Bruno Mars stays atop the ARIA Albums chart this week with his “Unorthodox Jukebox” album.
The album has played at the top of the Australian charts for a third week, and in doing so it is now the equal-second longest running No.1 album by a Male Solo Artist this decade.
There have been many Male Solo artists achieve a No.1 album this decade, but a majority of them have only stayed at the top for a single week. Jack Johnson, Drapht, Gotye, Keith Urban, John Mayer, Ed Sheeran and Guy Sebastian have all stayed at the top of the ARIA Albums chart this decade for a solitary week, with Justin Bieber having a two weeks (My Worlds) and a single week (Believe) at the top. And with Bruno Mars staying for a third week, he is now equal second for the decade, with the list below…
Wks|Albums – Artists
9 | Recovery – Eminem
9 | Christmas – Michael Buble (2011 & 2012 combined)
3 | Crazy Love – Michael Buble
3 | Unorthodox Jukebox – Bruno Mars
2 | My Worlds – Justin Bieber
“The Heist” for Macklemore & Ryan Lewis is up a place to a new peak of No.2, and Ed Sheeran rebounds two places to No.3 with his “+” album. The “Les Miserables” soundtrack is down two places to No.4, but is now certified Gold (●) in sales, with Pink’s “The Truth About Love” down a place to No.5 this week, its lowest position during its 19 weeks inside the Top 5. Of Monsters and Men climb two places to a new peak of No.6 with “My Head is an Animal”, with “Red” for Taylor Swift and “Armageddon” for Guy Sebastian both down two places each to No.8 and No.9 respectively. Back up one place to No.10 are Mumford & Sons with “Babel”, spending an eleventh week inside the Top 10.
US rapper Rakim Mayers is better known by his moniker A$AP Rocky, and he enters at No.7 with his debut album “Long Live A$AP”. The album debuted this past week at No.1 in the USA, Canada and the UK R n’ B Album Chart, and features guest artists such as Drake, Santigold, Kendrick Lamar, 2 Chainz and Florence Welch.
NEW PEAKS & MOVERS: The Lumineers self-titled album is up one place to a new peak of No.14, and Emeli Sande’s album “Our Version of Events” (former peak No.32 Feb 2012) returns to the Top 100 at No.17, helped by her current Top 10 duet with Labrinth, “Beneath Your Beautiful” (TW-8), plus she appeared on The Graham Norton show last week performing her new upcoming single “Clown”.
Big Day Out headliners Red Hot Chili Peppers leap up twenty-four places to No.19 with their “Greatest Hits” collection, with their most recent studio album “I’m With You” up six places to No.77. Alt-J are up twelve places to a new peak of No.22 with their album “An Awesome Wave”, whilst Tame Impala climb up six places to No.33 with “Lonerism” now certified Gold (●) in sales.
“The Best of – All for You” from Cold Chisel is up nine places to No.36, and the self-titled album for The Rubens is back up ten places to No.39, whilst Gary Clark Jr. leaps fifty-nine places to No.40 with his “Blak and Blu” (HP-34) album. And with his stint on American Idol now on local TV, Keith Urban is back up eleven places to No.42 with “The Story So Far” (HP-1×1).
DOWN DOWN: Leaving the Top 10 albums this week are the “Pitch Perfect” (HP-9) Soundtrack, down three places to No.12 after two weeks inside the top ten, and leaving for the first time is the One Direction album “Take Me Home” (HP-1×2), also down three places to No.13 having spent ten weeks inside the Top 10.
The Rolling Stones’ “GRRR!” (HP-7) drops seven places to No.16, but down ten spots to No.28 is Flo Rida with “Wild Ones” (HP-5). Samantha Jade’s self-titled (HP-3) album drops seven places to No.34, but down twelve spots to No.37 are Fun with “Some Nights” (HP-2). After leaping back up last week thanks to their tour, The Killers album “Battle Born” drops back twenty-seven places to No.48, The Seekers again drop ten places, this week to No.50 with “The Golden Jubilee” and Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream” set falls sixteen places to No.53.
The big new entries from last week all tumble this week, with the Dropkick Murphys “Signed & Sealed in Blood” down from No.23 to No.63, but the highest entry from last week “Wretched & Divine” for Black Veil Brides is down fifty-two places (17 to 69), with the Sunny Cowgirls’ “What We Do” dropping out of the Top 100 from No.42 and the “Girls” Soundtrack leaving from No.60 after one week each.
The Wolfe Brothers were the 2012 Australia’s Got Talent runner-ups, and they enter at No.18 with their debut album “It’s On”. The two brothers Nick and Tom Wolfe are from Neika in Tasmania, and along with their two band-mates have been playing at the Tamworth Music Festival this past week.
Whilst another act who has been playing Tamworth are husband and wife duo O’Shea, who see their second album “One + One” enter at No.24 this week. The former Dalby, QLD couple are now based in Nashville, Tennessee, and this second album becomes their highest charting album here, beating the No.39 peak of their debut album “Mr. and Mrs.”(first charted at #90 in Oct 2011, peaked in June 2012).
Lower 50: Alabama Shakes beat their May 2012 peak of No.61 for “Boys and Girls” by jumping up thirty-seven places to No.52 this week with that album. Thanks to the Tamworth Music Festival on at the moment, Lee Kernaghan is back up nineteen places to No.58 with his latest album “Beautiful Noise”. Lisa Mitchell’s “Bless This Mess” (HP-7) is up thirteen places to No.66, with returning albums from The Bee Gees at No.79 for “The Ultimate Bee Gees” (HP-7), “Mirage Rock” (HP-21) for Band of Horses back in at No.81, “Born and Raised” (HP-1) for John Mayer returning at No.91 and the “Jersey Boys” (HP-32) cast recording back in at No.95.
British Indie rock band Everything Everything debut at No.70 with their second album “Arc”. This becomes their first chart entry in Australia, with the album recently hitting No.5 in their home country. Also making their first chart entry here is 2012 American Idol winner Phillip Phillips who sees his debut album enter at No.93 entitled “The World from the Other Side of the Moon”, featuring the current No.56 single “Home”.
2Cellos enter at No.96 with their second album “In2ition”, whilst their self-titled debut album made it No.69 in December of 2011. And debuting at No.99 is US rapper Childish Gambino with his fourth album “Camp” (HP-11, USA, Nov 2011), his first chart entry here.
Gavin Ryan reports with thanks to Australian-Charts.com