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ARIA Albums: Dami Im Becomes First X Factor Act To Top Chart

by Gavin Ryan on November 23, 2013

in New Music,News,Noise Pro

The first X-Factor contestant to score a No.1 album occurs this week, as 2013 winner Dami Im takes her self-titled debut album straight in at number one.

The album also achieved Gold (●) in sales for sales over 35,000.

“Dami Im” becomes the 690th No.1 album in Australia (1965-2013) and the 549th for ARIA (1983-2013), whilst her album also becomes the fourteenth for the Sony (lead) label and first since “Armageddon” (3-Dec-2012) for Guy Sebastian. It’s the 344th album to debut at No.1, and the 33rd No.1 for the year, plus it’s also the 33rd self-titled album to reach number one here, the last being Paramore back on 15-April-2013.

Dami’s album is the 166th by an Australian artist to reach number one here, the last being “Fuse” by Keith Urban (23-Sep-13), and she also becomes the 88th Australian Act to reach the top. Dami becomes the 100th female artist to reach the top spot (the last being “Prism” by Katy Perry {4-Nov-13}) and she becomes the twelfth Australian female artist to reach the top, and the first since Karise Eden did so back on 2-July-2012 with her debut album “My Journey”.

Katy Perry climbs back up a place to No.2 with “Prism”, occupying the number two position on both charts this week, as “Roar” is there over on the singles chart, whilst Eminem’s “The Marshall Mathers LP 2” is down to No.3 after two weeks at the top. The tally of weeks at the top for Eminem now stands at twenty-four, placing him equal sixteenth on the list of ‘Accumulated Weeks at No.1: Albums (1965-2013)’ alongside The Rolling Stones, Celine Dion and Creedence Clearwater Revival. Eminem’s new album also achieves Gold (●) in sales this week too.

Little Mix debut at No.4 with their second album “Salute”, surpassing the No.10 debut that their first album “DNA” achieved in early December of 2012, and right behind them new at No.5 is Robbie Williams with “Swing Both Ways”, his second album of swing tracks, as his first was “Swing When You’re Winning” (HP-3, peaked Feb 2002). This is his tenth studio album, and becomes his tenth Top 10 album in Australia (8 studio & 2 Greatest Hits sets).

Nickelback debut at No.6 with “The Best of Nickelback Volume 1”, giving the band their sixth consecutive Top 10 debut from their six releases (5 studios and now 1 GH set). If this album goes no higher, it’ll give the band a peak at 1 through 6, as No.1 was (LP#7, Here and Now), then No.2 (LP#5, All the Right Reasons), No.3 (LP#6, Dark Horse), No.4 (LP#4, The Long Road) and No.5 (LP#3, Silver Side Up, first to chart here).

Lorde picks up Platinum (▲) in sales for “Pure Heroine” this week, as the album drops a place to No.7, whilst last weeks No.2 debut of “ArtPop” for Lady GaGa falls six places to No.8 this week. Human Nature climbs three places to No.9 with “The Christmas Album”, which picks up a Gold (●) certification and becomes the bands eighth Top 10 album in Australia, whilst Tina Arena holds at No.10 with “Reset” this week.

NEW PEAKS & MOVERS: Avicii is back up a place to No.12 with “True” (now ● Gold), whilst Michael Buble’s “Christmas” album is back up six places to No.13 and re-certified 8x▲ Platinum in sales. “The Very Best of” for INXS is back up six places to No.15 and another collection, “25 Years – The Chain” for Fleetwood Mac is also up six, to No.18 this week. Susan Boyle holds at No.22 with “Home for Christmas” and the new Deluxe edition of “Unorthodox Jukebox” for Bruno Mars helps it fly up twenty places to No.23, and a visit here by Birdy helps her current album “Fire Within” leap back up forty places to No.25. With a Top 15 hit of “All of Me” for John Legend, its parent album “Love in the Future” (HP-22) bullets back up sixty-nine places to No.29, and Drake is back up to No.44 with “Nothing Was the Same”.

DOWN DOWN: Out of the Top 10 this week are “Moon Landing” for James Blunt (HP-2, TW-11, WI10-4), “Cinematic” for Illy (HP-4, TW-14, WI10-1), “Goin’ Your Way” for Neil Finn and Paul Kelly (HP-5, TW-16, WI10-1), “Loved Me Back to Life” by Celine Dion (HP-9, TW-21, WI10-1) and the self-titled repackaged album for Flume drops twenty places back to No.27, but with the ARIA Awards on next weekend, the album could rebound if he wins any awards. “Like a Version Vol.9” is down eight places to No.19 and Andre Rieu’s current set “Celebrates Abba”/”Music of the Night” drops ten places to No.28. “Reflektor” for Arcade Fire drops again, this week down fifteen spots to No.32, whilst Pearl Jam are only down five places to No.34 with “Lightning Bolt”, which picks up a Gold (●) certification this week. Miley’s “Bangerz” drop thirteen to No.39 and The Killers collection “Direct Hits” falls eleven to No.41 in its second week on the chart. The self-titled album for James Arthur tumbles thirty-two places to No.46 and Jason DeRulo’s “Tattoos” plummets forty-five spots to No.60. Adam Brand is down fifty-eight places to No.89 with “My Acoustic Diary” and “4” for Beyonce leaves the Top 100 from last weeks No.42 position.

Spiderbait debut at No.30 with their seventh self-titled album and first new material since “Tonight Alright” (HP-14, April 2004). They last charted in September 2005 with a “Greatest Hits” (HP-6) collection too. Entering at No.37 is the soundtrack for “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”, with the first soundtrack “The Hunger Games: Songs from District 12 and Beyond” debuting and peaking at No.14 in April 2012. And the final new entry within the Top 50 is “Shangri La” the second album for Jake Bugg. His debut set was released last October, and it reached No.19 here in August of this year when he toured the country.

Lower 50: The self-titled first album for Birdy is back up fourteen places to No.63 after her visit here, and Emeli Sande is back up eighteen places to No.65 with “Our Version of Events”. Empire of the Sun are back up nine to No.72 with “Ice on the Dune”, and the self-titled album for Paramore is back up fifteen places to No.89. Returning albums this week includes “Hungry Ghost” (HP-6) for Violent Soho at No.77, “Lonerism” (HP-4) by Tame Impala at No.80, the re-packaged tenth anniversary edition of “Feeler” for Pete Murray is back in at No.87, Harrison Craig’s former No.1 album “More Than a Dream” is back at No.91, Robbie Williams’ new entry helps his former collection “In and Out of Consciousness: Greatest Hits 1990-2010” (HP-3) return at No.96, “Golden” (HP-8) by Lady Antebellum is back in at No.99 and the recent No.67 album “The 50 Greatest Tracks” for Luciana Pavarotti returns at #100.

There are two new entries in the lower fifty, with the first coming in at No.69, “The Fabulous Rock ‘N’ Roll Songbook” for Cliff Richard at No.69, becoming his twenty-seventh album to chart in Australia since his first in 1965 (‘Wonderful Life’ Soundtrack, HP-5), and its his first entry since “Reunited” (HP-40, peaked March 2010) with The Shadows. This is Cliff’s 42nd studio album overall, and the other entry is a Deluxe edition of “Goin’ Your Way” for Neil Finn and Paul Kelly, at No.75.

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