X Factor winner Reece Mastin has beaten all comers on the ARIA singles chart this week to debut at No.1 – a pretty amazing effort considering he did so on just over 48 hours of sales. In the meantime, there are two debuts inside the top ten on the ARIA albums chart; one at No.1. But does No.1 belong to Rihanna? Welcome to this week’s Chart Watch.
Sony Music boasted during the week that X Factor winner Reece Mastin had sold more than 32,000 copies of his debut single ‘Good Night’ on Wednesday alone (equalling a sale of the track every 2.7 seconds). From there it was going to be a pretty tough ask for anything else to come close to catching him. And given the track has stayed in the No.1 spot on iTunes for the last few days, it’s still selling well. Reece debuts at No.1 with a gold sales accreditation to his name – a very nice 17th birthday present.
LMFAO’s ‘Sexy And I Know It’ suffered at the hands of not only Reece, but also Ed Sheeran, whose Aussie visit helped his single ‘The A Team’ stay steady at No.2.
X Factor judge Guy Sebastian managed a No.7 debut for his new single ‘Don’t Worry Be Happy’ after his performance of the track on The X Factor Grand Final, while One Direction moves up to No.8 with ‘What Makes You Beautiful’ and Taio Cruz (featuring Flo Rida) has another top ten hit on his hands with ‘Hangover’ – moving up to No.9.
Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa and Bruno Mars also move into the top ten – at No.10 – with their collaborative effort ‘Young, Wild & Free’.
Making a run for the top is Coldplay’s ‘Paradise’, which reaches a new peak of No.13 this week and Nickelback joins them in the top 20 with their new single ‘When We Stand Together’; it’s up from No.28 to No.20.
EMI looks like they’ve belatedly updated the accreditations for David Guetta and Sia’s smash ‘Titanium’. Although the track dropped from No.13 to No.22 this week, it picked up double platinum accreditation in the process – platinum last week, three times platinum (210,000 copies) this week.
The ‘Glee’ mash-up of ‘Rumour Has It/Someone Like You’ has bumped itself northwards by eleven spots – up to No.28 this week, while Israel Cruz’ ‘Party Up’ makes its way into the top 50, settling in the No.33 position.
Rihanna’s new single ‘You Da One’ doesn’t appear to be in a hurry – shuffling into the top 50 at No.41 and just four places below, her appearance on the new Drake single ‘Take Care’ sees it enjoy a top 50 debut.
Rihanna album track ‘Where Have You Been’ debuts at No.46, 360 and Gossling have a top 50 hit on their hands and The Fray’s ‘You Found Me’ re-enters the charts at No.50.
Outside the top 50, Bruno Mars’ ‘Count On Me’ is up to No.52, the title track of Rihanna’s album ‘Talk Like That’ debuts at No.61, Matt Corby’s ‘Into The Flame’ has an asterisk beside it, jumping 30 places to No.62 and Lana Del Ray’s ‘Video Games’ moves from No.79 to No.64.
Adele’s track ‘Rumour Has It’ debuts at No.69 after the Glee tribute, club banger ‘Super Soaker’ by Bombs Away moves up 16 spots to No.74 and Havana Brown’s ‘Get It’ is headed in the other direction – down from No.51 to No.78.
Australia’s One Direction fans are out in force – even giving the band’s ‘b-side’ – ‘Na Na Na’ – its own chart position. It debuts at No.84, while Stereophonics’ ‘Dakota’ re-emerges at No.87 (thanks to the X Factor) and the Glee Cast are back in action at No.90 with their mash-up of ‘Hit Me With Your Best Shot’ and ‘One Way Or Another’.
Michael Jackson’s ‘Immortal Megamix’ debuted at No.41 last week; this week it’s gone from the top 100.
Thought the No.1 album would belong to Rihanna? Think again…
Debuting in the No.1 position on the ARIA album chart this week are much maligned Canadian outfit Nickelback and their new album ‘Here And Now’. It’s the band’s first ever No.1 album in Australia, bettering 2005’s ‘All The Right Reasons’, which peaked at No.2.
Last week’s No.1 – Susan Boyle’s ‘Someone To Watch Over Me’ – slides to No.4, with Adele moving up to No.2 and Michael Buble moving down to No.3.
New at No.5 is Rihanna and her new album ‘Talk That Talk’ – a kinda surprising debut given her massively popular hit ‘We Found Love’ (with Calvin Harris) and the fact that the album was made available in both standard and deluxe editions.
Drake’s album ‘Take Care’ can’t quite match its No.1 debut in the US here in Australia – settling for a No.15 position instead.
Stan Walker’s new dance-focussed LP ‘Let The Music Play’ is in at No.18 and Kate Bush’s ’50 Words For Snow’ debuts at No.22.
David Campbell’s ’80s covers album ‘Let’s Go’ debuts at No.23, Snow Patrol’s ‘Fallen Empires’ debuts at No.24 and Dolly Parton’s tour sees her album ‘Better Day’ spend its fourth week on the ARIA albums chart at No.29.
Daughtry’s new long player ‘Break The Spell’ makes it in at No.32, the Aussie repackage of Elton John’s ‘Rocket Man : The Definitive Hits’ sees it re-enter the charts at No.38 and the ‘Rewiggled’ compile looks like dropping rapidly – after three weeks it’s down to No.50.
Outside the top 50, the lovely Judith Durham debuts at No.57 with her new 50 year retrospective ‘Colours Of My Life’, Steel Panther’s ‘Balls Out’ re-emerges at No.69, the R.E.M. best-of ‘Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage : 1982-2011’ debuts at No.71 and the ‘Best Of The Best’ compile by Frank Sinatra is in at No.77.
The Script’s album ‘Science & Faith’ spends its one year anniversary in the chart at No.90.
For a full run down of the ARIA top 50s, head over to www.ariacharts.com.au each and every Sunday.