Now that the boys from Bliss N Eso have had their fun in the No.1 albums chart spot, Eminem’s taken it over again with ‘Recovery’. And again, there’s no budging him and Rihanna from the top of the singles chart. Let’s check his sales in this week’s Chart Watch.
SINGLES : We don’t know how he’s doing it, but Eminem continues to sell far and above anyone else on the Australian singles chart. Last week, he bagged 28,682 copies of ‘Love The Way You Lie’. This week, unbelievably he’s surged again, selling 28,941 copies. And though Taio Cruz’s 17,874 copies would have given him a No.1 single at the same time last year, this year he’s more than 11,000 sales off the No.1 pace.
Flo Rida’s also selling well in the No.3 place with his latest ‘Club Can’t Handle Me’. It’s got 15,293 copies under its belt, with Katy Perry’s ‘Teenage Dream’ holding firm at No.4 with 12,696 sales and Usher just 45 copies behind that.
Taylor Swift bags the highest debut of the week with her familiar-sounding single ‘Mine’. 9695 people were enamoured enough
with the track last week to nab it from the digital outlets.
Art vs Science debuts solidly at No.14 with the ‘Magic Fountain’ EP. 5594 copies in the kitty.
Michael Paynter’s comeback single ‘Love The Fall’ keeps edging up the charts – albeit slowly but surely – it’s now a top 20 hit at No.19, while 30 Seconds To Mars and Lady Gaga surge with their latest singles to No.22 and No.24 respectively.
Ke$ha’s new single ‘Take It Off’ debuts at No.29 (3058 sales), Australian Idol Stan Walker’s single ‘Choose You’ pops into the top 50 at No.33 (2663 sales) and Tommy Trash and Tom Piper’s collaborative effort ‘The Bum Song’ dances its way into the No.40 spot (2433 sales).
Linkin Park’s ‘The Catalyst’ debuts at No.46 (2104 sales) and Rihanna surges 23 spots to No.50 with ‘Rockstar 101’.
Outside the top 50, Mike Posner finally gets some Aussie chart love with his single ‘Cooler Than Me’ – in at No.52 for its first week with 1931 sales, B.o.B. get a little more love for his ‘Magic’ new single (No.55 with 1782 sales) and Enrique Iglesias’ classic ‘Hero’ is back in the top 100 mix at No.74.
Swedish House Mafia is in at No.86 with ‘One (Your Name)’ (988 sales), Selena Gomez & The Scene are in at No.87 with ‘Round & Round’ (939 sales) and Florence & The Machine pop in with ‘Rabbit Heart’ at No.93 (895 sales).
ALBUMS : There’s no denying Eminem’s impact on the Aussie albums chart – his album ‘Recovery’ makes a er.. recovery.. to the No.1 position this week, displacing last week’s No.1 – Bliss N Eso’s new LP ‘Running On Air’. Big sales difference between No.1 and No.2 this week too – Eminem’s 13,239 sales to Bliss N Eso’s 6167 sales.
The ‘Step Up 3D’ soundtrack is into the top 50 with a bullet – into No.9 with 2218 sales.
Adam Lambert’s album ‘For Your Entertainment’ rises to a new peak of No.14 (expect more chart action for this after the tour announcement over the weekend), with Slash’s visit to the country paying dividends with sales of his eponymous album surging – up to No.15 (1663 sales).
Hillsong is back in the top 50 mix at No.22 with ‘A Beautiful Exchange’ (1395 sales), Thirty Seconds To Mars surges 17 spots. The Temper Trap slumps, Taio Cruz rises, Taylor Swift’s ‘Fearless’ re-emerges at No.37 and INXS’ ‘Platinum’ roars back into the top 100 at No.44 (939 sales). Tim McGraw’s album ‘Southern Voice’ is also in – at No.50 – with 836 sales.
Outside the top 50, Hilltop Hoods’ ‘State Of The Art’ is back in at No.60, La Spina debuts at No.73 with ‘Always You’ (520 sales) and there are back to back re-entries from Bob Dylan and Two Door Cinema Club at Nos.94 and 95.