The quietest part of the year, the month after Christmas, begins with only six new entries on all five charts. The Far East Movement have the highest new single with their follow up to Like A G6. The frontman for OneRepublic Ryan Tedder appears on guest vocals. Keri Hilson has appeared seven times now in the singles chart but before this, she only appeared once by hereslf with 2008's #2 hit Energy. Her latest debuts at #12 and is the number one Urban track this week on the RadioScope charts. Tiki Taane spent 3 weeks in the chart in October with Starship Lullaby. This week his 3rd single enters at # 28 with the aptly named Summer Time. French electronic music DJ and producer Martin Sloveig has the fourth and final new single at #37. The track has been to number one in The Netherlands and features Canadian New Wave act Dragonette. The only other two new entries come in the Airplay Top 10. Taio Cruz and Kylie Minogue leave the Singles chart this week but the song is far from over as it debuts at #9 on the Airplay chart. Oliver Stanly, better known as Olly Murs, debuts at #10 with Please Don't Let Me Go. He came second in the 2009 UK X-Factor competition and recently took the track to the top of the UK charts for a single week. The rest of the Airplay chart, The RadioScope 100, has three more new entries: Living The Crash - I Am Giant (81); Snoopy's Christmas - The Royal Guardsmen (99) and Can't Fix Me - the feelers (100).
The lull contines with limited new entries again this week. Only one new album enters the 40 with the soundtrack to Tron: Legacy. The movie originally hit the big screen in 1982. Now the remake is out, featuring music from French Daft Punk who haven't charted here since 2001. 1997's Homework reached #8 in the charts with their second, 2001's Discovery doing the same. The highest new single comes in at #38. JGeek and the Geeks are New Zealand's newest pop/dance group having just released their first single "Maori Boy" on November 24, 2010. Pink continues her huge success with single number 24 debuting at # 39. Two new compilations enter this weeks chart. The latest from dance label Ministry Of Sound and a 90's compilation come in the bottom two in this weks Top 10. Only one other new entry comes in at #8 on the Airplay chart from American Michael Franti and Spearhead. New to RadioScope this week is: F**kin' Perfect - Pink (42); Invincible - Tinie Tempah feat. Kelly Rowland (47) and As The World - Pieter T feat. Vince Harder (75). As a footnote, Lady Gaga returns to the album chart this week to register the 21st album to chart 100 weeks. She stalled late last year, matching Queen at 99 weeks. Queen go on to stay as the only act to miss out in 100 weeks by one week. Interestingly, Lady Gaga got her name from a Queen song (Radio Gaga). Last edited:
Hi there in 1981 of nov 11 A Group called the Andolds had a song called Getting Jumpy for 2weeks peaking 19. Then on the 29/11/1981 it's been changed to the Androids charting for a further 2 weeks this time peaking at 44. Is it the same group that does do it with madonna. or a punk group from scotland. Can someone please help as very interested if it's a typo or two different bands with the same name charting
Jason, "Getting Jumpy" by the Androids charted for 4 weeks total peaking at #19 in November 1981, they were an Auckland punk group on Bryan Staff's Ripper Records label. The 2002 band called The Androids and "Do It With Madonna" are an Aussie outfit and nothing to do with the 81 Kiwi band of the same name.
The highest new entry single this week brings Sean Combs into his third billing. Puff Daddy first came on the scene in 1997. In 2002 he became P. Diddy and this week, just Diddy. In all he has had 12 hit singles under the three monikers. He is joined by his group Dirty Money. American band Neon Trees debut with their first hit at #30. They recently broke the record with the track for the longest length of time for a song to get to the top of the Billboard alternative list after entering; 32 weeks. The Script leave the chart this week, replaced by the #38 hit Nothing. The track reached #15 in Ireland and #42 in the UK. Wanganui locals House Of Shem surprise everyone with this week top selling album. First week in the chart, Island Vibration was recorded at Auckland’s Roundhead studios last year. Hillsong United's 12th full-length album and 2nd studio album debuts at #12 this week. The album leaked on January 15th 2011, exactly one month before the album's planned release date. Saul "Chase" Milton and Will "Status" Kennard from London, responsible for production of Rihanna's Rated R album list their second album in our charts, their first here. Abba round out the new albums at #31 with their 7th compilation entry. The 3rd Big Country album and a collection of the best from 2010 according to George FM's veteran DJ Dick 'Magik" Johnson enter the compilation chart. New hits to the RadioScope 100 are: Born This Way - Lady Gaga (19); Price Tag - Jessie J feat. B.o.B. (32); The Cave - Mumford And Sons (75); Bite Back - Zowie (82); Mine Smell Like Honey - REM (87); The Lazy Song - Bruno Mars (89) and Just Can't Get Enough - Black Eyed Peas (91). Watch out for new LP's from PJ Harvey, REM, The Strokes, and Radiohead. Last edited:
We now have 100 new albums in the charts this year. It took until 7 June to reach 100 new entries on that chart last year with 80 new albums up to this point in comparison. This week we have another 9. Watch this space I guess. Last edited:
Two singles, six albums a compilation and a DVD round out this weeks new entries. Featuring Lil Wayne, Bobby Ray Simmons, Jr. (B.o.B) previews a new track from his upcoming second studio album bearing the same title. It's new at #39. The sixth single from Katy Perry's album Teenage Dream debuts at #40. The Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra have the highest new album. It's actually a 7-track EP featureing tracks from Starland Vocal Band, The Smiths, Dolly Parton, and more! Formed two years ago, Aucklanders Shotgun Alley recently supported Alice Cooper on his ‘Theatre of Death’ concert. Their debut is new at #18. Tauranga resident Ria Hall also lists an EP in this weeks chart. The five tracks celebrates her Maori culture through progressive music. Whirimako Black covers songs from Billie Holiday, and Leonard Cohen, to U2 and Sting on her second charting album at #24. Welch mezzo-soprano Katherine Jenkins has been putting albums out since 2004. She first came on the scene in 2006 when album #3 Living A Dream peaked at #13. This week her 8th album and third charter is new at #29. Jermaine Lamarr Cole (J Cole) debuts at number one in his homeland. The German born, American living rapper is new at #36. The third Hits For Kids album featuring 18 recent Top 40 hits debuts at #8 on the Compilations Chart. Guitar legend Gary Moore sadly passed away on 6 February 2011. The last filmed concert he did was performed in Montreux in July 2010. A DVD of the event is the sole new entry DVD this week. Christmas is only 10 charts away and the release schedule is beginning to hot up. Watch for new albums from Coldplay, Michael Jackson, Tom Waits, Cold Chisel and kiwis The Bats and Andrew Fagan.
What has happened to the Music DVD and the Airplay charts? A new website and two new charts are looking great but I'm really missing the DVD chart. Can anyone help? Also, the blog from Andrew Miller is missing off the new website. Last edited:
David Dallas gives his second album the Deluxe treatment on debut with 4 new songs, and an all Instrumental disc. The album was actually released back in May but failed to chart. Here it becomes this weeks highest new entry. Just behind him comes another kiwi. Bic Runga is no stranger to our charts with three number one albums to her credit. This is her fourth studio album which goes Top 5 on entry. It has allot to live up to with the previous three selling thousands. Out of the top five albums, four are from kiwis with over quarter (13) of the entire Top 40 being local. Hayley Westenra is on tour at the moment so it's approapriate for two of her albums to re-enter the chart. They do that side by side at #15 and #16. Aubrey Drake Graham scores his second album at #19. The first, Thank Me Later, topped the charts in America and Canada with a #35 peak here. Watch out for lead single Headlines. The sixth studio album from Northern Ireland band Snow Patrol debuts at #27. It's already gone to number one in the Netherlands and Ireland. It's only their 3rd album to chart here; Eyes Open from 2006 topping the Albums chart. Recorded on 15 September in New York with Celine Dion, Tony Bennett and many other performers, the free concert from Andrea Bocelli enters the charts at #29. Ten albums ans 19 singles have been released by The Exponents. A compilation to mark their 30th anniversary debuts at #31. The second single from Gym Class Heroes 4th album The Papercut Chronicles II is this weeks highest new single. It comes with help from British singer and songwriter Neon Hitch. Rihanna stays at number one while her 28th hit single enters the singles list at #22. It’s the second single from the new album Talk That Talk. Taken from the latest Twilight… movie comes the debut of Christina Perri along with the debut of Ed Sheeran to round off this weeks new singles. Three new compilations also enter the chart: The third Ten Guitars album, the fifth Rocked album and the Australian version of the Great Songbook franchise.
