Chart Feed – 05.12.11

Reece Mastin‘s ‘Good Night’ checks off its second week on top of our ARIA singles chart, now clocking over 70,000 sales to become one of the fastest selling singles here this year. ‘Good Night’ is unsurprisingly also the biggest gainer on our Aussie airplay chart (between 24 to 30 November), rising to #23.

Guy Sebastian‘s ‘Don’t Worry Be Happy’ improves on last week’s debut, now rising to #4 on the ARIA chart in its second week. Probably thanks to some decent radio rotation too. ‘Don’t Worry Be Happy’ leaps from #54 to #27 on the Australian airplay chart.

Adele has the biggest selling music DVD in Australia this week with Live at Royal Albert Hall debuting on top of the charts, beating off two other new tour DVD releases: Lady Gaga‘s Monster Ball Tour (#2) and Kylie‘s Aphrodite Les Folies (#3). I suppose someone should mention that Britney‘s Femme Fatale tour DVD arrived at #8? Such a non-factor.

Over in the UK, Kylie‘s Aphrodite Les Folies Live in London debuts at #72 on the album charts. It should show up on the DVD charts next week.

Watch Adele performing ‘Turning Tables’ live at The Royal Albert Hall:


 
Hilltop Hoods featuring Sia‘s ‘I Love It’ is the biggest new single in Australia this week, debuting at #18. It is also the second most added new song to local radios. This is now Sia‘s second appearance in the ARIA Top 20 this year, following her other smash guest appearance ‘Titanium’ with David Guetta.

Jessica Mauboy and Stan Walker‘s redundant ballad ‘Galaxy’ sits at #20 on the ARIA Top 50 and registers the biggest drop on the Australian airplay chart in the last week, sinking from #17 to #31. The song has strangely appeared on the UK release schedule with a tentative 12 December launch date. Meanwhile, Stan‘s new album Let The Music Play worringly drops from #18 to #27 in its second week here.

Kelly Clarkson‘s ‘What Doesn’t Kill You (Stronger)’ leaps to #44 on our ARIA singles chart this week, while its predecessor ‘Mr Know It All’ falls to #29. All these lesser songs need to take note and move out of the way too. Kelly‘s hit album Stronger falls to #20 in its sixth week here.

Lana Del Rey‘s ‘Video Games’ breaks into a new peak of #56 on our ARIA charts. The gospel of Del Rey continues to spread across Europe – in fact, ‘Video Games’ is currently reigning in the iTunes Top 10 in Germany, Austria and the Netherlands.

Watch Lana perform ‘Blue Jeans’ – a track featured on her ‘Video Games’ EP:


 
One Direction has the biggest selling new album in Australia this week with Up All Night making a strong debut at #5, simultaneously certifying gold sales of 35,000 copies shipped.

Olly Murs finally gets a UK #1 album with In Case You Didn’t Know debuting on top, selling 148,000 copies in its first week. His first album Olly Murs arrived at roughly the same time last year but only managed to sell 108,000 copies to debut at #2. Well done, you.

Take That’s Progress Live album enters at #12 in the UK this week, making sure Gary Barlow‘s not left penniless this Christmas while his X Factor cohorts all manage chart appearances. Progress Live remains as the biggest selling music DVD in the UK for the second week in a row, keeping Adele‘s Live At Royal Hall from claiming the throne.

Watch Take That performing one of my faves ‘Kidz’ live on their Progress tour:


 
Joe McElderry‘s Classic Christmas album debuts at #15 in the UK this week. This time next year, Craig Colton will be doing the same.

N-Dubz‘s Greatest Hits debuts at a humble #38 this week. It was such a pointless cash grab to coincide with Tulisa‘s X Factor gig and Dappy’s recent solo success. Tulisa‘s own solo album’s not slated for release until the first quarter of next year.

Kelly Rowland‘s Here I Am (International Version) cops a red-faced flop in the UK this week, entering at #56 despite all the promo she’s put in during the week including a mini concert for BBC 1Xtra – which was an utter hot mess, by the way. The album turns up at #23 on the UK digital charts, which doesn’t look too bad I guess. Kelendria‘s current single ‘Down For Whatever’ drops to #9 there while the sexy American urban smash ‘Lay It On Me’ starts charting at #81 in the UK.

Here I Am has a slight chance of faring better in its second week, especially after today’s X Factor performance. Look, I really don’t think it’s gonna significantly turn fortunes around for the diva but kudos for trying anyway.

Watch Ms Kelly turn out a medley performance of ‘When Love Takes Over/Down For Whatever’ on UK X Factor:


 
The SaturdaysOn Your Radar sinks from its disappointing #23 debut to #53 this week. It’s officially a success of Sweet 7 proportions now, am I right – guys? The pop quintet has just kicked off their All Fired Up tour so with any luck, this should support sales a little.

X Factor Finalists‘ woeful charity single ‘Wishing On A Star’ did go #1 after all, making this the fourth consecutive year where the show has slapped a benefit release on top of the charts.

Jessie J‘s defining ballad ‘Who You Are’ races from #37 to #8 this week, thanks to her performance on the UK X Factor and not to mention a complimentary warble by axed contestant Misha B.

Rebecca Ferguson‘s debut album Heaven arrives in UK storefronts today and it’ll be interesting to see where it ends up given the lukewarm chart response to ‘Nothing’s Real But Love’. The slow-burning single does a death drop from #10 to #30 this week.

Emeli Sandé‘s second solo single ‘Daddy’ debuts at #21 this week, obviously gonna be a hard match for ‘Heaven’s peak at #2. The flawless singer/songwriter will drop her debut album Our Version of Events on 6 February.

Watch Emeli‘s video for ‘Daddy’:


 
Beyoncé‘s ‘Love On Top’ flies to #28 in the UK this week, making this Queen Bey‘s 19th solo Top 30 smash in the country. The last closest reach she had was with ‘Countdown’ just a few weeks ago, peaking at #35.

Michael Buble‘s Christmas album squeezes to the #1 spot on the US Billboard 200 with a marginal 0.18% lead over Nickelback‘s Here and Now, which debuted at #2. This is said to be the closest race to the top since November 2007.

Christmas is Buble‘s third US #1 album and with 227,000 copies sold, this is actually the biggest weekly sales he’s ever clocked. I’m thinking he’s gonna be doing seasonal records more often now. Interestingly enough with Justin Bieber‘s Under The Mistletoe and Michael Buble‘s Christmas going #1, 2011 is now the first year to yield two US #1 Christmas albums since 1957, when Elvis and Bing Crosby scaled such heights.

Watch Michael Buble recording ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’:


 
Nickelback‘s Here and Now is the band’s third consecutive album to make the US top two. Although, the opening week sales don’t quite match that of 2005’s All The Right Reasons (325,000) and 2008’s Dark Horse (326,000).

Rihanna‘s Talk That Talk debuts at #3 in the US, nabbing 197,000 first week sales. Last year’s blockbuster album Loud managed to debut at #2 with 207,000 copies sold. Over at the singles bar, ‘We Found Love’ continues to reign on top of the US Billboard Hot 100 while ‘Talk That Talk’ becomes the biggest new single in the country, debuting at #31. Elsewhere, ‘You Da One’ drops from #14 to #22 while ‘Where Have You Been’ cracks the Top 100 at #65.

