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Kylie Minogue Debuts At No 1 ARIA ALBUMS

by Gavin Ryan on March 22, 2014

in New Music,News,Noise Pro

Kylie Minogue debuts at No.1 with her twelfth studio album and now fourth No.1 album “Kiss Me Once”, which is her first chart-topping album in just under six-and-a-quarter years.

Kiss Me Once” becomes the 699th No.1 album in Australia (1965 to 2014) and the 550th for ARIA (July 1983 to 2014, this figures has been adjusted from my previous postings). The album also becomes the 349th album to debut at No.1 and it becomes the seventh No.1 album for 2014 and the third to debut at the top for this year.

It’s the seventh No.1 album for the Parlophone label and first since moving to Warner, their last being Coldplay with “Mylo Xyloto” (Oct 2011). And as I mentioned, it’s Kylie’s fourth No.1 album here, with her previous chart-toppers being “Light Years” (1 week, 16-Oct-2000), “Fever” (5 weeks from 15-Oct-2001), and her last was “X” (1 week on 3-Dec-2007). The album also becomes Kylie’s eleventh claim for ‘Highest New Entry of the Week’, and this new set becomes her twelfth Top 10 debut.

Kylie moves up from 79th to equal 72nd for ‘Accumulated Weeks at No.1: Albums’ with her fourth No.1 albums racking up a total of 8 weeks at the top, tying her alongside other acts as One Direction, Janet Jackson and The Offspring. It’s the eighth album to feature the word ‘Me’ in its title, but the first ever for both ‘Kiss’ and ‘Once’, whilst the album is the 169th No.1 for an Australian Act (INXS were the last), and the 102nd by a Female Artist (Beyonce was the last). In the stakes for ‘Most No.1 Albums by a Female Australian Artist’, Kylie is now tied in first place with Kasey Chambers, who has also notched up four No.1’s, whilst still tied in second place with three apiece are Olivia Newton-John, Delta Goodrem and Missy Higgins.

INXS hold at No.2 for a second week with “The Very Best of” (Kylie sits atop Michael), whilst last weeks No.1 set “G I R L” for Pharrell Williams drops back to No.3 but is now certified Gold (●) in sales. Debuting at No.4 is the fourth album for local songstress Kate Miller-Heidke entitled “O Vertigo!” which is now her third Top 10 album, as she hit No.2 with both “Curioser” (peaked Sept 2009) and “Nightflight” (April 2012). The third top five entry is the debut full-length album for Skrillex entitled “Recess”, which is new at No.5 and becomes his second Top 10 albums appearance, as his 2012 set “Bangarang” climbed to No.4 in mid-March of 2012, and he has also charted with the EP “Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites” (HP-24, peaked March 2012).

The “Frozen” Soundtrack is melting slowly it’s down again one spot to No.6 this week, whilst after two weeks at No.3, Katy Perry and her “Prism” album drops four places to No.7 this week. Falling three places each are Rudimental with “Home” and recent tourist Bruno Mars with “Unorthodox Jukebox” to No.9 and No.10 respectively. Debuting in-between at No.8 is the second album for US band Foster the People entitled “Supermodel”, which enters one place higher than their debut set “Torches” did in late May 2011, it eventually climbed to No.1 37 weeks later in February 2012.

NEW PEAKS & MOVERS: After sneaking in at No.76 last week, Architects blast up sixty-three spots to a new peak of No.13 with “Lost Forever, Lost Together”, whilst The Rolling Stones’ compilation “GRRR” is back up fourteen places to No.26 ahead of their tour occurring this week, which was put on hold until October due to lead singer Mick Jagger’s girlfriend passing away just after they landed here. MKTO have announced their national tour and are appearing at The Logies in May, which helps their former No.1 self-titled album back up fourteen places to No.29 this week, and with Hillsong Church having their recent conference, it helps stall their current album “The White Album” at No.25 and their former No.6 set “We are Young & Free” (by Hillsong Young & Free) to return at No.34. Also back in this week due to touring are Toby Keith with “Drinks After Work” (former peak No.41, Nov 2013) at a new peak of No.37, Lionel Richie and John Farnham are touring together and their collections “The Definitive Collection” (Lionel) and “The Essential 3.0” (Farnham) return at No.42 and No.51 respectively, with Tina Arena’s tour helping her former No.4 album “Reset” to return at No.44 this week. The Eli Young Band sees their “10,000 Towns” album jump up twenty-one places to No.46 after debuting last week.

