Massive Attack Hit No. 1

May 2, 1998 12:00 AM ET

Massive Attack's third album, Mezzanine, scored the Bristol act its first U.K. No. 1 this week and went straight to the top of the Irish and Australian charts.

On Music & Media's Top 100 Albums chart, the Circa/Virgin release is second only to the Titanic soundtrack, while it sits at No. 3 in France, Italy, Norway, and Portugal. In Austria and Sweden, it is No. 4, and in Germany, Europe's biggest market, it is No. 6.

Released in the U.K. and internationally outside the U.S. the week of April 20, it has shipped 550,000 copies, says Virgin Records U.K. A single, "Teardrop," was out April 27 in the U.K. North American release is set for May 12, although Virgin Canada has already issued 10,000 limited-edition sets.

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