The Adele juggernaut shows no signs of abating, as “21” becomes the second longest running number one on the ARIA Album Chart this decade, trumped only by P!nk’s thirteen weeks at #1 with “Greatest Hits … So Far”. In fact, Adele is only one spot away from having the top two positions on the ARIA Album Chart, as her debut “19” jumps up from 6 to 3 this week, it’s highest position to date. With “Someone Like You” enjoying a fourth week at #1 on the ARIA Singles Chart and “Rolling In The Deep” holding just behind at #4, Adele has an impressive tally of four singles and albums sitting within the top 4 of the ARIA Charts.
Equally inspiring this week is the chart effort of Lady Gaga, in Sydney last week for a whirlwind promotional visit and exclusive live performance. She blasts from 5 to 2 on the ARIA Album Chart with “Born This Way” and from 22 to 6 on the singles chart with “The Edge Of Glory” - it’s highest position to date and Gaga’s tenth ARIA top 10 single. In fact, seven of her singles either remain in, or return to, the Top 100 this week, lead by “Born This Way” blasting back into the top 40 at #18. Her albums “The Fame” and “The Fame Monster” return to the top 40 at 31 and 34 respectively - proving Australia really has gone gaga for Lady Gaga!
In further ARIA Album Chart news, US singer/songwriter Christina Perri races to a #5 top 40 debut with her first album, “Lovestrong”. Following the trend of female artists dominating the charts, and hot on the heels of superstars Adele and Lady Gaga, Perri also enjoys a new high for her single “Jar Of Hearts”, which is up a spot to #2 this week. The second highest album debut of the week comes from Australian country artistAdam Harvey, who debuts at #10 with his eighth chart album, “Falling Into Place”. This is his best result to date, easily eclipsing his previous highpoint of #19 with “Both Sides Now” in 2009. Following the announcement of their Australian tour, Foo Fighters bounce back five places to #11 with “Wasting Light”, as their “Greatest Hits” returns to the top 40 at #25. Damien Leith is up 3 places to #16 with “Roy”, local duo Busby Marou debut at 24 with their self-titled release, Angus & Julia Stone move up four spots to 28 with “Down The Way”, and Fleetwood Mac’s “Rumours” is back to #30 from 35 last week.
Outside of the efforts put in by the girls this week, ARIA Singles Chart honours go to US pop rockers Maroon 5 who bolt from 36 to 10 withtheir new single “Moves Like Jagger” - featuring yet another high profile female artist, none other than Christina Aguilera. It’s their fifth top 10 hit and first since early 2008 when “Won’t Go Home Without You” reached #7, their biggest hit to date being 2004’s chart topper, “She Will Be Loved”. Nicole Scherzinger makes a massive impact this week, her single “Right There” featuring 50 Cent blasting from 40 to 20, whilst Chris Brown featuring Justin Bieber makes a five spot jump to 29 with “Next To You”. Australian artists contribute the two top 40 debuts this week – “Somebody That I Use To Know” from Gotye featuring Kimbra lands at #27 and multi-platinum artist Pete Murray makes his chart return at #38 with brand new release “Always A Winner”.
ARIA Top 5 Albums w/c 18th July
1. Adele “21”
2. Lady Gaga “Born This Way”
3. Adele “19”
4. LMFAO “Sorry For Party Rocking”
5. Christina Perri “Lovestrong”” (debut)
Further Top 40 Debuts:
10. Adam Harvey “Falling Into Place”
24. Busby Marou “Busby Marou”
ARIA Top 5 Singles w/c 18th July
1. Adele “Someone Like You”
2. Christina Perri “Jar Of Hearts”
3. LMFAO featuring Lauren Bennet & GoonRock “Party Rock Anthem”
4. Adele “Rolling In The Deep”
5. Pitbull feat. Ne-Yo, Afrojack & Nayer “Give Me Everything”
27. Gotye feat. Kimbra “Somebody That I Use To Know”
38. Pete Murray “Always A Winner”
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