We know it's nowhere near the Queen's ACTUAL birthday, but gosh, there were plenty of parties happening across the Queen's Birthday long weekend (Western Australia will get their chance to celebrate in September). But with a public holiday comes a little bit of a break for us too!
SINGLES : The Black Eyed Peas are continuing to 'Boom Boom Pow' in the No.1 position on the ARIA singles chart for another week (their fourth in the top spot) with a further 12,204 sales. Matchbox 20 frontman, however, might not be too far off staking his claim on the No.1 mantle, with his new single 'Her Diamonds' making a big five place move into the No.3 position (7442 sales). Sidney Samson finally makes it into the top 10 with his club banger 'Riverside' (5231 sales), while Katy Perry looks like she's on the verge of another top ten hit, with her single 'Waking Up In Vegas' climbing 11 places this week into the No.11 position (4195 sales). They're doing good business over on the albums chart, so it's no surprise that Eskimo Joe starts impacting on the singles chart with lead single 'Foreign Land' landing in the No.13 spot after 4037 sales. Kelly Clarkson's whirlwind visit to our shores sees 'I Do Not Hook Up' bullet from No.29 to No.15 in a week (4026 sales), and the same can be said for two acts who've just left the country after a nationwide tour. Firstly the Pussycat Dolls with 'Hush Hush; Hush Hush' up from No.31 to No.16 and Lady Gaga with 'Paparazzi' - up from No.73 last week to No.27 this week - all on digital sales. But the big jump this week comes from the woman we had a little chat with last week - and posted the results of yesterday - Kate Miller-Heidke. Her award-winning single 'Caught In The Crowd' finally gets some chart love with a No.33 'debut' (2315 sales). There's a debut for Nickelback at No.36 and another for Kasabian at No.41. Sarah Blasko misses the top 50 by less than 400 copies with her new single 'All I Want' pOpping in at No.64.
PHYSICAL SINGLES : Once again, it's the Black Eyed Peas on top here for another week, while the rest of the top five consists of Eminem, Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift and now Lily Allen, who moves into the No.5 position from No.10 last week. Pink's 'Bad Influence' makes inroads into the top 10 - at No.7 and there's a big drop from Metallica - 'Broken, Beat And Scarred' falls from No.6 to No.14 this week. Flo Rida's 'Sugar' moves up five into No.15, Kelly Clarkson's 'I Do Not Hook Up' moves up ten to No.21 and there's debuts for dancehall DJs Calvin Harris (No.26) and David Guetta (No.45).
DIGITAL TRACKS : Once again, it's the kids from the Black Eyed Peas keeping the seat warm here, while Rob Thomas knocks on the door, moving into No.2. Katy Perry scores another top ten hit, Kelly Clarkson bullets to No.11, there's a 12 place rise for Eskimo Joe (up to No.13) and the Hilltop Hoods 'Chase That Feeling' all the way to No.14. Lady Gaga's peppering of the Aussie charts continues with next single 'Paparazzi' - it's officially at radio this week - making it's way into the digital chart at No.19, while Jessica Mauboy lands in the No.26 position with new single 'Because'. Catch the other five debuts this week at No.29 (Pussycat Dolls), No.30 (Kate Miller-Heidke), No.32 (Dizzee Rascal), No.38 (Keri Hilson) and No.40 (Sidney Samson).
ALBUMS : We have a new No.1 over on the albums chart this week! And it's Aussie outfit Eskimo Joe who've won the coveted position by selling almost 14,000 copies of their brand new album 'Inshalla'. 13,992 copies of the album shifted last week to give the boys their second No.1 album. Sales through the rest of the top ten were a little softer this week - and down the bottom end of the top ten, they were well off the No.1 pace. The No.10 album for the week - 'The Script', for example, sold just 3188 copies to keep their top ten berth. Kelly Clarkson's 'All I Ever Wanted' benefited from her promo tour, moving up 16 places to No.14 and labelmate Jessica Mauboy is back inside the top 20 with her album 'Been Waiting' benefiting from radio play of the fourth single 'Because'. There's also a debut for Rancid at No.31 (1370 copies). With singer Pink in the country, her albums continue to sell well this week - 'Funhouse' at No.3 (6876 copies), 'I'm Not Dead' at No.12 (2870 copies), 'M!ssundaztood' at No.19 (1765 copies), 'Try This' at No.26 (1450 copies) and 'Can't Take Me Home' at No.38 (980 copies).
OFFICIAL ARIA CHARTS