Following the death of Michael Jackson last month, sales figures on the albums chart have slowly been returning to normal. While on the singles side of things, it’s still the Black Eyed Peas ruling the roost!
SINGLES : The sales figures for the Black Eyed Peas’ track ‘I Gotta Feeling’ may be a little softer this week than they were last week, but they’re still impressive numbers – a further 16,425 were sold this past week. Astonishingly, it’s almost double the number scanned for the new No.2 this week – Beyonce’s ‘Sweet Dreams’, rocketing from No.9 to No.2 bags a decent 8473 sales.
At No.3, Lady Gaga remains with her ‘Paparazzi’ (8370 copies), with Taylor Swift edging into a new No.5 position with ‘You Belong With Me’ (6275 sales).
The Gossip move ever closer to a top ten berth and just miss out on doing so. ‘Heavy Cross’ belatedly storming up the charts to sit at No.11 this week (4796 sales), just FOURTEEN copies behind Kate Miller-Heidke in No.10.
A massive debut for David Guetta at No.14 with the second single lifted from his forthcoming album ‘One Love’. After some decent performances on the iTunes chart throughout last week, ‘Sexy Bitch’ debuts with 3935 sales.
Pitbull pops in at No.22 with ‘I Know You Want Me’ (2932 sales), Flo Rida and Nelly Furtado debut at No.26 with ‘Jump’ (2590 sales) and Chris Brown re-enters the chart at No.28 with his 2008 single ‘Forever’, which benefits from it’s use in a Youtube mega-hit wedding dance.
Just goes to show pop isn’t dead in Australia – Cascada is back with a vengeance with their single ‘Evacuate The Dancefloor’ popping in at No.31 with 2361 sales, but it looks like Mariah’s new single ‘Obsessed’ has stalled – dropping ten places.
Alesha Dixon’s ‘The Boy Does Nothing’ finally breaks into the top 50 – placing at No.43 this week with 1688 copies sold, while there’s a debut for Cobra Starship at No.48. ‘Good Girls Go Bad’ sells 1505 copies in the week.
Hitting the lower half of the top 100 this week are Lisa Mitchell (in at No.71 with ‘Coin Laundry’ (995 sales), Kisschasy with ‘Generation Why’ at No.72 (978 sales), The Script at No.84 with ‘Before The Worst’ (879), Colbie Caillat at No.88 with ‘Fallin’ For You’ (840) and at No.95 is Bluejuice with ‘Broken Leg’ (762 copies).
ALBUMS : It’s a bit quiet further down the albums chart this week, but Mister Jackson is still sitting pretty in the No.1 position with his ‘Essential’ best of compilation. Though again, the figures are well off from last week. They’re down to 13,507 this week – the only album to break through the 10,000 mark.
Up to No.2 is the Black Eyed Peas’ album ‘The E.N.D.’, with 8782 copies in the bag, while Mark Vincent slips down to No.3 with ‘My Dream : Mio Visione’ not far off the pace with 8640 copies.
Sony’s new Michael Jackson boxset ‘The Collection’ debuts at No.16 with 2871 copies sold throughout the week and there’s another debut at No.20 – Slim Dusty with ’80 Truckin’ Classics’ – 2237 copies thundering out of stores.
The next debut is all the way down at No.69. Roadrunner’s Divine Heresy with new album ‘Bringer Of Plagues’ bagging 657 copies.
The Patrizio Buanne best-of is in at No.73 (637 copies), Michael Jackson’s ‘Blood On The Dancefloor : HIStory In The Mix’ debuts at No.78 (612 copies) and Bertie Blackman saunters back into the top 100 at No.96 with her album ‘Secrets And Lies’ (437 sales).