The Voice winner Karise Eden holds at No.1 for a second week with her collection of songs on “My Journey”, giving us two different reality show winners at No.1 in Australia this week, with Reece Mastin at No.1 on the ARIA singles chart.
Gavin Ryan from Australian-Charts.com reports that The Hillsong church of Sydney scores a No.2 debut with its latest album “Cornerstone” under the Hillsong Live listing. It’s the organizations twelfth Top 10 album, and fourth Top 2 album (three No.2’s and a No.1), and it beats the No.3 peak of their 2011 album “God is Able” (peaked July 2011).
It’s a top three of Australian performers this week, as Keith Urban holds at No.3 with his compilation album “The Story So Far”, whilst last weeks No.2 debut of “Living Things” for Linkin Park drops back two places to No.4 this week.
Flo Rida debuts at No.5 with his fourth album entitled “Wild Ones”, and it becomes his second Top 10 and highest charting album after “R.O.O.T.S. (Route of Overcoming the Struggle) made it to No.6 in late April 2009. Earlier this year the remix EP “Good Feeling” made it to No.12 (helped also by a promo tour at the time), and this new album far surpasses the No.82 peak his November 2010 album “Only One Flo (Part 1)” made. His first charting album here “Mail on Sunday” made it to No.21 in August 2008.
“Up All Night” for One Direction holds at No.6, “Overexposed” for Maroon 5 drops down five places to No.9 after debuting at No.4 last week, and down five places to No.10 is former No.1 “Believe” for Justin Bieber (1-5-10 so far). Katy Perry’s musical documentary “Part of Me 3D” opened in cinemas this past week, and that has helped her “Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection” to bullet back up seventeen places to No.8, whilst she also returns at No.65 with her first album “One of the Boys” (HP-11).
The third debut inside the Top 10 this week is the ninth studio album for The Offspring, as “Days Go By”, which debuts at No.7 becoming their seventh Top 10 album in Australia, and the bands entire album discography.
NEW PEAKS & MOVERS: “The Awakening” by James Morrison jumps up seventeen places to a new peak of No.15 this week, and recent tourist Carrie Underwood turns around and jumps back up twelve places to No.18 with her “Blown Away” album, plus she also returns at No.77 with her former No.14 album “Play On”. As fun jump to No.2 on the singles chart with “Some Nights”, the album of the same name jumps up twenty-four places to No.20, far surpassing the No.35 peak the album made in March this year. With a pending tour, Coldplay’s “Xylo Myloto” album is back up seven places to No.32, dropping and rising to No.35 and No.36 are the two Bee Gees compilations, with “The Ultimate Bee Gees” dropping (24 to 35) and “The Number Ones” rising (45 to 36).
The last new entry of the week (Top 50 and Top 100) is the second album for US progressive metal band Periphery entitled “Periphery II”, which comes in at No.46. Their self-titled 2010 debut album failed to chart here.
Lower 50: There are no new entries in the lower half of the Top 100 this week, but returning at No.52 and scoring a new peak is Owen Campbell and his album “Sunshine Road”. Jack White’s “Blunderbuss” jumps back up ten places to No.59, and Cold Chisel are back up the charts with “All for You: The Best of” (60 to 53) and “No Plans” (77 to 63). And thanks to his big No.1 debut, Reece Mastin sees his album jump back up twelve spots to No.64.
Albums also returning this week are “Sigh No More” for Mumford and Sons at No.88; “Vows” for Kimbra at No.91 which has just been repackaged as an ‘international’ version; “Hot Potatoes! The Best of” for The Wiggles is back in at No.95 and helped by his Graham Norton appearance last Saturday night (here in Australia that is), Adam Lambert’s “Trespassing” album jumps back in at No.98.