Slipknot could have the number one album in Australia by week’s end. ‘5 The Grey Chapter’ is one of the fastest selling albums in the country this week.
2014 X-Factor winner Marlisa Punzalan looks set to take the No.1 spot this week with her winners debut single “Stand by You”, but the song only came out late Monday night, so it won’t have a full week of sales, but it has been at the top of several digitals retailers since it was initially released.
Jessica Mauboy performed her new single “Can I Get a Moment?” on the XF Grand Final also, and she has been flying high ever since, currently at No.2 on several charts, plus she has a three day head-start on sales from Marlisa, so at the moment it’s a fight for a former-champ and the new queen of music reality shows, whilst Taylor Swift’s performance on the show should also maintain her high presence with “Shake it Off”, and a new track from her soon-to-be-released fifth album “1989” entitled “Welcome to New York”, which came out yesterday (Tuesday) and this weeks new entry at No.21 “Out of the Woods” is set to climb, possibly into the tail end of the Top 10.
Ed Sheeran looks like he can only score one week at the top with “Thinking Out Loud”, which means he would have only spent a single week for both of his No.1’s here, whilst Guy Sebastian (also an XF performer) should debut within the Top 10 with his new track featuring 2 Chainz entitled “Mama Ain’t Proud”. Also retaining their Top 10 status this week should be The Veronicas with “You Ruin Me” (helped by being used in the Season 2 promo’s for “Resurrection”), The Script with “Superheroes” (TW-9), and after entering at No.83 this week, another XF GF performer Olly Murs should leap into the Top 10 with his new single “Wrapped Up” featuring Travie McCoy.
XF runner-up Dean Ray’s performance of the George Ezra track “Budapest” (TW-17) should boost the original back up to just outside of the Top 10 and Dean’s version of the song should rebound into the Top 20 alongside his version of the 1981 No.1 single by Kim Carnes “Bette Davis Eyes”, whilst a couple of potential Top 15 debuts could come from Calvin Harris with Ellie Goulding and “Outside” as well as David Guetta with Sam Martin and “Dangerous”.
XF winner Marlisa’s original audition song, The Beatles 1965 single “Yesterday” could land a Top 40 debut this week, and her duet with Jess Mauboy on “Never Be the Same” could returns Jess’s version back into the Top 50, whilst The Magician with Years & Years and this weeks No.76 entry “Sunlight” should climb into the fifty, with potential Top 50 debuts coming from Foo Fighters with “Something from Nothing” and last weeks possible entry (which didn’t) Calvin Harris and “Slow Acid”.
Third placed XF runner-ups Brothers 3 could see a new entry this week in the Top 60 with “Safe and Sound” (Capitol Cities track from 2013), whilst further new entries in the lower half of the Top 100 should come from Gwen Stefani with “Baby Don’t Lie”, Jessie J featuring 2 Chainz and “Burnin’ Up” and Karise Eden with “Dynamite”, with a possible return for “Like a Drum” for Guy Sebastian (XF performed with Brother 3), Flight Facilities with Emma Louise on “Two Bodies” and “Titanium” for David Guetta and Sia (Marlisa sang this on the XF Grand Final).
It’s a race to the top of the Australian Albums chart this week between current No.1 “Like a Version Volume 10”, former No.1 “x” for Ed Sheeran and the new album from masked-metallurgists and 2015 Soundwave headliners Slipknot with their first album in over six years (Sept 2008) “5: The Gray Chapter”.
Slipknot’s last studio album “All Hope is Gone” debuted and peaked at No.1, whilst in-between they released the collection “Antennas to Hell” (HP-16, late July 2012), so they’d be hoping for back-to-back No.1 studio albums even if it is six years apart. Also on track for Top 10 debuts are 2012 Voice winner Karise Eden with her second album “Things I’ve Done” and also 2013 X-Factor winner Dami Im with her second set too “Heart Beats”, whilst retaining their Top 10 status should be Barbra Streisand, The Script, Sam Smith and Missy Higgins.
Taylor Swift’s promotional visit to Australia this past week should help her previous album “Red” (TW-99) to rebound this week, and Ella Henderson’s debut set “Chapter One” which debuted at No.1 in the UK this past week, is on track for a Top 20 debut here. The fourth studio album for local singer Ricki-Lee “Dance in the Rain”, the second album for US duo Florida Georgia Line “Anything Goes” and the sixth album for The Game entitled “Blood Moon: Year of the Wolf” all look set for a Top 30-40 debut.
Further Top 50 entries could come from C.W. Stoneking with “Gon’ Boogaloo”, the Ozzy Osbourne best of set “Memoirs of a Madman” and the 29th studio album for Neil Diamond entitled “Melody Road”, along with his most recent best of collection look set to enter after his 60 Minutes interview on Sunday night. Lower down we could see Husky enter with “Ruckers Hill”, a compilation for Katie Noonan entitled “Songs That Made Me” (this might not enter as it has some previously released material on it), Drake with “More Than Enough” and Cold War Kids with their fifth studio album “Hold My Hand”
Written, Compiled and Researched by Gavin Ryan.