SINGLES : Rihanna’s powering away this week – her second in the No.1 position with her single ‘Rude Boy’. Ri sold 17,568 copies last week.
But it’s the battle for the No.2 position that is closest this week. Train bullets to the No.2 position with new single ‘Hey, Soul Sister’ on the back of 14,337 sales, but they’re just 21 copies in front of Jason Derulo’s ‘In My Head’ in No.3.
The rest of the top ten remains relatively unchanged, bar from drops for David Guetta and The Midnight Beast.
Cheryl Cole was just six copies behind Ke$ha in the battle for the No.8 position.
The Black Eyed Peas maintain their run of top 20 success with their new single ‘Imma Be’. It’s up to No.17 this week with 5155 sales. Justin Bieber’s also moving up – to No.24 with a little help from Ludacris and his single ‘Baby’ (4130 sales).
Highest debut in the top 50 is from US star Adam Lambert. ‘Whataya Want From Me’ bullets from No.87 to No.26 this week on the back of his Aussie promotional duties last week (3756 sales).
Avril Lavigne also pops in – at No.39 with the first highlight track from the Alice In Wonderland soundtrack. ‘Alice’ sold 2526 copies in the past week to jump 39 places.
Poking their heads into the top 50 are Lifehouse (No.47 with ‘Halfway Gone’ – 1942 sales), Kate Miller-Heidke (No.48 with ‘Caught In The Crowd’ – 1922) and a top 100 debut (at No.50) for Miley Cyrus’ new single ‘When I Look At You’ (1843 sales).
Outside the top 50, there’s a debut for Chuckie ftg. LMFAO at No.56 with mash-up ‘Let The Bass Kick In Miami Bitch’ (1515 sales), with David Guetta’s Kelly Rowland collaboration ‘When Love Takes Over’ moving back up to No.58 (1478 sales).
Hilltop Hoods debuts at No.62 with ‘The Light You Burned’ (1357 sales), The Temper Trap’s ‘Love Lost’ is in at No.71 (1189 sales), Guy Sebastian moves up 17 places to No.75 with ‘All To Myself’ and Bluejuice is in at No.82 with ‘Ain’t Telling The Truth’ (1086 sales).
ALBUMS : It’s the first Australian No.1 album for UK cartoon outfit Gorillaz. They debut in the No.1 position this week with new album ‘Plastic Beach’. Though it’s perhaps thanks to relatively low sales that they’ve got there. Just 7491 copies of ‘Plastic Beach’ were sold last week for the No.1 debut.
As with the singles chart, it’s the No.2 position that’s closest this week – Mumford & Sons back in the No.2 position sold 5713 copies of ‘Sigh No More’ while k.d.Lang’s ‘Recollection’ was just two copies behind – bagging 5711 sales.
Jason Derulo debuted in the No.4 position with 5008 sales and Susan Boyle drops to No.5 with ‘I Dreamed A Dream’ (4604 sales).
Adam Lambert’s album ‘For Your Entertainment’ debuts in the No.18 position following his promo tour with 1781 sales, Airborne’s new album ‘No Guts, No Glory’ debuts at No.19 with 1713 sales and Michael Buble’s self-titled album moves up 14 places to No.25 (1261 sales).
Melody Gardot’s co-starring tour with Diana Krall pays dividends – particularly in Victoria. Her album ‘My One And Only Thrill’ moves up from No.73 to 28 with 1217 sales. Diana also moves up with her album ‘Quiet Nights’. She’s up from No.71 to No.35 with 1052 sales.
Michael Jackson’s ‘Essential’ collection is back into the top 50 – at No.38 – with 1016 sales, so too his ‘#1s’ set – at No.43.
Outside the top 50, Creedence Clearwater Revival’s ‘Chronicle’ is back in – at No.63, House Vs Hurricane debuts in the No.69 position with ‘Perspectives’ (643 sales) and Lifehouse’s ‘Smoke And Mirrors’ debuts at No.75 (598 sales).