Well it’s pretty much the same again at the top of the ARIA singles and albums charts this week – Ke$ha’s on top for a seventh consecutive week and Susan Boyle has now shipped more than seven times platinum (490,000 units) to stores since her album was released just five weeks ago. But how many copies did she sell this week? Find out in our pre-Christmas chart watch!
SINGLES : Yes, it’s week seven on top for the lovely Ke$ha and one of those tracks you just can’t get out of your head – the insanely catchy ‘Tik Tok’. Kesh-Kesh notches up a further 19,768 sales this week, bringing her total sales to a bees’ dick short of double platinum since the track’s debut at the end of October.
Lady Gaga’s ‘Bad Romance’ sales have strengthened too – up to 15,082 sales this week. In fact the entire top six recorded sales in excess of 10,000 copies, which is pretty decent. Stan Walker in No.3 bagged 13,615 copies, Owl City in No.4 (up from No.11) bagged 13,384 copies, Jay Z & Alicia in No.5 sold 10,934 copies and Jay Sean in at No.6 added a further 10,160 sales.
Short Stack debuted in the No.08 position with their ‘Sweet December’ EP – a total of 9913 Stack fans hit the shops last week, including a rather massive number of fans in Queensland.
Idol runner-up Hayley Warner had to settle for a No.11 debut for her debut single ‘Good Day’. It had some pretty decent sales – 8063 to be precise, but in the midst of a big sales week, she just couldn’t crack the top ten.
Further down the chart, LMFAO debuts in the top 50 at No.37 with ‘I’m In Miami Bitch’ (1835 sales), The Script makes a re-entrance into the top 50 at No.39 with ‘Before The Worst’ (1797 sales) and Rob Thomas cracks it again with new single ‘Give Me The Meltdown’. It’s in at No.41 (1755 sales).
Outside the top 50, Pitbull’s ‘Hotel Room Service (Remix)’ debuts in the No.58 position (1369 sales), Lady Gaga’s ‘Poker Face’ refuses to go away, picking up nine places again to No.59 this week (1360 sales).
The Glee Cast’s take on the Kelly Clarkson hit ‘My Life Would Suck Without You’ debuts at No.66 (1213 sales), Vanessa Amorosi’s new single ‘Hazardous’ makes a lacklustre debut at No.84 (1005 sales), Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros debut at No.86 with ‘Home’ (913 sales) and Miami Horror cracks the top 100 – at No.100 with ‘Sometimes’ (813 copies).
ALBUMS : In any ordinary sales week, Australian Idol Stan Walker would have ‘pissed it in’ with his debut album ‘Introducing’. But this is the pre-Christmas sales week – and as such – there are two people standing in his way. One, a Canadian crooner – the other, a Scottish housewife.
Susan Boyle sells an extraordinary number of albums this week. In fact, since ARIA started compiling their charts using “electronically scanned sales data” back in 1997, only Guy Sebastian, Shannon Noll and Damien Leith have sold more copies of an album in Australia in a single week. SuBo this week sold an incredible 125,656 copies of ‘I Dreamed A Dream’, almost 40,000 copies more than she sold last week.
Putting it plainly, Michael Buble was a long way behind in the No.2 position. 41,451 copies of ‘Crazy Love’ were sold in Australia last week.
And putting it even more plainly, Michael sold almost twice as many albums as Stan Walker. Stan sold 20,952 copies of ‘Introducing’ to debut at No.3.
Kate Ceberano’s ‘Merry Christmas’ leaps into the top 20 for the first time (at No.17) and sells a further 6768 copies in the process, while Rob Thomas joins her in leaping, he jumps ten spots to No.18 with his album ‘Cradlesong’ (6289 sales).
Alicia Keys’ album ‘The Element Of Freedom’ has a softer start to it’s shelf life – with 5875 sales, debuting at No.21, while Katherine Jenkins debuts in the top 50 with ‘Believe’ (No.44 – 3244 sales).
Outside the top 50, Andre Rieu’s ‘Live In Sydney’ debuts at No.51 (2601 sales), Keith Urban’s ‘Defying Gravity’ benefits from the tour (up to No.72 – 1699 sales) and Sia’s back in at No.100 with ‘Some People Have Real Problems’ (1117 sales).