Snow Patrol are Scottish, not Northern Ireland. Rihanna is doing what Michael Jackson did, cheapening the value of the albums, not only has she released numerous versions of some of her albums, but with only 5 albums out and 28 singles, that's a dreadful average of almost 6 singles per album (The last album has only had 3 so far). Albums should preferably have 3 or 4 singles. A teaser, released before the album, a promoter, released with the album, and a continuer, released to help stimulate sales of the album. And maybe a second continuer. You will find that having had numerous downloads from each of her last 3 albums that the albums themselves have not made it to 30,000 copies. For albums to chart a year and not sell that was unheard of some years back, now it is common. I wonder why...
Trinidadian-born American Onika Tanya (Nicki Minaj) has the highest debuting album this week. The album, her second, puts focus on the return of Roman Zolanski, one of her alter-ego's. It debuts this week at number one in England. Jamesetta Hawkins (Etta James) died on 20 January. In her career that began in the early 1950's she had 28 studio albums, 3 live albums, 6 compilations and a total of 58 singles. A collection of songs from her life becomes her first visit to our charts at #33. Malcolm John "Mac" Rebennack, Jr. (Dr John) last charted here in 1989. Active as a musician since the late 1950's he's played with a who's who of popular music from Bo Diddley and Sonny and Cher to Ringo Starr and The Rolling Srones. Locked Down has been described as a startling album that marks a significant departure from his recent efforts. It debuts at #40. Only one new single ventures onto this weeks chart. American rapper B.o.B. (Bobby Ray Simmons, Jr), is back with his 6th hit single. The title track from his current album Strange Clouds peaked at #39 last year but second single So Good debuts at #18. Compilation MOS SessioNZ is the sole new entry to this weeks compilation chart. New Zealand is the 100% pure focus of this compilation however only a small handfull of the tracks are kiwi. Watch out for new albums from Elvis Costello, Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull fame with the sequal to their 1972 album Thick As A Brick, Killing Joke and Paul Weller.
Adam Richard Wiles, a Scottish DJ, singer, songwriter, and record producer known as Calvin Harris has the highest new single this week.It's the third single from his as yet untitled new album to be released sometime this year. Australian X Factor stars Young Men Society have been confirmed as the support act for Reece Mastin on his upcoming New Zealand tour this April. They list their first single at #28. Wallpaper. is basically a side project for American Ricky Reed. He debuts at # 33. R&B singer Qwote last charted in 2008 with the #27 hit Don’t Wanna Fight. Born in Haiti and raised in New York, this is his second hit. Incidentally, his first only charted here. Wellingtonians The Black Seeds debut at the penhouse spot with their fourth Long Player and in doing so, score their second chart topper. The Four Seasons show The Jersey Boys hits our shores this month and will be with us until June. As a result, the soundtrack enters the chart at #13 and catapults the compilation of the same name from the boys into the Top 10. For the record, they first charted here with Sherry in 1962 which went to #1 for 5 weeks. They continued to chart singles until 1994. Australians Cold Chisel broke up in the 80's. There have been several reunions over the years and the latest brings a new album, new at #14. Watch out for the NZ tour in December. Flo Rida is also in the country. The 8-track EP released exclusively in Australiasia for a tour debuts at #32. Joy Williams and John Paul White (The Civil Wars) are currently enjoying success with Taylor Swift in the singles chart. Their debut album is new at #40. A 30-song disc showcasing the best from the five Conscious Roots albums debuts at #9 on the compilations chart.
Kimbra has this week become the first kiwi woman to hit the top of the American charts. Australian singer Gotye's single, Somebody That I Used To Know featuring Kimbra scored the top spot after the song featured on popular TV show Glee and was then performed by Kimbra and Gotye on comedy sketch show Saturday Night Live. The only other New Zealand song to reach No 1 in the US was OMC's How Bizarre, which topped the Billboard Pop Chart in 1997. The power of being in the country or on TV produces rises in the Album chart for One Direction, Flo Rida, Hugh Laurie and Lionel Richie. San Francisco three piece Train have this weeks highest new album. It's their fourth studio album to chart in New Zealand and sixth overall. American singer-songwriter Jason Mraz is back after a three year absence. Love Is A Four Letter Word is his third LP to chart. English indie band Florence + The Machine performed their latest live album in December as part of the MTV Unplugged series.The album containes acoustic performances of eleven songs from the band's two studio albums. British singer Conor Maynard debuts on the singles chart this week after rising to gain the MTV Brand New for 2012 award. He is sitting at #2 on this weeks UK chart. Los Angeles band Maroon 5 are releasing album number four on 26 June and as a taster, their 19th NZ hit single debuts at #34. The band wrote the song with rapper Wiz Khalifa also contributing. Also released on 26 June is the new album from Linkin Park. Living Things is the lead single from that album and their 13th charter.
French-Canadian pop punk band Simple Plan last registered a single way back in 2005. Their last self titled album peaked at #39 in 2008 even though it was a top 6 smash across the ditch. Watch out for their next album, Get Your Heart On on 21 June. A new compilation with 68 hits across 3CD is the sole Compilation to debut this week. Next week, watch ot for new singles from Reece Mastin and Drake with albums from Jack White, Rufus Wainwright and the Avengers soundtrack complete with a new Soundgarden track.
In his first number one single, Reece Mastin told his girl to 'shut up and listen to the music'. Now he's telling her to shut up and kiss. His third hit single this year becomes the second to debut at the top. Expect it to drop next week though as sales are dropping. Canadian Aubrey Drake Graham released his second album back in November. To date he has only collaborated on one hit single, the #3 Rihanna hit What's My Name from 2010. This week the two reverse the roll with his first real hit. Jennifer Lopez has been hitting the charts since 1999. Her latest premiered on American Idol but she is still unsure about whether to include it on her as yet untitled next album. Watch this space I guess. It's her 16th hit. Tramar Dillard (Flo Rida) releases his next album (Only One Rida Part 2) on 26 June. His third hit single from that LP enters this weeks chart at #33. Ed Sheeran scores a third hit single as + jumps up 3 knotches on the Album Chart. It has so far had a high tide mark of #7 in Ireland. In NZ it sits at #36. Jack White is better known as one half of White Stripes. His debut solo album just misses out on the top spot this week. The album was written, recorded and produced entirely by White in 2011. New Zealand band Toy Love had three singles and two albums in the charts with their popularity the highest in 1980 with Top 10 single Don't Ask Me. Lead by Chris Knox, the Dunedin band list Live At The Gluepot at #11. New Zealand country singer Susanne Prentice first hit our charts in 1979 with 20 Country Greats on the Mid-Range chart. Fresh from canvasing the Invercargill mayoralty in 2010 she is back with a new LP at #17. Two compilations also enter this weeks chart. The third in the Ministry Of Sound series of The Sound Of Dubstep is new at #6 and a collection of 20 tracks from the best women of soul music debuts at #8.
New Zealand Music Month kicks off with a local artist debuting at the top of the Albums Chart. Wellington 8-piece Home Brew list their first album this week. Also new to the chart is Blacklistt. Formerly known as Blindspot the newly named band enters the NZ Singles Chart with two hits. Geethali Norah Jones Shankar is no stranger to our charts. Her first album spent 94 weeks in our charts and three of her six albums have peaked at number one. This week, album number seven is new at #11. Bobby Ray Simmons, Jr. has a new single and a new album. His first peaked at #21. Now album number two debuts at #26 while Both Of Us featuring Taylor Swift is also new at #26 on the Singles Chart. It's single number three from B.o.B.'s album Strange Clouds. It's also new across the ditch, sitting this week at #46. American Santigold (aka Santi White) has featured with a number of other artists on their singles since 2008. The list includes Jay-Z and The Beastie Boys. It's her first time in our charts though. She debuts at #31 with her second album. Flo Rida is having an incredible year. His latest single jumps an amazing 33 knotches to the throne while Reece Mastin looks like he is now going to shut up and leave the charts. American duo Karmin have this weeks highest new single. Consisiting of Amy Heidemann and Nick Noonan who are engaged, it's taken from their debut album Hello. American indie band Fun. just missed out on a number one with We Are Young (this week #4). Their second hit single is new at #30. We Are Young went to the top in America, Australia, Canada and Ireland. Pierre David Guetta, originally a DJ in the 1980's/90's scores his 15th hit single at #36. It's the Frenchman's sixth single from the album Nothing But The Beat, Watch out for new albums from Neil Young, Ladyhawke, Adam Lambert and Garbage. Singles to watch out for next week come from Rita Ora, Usher and Skrillex. Flo Rida looks set to stay where he is.