In the UK, Talk That Talk drops to #3 in its second week. The pull downwards is also reflected on the singles chart with ‘We Found Love’ slipping to #3 and ‘You Da One’ dipping one spot to #40. The more drastic drops were felt by album tracks: ‘Talk That Talk’ (#25 to #47) and ‘Where Have You Been’ (#61 to #94).

Here in Australia, ‘We Found Love’ is still securely seated in the ARIA Top 5 while its predecessor ‘You Da One’ ascends to a new peak of #31. Its other sister tracks ‘Where Have You Been’ and ‘Talk That Talk’ drop to #63 and #73 respectively, while the new album slides to #7 in its second week. Talk That Talk has now been certified gold sales for shipments of 35,000 copies in Australia.

Listen to Rihanna‘s fierce as fuck ‘Cockiness (Love It)’:


 
Lady Gaga‘s Monster Ball Tour at Madison Square Garden is the biggest selling music DVD in the US, debuting straight at #1 ahead of two other major titles out in the same week: Britney‘s The Femme Fatale Tour (#2) and Beyoncé‘s Live at Roseland (#3).

A Very Gaga Holiday EP debuts at #52 on the US Billboard 200 while Born This Way – The Remix enters at a lowly #105. Over at the singles chart, ‘You and I’ sits at #29 while ‘Marry The Night’ ascends from #97 to #59.

In the UK, Born This Way – The Remix debuts at #77 while ‘Marry The Night’ edges to a new peak of #16. Here in Australia, Born This Way – The Remix debuts at #62 on our ARIA charts but ‘Marry The Night’ has yet to return to our ARIA Top 100.

Watch the hilarious Cooking with Gaga segment on Alan Carr‘s Chatty Man:


 
will.i.am‘s new single ‘T.H.E. (The Hardest Ever)’ featuring Mick Jagger and Jennifer Lopez debuts at #36 on the US Billboard Hot 100, selling 70,000 first week downloads. Meanwhile here in Australia, ‘T.H.E.’ enters our ARIA charts at #68. The Black Eyed Peas frontman’s last solo hit here was last year’s ‘Check It Out’ (featuring Nicki Minaj), which made #21.

Monica‘s new ballad ‘Until It’s Gone’ moves up to a new peak of #26 on the US R&B/Hip Hop charts. There hasn’t been as much of a buzz with this new era for Mo so let’s hope things pick up in the new year. Her seventh studio album New Life is slated for a 21 February release in the States.

Selena Gomez & The Scene‘s ‘Love You Like A Love Song’ finally tops the US Billboard Dance/Club play charts with Beyoncé‘s ‘Countdown’ closing in at #2. Shout out to these key risers: Wynter Gordon‘s amazing ‘Buy My Love’ (#7), Nervo‘s ‘We’re All No One’ (#8) and Katy Perry‘s ‘The One That Got Away’ (#13).

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Chart Feed – 28.11.11

X Factor Australia winner Reece Mastin snatched wigs all the way to the top of the ARIAs this week with his debut single ‘Good Night’. It was reported that ‘Good Night’ managed to sell one copy every 2.7 seconds on Wednesday alone – easily clocking 32,000 sales in the first 24 hours.

Reece‘s debut album – featuring studio recordings of 10 songs he covered on the show – will drop on 9 December. Knowingly missing from the mix is the much-detested cover of ‘All By Myself’. Reece Mastin – the album – is currently charting at #60 on our Aussie iTunes based on pre-orders alone.

Guy Sebastian‘s ‘Don’t Worry Be Happy’ is the second biggest new single on the ARIA charts – winding up at #7. The X Factor judge was positioned at #2 on our iTunes charts for a few days, behind his apprentice Reece.

Watch Guy‘s brilliant new video ‘Don’t Worry Be Happy’:


 
Israel Cruz‘s ‘Party Up’ rises to #33, somehow resurrecting after looking like it was destined to be another home grown crunk’n’b flop. The Aussie producer – who has crafted numbers for the likes of Jessica Mauboy, Elen Levon and Scarlett Belle – last appeared in the Top 50 seven years ago with ‘Old Skool Luv’.

Ricki-Lee‘s ‘Raining Diamonds’ plummets from #19 to #36, clocking only one week in the ARIA Top 20. Be very fucking worried. The slamming dance/pop epic managed to rise to #23 on the Australian airplay chart in the last week – evidently not enough to sustain interest.

The forthcoming ‘Raining Diamonds’ video sees our girl channeling some kind of Sasha Fierce/Barbarella realness – watch the behind the scenes before the full production premieres hopefully sometime during the week:


 
Rihanna‘s Talk That Talk debuts at #5 in Australia, sending three new tracks to our ARIA Top 100 in its wake – ‘You Da One’ (#41), the frenetic future club smash ‘Where Have You Been’ (#46) and ‘Talk That Talk’ (#61). The project’s lead single ‘We Found Love’ sits at #4 and is still the most played song on Aussie radios.

Over in the UK, Talk That Talk debuts at #1 – racking up over 160,000 opening week sales to become one of the fastest selling albums there this year. Just so you know, TTT crossed north of 100,000 copies in the first three days alone. RiRi also has four tracks in the UK Top 75 this week – ‘We Found Love’ (still at #1), ‘Talk That Talk (#25), ‘You Da One’ (#39), ‘Where Have You Been’ (#61).

Over in America, Talk That Talk is slated to debut at #3 or #4 this week with predicted sales between 200,000 – 210,000 copies. ‘We Found Love’ is still the most downloaded song in the country while its follow up ‘You Da One’ debuts at #9 on the US Billboard Digital Songs chart, selling 124,000 copies.

Listen to Rihanna‘s slamming ‘Where Have You Been’:


 
Katy Perry‘s ‘The One That Got Away’ slowly edges up to #32 on our ARIA charts. The driving pop ballad drops from #20 to #29 on our Australian airplay charts in the last week. Meanwhile over the States, ‘The One That Got Away’ cracks the Top 10, making Teenage Dream now the first album in 17 years to spawn six Top 10 smashes.

The last record holder was Janet Jackson‘s Janet circa 1994. Note: only seven albums in music history have snatched six or more US Top 10 hits. Janet‘s Rhythm Nation was the first album by a female artist to do so.

Lady Gaga‘s ‘Marry The Night’ drops out of our ARIA Top 100 altogether this week. Gag! No radio support, no video out, and various competing Gaga releases all continue to undermind this single’s potential.

Over in the UK, ‘Marry The Night’ stalls at #18 while her brand new Born This Way remix album debuts at #77. Looking at the UK iTunes store now, A Very Gaga Holiday EP sits comfortably at #18 on its first day out. There’s no way this ho’s gonna go through the festive season without making a dollar or two.

Over in the US, ‘Marry The Night’ re-enters the US Billboard Hot 100 at #97 – thanks in some small way to radio pick up and general awareness. ‘Marry The Night’ is the most played new song on US airwaves, debuting at #65 on the airplay charts.

