For a third week, The Voice winner Karise Eden holds onto the No.1 spot on the ARIA Albums Chart with her “My Journey” album, but this coming week her three former grand finalists are all releasing their solo albums, so could Karise be in for some No.1 competition again from her former competitors, we will have to wait and see next week.
This week No.1 contender is the No.2 debut for Chris Brown with his fifth album entitled “Fortune”. It’s now his highest charting album here, beating the No.3 peak of his fourth album “F.A.M.E.” (HP-3, April 2011). “Fortune” also becomes his third Top 10 album as his second album “Exclusive” made it to No.5 in August 2008. For the record his first self-titled debut album made it to No.57 in February of 2006 and his third album “Graffiti” debuted and peaked at No.40 in December of 2009, Gavin Ryan reports.
In the past Hillsong have been notorious for dropping out of the Top 10 after only one or two weeks in the chart, so with “Cornerstone” only down one place to No.3 it could be a good sign that the album might hang around and tie or beat their record of four weeks inside the Top 10 that the 2008 album “This is Our God” achieved.
Keith Urban’s “The Story So Far” is continuing to chart well, only down one place to No.4, and Katy Perry returns to the top five, up three places to No.5 with her re-packaged “Teenage Dreams” set, the album having not been this high since January 2011. One Direction’s X-Factor tie-in has kept their album “Up All Night” at No.6 this week, whilst Flo Rida drops down two spots to No.7 with his “Wild Ones” album.
“Living Things” for Linkin Park halves itself from last week, down four places to No.8, but Maroon 5’s “Overexposed” holds at No.9 thanks to the just announced tour, Adam Levine’s The Voice US appearances on our TV’s and their new bulleting single. Lastly Missy Higgins is back up one place and back into the top ten at No.10 with her “The Ol’ Razzle Dazzle” album thanks possibly to her new single jumping into the Top 40 this week.
NEW PEAKS & MOVERS: “Some Nights” for fun is the only new peaking album this week, it’s up nine places to No.11 thanks to their No.2 single of the same name, and their pending late July tour, and The Temper Trap’s self-titled album returns to the Top 20 at No.17. “Blunderbuss” for Jack White returns to the Top 50 at No.45, up fourteen places from last week, and halving itself from last week, up forty-nine places to No.49 is Adam Lambert’s “Trespassing” which benefits from his announced upcoming visit here.
The BBC’s ‘Sound of 2012’ poll placed New Orleans singer/songwriter (for Justin Bieber, Brandy and John Legend) Frank Orange second this year (behind Michael Kiwanuka), and his debut album “channel ORANGE” hits our chart at No.18 this week.
Sydney band Van She debut at No.28 with their second album entitled “Idea of Happiness”, whilst their first album “V” made it to No.10 upon debut in August 2008. And coming in at No.32 is the third album for Newton Faulkner entitled “Write it on Your Skin”. His first two albums “Hand Built by Robots” (March 2008) and “Rebuilt by Humans” (October 2009) both made it to No.5, the first took three weeks, the second debuted at that position.
DOWN DOWN: Offspring (the group) drop nine places to No.16 with “Days Go By”; “The Voice: Final 24” is down seven places to No.24; the “Rock of Ages” Soundtrack drops thirteen places to No.29; Carrie Underwood’s “Blown Away” tumbles twenty-one places to No.39 as her tour has now finished here. Lower down in the Top 100 sees Fiona Apple’s “The Idler Wheel…” down thirteen places to No.62; Rebecca Ferguson’s “Heaven” album falls twenty-three spots to No.63; “Music Rox!” for the Moshi Monsters drops thirty-fives places to No.73; Whitney’s “Ultimate Collection” dives twenty-nine places to No.76 and the biggest fall of the week comes from Periphery who’s “Periphery II” album drops fifty-four spots to just hang on at No.100.
Lower 50: Skrillex placed fourth in the above mentioned BBC Sounds of 2012 poll, and his “Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites” album is back up eleven places to No.57; Michael Crawford’s “The Story of My Life” collection rebound’s thirty-four places to No.65; and Elton John’s “Rocket Man” best of jumps back up twenty-three places to No.69.
2009’s Triple J Unearthed competition winners Hunting Ground (formerly known as ‘Howl’) enter at No.52 with their debut album “In Hindsight”, and the only other new entry in the lower fifty is Serj Tankian with “Harakiri” at No.86, his third album, and third to chart here after “Elect the Dead” (HP-19 November 2007) and “Imperfect Harmonies” (HP-56, October 2010).
Gavin Ryan reports with thanks to Australian-charts.com.
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