British lass Rita Sahatçiu Ora has been around since 2009, appearing on the Eurovision Song Contest that year. This year she provided vocals for DJ Fresh on his single Hot Right Now which, so far, hasn't charted here despite being the fastest selling single in the UK this year. Her first single to hit the charts failed in the UK but debuts in New Zealand at #8 this week. Her follow up single, R.I.P. is currently number one in England. Ora is of Kosovar Albanian ethnicity. Sonny John Moore, better known as Skrillex, scores his second hit single at #27. With help from Bob Marley's youngest son Damien, he has the highest position so far in the world with his second NZ hit single. Usher Terry Raymond IV is no stranger to our shores with 17 hit singles and 5 albums. Single number 18 is taken from his new album Looking 4 Myself released on 12 June. The single debuts at #31. American rock band Marilyn Manson have the highest new album of the week. It's the ninth album to chart here. They describe the sound as a "suicide death metal" style. Spanish singer Julio Iglesias first came on the scene here in 1981 with his single and album Hey. Both entries went Top 10 but it was his album 1100 Bel Air Place from 1984 that took him to number one. His album 1 is a compilation of his best with a bonus disc of Spanish recordings. It debuts this week at #20. American country singer Carrie Underwood hasnt charted here before despite releasing albums since 2005. Her fourth album debuts at #22. Watch out for lead single Good Girl. 10 Years Of... Dirty is the sole new Compilation this week. It celebrates Dirty Records first 10 years in the game by releasing a collection of the label's best tracks of the last decade. Watch out for new albums from Zowie and Ladyhawke along with a 40th Anniversary Edition of David Bowie's 1972 album The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars. New singles to watch out for come from Marina and The Diamonds, Damien Rice, Pitbull and Justin Bieber.
Whilst still hitting the top of the charts around the world, Somebody That I Used To Know from Gotyle feat. Kimbra becomes the 13th hit single to achieve 40 weeks since the chart began in 1975. It is currently sitting at #12 on the longevity list. After 13 weeks in the chart, Rod Stewart's Stortyeller becomes his fifth number one album. It's his first compile to hit the top. Auckland based singer-songwriter Zowie has this weeks highest new album. Following on from her #9 single Broken Machine from 2010, this is her debut album. American alt-rock band Garbage first came on the scene here with their self titled album in 1995 reaching the top and spending 69 weeks in the chart. They quietly disbanded in late 2003, but regrouped to complete a fourth album in 2005. Their fifth album began it's life back in October. This week it debut's at #32. English alternative rock band Keane formed in 1997 and have now charted four albums with the release of this chart. Currently number one in England, it has also, so far, topped the charts in Ireland and the Netherlands. Five new singles enter this weeks list. Welsh singer-songwriter Marina Lambrini Diamandis (known as Marina and the Diamonds) rose to fame after reaching number two on the BBC Sound of 2010 poll list, although she has been going since 2005 with two albums to her credit. Her debut single is new at #15. Justin Bieber released his latest single (which doesn't appear on any albums) especially for mothers day. It debut's at #18. The movie Men In Black 3 is due out on 25 May. The hit single from the movie comes from Pitbull and enters our charts at #31. It's his 14th charting single. Newcomer Irish singer-songwriter Damien Rice has been bubbling under the Top 40 for a few weeks with his debut single. His first two albums were huge in Ireland (O went to #2 in 2002 and 9 went to #1 in 2006.) The single Volcano was actually taken from his 2002 album O and reached #29 in Ireland. Kimbra Johnson lists her second single at #40. That's if you discount her current hit with Gotye. As a sad footnote, this past week we lost two top performers. Donna Summer died on May 17 and on Sunday we lost Robin Gibb of Bee Gees fame. Summer has been charting five singles on the iTunes chart but expect both to appear next week.
As predicted last week, both Donna Summer and the Bee Gees chart this week but Prince??? Summer and Robin Gibb both passed away in the same week. Summer has a single and a compilation album in this weeks chart. Last Dance last charted in 1978 reaching #3 on the chart. It was taken from the soundtrack to Thank God It's Friday and returns to #48 this week. The Bee Gees have two albums. One Night Only spent 11 weeks at the top back in 1998/99 and returns for a 41st week at #20. The other, a compile, is new at #18. As for Prince; he charted The Hits/The B-Sides for one week in 1993 reaching #50. WEA are currently promoting the album at a discount price due to his recent Australia tour. The album re-enters the chart at #15. American Adam Lambert's debut album For Your Entertainment spent 40 weeks in our chart from 2009. His sophomore and lead single both enter the chart this week. Trespassing is #1 in America. Slash also lists his 2nd album, debuting at the top in it's first week. Alter Bridge singer Myles Kennedy sings all the tracks, unlike the last one that featured a host of different artists. Jack Black's American rock band Tenacious D last peaked at #42 in 2002 with their first album. Their third is new at #11. The 12th Glee album and 11th to chart here is new at #21. It's taken from the third season finale. Australian indie rock band The Temper Trap list their first NZ charter at #25. It's their second album. Marina And The Diamonds follow suit with album number two being the first to chart here. Kiwis The Jury And The Saints recently toured Australiasia with Paramore. Their debut single flies into the #4 slot. Watch out for the debut album Daydreams. They are currently touring with a Christian group on the revelations Tour. Gym Class Heroes feature OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder on their fifth NZ hit. Also new to the singles chart is Katy Perry's 12th and Chris Brown's 20th hit single. Finally, new to the Compilations Chart is the 32nd album in the Best In The World ... Ever franchise.
Since 2002, John Mayer has charted four studio and two live albums. His biggest to date, and his fifth studio album, debuts this week at the top. The album marks his return after a two year break from the public eye due to the surgical removal of a granuloma on his vocal chords. The album is more folkier than previous releases. Phillipa Margaret "Pip" Brown (Ladyhawke) finally releases her second album, four years since her self-titled debut, which peaked at number one. It was recorded in early 2011 with long-time collaborator Pascal Gabriel, who co-wrote all of the tracks on the album. Hamilton born Leon Wharekura began his career with Billy T James. After a spell working in Sydney, he returned to New Zealand where he sang in bands Special Edition, and Good Company. His debut album is new at #25. Icelandic band Sigur Ros have been active since 1994 with six albums under their belt. Their fifth, Meo Suo i Eyrum Vio Spilum Endaust, peaked at #29 in 2008. Now their second charter debuts at #34. Grammy-nominated American singer, writer and musician Melody Gardot started music lessons at the age of nine playing piano in bars at the age of sixteen. In 2009 her second album My One And Only Thrill peaked at #11. She debuts at #38 this week with album number three, her second entry to our charts.
Justin Bieber has had several entries in the singles chart lately,. His third since April is this weeks highest new single. Taken from his new album Believe due out on 19 June, Die In Your Arms samples the 1972 Good Thing Going from Michael Jackson, which was on Jackson's second album Ben. Interestingly the song was also covered by Sugar Minott in 1982 which peaked at #2. Kylie Monogue hasn't had a single in the chart since Hearts peaked at #34 in 2007. She did collaborate with Taio Cruz in 2010 with Higher but she has largely been quiet. Now, hit single number 27 debuts at #33. It was released as part of her K25 celebrations, comemmorating the 25 years of her music career and co-insides with her 44th birthday. Watch out for new albums from Linkin Park, The Beach Boys and Neil Young. Singles from Jay Sean, Demi Lovato and Wiz Khalifa could also make an appearance.
This week, last weeks number two single; Revival by Jury and the Saints; drops out of the chart from the number two spot it held last week. Has this ever happened before? Well, yes! Not Many - The Remix/Stand Up Ltd Edition by Scribe fell off the chart on 18 January 2004. There were no charts for three weeks over Christmas so in this instance it may have charted the following week. On 18 December 2006 Snoopy's Christmas by The Wobbles re-entered the chart. The following week it was gone making it the second time a song has dropped off so suddenly. For the record the biggest drop from number two and staying inside the chart is held by Jay-Jay Feeney feat. Seth Haapu with XXXmas. It dropped to #30 on 27 December 2010. With the released of Justin Bieber's third album on Friday, another track enters the Singles Chart. All Around The World was released as the second promotional single from the album but it's the third to chart here. Kamaljit Singh Jhooti (Jay Sean) lists his fifth single since 2009 at #29. His biggest hit to date was Down in 2009 which peaked at #2. The new track is taken from his third album Worth It All . American singer- songwriter Demi Lovato has been in various acting roles from Camp Rock to a judge on X-Factor. Her third hit single is new at #33. Despite a promising start in 2003, Australian Delta Goodrem has been quiet since 2008. Finally, with a new album on the horizon, she is back with her 7th hit single. Hailing from the centre of NZ, Tomorrow People introduce their brand of 'sunshine reggae' with this weeks highest new album. The Wellington 8-piece band are new at #5. Former Mint Chicks member Kody Nielson unveils a new project Opossom and enters the chart at #17 with Electric Hawaii. Debuting at the top in her homeland, Missy Higgins' third album debuts at #24. She began work on the album after a quiet retreat from the industry to refocus her life on other pursuits. No stranger to our charts is American Neil Young. First charting here in 1976, he has listed 31 albums with 1979's Live Rust the biggest. Album #32 is new at #26. The three CD set from Ministry Of Sound Addicted To Bass is the sole new compilation to enter this weeks chart.
