ARIA Albums : Matt Corby 'Telluric' Is 100th No 1 Australian Album -
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Matt Corby - Photo By Ros O'Gorman

ARIA Albums : Matt Corby ‘Telluric’ Is 100th No 1 Australian Album

by Gavin Ryan on March 19, 2016

in New Music,News,Noise Pro

Australian singer/songwriter Matt Corby sees his debut studio album “Telluric” enter at the top of the ARIA Albums Chart this week, almost seven years since his first singles chart entry.

“Telluric” is the 759th No.1 Album in Australia (1965 to 2016) and the 610th for ARIA (1983 to 2016), plus the 405th to debut at the top (and seventh this year), plus he is the sixth Australian released album to hit the top this year (out of nine No.1 albums so far). This also becomes the fourteenth No.1 album for the Universal (direct) label, but the first for their local branch Universal Australia since the INXS “Very Best of” (17-Feb, 2014 for seven broken weeks).

Matt’s album has also debuted at No.3 in New Zealand and within the Top 40 in England and Norway, plus scored entries in Belgium and The Netherlands, and the album has so far seen two songs enter the charts in “Monday” (HP-45, Oct 2015) and “Sooth Lady Wine” (HP-93, late Dec 2015), and whilst this is the debut studio album for Matt, he has seen two live albums chart previously with his “iTunes Sessions” (HP-19, Dec 2013) and “Live on the Resolution Tour” (HP-48, Dec 2013).

There has never been an album called Telluric (the word is a version of the chemical element Tellurium {52TE} similar to sulphur) so there are NO other albums to feature this word, and Matt becomes the 100th Australian act to make it to the top of the Australian Albums chart, the 195th Australian performed album, plus the 26th Australian Male singer to score a No.1 album, and his set also becomes the 210th by a Solo Male act.

Prior to Jeff Buckley’s debut album “Grace” he did some studio sessions for his record label, which he later didn’t want to use, but the 1993 sessions have now been remastered and compiled into a new covers/compilation album for Jeff entitled “You and I”, which debuts at No.2 this week which becomes his second highest charting album in Australia after the No.1 “Sketches (for My Sweetheart the Drunk” (1 week on 17th May, 1998), and overall this becomes his fourth Top 10 album in Australia. The album does feature covers of songs from acts such as Bob Dylan, Sly & the Family Stone, The Smiths, Led Zeppelin plus two original Buckley songs.

After a couple of weeks at No.2, the “Molly” TV Soundtrack is down one to No.3 this week and holding at No.4 again is Adele and her third set “25”. The seventh studio albums and second successive Top 10 album for US act Killswitch Engage debuts at No.5 this week entitled “Incarnate”, which becomes the bands highest charting album here, beating the No.6 peak of their last album “Disarm the Descent” (8th April, 2013) and this becomes their fifth album to chart here overall.

Hilltop Hoods’ “Drinking, Walking, Restrung” album is down one to No.6 and back up two to No.7 are Macklemore & Ryan Lewis with “This Unruly Mess I’ve Made” thanks to the albums new single “Dance off” jumping to No.14 this week. The fourth debut within the Top 10 this week comes in at No.8, “Have it All (Live)” for Bethel Music, which becomes the first Top 10 album here for the church group and their third Top 50 chart entry after “We Will Not Be Shaken (Live)” (HP-14, Feb 2015) and “You Make Me Brave – Live from the Civic” (HP-34, May 2014). Last weeks No.1 debut for The Cat Empire in “Rising with the Sun” drops down eight places to No.9 this week and back up two places to No.10 is Justin Bieber with “Purpose”, and after one single week outside of the Top 10 it returns for its seventeenth week within the ten.

UP: With a full week of sales since his passing on Thursday the 17th of March, Jon English and his compilation “Six Ribbons–The Ultimate Collection” is up this week six places to a new peak of No.17 after which Elle King leaps up twenty places to land at No.20 with her “Love Stuff” album. Madonna’s second national tour of Australia helps her No.1 album from this time last year “Rebel Heart” to jump up thirty-one spots this week to No.22, whilst her two former compilation albums “The Immaculate Collection” and “Celebration” return to the Top 100 at No.37 and No.46 respectively. Chase Rice fell a little last week with his “Ignite the Night” album, but this week he leaps up twenty-two spots to a new peak of No.23, whilst the first Top 40 hit for Disturbed this week helps pull their album “Immortalized” back up nine spots to No.25. Country singer Kip Moore made it to No.46 last September with his album “Wild Ones”, and this week the album returns to the chart at a new peak of No.31 whilst last weeks debut at No.71 for Kelsea Ballerini with “The First Time” is up thirty-eight spots to a new peak this week of No.33. Further albums returning into the Top 100 within the fifty are “The Eminem Show” for Eminem (#44) and Amy Winehouse with “Back in Black” (#49).

