Miley Cyrus scores her second No.1 album in Australia with her first RCA album “Bangerz” becoming the 29th chart-topper and the 24th No.1 debut this year (so far).
“Bangerz” is the 685th No.1 album in Australia (1965 to 2013) and the 544th for ARIA (1983 to 2013) and the 22nd for RCA during the ARIA years. Miley first hit No.1 for a week in mid-September 2008 with “Breakout”, and has charted six studio albums (now) alongside three soundtracks (Hannah Montana), plus one remix and one live album, making this her eleventh albums chart entry and now fourth Top 10 album placement.
This is the first time that the word ‘Bangerz’ or even ‘Bang’ has appeared in a No.1 album in Australia, whilst the album is the 248th by an American artist (Kings of Leon three weeks ago were the last), and the 98th by a Female artist (Lorde last week was the previous female No.1), with the last time that a female act debuted right after another female at No.1 was back in February/March 2009 when Lily Allen was dethroned by Natalie Bassingthwaighte.
Lorde drops back to No.2 after a week at the top with “Pure Heroine”, which is the only album this week to receive a new sales certification of Gold (●), with last weeks No.2 debut of “Days are Gone” for Haim down a couple of places to No.4. Debuting in between those two at No.3 is the fourth album for local singer Jessica Mauboy entitled “Beautiful”. And by debuting at No.3 it instantly becomes her highest charting album here, as her first collection “The Journey” (March 2007) debuted and peaked at No.4, and this new debut becomes her third Top 10 album, as her last set “Get ‘em Girls” (Nov 2010) entered at No.6.
Local act Busby Marou see their second album “Farewell Fitzroy” enters at No.5, far surpassing their self-titled debut set which made it to No.24 in July 2011. Jason DeRulo climbs up two places to No.6 with “Tattoos”, followed by a debut at No.7, the eleventh studio album for Korn entitled “The Paradigm Shift”. It becomes their seventh Top 10 album (six studio & 1 GH set), and first Top 10 since July 2010’s “Korn III: Remember Who You Are” (HP-8), their ninth album.
Keith Urban spends a fourth week within the Top 10 with his new album “Fuse”, which is back up one place to No.8, and charging back up seventy-one places to No.8 is Fleetwood Mac with the 1989 “Greatest Hits” collection, whilst surviving for a second week, but down five places to No.10 is Birdy with “Fire Within”.
NEW PEAKS & MOVERS: With a big sale on greatest hits and collections on-line this week, not only do Fleetwood Mac fly up the charts, but there are also jumps for “Abba Gold” (returns at #11), “Essential Michael Jackson” (63 to 14), Bruce Springsteen’s “Greatest Hits” (returns at #23), Guns N’ Roses “Greatest Hits” (60 to 25), and “Bon Jovi Greatest Hits” (85 to 29), with a few more in the lower fifty I will mention later on.
DOWN DOWN: Three of last weeks Top 6 debuts fall out of the Top 10 after a single week, they being the compilation “Crucible: The Songs of Hunters & Collectors” (3 to 12), “We Are Young & Free” from Hillsong Young & Free (6 to 18) and “The 20/20 Experience 2 of 2” for Justin Timberlake (4 to 21), whilst after two weeks inside, Drake and “Nothing Was the Same” is down six places to No.13 and “Mechanical Bull” for Kings of Leon is down five spots to No.15. Pink is at her lowest placing for “The Truth About Love”, as it descends eight places to No.20, with London Grammar falling nine spots to No.24 with “If You Wait”. Jack Johnson (16 to 33) and Cher (17 to 34) both fall seventeen places and after rebounding to No.20, “The Great Gatsby” soundtrack is back down fifteen places to No.35. Alan Jackson’s “The Bluegrass Album” is back down twenty-two places to No.40, whilst Alter Bridge drops forty places to No.53. Falling out of the Top 100 from last weeks Top 50 are “The Fifth” by Dizzee Rascal (#33), “Innocents” for Moby (#35), “Wastelands” for Eskimo Joe (#43) and “Holy Fire” by Foals (#46).
The second solo album for Something for Kate lead singer Paul Dempsey debuts at No.17 entitled “Shotgun Karaoke”, which is a covers albums of him singing tracks by Queen, Concrete Blonde, INXS, You Am I and Wilco. His debut album “Everything is True” debuted and peaked at No.5 in August 2009.
Panic! At the Disco debut at No.26 with their fourth studio album “Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die!” which is their lowest charting album since their first set “A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out” (HP-11) which debuted in April 2006 and climbed to its peak in October of that year. They have also scored a No.1 with their second set “Pretty.Odd” (April 2008) and a No.6 peak with their third album “Vices & Virtues” (March 2011).
Perth Melodic Hardcore band Saviour sees their second album “First Light to My Death Bed” enters at No.38 becoming their first set to chart within the Top 100. New at No.47 is the first new material from Daryl Braithwaite since 2005’s “Snapshot” album, the new album is entitled “Forever the Tourist”, which is his seventh studio album and first to chart since his covers album “The Lemon Tree” (HP-71) in November 2008. The final Top 50 debut is new at No.48, “Glee Sings the Beatles” which is the first entry for the show in 2013, as their last charting material was “The Christmas Album Volume 3” (HP-68, Dec 2012).
Lower 50: Ricky Martin’s national tour helps his “Greatest Hits” collection jump up twenty-nine places to No.59, and with Kate Ceberano touring her new album, “Kensal Road” (HP-23), the album returns at No.65 this week. Also returning this week is the re-packaged All Time Low album “Don’t Panic” (HP-13) as the newly re-titled “Don’t Panic – It’s Longer Now” at No.61, Bring Me the Horizon return at No.72 with “Sempiternal” (HP-1×1), “…Like Clockwork” (HP-1×1) by Queens of the Stone Age is back in at No.86, “The Very Very Best of” for Crowded House returns at No.99 and the self-titled recent No.1 album for Paramore is back in at #100.
The animated TV series Dora the Explorer scores their second chart entry by debuting at No.60 with “Dora’s Christmas”, whilst the self-titled first entry made it to No.31 in July 2008. The ninth studio album for Soulfly entitled “Savages” enters at No.68, their lowest charting album here, and UK electronic musician Nick Douwma, who is better known by his stage name Sub Focus, sees his second album “Torus” becomes his first chart entry here, entering at No.70 this week. One place lower at No.71 is the debut album for Brooklyn-based South-African born St. Lucia (born as Jean-Philip Grobler) entitled “When the Night”, followed a few places lower at No.75 by the self-titled debut album for local act World’s End Press. The final new entry is the latest album for Nelly entitled “M.O.”, which is new at No.81 on half-a-weeks sales so far, so it should jump next week.
Gavin Ryan reports with thanks to Australian-Charts.com.