Only one NZ single in this weeks singles chart but there are two new kiwi albums. Aucklander Ruby Frost (born Jane de Jong) won the MTV 42Unheard competition in 2009 and signed to Universal soon after. Since then, she has been working with a range of producers in Australia and America on her debut album. That album, along with two tracks from it on the NZ Singles Chart, debut's this week. Her parents run the annual Parachute Christian Music festival. The other kiwi entry is by various inmates at two New Zealand prisons. The album comes from the successful Maori Television series that follows four top kiwi musicians as they teach songwriting to prison inmates. Usher Terry Raymond IV lists his seventh album at #11. He's been charting in NZ since his second album in 1998, in that time enjoying 6 albums and 18 singles to date. American Patricia Lee "Patti" Smith became a highly influencial punk artist with her debut album in 1975, scoring the title Godmother of Punk. Since then she has released a total of 11 albums. Her biggest album in NZ was 1979's Wave which peaked at #6. Her latest, and 4th to chart, is new at #40. Nicki Minaj has the highest new entry single with Pound The Alarm. The second single to chart from Pink Friday... Roman Reloaded, it was officially confirmed as Minaj's fourth single from the album, and second international single. For the third week in a row, Justin Bieber enters the singles list with a new single. Like the previous two, it is taken from his new album Believe (out last Friday). This time he gets help from American rapper Big Sean. The fourth single from Coldplay's fifth album Mylo Xyloto is the final new single to enter the chart. This time they rope in Rihanna to help with the vocals. It's the bands 15th hit single in New Zealand. Next week, watch out for my Top 100 singles of 2012, so far.
No surprises this week. Canadian Justin Bieber debuts at the top of the Albums Chart with his third album. It's almost a bit like a greatest hits package as four tracks have already charted here. It follows suit in Ireland, England, Canada and Australia as the number one album this week. The movie Rock Of Ages starring Adam Shankman and including Tom Hanks is going strong in NZ at the mo. The soundtrack, which debuts at #4, features the music of Bon Jovi, Guns N Roses, Def Lappard, and Twisted Sister amongst 16 others from the 1980's rock scene. Four piece indie rock band Clap Clap Riot are based in Auckland but hail from Canterbury. The band released their debut EP in February 2009. Their name comes from the applause machine designed by John Lydon for the show Top Of The Pops in the early '80's. Arnold George Dorsey was born 2 May 1936. As a struggling singer, he became Engelbert Humperdinck in 1965. The rest is history with 12 hit singles and, in NZ, 6 albums. His biggest singles here were The Last Waltz from 1967 and After The Lovin' from 1977, both of which topped the chart for two weeks. This week he returns to the album chart after headlining the British entry for Eurovision Song Contest last month, with a compilation of his best. Sydney songstress Jade Louise put up a good fight for the top single for a couple of days last week with the title track of TV3's new reality show The G.C. With help from Savage, she enters the singles chart at #17. English singer-songwriter Ellie Goulding released her debut album Lights in March, topping the UK charts. In 2010, her first hit single in NZ, Starry Eyed, peaked at #26. Single number two debuts this week at #25. Jason Joel Desrouleaux, better known by his stage name Jason DeRulo is back with his ninth hit single. The American first hit our charts back in 2009 with his only number one Whatcha Say. Since then he has been in the top 10 twice. The new song, Undefeated was written with the help of American Idol viewers. Havana Brown has established herself as one of the most successful Australian DJ exports of the decade. She appeared on the singles chart with the Top 5 hit We Run The Night recently. A compilation of her work as a DJ is new on the Comps chart this week. Also new to the chart is yet another 70's hit compile, this one on 3 CD's. Also check out the Top 100 singles for 2012 so far shortly.
Katy Perry and Linkin Park both score new number ones this week. It's Perry's 7th number one which puts her second equal with Mariah Carey and just behind U2 and Michael Jackson who both scored eight. Linkin Park debut at the top with their 4th chart topping album. It's the American's 9th album to chart with work beginning on the album in June last year. The 4th studio album from Maroon 5 also has a high entry point. It's their 4th entry to the chart, their biggest so far being Songs About Jane which topped the chart for 6 weeks in 2004. Chicago alternative rock band Smashing Pumpkins have been absent from the chart since 2007. Lead singer Billy Corgan has prefered to work on other projects with the P's semi-disbanded. Oceania has been labelled by Corgan as an album within an album. It debuts this week at #9. Melbourne-based Kiwi rock'n'rollers King Cannons released their debut self-titled EP in 2010. Now they have a full album to their credit, new at #12. Belgian drum and bass producer Netsky (Boris Daenen), released his debut album in 2010. Now his second, simply named 2 becomes his first to chart in NZ. It's new at #13. American Fiona Apple debuted here with her first album way back in 1996, eventually reaching #22. Since then she has released three other albums. Her most recent debut's at #30 and has the full title of The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do. William James Adams, Jr. (will.i.am) has this weeks highest new entry single. Taken from his forthcoming album #willpower, it features Dutch singer Eva Simons. It's the number one in the UK this week. Owl City is basically the project of multi-instrumentalist Adam Young. He first hit the charts with the #2 hit single Fireflies. Hit #3 is new at #21. English singer Cheryl Cole charts for the first time with a recent UK number one at #25. She auditioned in 2002 for the British TV series Popstars: The Rivals and won a place in the line up of Girls Aloud. With the girl group Cole has had 21 British hit singles (one her) and 7 solo. The Wanted are back with their third hit this year which went to number one a few weeks ago in Singapore.
Huge jump to the top of the Singles chart. Owl City score their first number one by jumping 21 knotches. Flo Rida is no stranger to the charts and this year has been his biggest. The highest album he has had in the chart was the #5 Good Feeling EP from April this year. Debuting just under that at #6 comes his 4th entry to the album chart. It only runs for 34 minutes with 9 songs, but it could just go higher than #5 if his current popularity is anything to go by. Paloma Faith reached #9 in her home country of England with her debut album Do You Want The Truth Or Something Beautiful?. She worked on the new album with producer Nellee Hooper who has also worked with Bjork, Madonna and Gwen Stefani. It debuts this week at #15, along with her second hit single new at #30. Southern California-based punk-rock band The Offspring last charted in 2008. Since 1995 they have scored two number one albums and charted 8 albums and 9 singles. Watch out for lead single Cruising California (Bumpin' in My Trunk). Demetrius Savelio (Savage) has been quiet since 2009 but his latest album debuts at #25. He has been busy behind the recording scene with various projects and is also making a name for himself in the States. Twenty One albums since 1992, six of which have charted here. The latest from Hillsong Live debuts at #29. Auckland based hip-hop rock trio The Wyld round out 6 new albums this week. They were born around two years ago when Kiwi rock guitarist Joe Pascoe teamed up with fellow architecture student, Sudanese poet-turned-rapper, Mo Kheir and American singer Brandon Nigri. The 4th hit single from X-Factor winner Reece Mastin enters the chart at #8. It's the second single from his at yet unfinished second album. Somali Canadian K'Naan scores his second single at #16. Watch out for his new album later on this year. Alecia Moore (Pink) is back with her 25th hit single. New album The Truth About Love is due out on 18 September. The third Ministry Of Sound Running Trax album rounds off this weeks newbies.
