SINGLES : Hello, hello, hello… What’s all this then? A brand new No.1 single this week – and it comes courtesy of Rihanna. Her new single ‘Rude Boy’ ascends to the top of the chart after six weeks in the top 50 – and sells 14,451 copies within the week. Jason Derulo drops one place with ‘In My Head’ (13,552 sales), David Guetta and Kid Cudi move up three places to No.3 (12,804 sales) and The Midnight Beast and Owl City swap chart places – now at Nos.4 and 5 respectively.
Train’s new single ‘Hey, Soul Sister’ seems to be finding favour with Aussie audiences – it’s up to No.7 this week, becoming their second top ten hit after ‘Drops Of Jupiter (Tell Me)’ back in 2001. ‘Hey, Soul Sister’ sold an impressive 11,040 copies in the past week.
Cheryl Cole re-enters the Aussie top ten with ‘3 Words’, while Lady Gaga and Jay Sean lose their top ten placings with ‘Telephone’ and ‘Do You Remember?’ respectively.
Timbaland and Katy Perry are up ten places to No.16 with ‘If We Ever Meet Again’ (5027 sales), Pitbull’s latest ‘Shut It Down’ moves up six to No.22 (4177 sales) and the Black Eyed Peas bullet into the top 50 for the first time with ‘Imma Be’ at No.30 (3278 sales).
Justin Bieber occupies Nos.33 and 35 with ‘Baby’ (2798 sales) and ‘One Time’ (2617 sales) respectively and Jay-Z with Mr.Hudson moves up from No.50 to No.39 with ‘Young Forever’ (2323 sales).
In the lower reaches of the top 50, Cascada’s back with ‘Fever’ (No.42), Gorillaz debut with ‘Stylo’ at No.48 (1882 sales) and Gossip re-emerges at No.49 with ‘Love Long Distance’ (1817 sales).
Outside the 50, success for two Aussie artists – Kisschasy’s ‘Dinosaur’ is up 26 places to No.51 and Evermore’s ‘Underground’ is up 17 places to No.53, but the Americans don’t miss out either – Lifehouse has two successes this week – ‘You And Me’ up a respectable 37 places to No.55 and ‘Halfway Gone’ into the top 100 at No.63 (1307 sales).
Cheryl Cole’s got a top ten hit with her debut Aussie single ‘3 Words’, but she’s now enjoying another top 100 hit with the track’s Steve Angello Re-Production. The remixed version is a chart hit in itself – debuting at No.75 with 1115 sales.
Avril Lavigne debuts at No.78 with ‘Alice’ (1108 sales), Adam Lambert debuts at No.87 with ‘Whataya Want From Me’ (1031 sales) and Gramophonedzie hits the No.100 spot with ‘Why Don’t You’ (879 sales).
ALBUMS : Hardly any change in the top five on the albums chart this week – but the Nos.1 and 2 albums have swapped places, meaning k.d.Lang has scored herself her second Aussie No.1. Her best-of, ‘Recollection’ hits No.1 this week with 7496 sales, beating out Mumford & Sons (6123 sales) and Susan Boyle (4156 sales).
With yet another repackage, David Guetta’s ‘One Love’ heads back up the charts – now at No.7 with 2979 sales and with a successful Aussie tour, George Michael’s ‘Twenty Five’ is up to a new peak of No.9 with 2618 sales.
Celebrations in the Victorian capital this morning with a No.20 debut for hip hop artist M-Phazes. His album ‘Good Gracious’ sells 1417 copies in it’s first week in.
‘Twenty Five’ isn’t the only George Michael best-of back in chart action – his ‘Ladies & Gentlemen’ set has bulleted back into the top 50 at No.21 with 1376 sales. And Beyonce moves back up to No.23 with ‘I Am… Sasha Fierce’.
Gossip and Angus & Julia Stone surge, Train debuts at No.38 with ‘Save Me, San Fransisco’ (912 sales), Michael Buble’s self-titled album is back in the mix at No.39 – so too Michael Jackson’s ‘This Is It’ on the back of the DVD’s release.
Norah Jones’ debut ‘Come Away With Me’ moves up to No.51, Vanessa Amorosi’s album slumps to No.53, Taylor Swift’s self-titled album surges to No.55 and Britney’s back – ‘The Singles Collection’ re-emerging in the top 100 at No.66 (606 sales).
Debuts come courtesy of Marina & The Diamonds (‘The Family Jewels’ at No.79 – 530 sales) and Johnny Cash (‘At San Quentin/At Folson Prison’ – 476 sales).