Watch Glam Ma Monster perform ‘Marry The Night’ for A Very Gaga Thanksgiving:


 
Kelly Clarkson‘s ‘What Doesn’t Kill You (Stronger)’ is making a killing already on the Australian airplay charts – leaping from #49 to #21. The future smash is currently placed at #42 on our Aussie iTunes charts. Over in the States, ‘WDKY’ re-enters the US Billboard Hot 100 at #99 and on the digital charts at #64. She needs to stop flogging ‘Mr Know It All’ and just go to town on this one already.

Other notable new singles buzzing about our Aussie iTunes include: will.i.am featuring Jennifer Lopez and Mick Jagger‘s ‘T.H.E.’ (#62) and Cher Lloyd‘s summer-correct ‘With Ur Love’ (#63).

Kylie Minogue‘s Ultimate Kylie compilation shoots up to a breathtaking #95 on the Aussie iTunes chart while Aphrodite – Les Folies Live in London sits at #169 after her defining induction into the ARIA Hall of Fame. No other Kylie albums have returned to the Top 200 in light of all this publicity. Let’s hope her stunning Aphrodite – Les Folies Live in London DVD racks up some serious sales because that tour was just fucking everything. The Aphrodite Live in London album is currently charting at #85 on UK iTunes.

Watch Kylie perform ‘Love At First Sight/Can’t Fight The Feeling’:


 
Stan Walker‘s Let The Music Play debuts at #18, making it the biggest new Aussie album on the charts this week. Not that there’s much competition – sorry David Campbell. Stan‘s album has done well to stand up in the Top 20 given that ‘Light It Up’ flopped and all he’s got to represent is that ballad borrowed from Jessica Mauboy‘s album.

Dolly Parton‘s new album Better Day debuts at #29 in Australia this week, supported by her recent tour around the country, which included some dates up in some proper country area. I honestly can’t go back far enough to tell you when was the last time the defining music legend had a Top 50 ARIA hit but let’s just say, it’s the first time this century.

Olly Murs‘ new single ‘Dance With Me Tonight’ debuts at #2 in the UK this week, suffering the ultimate cock block by Rihanna‘s ‘We Found Love’. In the first three days on sale, the spunky X Factor star managed to surpass RiRi‘s ‘We Found Love’ by 2,000 copies – but by the end of Thursday, ‘We Found Love’ had pulled up worryingly close at just 49 units away from overtaking Olly. Come weekend, look what happened.

Olly‘s sophomore album In Case You Didn’t Know is currently charting at #2 on the UK iTunes store on its first day out. Check out the dapper man performing ‘Dance With Me Tonight’ on UK X Factor with The Muppets:


 
Kelendria Trene Rowland, welcome back to the muhfuggin’ UK charts. ‘Down For Whatever’ enters at #6 this week, becoming the former-DC glamazon’s sixth solo Top 10 hit in the region. She’ll be engaging in some serious promo this week to flog the international edition of Here I Am which features her two huge dance collabos: ‘When Love Takes Over’ (with David Guetta) and ‘What A Feeling’ (with Alex Gaudino). Here I Am (International Edition) is currently charting at #26 on UK iTunes on its first day out.

Meanwhile across the Atlantic, Kelendria‘s ‘Lay It On Me’ can probably be written off as a certified flop. The summer radio ready smash sinks to #77 on the US R&B/Hip Hop charts, unable to even scale the Top 30 following ‘Motivation’‘s surprise #1 reign just a few months ago.

Rebecca Ferguson‘s gorgeous debut single ‘Nothing’s Real But Love’ enters at #10 on the UK charts this week. No, it isn’t crash hot by any major label pop star’s standards but I have a really soft spot for the girl. My mind, body and spirit is completely ready for her album Heaven, which arrives next Monday in the UK.

Watch Rebecca‘s charming interview on This Morning and performance of ‘Nothing’s Real But Love’:


 
One Direction‘s Up All Night debuts at #2 in the UK this week, managing 138,000 opening week sales. The lads’ single ‘Gotta Be You’ does a death drop from its #3 debut last week to #16.

Here in Australia, the physical copy of Up All Night is going at retail outlets for $13 – certainly an enticing offer given that they’re only really known for one very new hit single at the moment. The album is currently placed at #9 on Aussie iTunes. Over on our ARIA Top 100, ‘What Makes You Beautiful’ rises to #8 this week while its b-side ‘Na Na Na’ has astonishingly made it at #84.

The SaturdaysOn Your Radar shockingly debuts at #23 on the UK charts this week, making it the girls’ first album to completely miss the Top 10. Fuck, I know the album wasn’t that great but surely it deserved more than this epic floppage? Regardless of the results, On Your Radar has surprisingly been quietly released on Aussie iTunes – making this the first Saturdays album to reach our shores since Chasing Lights. I need to lie down.

Pixie Lott continues the flow of British pop flops with Young Foolish Happy plummeting from #18 to #42 in its second week. Her underappreciated new single ‘What Do You Take Me For’ sinks from #20 to #42. Pixie‘s label has swung into damage control, bringing forward the third single – ‘Kiss The Stars’ – for a 26 December release. Here in Australia, I guess Pixie‘s Young Foolish Happy is doing alright to even be seen at #165 on our Aussie iTunes chart.

Watch Pixie flog ‘What Do You Take Me For’ on Loose Women:


 
The X Factor Finalists 2011‘s charity single ‘Wishing On A Star’ is surprisingly reigning at #1 on the UK iTunes chart right now on its first day out. Surprising reception given how shit it is but also altogether unsurprising given the involvement of JLS and One Direction.

Drake scores the third largest opening week album sales of 2011 with Take Care pushing 631,000 copies to debut at #1 on the US Billboard 200. It’s a sizable improvement on Drake‘s 2010 smash Thank Me Later, which managed 447,000 first week sales to also debut at #1.

Adele‘s 21 clocks its 39th consecutive week in the US Billboard 200 Top 5 bracket, making history as the longest time an album has remained in the Top 5 since its debut. The last record holder was Michael Jackson‘s legendary 1987 album Bad, which clocked 38 weeks.

Watch Adele perform ‘Turning Tables’ live at Royal Albert Hall:


 
Glee‘s The Christmas Album, Vol. 2 debuts at #6 in the US Billboard 200 at #6, pulling 71,000 opening week sales. Talk about a significant drop compared to the cast’s first Christmas album, which debuted at #8 with 161,000 first week sales last year.

Elsewhere, the Glee cast’s A-grade mash up of Adele‘s ‘Rumour Has It/ Someone Like You’ debuts at #5 on the US Billboard Digital Songs chart, racking up 160,000 downloads. This is now Glee‘s fifth largest weekly sales figure for any of their singles. ‘Rumour Has It/ Someone Like You’ is only bettered by ‘Teenage Dream’ (214,000), ‘Loser Like Me’ (one of two originals written for the cast – 210,000), ‘Forget You’ (192,000) and ‘Don’t Stop Believin” (177,000).

Mariah Carey continues to bathe in gold this lucrative Christmas season. Her classic ‘All I Want For Christmas’ is currently covered in three albums in the US Billboard Top 10 – Michael Buble‘s seasonal record (#2), Bieber‘s Under The Mistletoe (#5) and Glee‘s newest Christmas album (#6).

Selena Gomez & The Scene‘s ‘Love You Like A Love Song’ still has some unbelievable mileage left in it. The single rises to #46 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and the A-level remixes soar to #2 on the dance/club play chart.

