Ahead of their eagerly anticipated Australian tour, “Backspacer”, the ninth studio album from rock legends Pearl Jam, swoops on top spot on the ARIA Album Chart on debut. It is the band’s seventh ARIA #1 album since “Vs” in 1993. French DJ David Guetta continues his dream run on the ARIA Singles Chart this week, racking up an impressive five weeks at the top with “Sexy Bitch” (featuring Akon).
While the top four positions on the ARIA Singles Chart hold this week, fifth spot belongs to “Don’t Stop Believin’” from Glee Cast which, fueled by the TV show that aired it’s second episode this week, shoots up a massive sixteen spots. The original from Journey was a top 10 single in the US back in 1982, its year of release, but spent minimal time at the bottom of the top 100 here in Australia.
In further ARIA Singles Chart news, Beyonce‘s “Broken Hearted Girl” jumps thirteen spots to #15 in its second week in the chart while her former No.5 hit “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)” re-enters the top 40, hitting #16 after twenty-six weeks. “The Fixer” from Pearl Jam climbs thirteen spots to #22, “Release Me” from Ages makes a #31 debut and Newton Faulkner’s “If This Is It” makes it’s way back into the top 40, coming in at #36. Taylor Swift‘s former #1 hit “Love Story” re-enters the top 40 this week, sitting in the No.40 position.
Beyonce also makes a huge impact on this week’s ARIA Album Chart as her ‘I Am…’ concert tour jets out of the country. The album “I Am… Sasha Fierce” jumps four spots to No.3, having peaked at #8 on debut last November and again in January this year. Newton Faulkner’s second album “Rebuilt By Humans” achieves an impressive #5 debut this week, following in the footsteps of his first album “Hand Built By Robots” which peaked at No.5 in April last year. Madonna‘s greatest hits double-CD compilation “Celebration” debuts at #8, giving her the seventeenth Australian top 10 album of her career. Madonna‘s last album “Hard Candy” topped the chart on debut in May last year. This week also sees “The Boy Who Knew Too Much” from Mika make a #10 entrance into the chart, following his first album “Life In Cartoon Motion” which was a No.5 hit in 2007.
“Draw The Line” from David Gray is the biggest mover on the ARIA Albums Chart this week, jumping eight spots to #18 while touring act The Script‘s self-titled album re-enters the top 40, coming in at #34 after nineteen weeks in the chart. “Head Of The Hawk” from Bluejuice and the “Packed To The Rafters Volume 2” soundtrack both make top 40 debuts, sitting at 38 and 39 respectively.
David Guetta‘s “Sexy Bitch” (feat. Akon) remains at the top of the ARIA Digital Tracks Chart for the seventh week running while “I Gotta Feeling” from the Black Eyed Peas moves back into the top five, sitting at #5. “Don’t Stop Believin’” from Glee Cast jumps a huge twelve spots to #7, Beyonce‘s “Broken-Hearted Girl” climbs twelve spots to #18 and “Release Me” from Agnes makes a #35 debut.
ARIA Top 5 Albums
ARIA Top 5 Singles
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ARIA Top 5 Digital Tracks
1. David Guetta feat. Akon “Sexy Bitch”
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