Chart Feed – 24.09.12

We’ve seen the charts light up like it was Christmas this month, thanks to the heavy flow of new albums taking over the shelves.


For only the second time in history, the entire top six spots on the US Billboard 200 are filled with debut entries. Here in Australia, we have eight new albums scaling our ARIA Top 20, while over in the UK, they have six.

Y’all can obviously expect for it to get even more competitive in the coming months as all the strong sellers come out to play for your seasonal spendings.

This has been a good week for Pink, The Killers, Carly Rae Jepsen, Kanye West and – definitely more than ever – PSY, the K-pop icon responsible for ‘Gangnam Style’.

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Chart Feed – 05.07.10

The brilliant new Scissor Sisters‘ album Night Work enters the Australian chart at #10 this week. Never mind if local radio is side-stepping around ‘Fire With Fire’, watch the album take off when they start touring. Night Work debuts at #2 in the UK this week.

Miley Cyrus Can’t Be Tamed album debuts at #4 here this week behind new releases from Parkway Drive (Deep Blue #2) and The Cat Empire (Cinema #3).

Robyn‘s Body Talk Pt. 1 drops to #27 on our digital albums chart. Kudos to all the downloaders because unlike them, I shelled out $17 for a physical copy that resembles that of a burnt CD package.

Local radio’s love for Charice‘s ‘Pyramid’ has resulted in the track’s decent chart debut at #77 here this week. Elsewhere The Killers‘ frontman Brandon Flowers sees his first solo single ‘Crossfire’ enter at #62.

Kelly Rowland‘s ‘Commander’ has edged into the UK Top 10 this week, rising to #9. She just dropped her second single ‘Rose Coloured Glasses’ over in the States. If there’s any justice, that’ll do what ‘Commander’ couldn’t do and cross over to the main Billboard chart. ‘Commander’ is currently #1 on the US Dance/Club chart.

Kelis‘ ‘4th of July (Fireworks)’ has risen to #82 in the UK this week. Her mind-blowing electro pop album Flesh Tone hits stores this Friday in Australia. New releases this month from Kylie, Scissor Sisters – and now Mama Kelis – is sending me broke.

Eminem‘s Recovery album is reigining supreme on top of the US, UK and Australian charts this week. Elsewhere, our gurl Sia‘s We Are Born has debuted at #37 in the States finishing ahead of Macy Gray‘s new release The Sellout at #38.

Maroon 5‘s ‘Misery’ has entered the US Billboard chart at #44. I still can’t believe Robert “Mutt” Lange, the man behind Shania Twain‘s hit career and The Corrs‘ frivolous In Blue album is responsible for this. You just can’t go wrong, can you?

Sara Bareilles‘ new one ‘King of Anything’ debuts at #59 in the US this week. Her last album Little Voice has been on my “to re-discover” pile for months but knowing my general nonchalance towards anything Sara Bareilles, the new album will probably drop before I get around to it. The new LP, Kaleidoscope Heart, is due 7 September.

Feed Limmy’s Top 20 Most Played

#1 Kylie Minogue – Mighty Rivers*
#2 Kelly Rowland – Rose Colored Glasses
#3 Will Young – Leave Right Now
#4 Sia – Bring Night
#5 Sia – Be Good To Me
#6 Robyn – Cry When You Get Older
#7 Kylie Minogue – Heartstrings*
#8 Sia – Hurting Me Now
#9 Charice – In Love So Deep
#10 Kylie Minogue – All The Lovers
#11 Kylie Minogue – Cupid Boy*
#12 Sia – Stop Trying
#13 Kylie Minogue – Closer*
#14 Wynter Gordon – Lady
#15 25 For Haiti – We Are The World
#16 Girlicious – Maniac
#17 Sia – Clap Your Hands
#18 Kylie Minogue – Aphrodite*
#19 Kylie Minogue – Everything Is Beautiful*
#20 Scissor Sisters – Nightwork
* = Added to playlist this week.