Watch the stunning video for Selena‘s next single ‘Hit The Lights’:


 
Other notable new entries on the dance/club play chart include Taio Cruz and Flo Rida‘s ‘Hangover’ (the biggest debut at #33), Florence + The Machine‘s ‘Shake It Out’ (entering at #45) and Flo Rida‘s ‘Good Feeling’ (opening at #46).

Chart Feed – 15.08.11

Gotye and Kimbra‘s ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’ has risen to claim the top spot this week, making him the first Australian artist to go #1 here since Guy Sebastian‘s ‘Who’s That Girl’ earlier this year. ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’ is not only the indie pop purveyor’s first chart topper but his first single to crack the ARIA Top 50. Likewise for his partner in crime Kimbra, who has been the hipster community’s best kept secret up until now. It’s an amazing feat for the pair to rise to #1 in only five weeks, racking up platinum sales and earning the support of commercial stations, where they typically would only get rotation on Triple J. Gotye premiered his forthcoming Making Mirrors album on Triple J last night in full, ahead of its release this Friday. The album, in its pre-order state, is currently charting at #7 on iTunes Australia. Kimbra‘s own album Vows will drop locally on 2 September.

Jessica Mauboy‘s ‘Inescapable’ shoots up to #4 this week, making this her first Top 5 hit since ‘Burn’ ascended to #1 in 2009. I know, right? But it’s not like everything in between has flopped or anything. J Mally’s singles are always well-timed and mostly well-supported by Aussie radios, which naturally results in high charting positions. In fact, all her singles have gone Top 20 bar ‘Let Me Be Me’, which was the sixth and final single from Been Waiting (could we blame anyone for not caring?). Keep an eye on next week’s chart to see where the album peaks with the arrival of its deluxe incarnation. If you’re trying to decide if it’s worth your pennies or not, here’s a preview of some new Get ‘Em Girls tracks and my thoughts on the lot. In the two days that counted, Get ‘Em Girls Deluxe has managed to bring the album back to #19 on the Australian Urban charts.

Watch J Mally perform ‘Inescapable’ on Australia’s Got Talent:

 

Lady Gaga‘s ‘You And I’ is the most added new song to Aussie radios this week. The music video is set to premiere this Thursday. I know she’s always hyping up her latest video to be her best work yet but really, wouldn’t it be impressive if her best video truly was for the single nobody counted on? Elsewhere, Rihanna‘s ‘Cheers (Drink To That)’ rises to #18 in Australia this week, making it her fifth consecutive Top 20 smash here. Every single off the Loud album – bar ‘Man Down’, which wasn’t even serviced to Aussie radios, was it? – has gone Top 20 in Australia, a feat no other RiRi album has ever achieved. Not even the mega Good Girl Gone Bad. Over in the States, ‘Cheers’ shoots up to #50 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Marvin Priest and mah gurl Wynter Gordon‘s ‘Take Me Away’ has finally cracked the Top 50 this week at #32 after a few weeks in the wilderness. The song is getting a bit more radio support so it’s fitting to see it do what it’s doing now. Wynter’s own single ‘Buy My Love’ is set to be released and issued to Aussie radios on 22 August – let’s pray the uptake on that is even greater than what it has been for ‘Take Me Away’.

Watch Marvin Priest and Wynter Gordon‘s ‘Take Me Away’ video. My gurl is looking absolutely smokin’ hawt in it:

 

Selena Gomez & The Scene‘s ‘Love You Like A Love Song’ cracks the Aussie Top 50 this week at #48. This is actually the Disney pop princess’s second time ever charting this high in our country – ‘Naturally’ made #46 last year. While she’s never really had the same level of radio support as she has in the States and around Asia, Selena’s latest album When The Sun Goes Down managed to debut at #14 here – signifying that she’s most definitely a force to be reckoned with. I don’t know about commercial stations turning the corner to embrace Godmez but Australian gay and lesbian station JOY 94.9 has certainly kept ‘Love You Like A Love Song’ on daytime rotation for a while now. The single also makes a huge jump in the UK, going from #141 to #72 this week. Get ready for the take over.

Boy & Bear‘s Moonfire debuts at #2 in Australia to become the highest selling new album this week, beating the almighty Jay-Z and Kanye West‘s Watch The Throne which came in at #3. The Sydney-based indie rockers have been on the scene for a good year or so now and this is actually a pretty impressive debut for their first album. Last year, they probably piqued a few interests when they opened for Mumford & Sons on their Australian tour and the gang’s EP at the time With Emperor Antarctica managed to chart as high as #63.

Check out Boy & Bear‘s new single ‘Milk & Sticks’:

 

Zoë Badwi‘s Zoë album debuts at #35 on the ARIA chart and #22 on the digital side this week. I think that’s pretty much expected for an artist that has her heels firmly planted in the dance scene with one crossover single. I look forward to seeing our girl sustain the sales with some heavy touring over the next two months. What’s important is Ms Badwi taking her music out to the scene where it needs to be, where it was designed to be. I’m sure it’d be nice to have another mega radio smash like ‘Freefallin’ – queens, y’all know that I’m eyeballing the next single ‘Until You’re Over Me’ – but at the end of the day, the Zoë album was made to cater for dance audiences. It shall fulfill its destiny accordingly and anything beyond that would be a bonus.

Amy Winehouse and Adele continue their airtight reign of the UK Top 5 this week with the late Wino’s Back to Black still holding on to #1 and Adele’s 21 placed firmly at #2. Frank and 19 are holding down #4 and #5 positions respectively.

Jay-Z & Kanye West‘s Watch The Throne debuts at #3 in the UK, making it the highest selling new album there this week. Watch The Throne was definitely the most downloaded album in the UK and Australia this week, topping the digital charts in both territories. The hip hop moguls’ current single ‘Otis’ slips to #40 in the UK while their Beysus-annointed future single ‘Lift Off’ starts charting at #48. ‘Lift Off’ will be launched to American urban stations next Tuesday.

Cheryl Cole‘s 3 Words album has copped a surprise sale boost this week, re-entering the UK Top 100 at #80 after it had already sold over 900,000 copies in its prime. Nuhdeen will be steady sticking pins in her Chezza voodoo doll now. Speaking of the Geordie Goddess, there’s this delicious piece of goss that she has apparently recorded a will.i.am track originally intended for Cher Lloyd‘s album. What a sneaky ho. Do you see the way she’s thieving away at people’s opportunities? Trust me, she may be laying low after losing her X Factor judging seat but Ms Cole is planning something far bigger and more sinister than Nadine 2.0. We haven’t seen the last of this bitch. All of us stanning for a Girls Aloud reunion will have to topple Cheryl’s empire first.

Dub step duo Nero score their first ever UK #1 hit this week with ‘Promises’. They first caught mainstream media attention after making the shortlist for BBC’s prestigious Sound of 2011 in December alongside other lauded breaking talents like James Blake and Clare Maguire (the winner was Jessie J and look what a year it has been for her). Their chart-topping new entry could not have come at a more surprising juncture with X Factor pop acts JLS and Cher Lloyd having occupied the top spot in previous weeks. So what gives?