Chris Brown's fifth album debuts this week in pole position, and in doing so, becomes his first NZ #1 album. In the States it sold 135,000 copies in it's first week but got unsavoury reviews from critics. Early last year, hip hopper Frank Orange put together a mixtape of his own music and posted it online. It lit a fuse under his career and today we see his debut album, new at #16. Lawrence Arabia is the musical guise of New Zealand artist James Milne. His first, self-titled album came out in 2006 but it's his third which debuts this week. It's his first time in the charts. Lebanese-born Armenian-American Serj Tankian has three solo albums to his credit. His fourth become his latest to chart. The album also constitutes the first of four new albums set to be released in the near future. Dunedin three-piece Die! Die! Die! are from the Flying Nun stable of artists. They first appeared on the charts with 2010's Form which peaked at #19. On a different label, they chart their latest at #39. American Chris Rene scored his first single in March debuting at number one. Now he can claim he is not a one-hit-wonder with his second entry, new at #10. Taken from his album Strength. English Indie Band Florence + The Machine have this weeks UK #1 single. Taken from their current album Ceremonials, it is their 4th NZ hit single. matchbox twenty have been around since 1995, released four albums, all of which charted here) and released 22 singles. Taken from their new album North due out in September, their 7th hit single here in NZ debuts at #39. Two new compilations round off this weeks new entries. The 39th volume of Now That's What I Call Music debuts at #2 on the strength of three days sales and the 9th volume of MOS Sessions becomes the sixth album from the series to enter the chart at #8.
The busiest chart this week is the Singles Chart with six new entries and a new number one. New York band fun. finally score their first number one with Some Nights after a 12-week climb. Maroon 5 have the highest new entry. The second single from their current album Overexposed, is a story about not getting on with people and a one night stand. British lass Rita Ora scored her first single in May. Now the former UK number one enters the chart at #28 with help from rapper Tinie Tempah. Aucklander Jamie McDell was discovered at the age of 16 after sending a demo tape to EMI Music NZ. Her debut single came out back in February so it's been a long wait for single #2. Rewind debuts this week at #30. The year is far from over for Flo Rida as he lists his 12th hit single at #31. Only Canada has a higher watermark with the song with a #23 peak. Asian-American group Far East Movement are back with Barbados-based pop group Cover Drive. Turn Up The Love is their 5th hit single. The V Motion Project is basically a marketing project for energy drink V. Producer Joel Little (Kids of 88, Goodnight Nurse) created the original music. They're new at #37. Adele has spent 9 weeks away from the top spot only to return this week for a 38th week. She sunk down to #8 but is still extremely popular. 21 is now the 8th biggest album (on points) since the chart began in 1975. Three new albums enter at the tail end of the chart. Angus Stone (along with his sister Julia) formed in 2005 as an Australian duo. They released two albums with their 2010 release Down The Way scoring number one honours in Australia. Angus, this week, make a first visit to our charts with his first solo offering. Nasir Bin Olu Dara Jones (Nas) has only charted one album with the 1996 #25 hit It Was Written. His last single was the 2007 #28 hit Hip Hop Is Dead. His 10th album becomes our second, new at #38. Born in New Zealand but mainly lived in Australia, Keith Urban finally charts here for the first time. Since his first release in 1991, he has piled up 8 studio albums, 33 singles, and 3 compilations.
Somebody That I Used To Know by Gotye becomes the fifth hit single to reach 50 weeks since the chart began in 1975. The other four are Party Rock Anthem by LMFAO (50 weeks from last year), Wasted Days And Wasted Nights by Freddie Fender (54 weeks from 1975), Always On My Mind by Tiki Taane (55 weeks from 2008) and Blue Monday by New Order (74 weeks from 1983). It's been 8 years, 4 months since No Doubt last had a single grace our charts. That was a Talk Talk remake of It's My Life which peaked at #8. Now they are finally back with a new single at #36. Taken from their new album Push And Shove (out in September), it's their 11th hit single. For the record, the longest an artist has been away from the chart is 29 years, 9 months, held by Led Zeppelin. Last week Angus Stone debuted on the album chart. Whilst the album leaves this week, a single with sister Julia Stone becomes this weeks highest debut. Big Jet Plane is actually a four track EP which includes a cover of the Grease hit You're The One That I Want. The title track is also selling well for Lakyn Heperi who performed recently on The Voice Australia. Englishman Ed Sheeran has the other new single at #33. It has so far peaked at #25 in the UK. British soul musician Michael Kiwanuka has been compared to Bill Withers and Otis Redding with a style reminiscent of the seventies. His debut album was released in March and this week is the highest new album at #17. American heavy metal band Slipknot were last in our charts with their fourth album, which went to the top. Their fifth is new at #24. Whilst the Batman movie The Dark Knight sells well at box office, the soundtrack from Hans Zimmer who has been writing scores for movies since 1988's Rain Man is new at #28. American electropop band Passion Pit are new to our shores but have been around since 2007. their first album Manners from 2009 failed to chart, peaking at #19 in Australia. Now album number two is their first here, this week at #31. Americana string band Old Crow Medicine Show round out our new albums at #37. Along with original songs, the six-piece also perform pre-World War II blues and folk songs. They've been releasing albums since 1998 but it's their 8th that sees their debut in New Zealand. The Compilation chart has a radio friendly new entry at #2 as a promotion for The Sound (formerly Solid Gold FM).
Peter Posa surprises everyone with an album that marks more than 50 years in the music business debuting at the top. He released 16 albums, 15 EPs and 13 singles alone during three years with Viking, from 1963-65 and was a legend around that time with The Peter Posa Show. In 1962 he made it to #6 on the Lever Hit Parade with Percolator Twist. The highest he has been in the albums chart thus far was #27 with The Best Of Peter Posa from 1998. His second, My Pick, peaked at #44 in 2003. These days he prefers an acoustic guitar but the nearly 71 year old is still going strong. Jennifer Lopez has charted 15 singles and 6 studio albums since she first came on the scene in 1999. A 13-track compile debuts at #12 this week Brisbane resident SWISS (Pepa Manu), a 20-year-old Wellington-born singer of Tongan descent makes a big dent in the charts with a #27 EP and three songs in the NZ Singles chart. He's had over 275,000 views on YouTube so watch this space. Incidentally, the track Blue Bayou which is at #2 on the NZ Singles chart is a Linda Ronstadt remake from 1977. Kenny Rodgers plays live in New Zealand next week. Two compiles enter this weeks chart. Isles Of Wonder is a pre-recorded set from the opening ceremony of the London Olympic games. It debuts at #35. Available as a dowload only on iTunes, Tomorrow Never Knows brings together The Beatles' most influential rock songs. There is no new material here and apparently, no plans for a 50th celebration of the band later this year, but it does up their tally to 33 albums in our charts. London quartet Rudimental topped the UK chart in June with single Feel The Love. The newcomers have this weeks highest new single. Scott Calvin Harris teams up with Example for his fifth hit single at #33. Two compilations round out this weeks new entries. The third Strictly Dance set of non-stop hits and a 3-CD set of Hip Hop covering 1980's Sugarhill Gang to more recent material in the Ministry Of Sound Anthems series.
The biggest surprise on this weeks chart is the return of Neil Diamond's Hot August Night. Originally released in 1972, it didn't chart here until 1975 as there was no album chart back then. It went on to peak at the top on 27 February 1976 for one week. The album is a recording of a concert he performed on August 24, 1972 at The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles. This 40th Anniversary Edition includes three extra tracks and more on-stage banter. American folk musician Sixto Diaz Rodriguez has been releasing music since 1967. His latest, Searching For Sugarman, is actually a soundtrack featuring a compilation of tracks from his Cold Fact (1970) and Coming From Reality (1971) albums. It's the first time we have seen him on our charts. The Step Up dance franchise steps up for a fourth time with a soundtrack new at #37. The biggest soundtrack was the second reaching #2 in 2008. Dunedin band Six60 have the highest Single entry at #12. Featuring Australian Paul Mac who remixed the track, it's the bands fifth single. The remix is vastly different from the album track. Australian hip-hop dance and pop music group Justice Crew have this weeks number one single in Australia. They first hit the Aussie charts in 2010 after winning the 2010 Australia's Got Talent TV series. This is their biggest to date both sides of the Tasman. It's also their first here. Three CD set Jim Beam Rock: 50 Pub Jukebox Anthems combines a well-used but always popular list of rock classics to become the sole new entry on this weeks compilation chart.
