The Australian charts are being dominated by Eminem this week – he’s riding high on the ARIA album chart for a third successive week, while on the singles chart, he moves up four places to knock off Katy Perry. Here’s this week’s Chart Watch.
SINGLES : Yes, Eminem’s made a big sprint up the charts with a little help from Rihanna. Their track ‘Love The Way You Lie’ has moved up a further four places this week, with 18,871 copies surpassing Enrique Iglesias’s No.2 hit ‘I Like It’ (14,912 sales) by almost 4000 copies.
Not too far behind, but down three places, is Katy Perry’s ‘California Gurls’ at 14,797 sales, followed by B.o.B. and Travie McCoy in positions four and five respectively.
New into the top ten this week is Adam Lambert’s new single ‘If I Had You’. It’s been slowly but surely climbing the charts over the past few weeks and is now sitting comfortably at No.8 with 8155 sales.
Moving into the top 20 this week are Amy Meredith (up to No.14), Flo Rida ftg. David Guetta (up to No.15), Ou Est Le Swimming Pool (up to No.16) and Paramore (up to No.17).
The week’s highest new entry comes courtesy of Mark Ronson and his new single ‘Bang Bang Bang’. It’s in at No.24 with 3375 sales.
From there, Taio Cruz adds to his No.12 placing with a No.27 debut for non-current single ‘Dynamite’ (3194 sales) and No.31 debut for official Aussie single ‘Dirty Picture’ (ftg. Ke$ha) with 2834 sales.
Bird Of Tokyo split the difference with a debut at No.30 for their single ‘Plans’ (2997 sales).
Maroon 5’s ‘Misery’ bags a top 50 place at No.39 (2265 sales), the Glee Cast debuts at No.42 with their rendition of ‘Over The Rainbow’, Lady Antebellum pops back in at No.45 and Charice has a new peak at No.48 with her track ‘Pyramid’.
Outside the top 50, Michael Paynter’s impressive new track ‘Love The Fall’ moves up to No.52, Professor Green with Lily Allen have a five place jump to No.54, the Glee Cast’s version of the Lulu classic ‘To Sir With Love’ is in at No.61 (1499 sales) and they follow it up with a debut for their ‘Regionals Version’ of ‘Don’t Stop Believin’ at No.67 (1343 sales) and another for ‘Any Way You Want It/Lovin’ Touchin’ Squeezin” at No.79 (1141 sales).
John Mayer’s ‘Half Of My Heart’ moves up to No.82 and N.E.R.D’s ‘Hot N Fun’ is back into the top 100 mix at No.85.
ALBUMS : The chart result may be the same this week (Eminem at No.1 and Kylie at No.2), but the sales gap has widened significantly, with the US rapper outselling the Impossible Princess by more than 7500 copies.
Eminem sold another 12,922 copies of ‘Recovery’ this week, with Kylie all the way back on 5344 copies for ‘Aphrodite’.
The ‘Journey to Regionals’ EP from the Glee Cast is up to No.3 after the season finale with 4337 sales, with Volume 3 of the soundtrack series moving up one spot to No.4.
The highest debut of the week comes courtesy of Enrique Iglesias and his album ‘Euphoria’. Debuting at No.7, it sold 2700 copies, with Korn’s LP ‘Korn III’ in at No.8 just 72 copies in arrears.
M.I.A.’s ‘Maya’ is in at No.21 (1657 sales), Muse’s album jumps 15 spots to No.24, Big Boi is in at No.33 with ‘Sir Luscious Left Foot : The Son Of Chico Dusty’ (1185 sales) and Glee’s ‘The Power Of Madonna’ EP is back in the top 50 at No.46.
Sell more than 1000 copies of your album at the moment and you’re guaranteed of a top 40 hit on the ARIA LP chart. Taio Cruz couldn’t quite manage those numbers, debuting at No.50 with ‘Rokstarr’ (773 sales).
Outside the top 50, B.o.B. surges to No.55, the Twilight ‘Score’ soundtrack comes in at No.56 with 721 sales, Thirty Seconds To Mars is back in the top 100 mix at No.69 and the soundtrack to Jersey Boys is in at No.79, thanks almost entirely to sales in Victoria, where the musical is now showing.
There are re-entries at No.82 and No.83 for Gin Wigmore and Sarah Blasko respectively, debuts at No.87 and No.88 for Lowrider (476 sales) and Mark Sholtez (470 sales) respectively, and Herbie Hancock ‘Imagine Project’ is in at No.96.