Check out the video for ‘Promises’ and rate it for yourselves:

 

David Guetta and Sia‘s ‘Titanium’ debuts at #16 in the UK and #31 in Australia this week purely off the back of strong digital sales. This epic dance number is already shaping up to be a real contender for Feed Limmy’s Top 10 singles of 2011. I honestly hope the label doesn’t tread too lightly on this success. ‘Titanium’ has the potential to go so much further if it receives the full backing of an official single launch. This needs to be impacting radios already. I’m not content with it being pitched as some digital promo teaser for the album, which I’ll probably hate anyway. ‘Titanium’ is actually turning on pop music fans who aren’t normally inclined to bump Guetta tracks because it’s one of his few singles that aren’t insipidly about getting crunk and picking up chicks. Sista Sia bringeth soul and a hurricane of emotions to the dance floor much in the way Estelle did for Guetta‘s last album gem ‘One Love’.

Jessie J‘s ‘Who’s Laughing Now’ cracks the UK Top 100 this week, entering at #37 after the video surfaced. Expect it to keep rising after the single gets officially released on 21 August. We’re expected to be treated to two new Jessie J tracks in no time, y’all. First up there’s ‘Repeat’, a track on David Guetta‘s forthcoming Nothing But The Beat album, then there’s ‘Domino’ – the Katy Perry-fashioned new summer pop jam slated to hit the States on 30 August (according to Idolator).

Nicole Scherzinger‘s ‘Wet’ rises from #189 to #38 in the UK this week. With any luck, she’ll secure a fourth consecutive Top 3 smash there. Over in the States, ‘Right There’ makes a new peak of #15 on the dance/club play charts. Here in Australia, the single hangs tight at its peak of #8. It’s already charting better than its predecessor ‘Don’t Hold Your Breath’, which only made it at #17. We can’t really hold that against it, can we? ‘Don’t Hold Your Breath’ was most Aussies’ introduction to Nicole’s solo work. It was the perfect appetiser and now that local radios have taken the Scherzinger bait, here comes more.

While we’re on the subject of post-Pussycat Doll work, if you haven’t already inspected Jessica Sutta‘s A-grade new dance/pop single ‘Show Me’ – you absolutely need to. Like, right away. The chorus is giving me life:

 

Kelly Rowland‘s Here I Am drops 10 places on the US Billboard 200 in its second week to chart at #13. I’ve clocked a couple of stans getting pressed because Kelendria has yet to issue a follow-up single. What is she waiting for? ‘Motivation’, as great as it was for her, has well and truly run its course. Everyone is looking forward to ‘Lay It On Me’ now but there’s still no date set for a radio impact and no sign of a video shoot either. To quote my Twitter friend and beloved pop music fan Richard Eric, ‘Lay It On Me’ is “exactly how Kelly Rowland should sound in 2011: brave, confident, and like somebody who could comfortably lead a group rather than be the second-in-charge like she was back in DC.” Trust.

Greyson Chance – the 13-year old YouTube sensation who rose to fame with his piano-based cover of ‘Paparazzi’ – sees his debut album Hold On ‘Til The Night enter the US Billboard Hot 100 at #29 and digital charts at #14. The album, released through Ellen DeGeneres‘ label eleveneleven, managed to sell 16,185 first week copies in the States off the back of two singles.

Check out his adorable video for ‘Unfriend Me’. It’s the best prepubescent break-up song you’ll ever hear:

 

Dev‘s second single ‘In The Dark’ has finally cracked the US Billboard Hot 100 at #97. The rent-a-ho for Far East Movement and JLS‘s singles is still hustlin’ hard to get her solo material heard in the States but everything seems to be lining up for her just fine. She’ll gain further exposure as one of the many guests on David Guetta‘s forthcoming album Nothing But The Beat – she’s on a demure, prim and family-friendly track with Timbaland titled ‘I Just Wanna Fuck’. On top of that, Dev‘s debut album The Night The Sun Came Up is set to drop in the UK first on 5 September and later in the US on 20 September.

Kylie Minogue‘s ‘Put Your Hands Up’ shoots up to #2 on the US Dance/Club play charts. So close to reaching #1 and joining the constellation of Aphrodite dance chart toppers. Elsewhere, Britney‘s ‘I Wanna Go’ is the biggest gainer on the club play charts, taking it to a new peak of #3. Wynter Gordon‘s ‘Til Death’ holds tight to the Top 5 placement. Also on the get-go is the new pan-Asian girl band Blush with their debut single ‘Undivided’ featuring Snoop Dogg, ascending to #9 on the dance charts. I am not sold on these ladies, to be honest. But I’ll let you be the judge.

Check out Blush’s beige single ‘Undivided’:

 

The Wanted‘s ‘Glad You Came’ remains a hot contender on the UK Top 10 but it’s their 2010 debut single ‘All Time Low’ that’s starting to heat up now across the Atlantic. I nearly fell off my chair when I clocked ‘All Time Low’ rising to #21 on the US Billboard Dance/Club charts. I mean, really? Why that mess? I could say the same for Blush. Other surprising dance chart movers include Adele‘s ‘Set Fire to The Rain’ rising to #27 and Jennifer Hudson‘s ‘No One Gonna Love You’ cracking at #47.

Leona Lewis‘ euphoric new single ‘Collide’ debuts at #32 on the US Dance/Club charts this week. Although, I’m not so sure about its future now that Avicii has filed papers to the high court preventing her label, Syco, from releasing ‘Collide’ ahead of his version ‘Fade into Darkness’. To be continued.

Chart Feed – 04.07.11

Beyonce‘s 4 opus debuts straight at #1 in the UK, selling 89, 211 copies first week copies. On day one, the record had already sold 32,000 copies – outselling the combined sales of Britain’s top three albums of the minute: Gaga‘s Born This Way, Adele‘s 21 and 19.

Needless to say Beyonce‘s history making Glastonbury performance last Monday had a lot to account for. There’s all sorts of excitement up in the British Beyhive with her previous solo albums Dangerously In Love and I Am Sasha… Fierce shooting back up to #38 and #45 respectively. Over on the singles chart, ‘Best Thing I Never Had’ debuts at #3 and future smash ‘End of Time’ enters at #62 while her classic ‘Irreplaceable’ re-enters at #33.

4 is also predicted to debut at #1 in the US Billboard Hot 200 on Wednesday with estimated first week copies of 300,000. The predicted figures are considerably lower than the first week sales set by previous records I Am… Sasha Fierce (482,000) and B’Day (541,000). Make of it what you will. On the US Dance/Club charts, ‘Run The World (Girls)’ ascends to #1 – making it Queen B’s 12th solo dance chart topper there. Other singles that have made it to the top include 2010’s ‘Why Don’t You Love Me?’ Beyonce‘s 4 debuts at #2 in Australia this week, where it also happens to be the highest selling new album in the country.

Watch Beyonce‘s delightful Year of 4 mini-doco where she takes us through candid footage of her finalising 4 and being the bossbitch when it comes to managing her own career now:

 

Jill Scott scores her first ever #1 album on Billboard Hot 200 with The Light of The Sun, selling a respectable 135,000 copies. The neo-soul/jazz artist has been releasing albums for over 10 years now and this is actually her biggest commercial success yet. Might have something to do with the fiercely independent artist’s new alliance with a major label. They sure came correct in giving this record a push.

