March best-selling albums on Amazon (UK, US, DE, FR)

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Jimi Hendrix's Valleys of Neptune, Sade's Soldier of Love, Plastic Beach by Gorillaz, and A Curious Thing by Amy Macdonald are among albums that hit multiple top ten lists on Amazon's international sites during the month of March.

In the UK, Amazon's top-selling album in March was Plastic Beach by Gorillaz. Tracks from that album have also dominated web singles charts since the album's release on March 8. New to the top ten are Brother by Boyzone, the boyband's first album since the death of bandmate Stephen Gately in 2009; A Curious Thing, the second album by Scottish singer/wongswriter Amy Macdonald; and I Speak Because I Can, by English singer/songwriter Laura Marling.

March best-selling albums on Amazon.co.uk:

1. Plastic Beach - Gorillaz (new)
2. Lungs - Florence + The Machine (1=position last month)
3. Brother - Boyzone (new)
4. Sigh No More - Mumford & Sons (10)
5. Sunny Side Up - Paolo Nutini (2)
6. The Fame Monster - Lady Gaga (9)
7. The Element of Freedom - Alicia Keys (3)
8. Glee: The Music, Volume 1 - Glee Cast (8)
9. A Curious Thing - Amy Macdonald (new)
10. I Speak Because I Can - Laura Marling (new)


In the US, Valleys of Neptune, an album of previously unheard tracks by Jimi Hendrix, climbed into the number-one spot. Sade's Soldier of Love and Gorillaz's Plastic Beach also made the top ten. Among the other new albums are Broken Bells, a collaboration between The Shins' James Mercer and producer Danger Mouse; Scratch My Back, Peter Gabriel's album of covers that made the top ten in France and Germany in February; and the second album by indie folk duo She & Him, which features American actress Zooey Deschanel.

March best-selling albums on Amazon.com:

1. Valleys Of Neptune - Jimi Hendrix (9=position last month)
2. Soldier of Love - Sade (1)
3. Need You Now - Lady Antebellum (2)
4. Plastic Beach - Gorillaz (new)
5. American VI: Ain't No Grave - Johnny Cash (7)
6. Broken Bells - Broken Bells (new)
7. Crazy Heart: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Ltd. Deluxe Edition) - Various Artists (6)
8. Scratch My Back - Peter Gabriel (new)
9. Volume Two - She & Him (new)
10. I Dreamed A Dream - Susan Boyle (3)


Scottish singer Amy Macdonald tops the German album chart, with A Curious Thing in the number-one spot and a limited deluxe edition of that album also hitting the top ten. Sade's Soldier of Love continues to be a top-seller. New albums include Sting in the Tail by German rock band Scorpions, which has sold more than 100 million albums during its 40-year career; Satellite by Lena Meyer-Mandrut, from the talent show Unser Star für Oslo; and Atemlos, the sixth studio album by German electronica artist Christopher Von Deylen under his Schiller project.

March best-selling albums on Amazon.de:

1. A Curious Thing - Amy Macdonald (new)
2. Satellite - Unser Star für Oslo: Lena Meyer-Landrut (Künstler) (new)
3. Grosse Freiheit -Unheilig (7)
4. Bravo Hits 68 - Various (Künstler) (3)
5. Sting in the Tail - Scorpions (new)
6. Die drei Fragezeichen - Folge 137: Pfad der Angst - Die Drei Fragezeichen (4)
7. Soldier Of Love - Sade (1)
8. Tattoos (40 Jahre Maffay-Alle Hits-Neu Produziert) - Peter Maffay (6)
9. A Curious Thing (Limited Deluxe Edition) - Amy Macdonald (new)
10. Atemlos (Ltd. Super Del. Edt. Doppel-CD + DVD, 30 seitiges Booklet, hochwertiger Schuber) - Schiller (new)

In France, the death of French singer/songwriter Jean Ferrat at age 79 has put two of his compilation albums at the top of the chart. Soldier of Love, Valleys of Neptune, and Plastic Beach all make the top ten. Other albums new in the top ten for the month of March are On Trace La Route by Christophe Maé, whose acoustic sound is influenced by Tracy Chapman and Jack Johnson, among others; and La Superbe, the fifth album by popular French singer/songwriter Benjamin Biolay.


March best-selling albums on Amazon.fr:

1. Best Of - Jean Ferrat (new)
2. 2010 Les Enfoirés... La Crise De Nerfs ! (2 CD) - Enfoirés (10=position last month)
3. Les 50 Plus Belles Chansons : Jean Ferrat (3 CD) - Jean Ferrat (new)
4. On Trace La Route - Christophe Maé (new)
5. Soldier of Love - Sade (2)
6. Valleys Of Neptune - Jimi Hendrix (new)
7. The Resistance - Muse (3)
8. Heligoland - Massive Attack (1)
9. Plastic Beach - Gorillaz (new)
10. La Superbe - Edition Standard 2CD - Benjamin Biolay (new)

 

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