Pink holds onto the No.1 spot on the ARIA Albums chart this week with her set “The Truth About Love”, making it a ninth accumulated week at the top, equaling the time her previous album “Funhouse” (TW-67) spent at No.1 (Nov to Dec 08).
But this is not the longest run at the top for one of Pink’s albums, as this weeks No.5 album “Greatest Hits… So Far” notched up thirteen straight weeks at the top from November 2010 through until February 2011. This stay at No.1 helps Pink to notch up her 33rd accumulated week at No.1 on the Australian album charts.
Sydney hip-hop duo Horrorshow debut at No.2 with their third album “King Amongst Many”, plus in the process this becomes their first ARIA Albums chart entry. They have previously released “The Grey Space” (2008) and “Inside Story” (2009), whilst the lead track from this new album is entitled “Unfair Lottery”. And another local act also enters inside the Top 10 this week, Melbourne band Snakadaktal who enter at No.9 with their debut album, entitled “Sleep in the Water”. They have previously charted with a self-titled EP back in December 2011 which reached No.78.
Imagine Dragons are up a couple of places to a new peak of No.4 with “Night Visions” and “25 Years – The Chain” for Fleetwood Mac also lands a new chart height of No.6. Michael Buble tickets went on sale recently for his upcoming tour, which helps his former No.1 album “To Be Loved” to jump back up eleven places to No.7 and down four places to No.8 are Bliss N’ Eso with “Circus in the Sky”, with Bruno Mars down to No.10 again with “Unorthodox Jukebox”.
NEW PEAKS & MOVERS: Jake Bugg holds at his No.19 peak with his self-titled album and with a fourth single from the Rudimental album “Home” entering the Top 100 singles this week, their set is back up six places to No.20. Michael Buble also returns to the Top 100 at No.25 with his box-set of albums “The Collection”, which also gains a new peak in the process (former HP-43), and The Eagles are up eight places to No.26 with “The Very Best of” collection. The self-titled debut album for Flume is back up ten places to No.31 and once again Bastille score a new peak with their “Bad Blood” album, it’s up seven places to No.41 with Bring Me the Horizon jumping back up fifteen places to No.43 with “Sempiternal”.
DOWN DOWN: After two weeks inside the Top 10 and a stay at No.1 for a week, Karnivool drop eight places to No.11 with “Asymmetry”, whilst another former chart topping album, “More Than a Dream” for Harrison Craig” is down nine places to No.14 after six weeks inside the Top 10. The third and final top ten evacuee is Robin Thicke and his “Blurred Lines” album which drops five places to No.15 after three weeks inside. Luke Kennedy drops nine places to No.21 with “A Time for Us”, Frank Ocean falls back seventeen places to No.28 with “Channel Orange”, with Alt-J down eleven places to No.36 with “An Awesome Wave”. Hillsong Live fall twenty-three places to No.39 after rebounding last week with “Glorious Ruins”, and John Williamson’s “A Hell of a Career” is back down thirteen places to No.42 (but expect this to go back up the closer we get to Father’s Day in early September). Celia Pavey is down sixteen places to No.49 with “This Music”, James Blake falls twenty-nine places with “Overgrown”, last weeks highest new entry of “Kensal Road” for Kate Ceberano is down thirty-six places to No.59, Selena Gomez tumbles again with “Stars Dance”, now down to twenty-one places to No.60, and the new self-titled album for Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes tumbles fifty-three places to No.77. The big fallout from last weeks Top 50 is The Rolling Stones album “Hyde Park Live” which leaves from No.37.
Five Finger Death Punch land their second ARIA Albums chart entry this week with their fourth album entitled “The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell, Volume 1”, which comes in at No.13 this week. Their previous chart entry was from October 2011, their third album “American Capitalist” which debuted and peaked at No.50.
Local country singer Jasmine Rae debuts at No.23 with her third album entitled “If I Want to”. She has charted with all three of her releases now, with her first two being “Look it Up” (HP-62, Sept 2008) and “Listen Here” (HP-35, March 2011), so this new entry becomes her highest charting album so far.
US male/female duo The Civil Wars debut at No.35 with their second album which is self-titled and the first to chart here. They have previously charted as guest vocalists on the Taylor Swift track “Safe & Sound” (Theme from ‘The Hunger Games’) which peaked at No.38 back in early 2012. And landing their second albums chart entry at No.37 is Perth band Pond with their fifth album release “Hobo Rocket”. Their previous chart entry was with their fourth album entitled “Beard, Wives, Denim” which debuted and peaked at No.64 in March 2012.
Lower 50: With the hint of Katy Perry’s new single “Roar” around this week, her previous album “Teenage Dream” jumps back up thirty places to No.52 this week, whilst the “Greatest Hits” collection for Bon Jovi is back up eleven places to No.53. The self titled Lumineers album is back up eighteen places to No.70 and “Birdy” for Birdy is back up fifteen spots to No.71. There are two returning albums this week with The Bee Gees “Mythology” back in at No.82 after the ABC re-screened their life story documentary and Rihanna is back in at No.87 with “Unapologetic” thanks to a new track charting from the album.
Film and television star Bridgit Mendler sees her debut album “Hello My Name is…” enter at No.58 this week, whilst further new entries come from Jay Sean at No.72 with his fourth album “Neon”, becoming his second to chart here after his third set “All or Nothing” (HP-57) from early 2010. The Backstreet Boys enter at No.73 with their eighth studio album entitled “In a World Like This” and right behind them at No.74 is Newsted with their debut album “Heavy Metal Music”. The band is lead by former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted. And finally new at No.86 is another heavy metal band, Chimaira with their seventh studio album entitled “Crown of Phantoms”. They first charted here with their self-titled third album in August 2005 which reached No.45, followed in March 2007 by “Resurrection” (HP-79) and then their fifth album “The Infection” (HP-81) in May 2009.
Gavin Ryan reports with thanks to Australian-Charts.com