LMFAO‘s Sorry For Party Rocking album debuts at #3 in Australia this week. Elsewhere on the singles chart, their collabo with Natalia Kills ‘Champagne Showers’ bullets to #14 while the album’s main dominating smash single ‘Party Rock Anthem’ is still perched at #2.

David Guetta‘s new single ‘Little Bad Girl’ featuring Taio Cruz and Ludacris debuts at #40 in Australia this week. The label is obviously doing their best to rush release the tracks the minute it leaks like they did with its predecessor ‘Where Them Girls At’, which mind you – only premiered its video last week. The forthcoming album Nothing But The Beat hits Aussie shores on 26 August, featuring collaborations with our indie poster girl Sia and diva extraordinaire Jennifer Hudson.

Watch David Guetta, Flo Rida and Nicki Minaj‘s party party rah-rah video for ‘Where Them Girls At’:

 

Maroon 5 featuring Christina Aguilera‘s ‘Moves Like Jagger’ is the second most added song on Australian radios this week. Over in the States, it debuted at #2 on the digital charts with a healthy 203,000 downloads. The creative pairing and performance debut on the season finale of The Voice was a hit. Aggie has confirmed that she’ll be returning for season two so you can bet that she’ll have a new album to flog on the show by then. Elsewhere, inaugural winner of The Voice Javier Colon‘s debut single ‘Stitch by Stitch’ (produced by Darkchild) enters at #57 on the US R&B/Hip Hop charts. His cover of Coldplay‘s ‘Fix You’ debuts at #52 in the US Billboard Hot 100.

According to Billboard, digital track sales are showing no sign of slowing down. It’s absolutely the future and as labels continue to make downloads more readily available. As of the 29 June, the year to date track sales were at 635.35 million – up 10% compared to the same total at this point last year, which was 575.96 million.

Christina Perri‘s ‘Jar of Hearts’ has gone #3 in Australia thanks to some positive radio support. Elsewhere, Miley CyrusCan’t Be Tamed album shoots up for the second consecutive week thanks to the tour. It’s now sitting at #18 on our ARIA charts.

Wynter Gordon‘s With The Music I Die is showing a bit of staying power in its second week, dipping only slightly from #25 to #26. Over on the singles chart, ‘Til Death’ ascends to its previous peak of #16. My gurl had just released the six-track EP over in the States where it climbed as high as #5 on the American iTunes charts in the first 48 hours. Let’s see what happens when the Billboard charts come in on Wednesday. ‘Til Death’ had soared to #14 on the US Dance/Club charts after only four weeks.

Britney‘s ‘I Wanna Go’ debuts at #33 in Australia this week. Have you guys clocked the handful of official UK remixes her label had uploaded? Check it out here. She will reportedly drop a new remix album soon to accompany the release of her tenth signature fragrance ‘Cosmic Radiance’. It’s all expected to unfold next month.

Sneaky Sound System‘s ‘We Love’ moves to a new peak of #32. The duo are currently on a national tour to give y’all a taste of the forthcoming album so expect for this single to keep rising on the charts. The new album From Here to Anywhere will drop on 26 August.

Coldplay‘s ‘Every Teardrop is a Waterfall’ cops a Glastonbury-fuelled surge back up the charts as it travels from #42 to #10 in the UK this week. The band’s headlining gig also saw old singles returning to the Top 75 – check ‘In My Place’ (#40), ‘Fix You’ (#47), ‘Viva La Vida’ (#51), ‘Yellow’ (#59) and ‘The Scientist’ (#68). Gawd, they’ve had some good hits, haven’t they?

Check out the vibrant music video for the brand new single ‘Every Teardrop is a Waterfall’:

 

Janelle Monae‘s incredible The ArchAndroid cracks the UK charts at #67 this week. I guess for a lot of folks over there, she was the big breakout revelation at Glastonbury – that energy and charisma is stuff of legendary proportions. It’s a shame she never came to Australia.

Pitbull‘s Planet Pit debuts in the US Billboard Hot 200 at #7, pulling 55,000 first week copies to become his second US Top 10 album.

Nicole Scherzinger‘s ‘Right There’ continues to grow in the US where it has reached a new peak of #62 on the Billboard Hot 100. In Australia, the single was just serviced to radios this week with the revamped US version of the album slated to hit shelves on 12 August. I’m surprised the new songs haven’t leaked yet.

Selena Gomez & The Scene‘s extremely likeable ‘Love You Like A Love Song’ debuts at #47 on the US digital charts and #72 on the Billboard Hot 100. The previous single ‘Who Says’ moves up to #5 on the dance charts. I seriously think that out of all your Disney-spawned popstars, Selena Godmez is my fave. That vocal tone of hers is so incredibly sexy and the songs are utter guilty pleasure. It’s a shame she doesn’t get much of a push in Australia.

Afrojack and Eva Simons’ ‘Take Over Control’ may have been a smash for us here in Australia earlier this year but folks in America are only getting into now as they approach summer. Kinda like the belated discovery of Martin Solveig‘s ‘Hello’, ‘Take Over Control’ is now gradually climbing up the Billboard Hot 100 – reaching #89.

Chart snack: one of my biggest K-pop obsessions 2NE1 sees their ferocious new single ‘I Am The Best’ debut at #4 on the South Korean Gaon Charts. Elsewhere, the repackaged version of f(x)‘s Hot Summer [Editor’s note: yes, kids – it’s a Korean cover of Monrose and our dancing queen Rhys‘ smash] rises to #2.

Check out the video for 2NE1‘s ‘I Am The Best’ and see why there’s no doubt that K-pop is running the world:

 

Oh my gawd.

Chart Feed – 30.05.11

Lady Gaga‘s enormous Born This Way record debuts straight in at #1 in Australia and the UK as predicted, certifying platinum sales here. Over in the UK, the album sold over 218,000 first-week copies – more than the rest of the Top 10 combined. Born This Way is officially the highest selling debut in the UK so far this year. Looking on the Aussie singles chart: ‘Born This Way’ overtakes its successors to be placed at #11 this week – followed by ‘Judas’ (#14), ‘The Edge of Glory’ tumbling hard from #12 to #38, and ‘Hair’ from #20 to #39. ‘Hair’ pulled over 147,000 downloads in the US to debut at #5 on the Digital Song chart and #12 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Born This Way has tentatively begun to chart at #10 on the US Dance/Electronic charts, placed behind its predecessors The Fame (#1), The Fame Monster EP (#5) and The Remix (#6). I’m absolutely gagging to see if the album crosses the 1 million sales mark to formally debut at #1 in the US this Wednesday.

Jessie J‘s Who You Are is finally selling big, the way it should be, in Australia. The record breaks through to a new peak of #4 this week, supported by her latest smash ‘Nobody’s Perfect’ which also rose to a new peak of #12 on the ARIA singles chart. Over in the US, the album sits at #110 this week while ‘Price Tag’ is placed at #31 on the Billboard Hot 100.