DOWN: There are five albums leaving the Top 10 this week, firstly is “Youth Revival” (HP-3, WI10-1) for Hillsong Young & Free down three to No.11 and then Coldplay are down three to No.13 with “A Head Full of Dreams” (HP-2, WI10-9) and then the next three all debuted within the Top 10 last week; Kendrick Lamar with “Untitled Unmastered” (3 to 14), Urthboy and “The Past Beats Inside Me Like a Second Heartbeat” (7 to 32) and the biggest drop this week goes to Tonight Alive with “Limitless” (6 to 59). The only new certified album this week is for Sia with “This is Acting” which is now Gold (●) in sales and down four to No.19 and the No.1 album from three weeks ago for The 1975 “I Like to When You Sleep…” drops fourteen places this week to No.27 with Kendrick’s last album “To Pimp a Butterfly” down eight to No.28 this week. The Weeknd drops eight to No.40 and Sam Smith is down fourteen places to No.42 with “In the Lonely Hour”, whilst down twenty-one to No.47 is the INXS compilation “The Very Best” and “Badlands” for Halsey is down nineteen to No.50 this week. Dropping hard into the lower fifty this week are Miike Snow (18 to 51), One Direction (38 to 53), Hands Like Houses (24 to 55), DMA’s (27 to 56), The Corrs (33 to 57), Frozen soundtrack (46 to 60), Bring Me the Horizon (43 to 63), Anthrax (29 to 64), Straight Outta Compton soundtrack (39 to 78), Ellie Goulding (48 to 79) and Led Zeppelin 4 (42 to 100), whilst leaving the entire chart from last weeks Top 50 are The Rubens (#25), Ray LaMontagne (#44), Jack Savoretti (#47) and Wolfmother (#50).

The debut album for singer Alessia Cara is the only Top 20 entry this week, as “Know-it-All” comes in at No.16 featuring her two singles so far “Here” (HP-12, TW-67) and the new one “Wild Things” (new TW-43). The next new entry comes in at No.30, the sixth studio album for local singer Sara Storer entitled “Silos”, which becomes her seventh album to chart (six studios, 1 best of) and her fifth Top 50 placing.

The sixth studio album and first in almost five years for 3 Doors Down debuts at No.34 entitled “Us and the Night”, which becomes the groups sixth album to chart here, but only third to make it into the Top 50, as their last appearance this high in the charts was with their second album “Away from the Sun” (HP-8, peaked Jan 2004), their next three sets all peaked within the 51 to 60 chart region.

Lead singer for The Gaslight Anthem is Brian Fallon, who sees his debut solo effort entitled “Painkillers” enter at No.36 this week, whilst another act entering within the Top 40 with their debut album is Brooklyn, New York rap outfit Flatbush Zombies and “3001: A Laced Odyssey” at No.39. The final Top 50 entry this week is the fourteenth studio album for Melissa Etheridge at No.48 entitled “This is M.E.”, which becomes her eleventh chart entry here (10 studios and 1 best of), and her first Top 50 placing since her 2001 seventh album “Skin” (HP-30), as her last three entries (8th, 13th and G.H. albums) have all had lower fifty entries and/or peaks.

Lower 50: Blackjack Billy returns at No.58 with “Rebel Child” (HP-52) and back in at No.68 is the Phil Collins compilation “Hits”, and Lee Brice with “I Don’t Dance” returns at a new peak of No.70 this week. Samantha Jade climbs back up seventeen spots to No.72 with her “Nine” album and Little Mix jump up eighteen to No.76 with “Get Weird” now that both acts have a new Top 40 hit. Three further returning albums are Linkin Park with “Hybrid Theory” (#81), Elton John with “Rocket Man: The Definitive Hits” (#90) and the recent Bryan Adams album “Get Up” (#95).

US country singer/songwriter Camaron Marvel Ochs goes by the simple name of Cam, and her second album “Untamed” becomes her first chart entry at No.61 this week, whilst US country act Florida Georgia Line see their first album “Here’s to the Good Times” make its first chart appearance this week at No.65, their second album “Anything Goes” blasting up thirty-five places this week to No.45.

Taiwanese born and Australian based classical violinist Ray Chen sees his first albums chart entry at No.66 this week with “Tchaikovsky and Mendelssohn: Violin Concertos”, whilst the next new entry comes at No.73 and is the debut album for 19 year old Norwegian singer Aurora entitled “My Demons Greeting Me as a Friend”. Also making their first chart entry is US country singer Tim Hicks with his self-titled 2013 EP at No.94 and the final entry at No.96 is Jon English compilation “Black Label” which is a 6CD Box Set of his work, charting due to his recent passing.

Written, Compiled and Researched by Gavin Ryan.



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