Taylor Swift's tenth hit single enters this weeks chart at number two after only half a week of sales. It was released as the lead single from her fourth upcoming studio album due out on October 22. So far we're the only country the song has gone Top 10. Guy Sebastian takes out the number one across the ditch this week and debuts here at #23. It is the third single lifted from Sebastian's upcoming seventh album Armageddon. Pepa Manu (aka SWISS) has been bubbling under the singles chart for weeks. This week, his remake of Linda Ronstadt's #3 hit from 1977 debuts at #37 here. Scottish singer Emeli Sandé has the fourth new single at #38. Read All About It Pt. III is a continuation from the Professor Green single Read All About It featuring Sandé which went to the top in the UK but failed to chart here. She performed the song at the closing ceremony for the 2012 Olympic Games. Aucklanders Sola Rosa chart their sixth album entry, debuting at #5, their highest chart placing yet. They are set to tour the album throughout Europe and the US later this year. The album was written over the last two summers. Elvis Presley is back in time for Fathers Day with another compile. This one is a collection of 22 songs as chosen by NZ fans. It's his 25th compilation and 28th album overall to chart here. His last studio album was Moody Blue in 1977, the year of his death, which peaked at the top for four weeks. In 1987 Paul Simon took out the number one album of the year with Graceland. Now the album gets the 25 year makeover with bonus tracks and a DVD and re-enters the chart at #15. The closing ceremony for the Olympic Games enters the chart at #32 with all the music that made up the event. British-Irish boy band The Wanted round out the newbies this week with a special edition of their debut album. It's their first time in our album chart.
For the 9th time this decade, the top two albums are new. English indie pop band The XX released their debut album in 2009, reaching #13 in the NZ charts. Now thir sophomore goes all the way, both here and in Belgium. Watch out for singles Angels and Chained. The 35th studio album from Bob Dylan is only the 4th Top 2 since the chart began in 1975. Title track Tempest is a 14-minute epic is about the Titanic and a highlight on the album. Dublin band The Script are back with their third, and highest charting, third album on the strength of their current Top 3 hit. Despite 5 hit singles, Far East Movement haven't had a hit album, that is until now. Their 4th (and first here) debuts at #3. Debuting at #1 in the UK, English singer and actress Rita Ora scores her first album entry at #24. Deane Waretini makes the cross to the Album chart with his first album entry since 1981. Australian electronic music duo The Presets enter our chart for the first time at #40 with their third album. The debut single from NZ's hottest new boy band, Titanium enters the singles chart at the top. They were the winners of a nationwide competition to find "the next One Direction". Flo Rida continues his biggest year with his 12th hit single, that's five this year. American actress, singer, musician and songwriter Bridgit Mendler adds our singles chart to her CV with her first single. She currently stars as Teddy Duncan in Disney's Good Luck Charlie. Alicia Keys was last in our chart in 2010. Her 9th hit single debuts at #22 with help from Nicki Minaj. Watch out for a new album in November. The winner of the first season of The Voice (Australia), Karise Eden, repeats what she did in the Australian charts in July with three new singles. She became the first artist to achieve this feat since The Beatles who held the top six positions of the Aussie chart in 1964; she had four in the Top Five. Stay With Me was originally by Lorraine Ellison from 1966 and Hallelujah originally by Leonard Cohen in 1984. I Was Your Girl was written by Eden. Christopher Francis Ocean debuts in the singles chart with his first hit single. Taken from his current album Channel ORANGE. Nigerian-born Australian Tim Omaji, better known by his stage name Timomatic reached #14 earlier in the year with his debut single Set It Off. His second hit single is new at #31.
An unstable Albums chart sees the Top 3 all new and not one of them has even gone gold yet. That's now three times the Top 3 have all been new, the last times being on 10 November 2002 and 6 August 2007. Pink's 6th album is off to a great start debuting at the top here and also going to number one across the ditch. Her first album on the RCA label, it sold 80,000 copies in its first week of sales in the UK. Second single from the album Try, also debuts this week, at #21 in the Singles Chart. Americans The Killers are back with their 4th album. The phrase "Battle Born" is the name of their home studio. Watch for lead single Runaways. So far Battle Born has peaked at #1 in the UK and Ireland. Winner of The Voice (Australia) Karise Eden leaves the chart with all three singles after only one week but debuts at #3 with her album. It debuted at the top in Australia on 8 July where it stayed for 6 weeks but then fell very quickly. It's at #27 this week. Canadian Carly Rae Jepsen released her debut album Tug Or War back in 2008 but it flopped, even in Canada. Now her sophomore is doing very well. NZ so far, has the highest chart position on the planet. Hip Hoppers @Peace is a collaborative project from two kiwi lyricists Tom Scott & Lui Tuiasau. They debut at #11. American rock band Band Of Horses formed in 2004 and to date have four albums. Their third peaked in NZ at # 16 in 2010; now they have a second album in the charts, new at #21. American indie rock band Grizzly Bear have never charted here, that is until now. Their 4th debuts at #23. Melbourne based The Janoskians describe themselves as a comedy group. Check out their video on You Tube. Englnad's Ellie Goulding won the Critics' Choice Award at The Brits in 2010, now she has a 3rd single in our charts. Watch out for the new album Halcyon next month. Ne-Yo topped the UK chart with his latest single, which enters the chart at #39 here. He has a new album out in November. Kanye West has an unusual chart placing in the compilations chart. He formed his own label and showcased the artists signed to it on the big screen at the Cannes Film Festival in May. Now the album is new at #7 on the Comps chart.
Hey Adele's 21 spends it's first week outside the Top 10 this week as it slips from #10 to #12. That's a whopping 86 consecutive weeks in the Top 10. It will almost certainly re-enter the Top 10 in the near future, but it's an awesome effort nonetheless!
I agree. I guess the next milestone will be in 14 weeks when it reaches 100 which it no doubt will. Can it beat Dire Straits to go to second place on the longevity chart though. That's 150 weeks. Currently she is sitting at #35 on that chart.
It's happened again! The top two albums this week are new; that's three weeks in a row, with last week being the top three. It's now 9 times this decade the Top 2 have been new. It's a relatively new phenonemon this millenium; happening only three times between 1975 and September 1991. No surprises that British folk band Mumford and Sons debut at the top. Their first album from 2009 (#16 this week) has so far sold 2.4 million units in the US alone. Babel is their second and has already gone to the top in Ireland and the UK. Watch out for lead single I Will Wait, also new this week on the singles chart. American punk rock band Green Day formed in 1987 and since then have 9 studio albums. The first of three albums in the ¡Uno!, ¡Dos!, ¡Tré! trilogy, all to be released between now and January is new at #2. A limited edition box set will follow. California's No Doubt have also been together for a while (1986). They've only released six albums in that time with 1995's Tragic Kingdom being their biggest. Their first album since 2001 debuts at #11. Joel Thomas Zimmerman, better known by his stage name deadmau5 is another artist new to our charts. The Canadian electro-house artist lists his 6th album at #17. Englishman Conor Maynard peaked at #21 with his NZ debut single Can't Say No earlier this year. Now his debut album makes a move, new at #27. He also has a new single this week. American Taylor Swift has had quite a year so far. Her 4th hit single for 2012 follows the number one We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together into the chart as this weeks highest new single. Carly Rae Jepsen is back for the third time with This Kiss at #39. It was written by Jepsen, Matthew Koma, Kelly Covell, Rob Danzen and RedFoo of LMFAO. Swedish electronic dance music trio Swedish House Mafia spent a week in the chart last year with Save The World. They've actually had seven hit singles globally but it's only the second time they chart here, new at #50.
The ladies almost have a clean sweep of new entries in the singles chart this week. Firstly, though, there is that boy band from England that steal the show. One Direction had a great start to the year with the #2 hit What Makes You Beautiful. This week they score a new benchmark diving into the #1 spot with their 4th (and biggest) hit single. It's taken from their second album Take Me Home due for release on 12 November. Rihanna, (with her 25th hit single), Taylor Swift, (with her 12th), Ke$ha (7th) and Christina Aguilera (17th) have the rest of the newbies, and are all scheduled to release new albums for the Christmas market. Diamonds is taken from Rihanna's 7th studio album. No word on the title yet but it will be in shops in November. Taylor Swift continues to monopolise the chart with another new entry. It's the title track to a new album due this month. American Ke$ha lists the lead single from it her new album at #15. Warrior is out in December. Christina Aguilera relases Lotus in November with the lead single new this week at #35. English band Muse formed in 1994 and have just released their 6th album, debuting at the top. Its their second number one, following on from their first from 2009, and has been a year in the making. Hailing from Whakatane, Maisey Rika lists her second album at #5. Her self titled EP and first album Tohu, charted in the lower half of the chart in 2009 but now she scores her first top 10. Northern Irish Van Morrison has been releasing solo albums since 1967. His 31st album to chart opens its account at #16. For the record, his biggest was The Best Of Van Morrison from 1990 and Too Long In Exile from 1993, both peaking at #3. Canadian Diana Krall is new at #19 with her ninth chart entry. It covers mainly jazz tunes from the 1920s and 1930s. The soundtrack to musical comedy film Pitch Perfect debuts at #32. It is currently the third most popular film in the country. American rapper Lupe Fiasco debuts at #5 in the US this week with his 4th album. Not as big as his last (Lasers peaked at #11 last year) but that could all change. Noah Stewart is an African-American operatic tenor. His debut album was released in March and finally debuts in our chart. It peaked at #14 in the UK and went to the top on the classical chart there.
