As her Australian tour rolls on, Rihanna holds on to top spot on the ARIA Singles Chart with “S&M”, for a total of four weeks at the pinnacle and the achievement of artist with most weeks spent at number one this century! Michael Buble’s five times platinum album “Crazy Love” accrues a sixth week at number one, this week being his third consecutive week on top in addition to three weeks at number one in November 2009. His overall tally of weeks spent at number one is now thirteen, in fine company with Led Zeppelin, Midnight Oil and James Blunt.
Challenging Rihanna on thisweek’s ARIA Singles Chart is Jennifer Lopez featuring Pitbull with “On The Floor”, jumping from 10 to 2 to deliver J Lo’s best singles chart result since 2002. Bruno Mars makes a massive charge for the top of the charts with “The Lazy Song”, coming from outside of the top 40 to climb a mighty 34 spots and claim #10 position, his fifth entry into the ARIA singles chart top 10. Ke$ha looks set for a further top 10 hit herself as “Blow” moves up seven places to #13, with Lupe Fiasco hot on her heels with his highest charting career single to date, “The Show Goes On” at 14, up from it’s #19 position last week. Kanye West enjoys a five-point rise, up to #26 with “All Of The Lights”, as Dr. Dre featuring Eminem and Skylar Grey improves on his debut of 39 last week, moving up to 27 with “I Need A Doctor”. Also on the move is Ian Carey featuring Snoop Dogg and Bobby Anthony with “Last Night”, which jumps seven spots to #29. There are two top 40 debuts this week, headed by UK singer/rapper Jessie J featuring B.o.B with “Price Tag” at 22, with rockers Panic! At The Disco landing at #39 with their new track “The Ballad Of Mona Lisa”.
Landing just behind Michael Buble on this week’s ARIA Album Chart is Sydney three-piece Art vs Science with their debut album, “The Experiment”, the second new number one album of the year. Their #2 debut is the best ARIA chart result of the group’s career and comes ahead of their tour dates with Chemical Brothers and further shows with the Future Music Festival. Also making his presence felt in the top 10 this week is Kanye West, racing from 17 to 8 with “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy”, as Katy Perry and The Black Eyed Peas join him – Katy up from 12 to 9 with “Teenage Dream” and BEP’s up from 11 to 10 with “The Beginning”.
Outside the top 10, Florence + The Machine continues to enjoy a second wind, up from 23 to 15 with “Between Two Lungs”, and Alan Jackson hits the top 40 at #32 with “34 Number Ones”, an 11 point jump from last week. Another big mover is local favourite Kasey Chambers, returning to the top 40 at #38with “Little Bird”, having placed at #64 on last week’s album chart. Top 40 debuts this week are headed by Justin Bieber at 19 with “Never Say Never – The Remixes”, Swedish singer Lykke Li at 30 with “Wounded Rhymes” and rock stalwarts Queens Of The Stone Age with their self-titled album at 34.
ARIA Top 5 Albums w/c 7 March
Further Top 40 Debuts:
19. Justin Bieber “Never Say Never – The Remixes”
30. Lykke Li “Wounded Rhymes”
34. Queens Of The Stone Age “Queens Of The Stone Age”
ARIA Top 5 Singles w/c 7 March
1. Rihanna “S&M”
2. Jennifer Lopez feat. Pitbull “On The Floor”
3. Lady Gaga “Born This Way”
4. The Black Eyed Peas “Just Can’t Get Enough”
5. Diddy – Dirty Money feat. Skylar Grey “Coming Home”
Top 40 Debuts:
22. Jessie J feat. B.o.B “Price Tag”
39. Panic! At The Disco “The Ballad of Mona Lisa”