One Direction Swoops on ARIA Album Chart
After 19 weeks in the top 40, One Direction has achieved a new peak, hitting number one on this week's ARIA Album Chart with the double platinum debut album, 'Up All Night'. The five UK lads, former solo X-Factor contestants who together have taken all before them this year, have landed in Sydney to give Australian fans a taste of One Direction fever! Another phenomenon to top our charts here is Carly Rae Jepson with her single 'Call Me Maybe'. The Canadian songstress, who has just topped the UK Singles Chart, goes from strength to strength, increasing sales by 13% on last week whilst holding at number one on the ARIA Singles Chart for a second consecutive week.
Making a massive leap on this week's ARIA Album Chart is perennial favourite Lionel Richie, with his country-flavoured album, 'Tuskagee', jumping from 36 to 2 this week! It's a marked change in direction from the smooth sounds he's been renown for and earns him a fourth Australian top 5 album in a solo career that stretches back to the 80's. All four albums have gone on to reach the top 2, starting with 'Can't Slow Down' (#1 in 1984), 'Dancing On The Ceiling' (#2 in 1986), Back To Front (#1 in 1992) and now 'Tuskagee'. Also new to the top 5 this week is Nicki Minaj with 'Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded'. The flamboyant US singer, who sold out her only two Australian concerts in minutes last week, achieves her best album chart result to date with a #5 debut, this title easily eclipsing the #19 peak of its predecessor, 'Pink Friday', last August. The Black Keys return to the top 10 for a third time and thirteenth week, with 'El Camino' up two places to #10 - the album peaking at #3 back in February.
Outside the top 10 and Creedence Clearwater Revival moves up from 14 to #11 with 'The Ultimate Collection', David Guetta continues his upward trend as 'Nothing But The Beat' moves up two places to #15 and X-Factor star Rebecca Ferguson enjoys a 23 place leap, up to #17 with her debut album 'Heaven'. LMFAO's 'Sorry For Party Rocking' moves up four places to 22, Boy & Bear are up from 37 to 34 with 'Moonfire', and returning to the top 40 are three 'hits' collections - Lionel Richie with 'The Definitive Collection' at 19, Cold Chisel's 'The Best Of Cold Chisel - All For You' at 39 and Foo Fighters with 'Greatest Hits' at 40. Further top 40 debuts come from US rock band The Used at No.18 with their fifth album 'Vulnerable', their third Australian Top 20 result, followed by Tony Bennett at 25 with 'Duets: An American Classic & Duets II', local singer Sia with her greatest hits package 'Best Of', which enters at 30, and Meshuggah at 36 with 'Koloss'.
The top four tracks on this week's ARIA Singles Chart hold firm, as Ed Sheeran blasts into the top 5 with 'Lego House', up nine spots to #5. Hot on the heels of their number one album is One Direction and their single 'One Thing', which moves up from 18 to 6 as their debut single 'What Makes You Beautiful' experiences a resurgence, up four spots to #19. Timomatic's 'If Looks Could Kill' moves into the top 10, up eight places to #8, Stan Walker's 'Music Won't Break Your Heart' jumps ten places to #25 and David Guetta featuring Nicki Minaj moves from 33 to 29 with former #3, 'Turn Me On'. Top 40 single debuts this week come from B.o.B with 'So Good' at 21 and Bob Sinclair featuring Pitbull, Dragonfly & Fatman Scoop at 39 with 'Rock The Boat'.ARIA Top 5 Albums w/c 9th April 2012
1. One Direction 'Up All Night'
2. Lionel Richie 'Tuskegee'
3. Hilltop Hoods 'Drinking From The Sun'
4. Adele '21'
5. Nicki Minaj 'Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded' (debut) Further Top 40 Debuts:
18. The Used 'Vulnerable'
25. Tony Bennett 'Duets: An American Classic & Duets II'
30. Sia 'Best Of
36. Meshuggah 'Koloss'ARIA Top 5 Singles w/c 9th April 2012
1. Carly Rae Jepsen 'Call Me Maybe'
2. Nicki Minaj 'Starships'
3. fun. Feat. Janelle Monae 'We Are Young'
4. Labrinth feat. Tinie Tempah 'Earthquake'
5. EdSheeran 'Lego House' Top 40 Debuts:
21. B.o.B 'So Good'
39. Bob Sinclair feat. Pitbull, Dragonfly & Fatman Scoop 'Rock The Boat'
The ARIA Charts are available each week on www.ariacharts.com.au