Very busy chart this week with 27 new entries across the five charts. Taylor Swift debuts with the third new single in three weeks at #8. It's been an amazing year for the American with six new singles and three albums. Jeff Buckly passed away in 1997 but his only NZ hit single is back again this week after being used in the NZ Got Talet show on Sunday. The 1984 Leonard Cohen song has been charting on and off since 2006 in 13 different countries, last appearing here in 2008. The 23rd James Bond movie Skyfall opens later on this month and Adele is added to the list of popular artists to do a theme song. She has this weeks highest debut at #2. Australian X-Factor winner Reece Mastin has a new album out on Friday. The third hit single from it debuts at #14. British four-piece girl group Little Mix open their account at #17 with single Wings. The song spent a week at the top in the UK in September, their second hit there. Bruno Mars's debut album is now 104 weeks old. The lead single from his next, out in December, is new at #23. Armando Cristian Pérez (Pitbull) releases Global Warming on November 19. A taster from it is new at #37. Cher Lloyd lists single number 4 from her Sticks + Stones album at #38. Californian Chris Rene first came on the scene in March with debut single Young Homie. This week he scores the highest new album. Crooner Daniel O'Donnell has released 43 albums since 1984. The 9th to chart here is new at #10. Kiwi three-piece 1814's first two albums peaked at #17. Their third does better at #15 this week. Aucklanders Kids Of 88 peaked at #2 with their debut album in 2010. Their second debuts at #17. The 7th most popular movie at box office this week, The Sapphires enters the chart with a soundtrack at #21. The Australian movie stars Chris O’Dowd. The Bee Gees and Andy Gibb score an album together, a 4-CD set devoting one CD to Robin, Barry, Maurice and Andy. Aucklanders Dragon debut with a comple, their 7th album to chart and American hip hoppers Ben Haggerty (Macklemore) and Ryan Lewis; and Australian psychedelic rock band Tame Impala visit our charts for the first time.
The Christmas released schedule is up and running with the charts busier than usual these past few weeks. This week is no exception. Taylor Swift scores a 4th hit in four weeks with State Of Grace. Justin Bieber did the same with three newbies in June but the record is held by Pitbull with five hits in five weeks in June/July last year. Speaking of Justin Bieber, his third hit from the album Believe is new at #11 with help from Nicki Minaj. Adam Richard Wiles (Calvin Harris) won the MTV Video Award last month with We Found Love. His 6th hit single debut's at the top in the UK and #2 here. Hailing from Barbados comes Shontelle Layne. She first came on the scene in 2008 but this week scores her first NZ hit. Impossible reached #5 in Denmark. Lost is track #8 on Six60's huge self titled album. On November 17 they are celebrating a year with a concert at the ASB Theatre. The track has also been given the full orchestral treatment with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra. Aucklander Jamie McDell scores a third single at the tail end of the chart. The album chart has three legendary NZ bands this week. Dragon entered the chart last week but they are followed by a re-entry from Herbs and a new album from Hello Sailor. It's their first album of new material since 1994. Ellie Goulding peaked at #28 with her debut album Lights in 2010. This week the English singer has the highest new album at #2. It's been 12 years since American band Everclear were in the charts. Three albums since 2000 failed to chart but now, they are back, matching their high tide mark at #5 with their 8th album. New Plymouth grunge band Rival State score their first chart entry at #19. with their debut album. They formed in 2002 and actually disbanded in 2007 but reformed four years later. Kiwi's These Four Walls first hit our charts in 2009, spending one week at #22. Album #2 is now out and in the charts at #19. The first Australian Idol winner (2003), Guy Sebastian has undoubtedly become the biggest TV talent show winner yet. His sixth album scores a #20 place to become the 4th album to chart here. All six of his albums went Top 6 in Aussie. American Ben Harper first charted here in 1996. Now his 11th album enters the foot of the chart with another set for release in January.
Three new singles and one new album belong to kiwis this week. Alt band Villainy have the highest new entry at #8 on the album chart with their debut. The four-piece band have shared the stage with Seether and Incubus, and achieved a number one single with Alligator Skin on the NZ Rock Airplay chart. Auckland boy band Titanium have the highest new single, following up their debut chart topper. The song is a remake taken from Jason Mraz' latest album Love Is A Four Letter Word from earlier on this year. Matt Bowden going by the name Starboy is a political activist campaigning for safer drug policy, but is also an accomplished composer and rock musician. Calling his music "psychedelic rock" his first release, an EP called Induction was available on iTunes last year. His first chart entry is new at #29. Auckland DJ's Sam Hill & Dean Campbell (Jetski Safari) along with Hellen Corry from Helen and the Birds enter the chart for the first time at #39. Washington's Macklemore with producer Ryan Lewis score their debut single with Thrift Shop. The song is sitting at #82 in the US this week. No surprises that Taylor Swift's fourth album debut's at #1. There have already been five singles from the album in our charts. It's already topped the charts in Australia, Ireland and the UK. Aussie sensation Reece Mastin enters the chart with his sophomore at #2. He shares the writing credits on about half of the album but its never going to set the music industry on fire. I may be proved wrong but that's how TV reality talent shows work. American Gary Clark Jr first charted with his single Bright Lights in September. Now his first major label album is new at #6. American metallers Stone Sour have had two albums chart in New Zealand before todays debut. In 2006, Come Whatever May peaked at #31 and in 2010 Audio Secrecy peaked at #12. Todays's third entry is part one of two, the second due next year. Swedish electronic dance music trio Swedish House Mafia on the other hand have never ventured into the album chart. Their debut album Until One from 2010 peaked at #2 in the UK but it's their second that is the first to chart here. Incidentally, Until Now peaked at the top in England.
Whakatane five-piece KORA first charted in 2007 with their debut album. It peaked at number one and spent 57 weeks in the chart. Now, after five years, their sophomore album becomes this weeks highest new entry, just kept out on the top spot by Taylor Swift. Judging by the reviews, it could be around for a while. Scottish DJ, singer, songwriter, and record producer Calvin Harris debuts at number one in the UK this week with his third album 18 Months. It's his first album to chart here, entering the chart at #4. American hip hop recording artist Kendrick Lamar gained major attention after the release of his fourth mixtape in 2010, however the album that followed only peaked at #113 in the US. Now album number two is out and it has so far peaked at #2 there. He opens his account here at #7. The 200th new album to chart in 2012 comes from Australian metalcore band Parkway Drive. In 2010 they peaked at #21 with their 4th album Deep Blue, now Atlas goes 9 knotches better at #12. Mary Poppins the musical opens at Auckland's Civic Theatre on Wednesday. The original soundtrack peaked at #2 in the UK charting 82 weeks. The show has never charted here, due largely to the fact that there was no album chart until 1975, but now, the Australian cast puts that right with a #13 place in the chart. Canadian Neil Young is no stranger to our shores. His first album was released in 1968, now album #35 enters the list at #20. It's his 33rd on our chart. Kylie Minogue releases a very different album with The Abbey Road Sessions new at #39. The album features sixteen tracks, all radically reworked, spanning Minogue's 25 years in the music industry and with a full orchesrta. The 9th hit single from Nicki Minaj is the only new entry on the singles chart, debuting at #29. The 40th edition of the Now That's What I Call Music franchise is also the sole entry on the Compilation Chart.
