the band's home country of Ireland, where their 2002 compilation Stars: The Best Of 1992-2002 is No.5 spearheading five re-entries from the band in the Top 40. Stars also shows up at in many other countries, most notably at No.12 in Italy, No.13 (a new peak) in New Zealand and No.16 (a new peak) in The UK.

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