Linkin Park smashes onto the Australian albums chart in the number one position this week with their new LP ‘A Thousand Suns’. While over on the singles chart, Taio Cruz has widened the gap between him and Katy Perry, though both slip in sales numbers. And that’s where we pick up with this week’s auspOp Chart Watch.
SINGLES : Yes, British R&B star Taio Cruz is still selling above the 20,000 unit mark, though this week only by 434 copies. Katy Perry meantime, has to once again settle for the bridesmaids position, 3034 copies behind.
Usher consolidates his chart position with a two place move up to No.3 with ‘DJ Got Us Fallin’ In Love’ and Bruno Mars makes his move into the top five at No.5 with ‘Just The Way You Are’ (11864 sales).
Nelly’s new single ‘Just A Dream’ is the big mover here though – in just its second week on the chart, the single moves up another 15 places to No.9 with 9299 sales.
Aussie outfit Little Red scores their first ever top 20 with ‘Rock It’, which heads into the No.19 position, while another Aussie – Zoe Badwi – also moves up with her new single ‘Freefallin’. It’s up 12 spots to No.24 (3563 sales).
Linkin Park’s ‘The Catalyst’ soars higher – up to No.33, while Jay Z and Alicia Keys’ 2009 single ‘Empire State Of Mind’ is back in the top 40 with a 15 place gain on last week’s spot.
The week’s highest new entry comes courtesy of Scarlett Belle, who debut at No.40 with their new single ‘Freak Tonight’ (2256 sales), while the Potbelleez are finally in the top 50 action with their latest single ‘Hello’ (No.42 with 2157 sales).
Jay Sean and Paramore also pop their heads back into the pointy end of the 100.
Outside the top 50, Brian McFadden and Delta Goodrem are gaining ground and looking like having a top 50 berth next week – if their current trajectory is anything to go by. Their single ‘Mistakes’ moves up 21 places to No.54 this week with another 1748 copies down.
Kylie’s new single ‘Get Outta My Way’ is in at No.69 (don’t go there) with 1199 sales and Justice Crew’s single ‘And Then We Dance’ suffers a worrying second week drop – down to No.71.
Sean Kingston debuts in the No.73 position with ‘Letting Go (Dutty Love)’ (1136 sales), Ou Est Le Swimming Pool is in at No.79 with new tune ‘Jackson’s Last Stand’ (1042 sales), Sparkadia are in the debuting mood at No.82 with ‘Talking Like I’m Falling Down Stairs’ (1030 sales) and Plain White T’s pop in at No.85 with ‘Rhythm Of Love’ (982 copies).
ALBUMS : It’s all odd in the top ten this week, with all the odd numbered chart places from one to ten being occupied by new releases. No.1 is Linkin Park, who sold 16,619 copies of ‘A Thousand Suns’ (more than 10,000 copies ahead of Katy Perry in No.2).
No.3 is The Script’s new album ‘Science & Faith’ which bagged 6060 first week sales.
No.5 belongs to Little Red and their new LP ‘Midnight Remember’ (4643 sales).
No.7 is in the hands of Interpol whose new self-titled album sold 2858 copies.
And debuting at No.9 was Grinderman with ‘Grinderman 2’ (2738 sales).
Outside the top ten and Robert Plant debuts in the No.18 position with ‘Band Of Joy’ (1839 sales), Lady Antebellum’s album ‘Need You Now’ drops 18 places to No.30 and the Dixie Chicks ‘Essential’ collection is down 17 spots.
Tim McGraw’s ‘Southern Voice’ is back in the top 50 – and in heading back in, it reaches its highest place thus far – No.37.
Anberlin’s album ‘Dark Is The Way, Light Is A Place’ pops in at No.41 (849 copies) and Underworld goes ‘Barking’ at No.46 (791 first week sales).
Outside the top 50, Armin Van Buuren’s album ‘Mirage’ is in at No.53 (707 sales), Sia’s ‘We Are Born’ surges 15 spots to No.54, Weezer’s new LP ‘Hurley’ featuring Hurley from TV show ‘Lost’ on the cover is in at No.55 (688 sales), the Jersey Boys soundtrack is back in at No.62 and so too is Bullet For My Valentine – at No.66.
Julia Stone debuts at No.73 with ‘The Memory Machine’ (543 copies), Manchester duo Hurts are in at No.77 despite very little local promotion (528 sales) and Royskopp’s very dark ‘Senior’ hobbles into No.80 (517 copies).