SINGLES : Katy Perry and her ‘California Gurls’ have finally ended Usher’s reign atop the ARIA singles chart this week – but only just. Katy was just 405 copies ahead of Usher in the race for the top spot, but expect her position to strengthen in the weeks ahead with the digital release of the video and remixes.
Katy bagged 16,924 sales of ‘California Gurls’ to Usher’s 16,519 for ‘OMG’.
In No.3 was B.o.B. with Hayley Williams of Paramore fame with ‘Airplanes’ (14,225), with Yolanda Be Cool and David Guetta making up the rest of the top five spots.
Eminem punctures the top ten with his new single ‘Not Afraid’ – it’s up three positions to No.10 this week (6942 sales), with Enrique Iglesias 406 copies behind in position 11.
Kylie’s ‘All The Lovers’ has to settle for the No.14 position on debut with 5220 sales. A slightly disappointing debut, but not surprising when the track went to radio more than a month ago.
Gaga’s ‘Alejandro’ moves back to No.15, Brian McFadden’s new single ‘Chemical Rush’ leaps into the chart at No.18 on the back of his performance on Australia’s Got Talent, debuting with 4343 sales, and Scouting For Girls continues their ascendancy with ‘This Ain’t A Love Song’ – now a top 20 Aussie hit.
Rihanna’s ‘Te Amo’ moves up to No.22, the team from Glee have another top 30 hit with ‘Poker Face’ at No.25 (3505 sales), as does Uncle Kracker, up eight spots to No.28 with ‘Smile’.
Shakira makes a top 50 appearance at No.39 with her World Cup single ‘Waka Waka’ (2570 sales) and Gyroscope’s also into the top 50 with a bang with their single ‘Baby, I’m Gettin’ Better’. It jumps 48 spots to No.48.
Outside the top 50, Glee’s version of ‘Bad Romance’ moves into the No.51 spot, Train’s new single ‘If It’s Love’ moves from No.76 to No.54 and Adam Lambert debuts at No.57 with his new single ‘If I Had You’ (1544 sales).
Kele’s into the mix for Shock at No.58 with ‘Tenderoni’ (1483 sales), Kelly Rowland’s ‘Commander’ moves slightly upwards to No.61, Tinie Tempah’s ‘Pass Out’ moves up from No.86 to No.70 and K’naan and Children Collide debut with ‘Wavin Flag’ (No. 71 with 1211 sales) and ‘Jellylegs’ (No.72 with 1190 sales) respectively.
Gaga’s ‘Poker Face’ jumps 20 spots, Cheryl Cole’s ‘Fight For This Love’ drops 22 and Thirsty Merc pops into the top 100 at No.83 with ‘Mousetrap Heart’ (1006 sales).
Glee’s ‘Beth’ debuts at No.87, LMFAO is in at No.88 with ‘Shots’ (948 sales) and Ne-Yo pops his head in at No.98 with ‘Beautiful Monster’ (821 sales).
ALBUMS : The good news for Crowded House is that they’ve bagged a No.1 album with ‘Intriguer’. The bad news is that they were only 121 copies ahead of their nearest rival and the figure of just 6083 copies is the lowest sales for a No.1 album this year.
Jack Johnson bagged another 5962 copies of ‘To The Sea’, the Twilight soundtrack in No.3 grabbed 5812 sales and Glee in No.4 had 5622 sales.
The Chemical Brothers debut at No.9 with 2723 sales of their new LP ‘Further’, while Sarah McLachlan debuts at No.12 with ‘Laws Of Illusion’ with 2577 sales.
Sales of the ‘Sex And The City 2’ soundtrack slump, while Mark Vincent’s appearance on the Australia’s Got Talent grand final does the trick – his album ‘Compass’ bulleting 64 places to No.21 with 2045 sales.
Alvin & The Chipmunks’ soundtrack is back up into the top 50 at No.36 (1198 sales), so too Yusuf Islam on the back of his national tour (No.42) and Mark Vincent again with his first album ‘My Dream : Mio Visione’ at No.50.
Outside the top 50, there’s a debut for the eponymous new album for The Drums at No.52 (981), another one for the Oasis best-of at No.68 (798 sales) a 41 place drop for Ash Grunwald and a re-emergence for Brian McFadden’s ‘Wall Of Soundz’ at No.82.
The Official FIFA World Cup Anthem album is in at No.91 with 608 sales.