With the band in the country and breaking records for their sky-high karaoke session between Melbourne and Perth, the Black Eyed Peas are back to the top of the ARIA albums chart this week – and aren’t too far away off having another No.1 on the singles chart to boot.
SINGLES : So David Guetta’s ‘Sexy Bitch’ is once again the No.1 single in Australia this week – and it just keeps on selling. This week, it sells a further 15,250 copies to maintain the top position. That said, with the band currently touring the country, the Black Eyed Peas have made a concerted move for the top with the third single from their latest album ‘Meet Me Halfway’. It bullets up to No.2 this week, selling 12,720 copies.
Guy Sebastian’s still in the ‘over 10,000’ club this week with his single ‘Like It Like That’. The former No.1 still selling a healthy 10,637 copies, with the Black Eyed Peas’ second top five placing, ‘I Gotta Feeling’ back in No.4 with 10,454 sales.
Irish outfit The Script returns to the Aussie top ten with latest single ‘Before The Worst’. Up seven spots from No.17, it’s picked up another 5477 sales.
Slowly it happens, but Aussies are finally starting to fall under the spell of La Roux. Their single ‘Bulletproof’ is up to No.13 this week and on current trajectory ought to be in the top ten by this time next week. 4093 people snapped up the track last week, while Miley Cyrus bullets with ‘Party In The U.S.A.’ – up six spots to No.15 (3606 sales).
London-based folk act Mumford And Sons debuts at No.23 with single ‘Little Man Lion’ (2727 sales), Swedish popstress Agnes moves even further up the list – to a new peak of No.26 with ‘Release Me’ (2436 copies) and Lisa Mitchell bullets 20 places to No.28 with ‘Coin Laundry’ (2372 sales).
Foo Fighters’ new single ‘Wheels’ turns up at No.37 in it’s first week (1917 sales), MKF makes a top 50 stop at No.47 (1530) and Britney Spears’ new single ‘3’ debuts at No.50 with 1504 sales.
Outside the top 50 and Eva Simons continues to impress, rising fifteen places to No.55 with her single ‘Silly Boy’ – it’s highest chart placing yet – selling 1441 copies.
Leona Lewis’ ‘Happy’ debuts at No.57 (1389), the Cahill Club mix of Mariah Carey’s ‘Obsessed’ comes in at No.58 (1376 copies) and Eskimo Joe’s new single ‘Don’t Let Me Down’ makes a splash at No.59 (1373 sales).
Wolfmother’s new single ‘New Moon Rising’ rises again – to No.63 (1294 copies), Hannah Montana debuts at No.64 with ‘He Could Be The One’ (1224 sales), there’s a new entry for the cast of Glee at No.83 (‘Somebody To Love’ selling 835 copies) and on the back of their appearance on the Hey Hey Reunion show, The McClymonts pop in at No.86 with ‘Kick It Up’ (822 sales).
But despite heavy publicity before the release of his album, Michael Buble’s single ‘Haven’t Met You Yet’ slips from No.41 last week to No.90 this week.
Interesting too that the cast of Channel 10’s ‘Glee’ is slowly but surely taking over the chart. This week, they have five singles in the top 100, while Miley Cyrus and Hannah Montana have four.
ALBUMS : The band’s in the country right now, so naturally, sales of their album ‘The E.N.D.’ have risen – and it’s enough to take them to the top in an otherwise lackustre sales week. The Black Eyed Peas only needed to sell 10,160 of their album to be back at No.1 this week.
Muse’s album ‘The Resistance’ moves back to No.2, even with softer figures than last week. They sold 6677 copies, while last week’s No.1 from Paramore slips to No.3 with 6487 sales.
Mariah Carey bags the highest debut for the week with her new album ‘Memoirs Of A Perfect Angel’. In at No.6, it was less than 500 copies behind Beyonce in No.5 and just under 900 copies ahead of David Guetta in No.7.
Harry Connick Jr. hasn’t let the Hey Hey ‘blackface’ furore dampen his spirits any, with his new album ‘Your Songs’ coming in at No.18 (2475 sales), while for the Backstreet Boys, it’s as easy as ‘1,2,3,4’ as they debut at No.35 with ‘This Is Us’ and 1234 sales.
Deadmau5 splashes in at the bottom end of the top 50 with ‘For Lack Of A Better Name’ (981 sales).
Outside the top 50, French outfit Air debuts at No.58 with their new album ‘Love 2’ selling 884 copies in it’s first week, Whitney Houston’s album ‘I Look To You’ plummets from No.33 to No.60 (ouch) and The Temper Trap’s album ‘Conditions’ rises 15 places to No.66 on the back of their ARIAs nominations.
The Tim Finn anthology is in at No.79 (652 sales), while Philadelphia Grand Jury, who were at No.34 last week with ‘Hope Is For Hopers’ are all the way down to No.92 this week.