Eminem and Sia dominate the debuts over on the album chart this week, though they’re poles apart in sales numbers. While on the singles chart, Katy Perry still reigns supreme – and that’s precisely where we kick off this week’s Chart Watch.
SINGLES : Katy Perry has strengthened her hold on the No.1 position this week with her hit single ‘California Gurls’ – it’s raked in a further 17,999 copies this week, more than 4000 copies ahead of B.o.B’s ‘Airplanes’ (13,906 sales) in second place.
Sales of Usher’s single ‘OMG’ keep ticking over – and it was a mere 17 sales out of second place. Eminem’s picking up again with ‘Not Afraid’ – up to No.4 this week, with Yolanda Be Cool down to No.5.
Enrique Iglesias is into the top ten with his single ‘I Like It’. The new track, featuring the guest-vocalist-of-the-moment Pitbull, sold 9576 copies to hit No.8.
Outside the top ten, Brian McFadden’s ‘Chemical Rush’ moves up six places to No.12 (6115 sales), Train’s ‘Hey, Soul Sister’ gets a second wind on the back of the band’s appearance on Hey Hey It’s Saturday and Eminem scores the highest debut of the week (No.14) with a little help from Rihanna. ‘Love The Way You Lie’ sold 5890 copies on debut.
Uncle Kracker is also on the rise with his single ‘Smile’. It’s up an impressive 13 places to No.15 this week (5512 sales).
Kylie’s ‘All The Lovers’ suffers a worrying second week slide to No.22, Paramore rises seven places to No.24 with ‘The Only Exception’ and Cody Simpson’s ‘iYiYi’ jumps by the same number to No.27.
Amy Meredith’s ‘Lying’ drops remarkably by 16 places to No.28.
Adam Lambert’s new single ‘If I Had You’ is in the top 50 mix for the first time. After its top 100 debut last week, it hits the top 50 this week at No.37 (2555 sales).
Tamara Jaber’s new musical venture Scarlett Belle has a top 40 debut at No.38 (2431 sales) with their new single ‘Closure’, Gyroscope is up to No.40 with ‘Baby, I’m Gettin’ Better’, Thirsty Merc pops into the top 50 at No.43 with ‘Mousetrap Heart’ (2062 sales), as does Lady Antebellum with ‘Need You Now’ (No.50 with 1587 sales).
Outside the 50, the cast of Glee have picked up ‘Good Vibrations’ with a No.54 debut (1487 sales), Alexandra Burke reaches a new peak of No.59 with her single ‘All Night Long’ (1391 sales).
Sia’s ‘Clap Your Hands’ re-emerges in the top 100 at No.71, Ne-Yo’s new single ‘Beautiful Monsters’ is up 26 places to No.72, Train’s classic 2001 hit ‘Drops Of Jupiter’ is back in the mix at No.73, Bliss ‘N’ Eso have more people spending time ‘Down By The River’, rising eight spots to No.81, Eminem and Pink are in at No.87 with ‘Won’t Back Down’ (926 copies), Pendulum are in at No.88 with ‘Watercolour’ (907 sales) and Miley Cyrus pops back in at No.100 with ‘Party In The U.S.A.’ (742 sales).
ALBUMS : Eminem is miles ahead of the pack this week, bagging the biggest first week album sales since the Christmas/New Year period with his new LP ‘Recovery’. Despite mixed reviews, 22,367 copies of the LP flew out of stores last week.
While on paper a No.2 album debut is pretty decent, home grown pop star Sia was a long way back in second position. Her new album ‘We Are Born’ sold 5827 copies in its first week of sales. But it gives Sia her best ever chart result in Australia.
Jack Johnson drops to No.3 (3805 sales), the Twilight Saga drops to No.4 (3686) and Glee 3 drops to No.5 (3674).
New at No.6 was The Amity Affliction with their new album ‘Youngbloods’ (3415 sales), with the new Glee EP ‘Journey To Regionals’ in at No.7 with 3251 sales.
Last week’s No.1 (Crowded House’s new album ‘Intriguer’) drops eight positions to No.9 (2454 sales), while Cat Stevens’ best of surges to No.10 and Ozzy Osbourne’s new album ‘Scream’ debuts at No.11 (2328 sales).
Thirsty Merc are in at No.14 with ‘Mousetrap Heart’ (2231 sales), Christina Aguilera’s album ‘Bionic’ slumps to No.16, Jason Derulo’s self-titled LP drops 14 places to No.25, The Chemical Brothers are down from No.9 to No.29 and Sarah McLachlan is down 19 places to No.31.
Train’s ‘Save Me, San Fransisco’ is back into the top 50 at No.32 on the back of their promo tour, while Kele’s ‘The Boxer’ pops in with a No.35 debut (1314 sales).
Outside the top 50, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers’ newbie ‘Mojo’ debuts at No.52 (1038 copies), Robyn’s ‘Body Talk Pt.1’ debuts at No.64 (833 copies) and The Gaslight Anthem is in at No.72 (772 sales) with ‘American Slang’
Drake pops in at No.81 with ‘Thank Me Later’ (732 sales).