The album chart could be a battle between Pink and Jay-Z this week.
Meanwhile, at the singles, Avicii and his track “Wake Me Up” look set to not only take out the UK No.1 spot this week, but could also be staying atop the Australian Singles chart for a third week, keeping OneRepublic and “Counting Stars” at No.2 for a second week.
But after blasting into the Top 20 last week to No.14, Lorde and her EP “The Love Club” (featuring ‘Royals’) could be set for a Top 3 placing this week, as radio leaps onto the haunting track, whilst her most recent release “Tennis Court” is still stable in the lower Top 40. Former UK No.1 “La La La” for Naughty Boy also jumped into the Top 20 last week to No.20 and could be set for a Top 5 placing this week, but surpassing them all in terms of major leaps is “Burn” for Ellie Goulding which snuck in at No.72 and could leap straight into the Top 10 this week. And with Matt Corby releasing his “Resolution” EP it could send the song (and now set) back into the Top 10.
US duo Karmin look set to land their second Top 10 hit with their new single “Acapella”, which could debut inside the Top 10 and possibly beat or match the No.9 peak of their August 2012 peaking song “Brokenhearted”. Whilst also maintaining top ten statuses this week should be Miley Cyrus, Imagine Dragons, Robin Thicke and possibly Olly Murs.
MKTO could leap into the Top 20 with their second chart entry “Classic”, and last weeks re-entry for Will.i.am and Miley Cyrus on “Fall Down” could go Top 20 too. John Newman and “Love Me Again” could appear ten places higher than last weeks No.31 and also up ten could be “Clarity” for Zedd and Foxes (currently #38). After jumping up to No.51 last week the new Bliss N’ Eso track “Act Yo Age” (featuring the Bluejuice song within it) could leap up twenty places this coming week.
Passenger looks set for a Top 40 debut with his new single “Holes” now that radio has started playing the new single from his “All the Little Lights” album, and also landing within the Top 40 could be Ciara and Nicki Minaj with “I’m Out”, whilst Jay-Z could climb up into the Top 50 with last weeks No.54 debut “Holy Grail”. There are four further Top 50 potential debuts too, Mike Posner with “The Way it Used to Be”, Jessica Mauboy with “To the End of the Earth”, Icona Pop and “Girlfriend” and lastly Johnny Ruffo with his new track “Untouchable”.
In the lower half of the Top 100 Panic at the Disco could return within the Top 60 with their new single “Miss Jackson” (nothing to do with the Outkast track) as too could AWOLNATION with their song “Sail”. Florida Georgia took over 40 weeks to slowly climb into the US/Billboard Top 5 with their Nelly infused song “Cruise” which could debut this week in Australia. If The Collective were to debut this week with “Another Life” it would be within the Top 70, as too would Justin Timberlake’s new single “Take Back the Night”. There also potential entries for Will.i.am with “Bang Bang” and the new one for Pearl Jam “Mind Your Manners”.
Jay-Z could benefit from a full weeks worth of sales for his “Magna Carta… Holy Grail” set as last weeks debut at No.2 was due to three days of sale only, so we could see Jay claiming his first No.1 in Australia this week, although he is facing competition from two former No.1 albums in Pink’s “The Truth About Love” and her “Greatest Hits… So Far”, as her multi-month Australian tour is hitting the eastern coast at the moment.
Robin Thicke released his “Blurred Lines” album this week, and that could be the highest new entry into the Top 10 this week, along with the possibility that Imagine Dragons could jump up into the Top 10 with “Night Visions” (HP-19). “A” for Agnetha could also stay within the Top 10 this week thanks to the two ABBA specials on during the week (Monday a repeat and Tuesday a new doco), which could also help “Abba Gold” and “18 Hits” leap up into the Top 20 or Top 30 this week.
Cody Simpson could land within the Top 20 with his new album “Surfers Paradise” and there’s a possibility that Kim Walker-Smith & Skyler Smith could land Top 30 with their set “Home”. The three Voice runner-ups released their albums this week, with Celia Pavey and “This Music” looking set for a Top 30 or higher debut, whilst Luke Kennedy with “A Time for Us” and Danny Ross with “As the Crow Flies” could be set for Top 40 debuts.
The new self-titled album for Ciara and the twelfth album for the Pet Shop Boys “Electric” could also debut within the Top 40 this week, whilst Bastille could jump up with their “Bad Blood” album now that the new song “Laura Palmer” is getting airplay. Lower down Sara Bareilles could debut with her new set “The Blessed Unrest” and Defeater with “Letters Home”. There could also be a return of Beyonce albums to the chart this week now that her local October/November has been announced.
Gavin Ryan reports with thanks to Australian-Charts.com