Katy Perry’s fourth album “Prism” becomes the thirty-first No.1 album for 2013 and her second consecutive chart-topping album, as seventy number one albums ago she debuted at the top with “Teenage Dream” (6-Sept-2010) (TW-42).
“Prism” also becomes the 688th No.1 in Australia (1965 to 2013) and the 547th for ARIA (1983 to 2013), whilst its debut at the top becomes the 342nd such feat. Katy spent two weeks at the top with “Teenage Dream” (618th No.1 album), and Prism becomes the thirteenth No.1 album for the Capitol label, and third this year after “Fuse” (Sept) for Keith Urban and “March Fires” (March) for Birds of Tokyo.
It is naturally the first time the word ‘prism’ has appeared in a No.1 album, and it’s also the first time the word has charted in any form in Australia. The album becomes the 250th by an American artist to hit No.1, and the 99th by a Female artist, with Miley Cyrus being the last back on October 14th.
Half of the Top 10 are made up of No.1 albums, with Lorde back up to No.2 with “Pure Heroine”, and last weeks top-spot entry “Like a Version Volume 9” dropping down to No.4. In between those two, James Blunt with “Moon Landing” is down one place to No.4.
Local rapper Kerser takes his third album “S.C.O.T. (Sickest C**t Out There)” into the Top 5 becoming his first Top 10 placing. His previous albums have both charted, with his first “The Nebulizer” (HP-73) in October 2011, and his second set “No Rest for the Sickest” (HP-15) from November 2012.
Tina Arena is down a couple of places to No.6 with her new album “Reset”, and Linkin Park land the third and final new entry to the Top 10, as their second remix album “Recharged” is new at No.7. The album contains remixes from their last studio album “Living Things” (HP-2, July 2012); with a new track in “A Light That Never Comes” featuring Steve Aoki, which hit No.56 in September. Their first remix album “Reanimation” debuted and peaked at No.16 in August 2002, and this becomes their seventh Top 10 album overall.
Avicii is down one place to No.8 with “True”, whilst Pearl Jam drops four places to No.9 with their former No.1 “Lightning Bolt”. Fifth and final number one album within the top ten is “Bangerz” for Miley Cyrus, which is down four places to No.10 this week.
NEW PEAKS & MOVERS: With the new INXS telemovie ads screening this week, it has helped their former No.28 album “The Very Best” to leap up fifty-four places to land a new peak of No.13, in its 62nd week within the Top 100. Beyonce’s return at No.51 last week with “4” is up a massive thirty-six places to No.15 this week, and after their tour finished up this past week, One Direction’s two albums have one more climb, with “Take Me Home” up six to No.22 and “Up All Night” also back up six, to No.26. Fall Out Boy are also touring here at the moment, and their former No.2 album “Save Rock N’ Roll” leaps back up sixty-four places to No.25. Bernard Fanning is back up fifty-two places to No.28 with his former No.1 album “Departures”, and after a screening on ABC TV last weekend about the life and music of Paul Kelly, his best of collection “Songs from the South Volume 1 & 2” (HP-22) returns to the Top 100 at No.34.
Lower 50: The Paradise Edition of Lana Del Rey’s “Born to Die” album is back up to No.52 this week, with Kendrick Lamar back in at No.56 with his former No.23 album “Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City”. Lou Reed’s breakout album “Transformer” from 1973 made it to No.12 here in September 1974, and this week it re-enters at No.59 after he passed away last weekend, and although Fleetwood Mac cancelled their pending tour here, their “The Very Best of” is back up twenty-nine places to No.63 this week. Further returning albums includes “The Very Best of The Eagles” (#71), “Pitch Perfect” Soundtrack (#74), “Controller” (HP-10) for British India (#80), “March Fires” by Birds of Tokyo (#85), Ed Sheeran’s “+” (#86), the newly repackaged Van Morrison album “Moondance” (HP-20, Sept 1970) (#88), “Armageddon” for Guy Sebastian (#89) and “The Very Very Best of” for Crowded House (#93).
French techno artist Mike Levy goes under the name of Gesaffelstein, and his ninth album “Aleph” becomes his first chart entry here in Australia, new at No.57. Ten places lower at No.67 is a new Luciano Pavarotti compilation entitled “The 50 Greatest Tracks”, whilst Kelly Clarkson debuts at No.82 with her Xmas album “Wrapped in Red”. The final new entry at No.90 is the 21st studio album for Motorhead entitled “Aftershock” which is their first new material to chart here since 1987’s “Rock N’ Roll” (HP-99). The group did chart in April 2011 with the compilation “Deaf Forever: The Best of” (HP-60).
Gavin Ryan reports with thanks to Australian-Charts.com
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