James Blunt‘s Some Kind of Trouble shoots up the Aussie charts to #5 this week, bettering the chart position it got the last time he was here for a promo trip. The album has reportedly sold over a million copies worldwide but bar the fantastic first offering ‘Stay The Night’, Blunty has struggled to rack up another hit single. Both subsequent releases ‘So Far Gone’ and ‘If Time is All I Have’ have flopped, the latter only managing to peak at #64 in Australia. The uptempo ‘I’ll Be Your Man’ was issued last week as the album’s fourth single in certain territories.

Jennifer Lopez‘s Love? is surprisingly still hanging tight in our Top 20, sitting at #17 this week. The new single ‘I’m Into You’ featuring Lil’ Wayne is totally struggling to match the epic success of its predecessor ‘On The Floor’. ‘I’m Into You’ is not even close to cracking the Top 30. Clock its performance in the UK and it’s the opposite, Love? is set to drop off the Top 30 while ‘I’m Into You’ moves up to #13. Go figure.

Jennifer Hudson‘s I Remember Me finally cracks the main ARIA album chart this week, entering at #26. She definitely sold a few albums on her first ever promo trip Down Under last week but I don’t think we’re any closer to hearing J. Hud rule the airwaves just yet, which is a shame because if the title track had been recorded by Leona Lewis or Jessica Mauboy, it would’ve been added straightaway.

Watch Ms Hudson perform ‘I Remember Me’ on our Australian Dancing With The Stars:

 

She is looking gorgeous but that figure hugging dress is giving her a very unflattering lumpy silhouette. Gurl, nothing about that looks right.

Rihanna‘s ‘California King Bed’ moves up to #4 this week in Australia. Elsewhere, Katy Perry‘s ‘Last Friday Night (TGIF)’ jumps from #40 to #21. Jason Derulo‘s new piece ‘Don’t Wanna Go Home’ debuts at #34 here and Stan Walker‘s ‘Loud’ moves up to #27 in its third week. I’ll be peeking over at the New Zealand charts just to see how it’s performing there. They just need to hurry the fuck up and update this week’s stats.

Beyonce‘s ‘Run The World (Girls)’ is finally getting the chart leg up it needs. Thanks to the steady flow of live performances last week, the track flies up from #42 to a new peak of #15 on our ARIA singles chart, making this Queen B‘s first Top 30 hit here since ‘Video Phone’ flopped. Let’s face it, the last major hit B had here was ‘Sweet Dreams’ and that was reigning when she toured in September 2009. Over in the UK, ‘Run The World’ bolts from #45 to #22 this week while in the States, the track moves up to #50 on the Billboard Hot 100. In Japan, the single leaps from #57 to #18. Conclusion: all round improvement on a global scale.

Kelly Rowland‘s ‘Motivation’ makes #1 on the US R&B/Hip Hop charts and moves up to #21 on the Billboard Hot 100. I’m giddy with excitement at the prospect of Kelly scoring her first mega solo smash since ‘Dilemma’. Is this real life? Michelle, LeToya and the other two better come correct.

Wynter Gordon‘s ‘Til Death’ moves up to a new peak of #16 in Australia this week. I reckon it could go Top 5 when she returns next month to launch the album. She is already confirmed to perform on Dancing With The Stars and she’s also tweeted that she’s gonna be on our Aussie X Factor. Based on what I’ve heard so far on the album sampler, some obvious singles include the boppy Axwell-produced ‘Buy My Love’ and the stellar ‘Still Getting Younger’, an 80s-inclined dance ballad produced by our own Nick Littlemore.

Grant Smillie and Zoe Badwi‘s new collabo ‘Carry Me Home’ jumps to #12 on the Aussie club charts. The single EP is set to drop on iTunes next week so expect for a radio edit to impact very soon. In some related tea, Ms Zoe‘s eponymous debut solo album has tentatively been pushed back to a 22 July release after it was initially slated to hit stores within a week of Wynter‘s album. The delay now gives ‘Carry Me Home’ more time to gather momentum and naturally, for the Neon family to properly focus on both ladies’ respective LP launches. I’m holding out for Zoe and Wynter to co-headline a tour of several Aussie gay clubs. Now that would be sublime!

Havana Brown‘s ‘We Run The Night’ is still the biggest selling Aussie single out this minute, moving up to #7 on the ARIA singles chart this week. We’re yet to receive any official remixes as yet but they can’t be far off with the track doing so well. Elsewhere, Laidback Luke, Steve Aoki and Lil Jon‘s frenetic club track ‘Turbulence’ crosses over to the main ARIA singles chart this week to debut at #37. This song is one muhfuggin’ hot mess. I just can’t with Lil Jon‘s crunk ass screams.

The Saturdays‘ new single ‘Notorious’ debuts at #8 in the UK this week – making it the highest selling new single in the nation and, mind you, the only new entry in the Top 20. The song also made #8 in Scotland and #19 in Ireland this week. Would you believe it? ‘Notorious’ is actually out now on our Australian iTunes store. How efficient! It’s the first release serviced to Aussies since their debut LP Chasing Lights.

Watch The Saturdays perform ‘Notorious’ on the UK’s So You Think You Can Dance:

 

Nicole Scherzinger‘s ‘Right There’ leaps into the UK Top 20 this week for a #15 placement. I reckon it could possibly even go Top 10 but I highly doubt it’ll make Top 3 like its predecessors ‘Poison’ and ‘Don’t Hold Your Breath’, the latter being Nicole‘s first ever #1 solo smash. Over in the US, ‘Right There’ debuts at #7 on the Heatseekers Chart – a chart reserved for artists who are yet to have a Billboard Hot 100 entry. That’s right, how could we forget that Nicole‘s previous solo singles have all flopped Stateside? As ya’ll would’ve no doubt heard, Ms Scherzinger‘s set to replace Cheryl Cole on the US X Factor judging panel so will this affect the Brit’s affinity with the ex-Pussycat? We shall see.

Better question, will we see Cheryl return to UK X Factor? As per the tabloid mills right now – it’s looking very unlikely. Word is, show producers were set to unveil the drastically revamped panel last week – featuring Gary Barlow, Kelly Rowland, N-Dubz‘s front ho Tulisa Contostavlos and Louis Walsh – but everything was thrown up in the air the minute they had a chance to snag Chezza back from the US counterpart. Decisions will have to be made fast because filming for the UK auditions will start on Wednesday.

Speaking of X Factor, I can’t wait for the Aussie and UK series to air. Feed Limmy will proudly continue its weekly coverage like we did last year. One of my season favourites Cher Lloyd is apparently filming the video for her debut single ‘Swagger Jagger’, check on The Sun‘s snap of the shoot. I can’t believe that none of them – except Tesco Empress Mary Byrne – has got albums or even singles out yet. They can’t all be holding off to drop records when the 2011 series begins, surely? Wouldn’t surprise me if they did.

Alexis Jordan‘s third single ‘Hush Hush’ jumps to #62 in the UK this week. According to Amazon, the digital EP – which drops on 10 June – comes loaded with remixes by Cahill, Tom Neville and Full Intention. It is gonna pop! Can’t wait for Aussie radios to start bumping this. I never did warm to ‘Good Girl’ and let me tell you, it was the strangest feeling ever hearing it at my regular gay club on Saturday. I swear most Aussies are still hung up on ‘Happiness’ and ‘Hush Hush’ is the cold hard hit they deserve.