DOWN DOWN: “True” for Avicii is down six places to No.15, whilst last weeks highest new entry of “Louder” by Lea Michele drops down eighteen places to No.22 this week, and falling fourteen to No.24 is Robbie Williams’ “Swings Both Ways” set. Beyonce drops eight spots to No.27 and INXS’ “Kick” falls twelve spots to No.30. Elbow’s debut from last week falls twenty-one spots this week to No.33 and OneRepublic are down eight to No.35 with “Native” (now ▲ Platinum in sales). Beck falls eighteen spots to No.39 with “Morning Phase”, and after his tour is over, Bruno’s debut set falls seventeen to No.45. Bruce Springsteen drops eighteen to No.49 with “High Hopes” and John Legend is down fourteen to No.50 with “Love in the Future”, whilst falling out of the Top 50 are Daft Punk (39 to 54), James Blunt (37 to 57), Australian Crawl (49 to 61), Paloma Faith (22 to 68), Dolly Parton’s “Blue Smoke” (41 to 75), Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (34 to 79), The Planetshakers (30 to 80), “The Great Country Songbook” for Troy Cassar-Daly & Adam Harvey (20 to 87) which is now certified ▲ Platinum in sales, Justin Timberlake (48 to 89), Buried in Verona (15 to 93) and dropping out of the Top 100 from last weeks fifty are Lior (#23), Calling All Cars (#26) and JTR (#44).

Landing a No.11 debut is George Michael with his album “Symphonica”, becoming his eighth albums chart entry (studio albums and best of) and his first NEW entry since November 2006’s “Twenty-Five: The Best of” (HP-21, peaked when he toured in March 2010). Iceland’s Asgeir sees his first English studio album “In the Silence” enter at No.18 (its his second studio album overall), and current tourist Toby Keith is new at No.19 with his 2008 collection “35 Biggest Hits”, whilst the debut album for local singer/songwriter Morgan Evans is new at No.20.

US indie rock band The War on Drugs see their third album “Lost in the Dream” become their first ARIA Albums Chart entry at No.28, whilst local act The Audreys debut at No.32 with their fourth album “Til My Tears Roll Away”, becoming the groups third Top 40 placing, as they have previously charted with “Sometimes the Stars” (HP-28, Oct 2010) and “When the Flood Comes” (HP-20, April 2008), whilst their first set “Between Last Night and Us” (Aug 2006) reached No.97.

Lower 50: After returning at No.63 last week, The Wiggles’ “Hot Potatoes: The Best of” album is up to a new peak of No.55 this week, whilst Keith Urban is back up eighteen places to No.65 with his “Fuse” album. Boy & Bear are also back up eighteen to No.70 with “Harlequin Dream”, and the final album to score a new certification this week is Michael Jackson’s “Essential”, which is up to 8x▲ Platinum and sitting at No.99.

Guitarist and singer Adam Eckersley debuts at No.52 with “The First Album”, his first chart entry (as he’s released EP’s and Live sets previously), with the newly repackaged debut album from 1981 “Sunnyboys” (HP-13, peaked early Nov 1981) a new entry at No.82 this week, and also re-certified ▲ Platinum in sales (it was Gold by the end of 1981).

New York band Taking Back Sunday see their fourth ARIA Albums Chart entry this week at No.94, entitled “Happiness is”, it’s the bands six studio album, with their previous entries here being “Louder Now” (HP-17, May 2006, LP3), “New Again” (HP-31, June 2009, LP4) and “Taking Back Sunday” (HP-49, July 2011, LP5). The final new entry is “Never Regret” by Craig Campbell at No.97, his second entry, as he took his self-titled album to No.91 this week two years ago (26-March-2012).

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