Britney Spears scores her first ever Australian #1 album this week with Femme Fetale debuting on top of the charts. Every other Brit studio album has made Top 5 here, with the exception of In The Zone (which shockingly only managed to peak at #10).
Looking across the globe, Femme Fatale has also gone #1 in Canada, #8 in the UK and #4 in Ireland. Back home in the States, the album is slated to debut at #1 with Billboard predicting the record to sell around 280,000 first week copies. If FF stomps its way to the top then it’ll be Godney‘s sixth studio album to reach #1 in the US [Editor’s note: Blackout only managed to go #2]. The current single ‘Till The World Ends’ rises to #17 in Australia and #56 in the UK this week.
Katy Perry‘s ‘E.T.’ shoots straight to #1 on the US charts this week, making Teenage Dream the ninth album ever in Billboard Hot 100’s history to produce four chart toppers. Other albums that have achieved at least four US #1 singles include Bee Gees’ Saturday Night Fever soundtrack, Michael Jackson‘s Bad and Whitney Houston‘s Whitney. All iconic – I’m just not sure if Teenage Dream is worthy to even be in their presence.
UK X Factor‘s Mary Byrne has trumped Godney on the Irish and UK charts this week. The divine Tesco Empress’ debut album Mine and Yours milked the best of the Mother’s Day period to debut at #1 in her homeground Ireland and #6 in the UK. Timing is everything.
Adele‘s career defining album 21 celebrates its 10th week on top of the UK charts this week, making the soul siren the first act to do so since Dire Straits in 1986. 21 has reportedly landed its biggest sales week to date thanks in no small part to pre-Mother’s Day sales. Here in Australia, 21 is the second most downloaded album this week and ‘Rolling In The Deep’ finally turns up in our main singles chart, debuting at #40.
Radiohead‘s The King of Limbs is the second biggest selling album in Australia, debuting at #2 this week. Over in the UK, the album enters at #7. Elsewhere, Lionel Richie‘s Definitive Collection album re-enters our Top 50 this week at #17 after bringing his All Night Long tour Down Under.
Nicole Scherzinger‘s Killer Love drops from #8 to #17 this week in the UK. Poor bitch. I’ll be keen to see which single she elects next. She just tweeted yesterday that she’s already planning a “sexy” video for the release. ‘Don’t Hold Your Breath’ drops to #5 in the UK this week but the good word about the single is only starting to spread in Australia. ‘DHYB’ is the most added new track to Aussie radios this week so all signs point to a proper solo hit here. Yes, ma’am. Yes.
According to our friends at Auspop, ‘Don’t Hold Your Breath’ will be released digitally here this Friday and the Killer Love album will be out digitally and in stores 15 April.
LMFAO featuring Lauren Bennett and Goon Rock‘s new track ‘Party Rock Anthem’ is catching on fast here. The track is the third most added new track to Aussie radios this week, also registering huge jump to #12 on our ARIA singles chart.
Jennifer Lopez has conquered the UK charts with ‘On The Floor’ debuting straight at #1 this week. Across the pond, the party anthem ascends to #1 on the US Dance/Club Play charts and sits on top of our ARIA singles chart for the second week running. The urban inflected new single ‘I’m Into You’ (featuring Lil Wayne) has just been serviced to Aussie radios today.
Wiz Khalifa‘s Rolling Papers album debuts at #47 in the UK this week while his breakthrough single ‘Black and Yellow’ sits at #6. Over in Australia, the track makes an entrance at #38 but back home in the States, Rolling Papers is predicted to enter at #2 this Wednesday possibly pulling as many as 225,000 first week sales. Wiz‘s new single ‘No Sleep’ debuts at #6 on the US Billboard Hot 100.
Alexis Jordan‘s ‘Good Girl’ isn’t quite catching on like wild fire. The single comes in at #43 this week almost a month after she came here for a promo trip. Over on the club charts, the Dave Aude and deadmau5 mixes of her previous smash ‘Happiness’ debut at #47. Alexis Jordan‘s self-titled album drops to #33 in Australia and sinks to #63 in the UK this week.
Rebecca Black‘s viral hit ‘Friday’ picks up more sales in the US this week going from #72 to #58, with 50,000 units sold according to Nielsen SoundScan. The 13-year old internet phenom is already plotting a follow up single titled ‘LOL’ and yes, bitches better gag because she’s also threatening an album. Prepare for more timeless Black poetry: “BFF you make me LOL” (repeat).