Listen to Cahill‘s Lounge Radio Edit of ‘Hush Hush’:

 

Tinie Tempah has arrived in the States, y’all. His breakthrough album Disc-overy debuts at #2 on the R&B/Hip Hop charts and #12 on the Billboard 200. Elsewhere, Moby‘s latest LP Destroyed debuts at #2 on the US Dance/Electronic album charts (behind Lady Gaga‘s almighty The Fame) and #69 on the Billboard 200.

Glee star Matthew Morrison‘s self-titled album drops from its #24 debut in the US last week to #53 on the Billboard 200. Elsewhere, Selena Gomez and The Scene‘s ‘Who Says’ moves up to #35 on the Billboard Hot 100 now equaling the chart position of her last smash ‘A Year Without Rain’.

Nicki Minaj fans in Australia and New Zealand, brace yourselves for the repackaged version of Pink Friday. It’s no coincidence that “previously unreleased” tracks like ‘Super Bass’ and ‘Girls Fall Like Dominoes’ have started appearing on our iTunes. Most local fans probably already have it when they grabbed the deluxe edition, which was formally released in the US and UK ages ago. But just so you know, ‘Super Bass’ was issued to Aussie radios today in preparation for the Pink Friday deluxe, which officially hits Aussie stores this Friday.

Chart snack of the week: C+C Music Factory‘s classic 90s smash ‘Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)’ is currently charting at #132 on our Aussie iTunes dance charts, and further down at #181 is Real McCoy‘s anthem ‘Another Night’. Too good to be true.

Chart Feed – 04.10.10

Short Stack’s ‘Planets’ is the highest charting new single in Australia this week, debuting at #4. Elsewhere, we welcome The Potbelleez back into our Top 20 with ‘Hello’ peaking at #19.

Scarlett Belle and Kyle Sandilands probably shared a high five this morning after learning that their ‘Freak Tonight’ single has ascended to a new peak of #37, thanks to last week’s X Factor performance. It probably helped that the track’s going at a discounted rate on iTunesJustice Crew’s ‘And Then We Dance’ also moved up ten places on our singles chart this week after their X Factor performance. The rush-release of the band’s doco DVD is yet to make an impact.

Zoe Badwi’s ‘Freefallin’ has risen to #23 on the main singles chart here this week. That coveted Top 20 spot is so within reach for sister gurl, so I suggest you uncross your fingers and toes and start purchasing. Fun fact: ‘Freefallin’ is co-written by Amy Pearson, whose dabble in dance pop didn’t quite blossom last year, resulting Sony scrapping the album and dropping her.

The bubbly ‘Butterfingers’ marked a remarkable reinvention for the serial balladeer and for the axed album Aftershock, Amy had locked in tracks with titan producers Darkchild (see: ‘Telephone’), The Heavyweights (see: Natasha Bedingfield) and Leah Haywood (STFU, we think it’s love). Sigh, guess we’ll never know now.

Mark Ronson’s collaborative album Record Collection debuts at #2 in the UK and #6 in Australia this week, making it here as our highest charting new entry.

Mumford & SonsSigh No More has bolted back up the charts this week, moving from #42 to #26. They might not want to acknowledge it but you have to put it all down to X Factor Luke & Joel’s cover of ‘Little Lion Man’, don’t you? The single also re-enters at #48 this week. BAM!

Speaking of X Factor power, over in the UK, Adele’s ‘Make You Feel My Love’ has been flogged to death on the boot camp episodes sending the track from #102 to a new peak of #4. Her Grammy-winning 19 album also re-enters this week, sitting at #57.

Simon Cowell’s shiny new act Labrinth sees his first solo single ‘Let The Sun Shine’ enter at #3 in the UK this week. The dance/hip hop artist rose to prominence this year on Tinnie Tempah’s ‘Pass Out’ and ‘Frisky’ singles, and this week he settles for second highest new entry while Tinnie takes another #1 with ‘Written In The Stars’. Labrinth is surprisingly Simon Cowell’s first non-talent show signing in six years.

Kylie’s ‘Get Outta My Way’ has shot up to #12 in the UK this week, following a series of promo performances about town. But that’s not bloody good enough, people. This is Min’s first single to miss the UK Top 10 since ‘Breathe’ choked at #14 twelve years ago.

KT Tunstall’s comeback single ‘(Still A) Weirdo’ enters at #39 in the UK this week, while her US single ‘Fade Like A Shadow’ peaks at #49 on the Adult Contemporary chart. The new album Tiger Suit debuts at #5 in the UK. Fun fact: KT contributed a track (‘Nice Men’) on Dame Shirley Bassey’s 2009 album: The Performance. Must’ve been quite an honour to make the shortlist given that this is the Dame’s first studio album of originals in over 30 years.

Sia’s We Are born album has finally charted in the UK debuting at #74 this week. This is the colourful Aussie songbird’s first album to crack the UK Top 100 and seriously, heads will roll if the world sleeps on this amazing record. Back home here, we’re already moving onto the album’s third single ‘Bring Night’.

Glee’s season return in the US saw all three new covers – ‘Empire State of Mind’ (#21), ‘Telephone (#23) and ‘Billionaire’ (#28) – chart as the country’s highest new entries. Keep your eyes peeled on this Wednesday’s Billboard charts to see where their Britney tracks debut. I’ve placed bets that ‘Stronger’ will the lead the pack this week.

Aussie dance sensation Yolanda Be Cool & D Cup sees their ‘We Speak No Americano’ crack the US charts, peaking at #78 this week. Global domination here we come. Who would’ve thunk it?

Maroon 5’s new album track ‘Stutter’ enters at #84 this week, bettering the chart position of the second single ‘Give A Little More’ which peaked at #86. Elsewhere, Jesse McCartney’s – where’s that album – ‘Shake’ debuts at #90. The pop heart throb announced on Twitter in August that his fourth album’s completed but there’s still no release date set yet.

There’s been a flurry of new albums making its mark on the US Top 100 this week. The most exciting of the pack include: Maroon 5’s Hands All Over entering at #2, Selena Gomez & The Scene’s A Year Without Rain making #4, John Legend & The RootsWake Up! debuting at #8, and Shontelle’s No Gravity sauntering in at #81.

Feed Limmy Top 20 Most Played This Week:

#1 davidlim – Do What I Do
#2 Shontelle – Take Ova (feat. Pitbull)
#3 Ace of Base – All For You
#4 Kylie Minogue – Wonderful Life (Radio 1 Live Lounge Cover)*
#5 Cheryl Cole – Promise This
#6 Erika Heynatz – Holding On
#7 Christina Aguilera – Woohoo
#8 BoA – Copy & Paste
#9 Shontelle – Perfect Nightmare
#10 Joe McElderry – Ambitions*
#11 Brandy – Lifeguard
#12 Willow Smith – Whip My Hair
#13 Margaret Berger – Samantha
#14 Kimbra – Settle Down
#15 davidlim – Sitting In The Dark
#16 Nadine Coyle – Insatiable
#17 Jessica Mauboy – Get ‘Em Girls (feat. Snoop Dogg)
#18 Solange – Stillness In The Move
#19 Rihanna – Only Girl (In The World)
#20 Glee Cast – Telephone
* = Added to playlist this week.