ARIA Chart News - Kings Of Leon blasts to the top of the ARIA Album Chart on debut

This week’s ARIA Charts have produced some stellar results, with exciting new releases, led by Kings Of Leon, providing plenty of enticement for music lovers and the top five titles on the ARIA Album Chart all enjoying strong sales.

It was a head to head tussle between much loved Aussie singer John Farnham and US rockers Kings Of Leon for top spot on this week’s ARIA Album Chart, with Kings Of Leon emerging triumphant - “Come Around Sundown” raced straight to number one with a Platinum certification!    The band’s last album “Only By The Night”, which returns to the top 40 at #36 this week, chalked up 14 weeks at the top of the ARIA Album Chart between September 2008 and April 2009, with a 9 times platinum certification. “Come Around Sundown” is the twelfth album to debut at #1 this year.
John Farnham’s new album “Jack” lands at number two this week, earning the evergreen performer his sixteenth top 10 album result.  It’s his fifth to peak at #2, the last being “I Remember When I Was Young – Songs From The Australian Songbook” in November 2005.  Bruno Mars contributes the third album to debut in the top 10, with “Doo-Wops & Hooligans” coming in at #7, co-inciding with his single “Just The Way You Are” taking over #1 position on the ARIA Singles Chart this week! 
Further ARIA Album Chart highlights this week include Robbie Williams moving up from 6 to 3 with “In And Out Of Consciousness: Greatest Hits 1990 – 2010” and touring star Adam Lambert, who’s debut album “For Your Entertainment” enjoys a new highpoint of #6, up from 14 last week.  Crowded House returns to the charts with “The Very Very Best Of Crowded House” at #11 and Mirusia debuts at #17 with “Andre Rieu Presents Mirusia: Always & Forever”.  Paramore’s “Brand New Eyes” races forward 10 places to #22, with Usher just behind at #23, his album “Raymond V Raymond” moving up eight places this week.
With Bruno Mars taking over top spot on this week’s ARIA Singles Chart, Nelly moves up a spot to #3 with “Just A Dream” and local songstress Zoe Badwi enjoys her first top 10 single result as “Freefallin’” jumps up nine places to #9. Pitbull secures a second Australian top 10 single with
“Hey Baby (Drop It To The Floor)” featuring T-Pain up from 16 to 10 – his previous success came from “I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)”, which peaked at #6 in September 2009. Currently #1 on the US Billboard Hot 100, “Like A G6” from Far East Movement featuring The Cataracs and Dev is one of the week’s biggest movers, racing from 33 to 15 and Eminem’s “No Love” featuring Lil Wayne is up from 30 to 21.
This week’s highest top 40 debut comes from Taylor Swift, her single “Back To December” enjoying a first week result of 26, followed by Enrique Iglesias featuring Nicole Scherzinger one spot behind with “Heartbeat” on debut.  Adam Lambert’s “If I Had You” begins a climb back up the chart moving up 9 places to #22 and his new single “For Your Entertainment” makes an entry at #34. The third single to be lifted from Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream” album is “Firework” and it lands at #37 in it’s first week, with Adrian Lux squeezing into the top 40 on debut at #40 with “Teenage Crime”.

ARIA Top 5 Albums     w/c 25th October

1. Kings Of Leon “Come Around Sundown” (debut)
2. John Farnham “Jack” (debut)
3. Robbie Williams “In And Out Of Consciousness: Greatest Hits 1990 – 2010”
4. Eminem “Recovery”
5. The Script “Science & Faith”
Further Top 40 Debuts:
7. Bruno Mars “Doo-wops & Hooligans”
11. Crowded House “The Very Very Best Of Crowded House”
17. Mirusia “Andre Rieu Presents Mirusia: Always & Forever”
ARIA Top 5 Singles      w/c 25th October

1. Bruno Mars “Just The Way You Are”
2. Rihanna “Only Girl (In The World)”
3. Nelly “Just A Dream”
4. P!nk “Raise Your Glass”
5. Mike Posner “Cooler Than Me”
Top 40 Debuts:
26. Taylor Swift “Back To December”
27. Enrique Iglesias featuring Nicole Scherzinger “Heartbeat”
34. Adam Lambert “For Your Entertainment”
37. Katy Perry “Firework”
40. Adrian Lux “Teenage Crime”

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