It's not very ofen that an album, only available on record, enters that the chart but Dunediners Toy Love have done that twice this year. Their self-titled studio album peaked at #4 in 1980 before the band broke up. Live At The Gluepot available only on record peaked at #11 in April and now, collecting all the A & B sides of the three Toy Love singles, plus the best demos from 1979, a live track and a jingle on a two record set (one record red and the other yellow) debuts at #15. Robbbie Williams' 13th NZ charter is new at #12. He hasn't had a new studio album since 2009 due to the reunion of Take That which also produced a new album. Strangely, they have never charted an album here. Watch out for lead single Candy. Aussies Midnight Oil reformed in 2009 and now, a hand picked two disc set of their 25 year recording legacy debuts at #25. It's the 10th time they have registered on the album chart. Kiwi John Rowles is on his Final Bow tour before retirement. A collection of his best is new at #26. Rod Stewarts' first ever Christmas album featuring vocal duets becomes his 30th charting album at #27. For the record Neil Young and Elton John hold the record for most albums to chart - that's 33. Six-piece folk/indie pop band from Iceland Of Monsters and Men won the 2010 Músíktilraunir (battle of the bands) competition and now have a debut album on their hands. Watch out for single Dirty Paws just bubbling under the Top 40. The third single from NZ boy band Titanium is this weeks highest new single. The six piece group have been on tour around the country. OPSHOP's ninth hit single was recently launched on X Factor. This week it debuts at #23. London quartet Rudimental peaked at #4 with Feel The Love. Now their latest beats the UK in charting with the highest global peak so far with Not Giving In. American Chris Rene logs in single #3 at #35. He's actually more popular here than his homeland. The only song to chart there was Young Homie which peaked at #101. Las Vegas band Imagine Dragons open their account with It's Time at #38. Formed in 2008, this is so far their biggest hit on a global scale. Taken from the album Night Visions.
Coldplay played Vector Arena on Saturday and as a result, their first album Parachutes from 2001 makes a fifth re-entry to the chart. It originally peaked at #4. Their current album is stable at #11. Ten new albums enter this weeks chart, five of them in the Top 10. In the UK One Direction gain the double with number ones on the singles and albums chart. Here they just miss out. Their second album debuts at the top whilst their fifth single is new at #2. American's Soundgarden enjoyed their first chart action back in 1992 with their third album. 1994's Badmotorfinger and 1996's Down On The Upside both went to the top, but there has been no new studio album in the charts since 1996. Now, their 6th album of new material debuts at #4, their sixth visit to the chart. In September Green Day went to #2 with the first in a trilogy of albums ¡Uno!. Now the aptly named ¡Dos! debuts at #5. The third is due out next month. The Rolling Stones have been charting consistantly with 25 albums and 30 singles. To celebrate 50 years, compilation Grrr! featuring two new songs debuts at #7. American alternative metal band Deftones score a 5th charter with album number 7. Watch out for single Tempest. In the early 1960s Eddie Low played in showbands with the Quintikis touring for the annual Miss New Zealand concert. Now he's back on tour again and charting for the 6th time with album Icons. For the record, his biggest single was the #18 Help Me Make It Through The Night from 1971. Aaradhnaben Jayantilal Patel (Aaradhna) is back with album #3 at #14. Her biggest to date was her first, I Love You from 2006 which peaked at #13. The new EP from Lana Del Ray contains 8 new tracks over a total of 33 minutes. Almost an album, but not quite. It's the second time she has been in the albums chart; Born To Die peaked at #2 earlier this year and is at #6 this week. The soundtrack to the second Twilight Saga debuts at #24 this week. It's the number one movie at box office. Three new singles, all sounding very similar, venture into the Top 40. Along with One Direction is Ed Sheeran with the 6th and final single from his album +, and the debut single from Iceland's Of Monsters And Men. A second single, Little Talks, is bubbling just under the Top 40. Watch out next week for Led Zeppelin and Runo Mars.
Between 1969 and 1979 Led Zeppelin released 8 studio albums before breaking up with the death of their drummer John Bonham. On 10 December 2007 they reformed for one special night to celabrate the life of Ahmet Ertegun, the main man behind Atlantic Records who had signed the band. Now, five years later, that concert is finally released and at the top of our charts. It's the first time the lads have been in our chart since compile Mothership topped the charts in 2007. Scottish singer Susan Boyle is back with her 4th album. It features songs from musical theatre shows and films, and includes duets with Donny Osmond and Michael Crawford. Robyn Rihanna Fenty goes to #1 in the UK with her seventh album Unapologetic. It debuts here at #5. Two kiwi's round off new entries in the Top 10 with country star Dennis Marsh scoring a 4th album at #7 and Jamie McDell rounding off an amazing year with her debut album at #8 Another kiwi, Greg Johnson, has been releasing albums since 1991. His biggest was the #8 Vine Street Stories from 1995. The 11th album to chart and his latest is new at #21. Aussie hard rockers AC/DC released the DVD of Live At River Plate last year, peaking at the top of the now defunct DVD chart for three weeks. Now the album is out on CD and new at #23. It's the lads 17th album in the chart. Album #7 from Christina Aguilera debuts at #29. To date, since she opened her chart account in 1999, she hasn't had a number one album despite the US chart logging in two. Her biggest to date is 2006's Back To Basics which peaked at #2. Aguilera recorded the album at her home studio in Beverly Hills. Armando Cristian Pérez (Pitbull) rounds out another busy album chart with his 7th album (2nd to chart here). Last week Of Monsters And Men logged in their first single. This week the Icelandic band log in their second. Little Talks has so far gone to the top in Iceland and Ireland. Christina Perri peaked at #11 last year with A Thousand Years. This week a re-recorded version with vocals from Steve Kazee (who appears in the latest Twilight Saga movie), and the original, chart three songs apart from each other. Christopher Brian Bridges (Ludacris) is back with his 7th hit single at #39. It's taken from his upcoming album Ludaversal.
The last time Robbie Williams had a hit single in New Zealand was back in 2009 when Bodies failed to excite with a #30 peak. Since then he has had three UK hits, two of which (You Know Me and Shame) reaching the Top 10. He rejoined Take That in 2009 but is still keeping his solo career alive. Candy, his latest single peaked at number one in the UK and is this weeks highest new single. It's also his biggest NZ hit since 2003. William James Adams (will.i.am) teams up with Britney Spears for his second solo single. Taken from his up coming album #willpower due out on February 4, the song has also been included in a commercial for the Beats for Dr Dre headphones. The Lumineers are an American folk rock band based in Denver, Colorado. Formed in 2005, they now have their first album and single out. The album has so far peaked at #11 in the US with lead single Ho Hey debuting this week on our charts at #34. British four-piece girl group Little Mix compliment their debut single Wings (#31 this week) with their first album DNA. They have already had two number one singles in the UK (Cannonball and Wings) and their third single DNA looks set for the top as well. Who could have predicted Kelly Clarkson would still be on top after winning American Idol back in 2002. Most artists who win those programmes are forgotten a couple of months later. With five albums in her catalogue, it seems fitting that a compilation should be next. That album debuts at #15 this week. Alicia Augello Cook (Alicia Keys) has been releasing albums since 2001. Now her fifth studio album enters our chart at #22. Briolette Kah Bic Runga has become one of the highest-selling New Zealand artists in recent history. It all began with her debut album Drive from 1997. Now with four Top 5 albums and 10 hit singles it's time for a compilation. Anthology tailgates the chart at #40.
A couple of entries achieve milestones this week. Gotye is back with Somebody That I Used To Know and in doing so, the song goes to second place for the most weeks charted behind New Order's Blue Monday, which charted 74 weeks. Ed Sheeran has the 249th album to chart 50 or more weeks and Rod Stewart lists his sixth number one album. Oliver Stanley "Olly" Murs topped the UK charts last week with Troublemaker. It's the Brits fourth number one there but until this week, he has never charted here. That all changes this week with a #14 entry. American rappers Chiddy Bang list their third hit at #32. It's the lead single from their current album Breakfast which has so far failed to chart since it's release in February. Curtis James Jackson III (50 Cent) hasn't had a hit single since 2008. With a new album due out in February, he recruits the help from Eminem and Adam Levine to gain his 12th hit single. Multinational operatic pop vocal group Il Divo have released six albums from 2004 until now. Their biggest, Ancora from 2005 peaked at the top. Now a compile becomes this weeks highest new album. Along the same genre comes Placido Domingo who has released a huge catalogue of albums since 1970. Here in New Zealand he has charted nine albums including the work he did with the Three Tenors. His latest, Songs, debuts at #21. On first look at the Worlds Greatest Xmas Hits 2012 you would think its a compilation of well-known festive tunes but the 40 tracks are all new recordings. Basically, it is a 'collective' of musicians and as such they are eligible for the Artist Album Chart billed as Christmas Hits Collective. Ke$ha is back with her second studio album at #30. The album was written during 2011 and 2012, and inspired by her 'spiritual journey'. The 25 year old is on a steady diet of music by T. Rex and Iggy Pop and wanted the songs to reflect that. Whitney Houston passed away on 11 February this year and has had three compilations in the chart as a direct result. Released just in time for Christmas is a fourth, new at #37. Talk about cashing in!!
In a first for the New Zealand charts, a local artist debuts with three singles in the same week. Australian Karise Eden did the same back in September as the winner of Australia's Got Talent but now the winner of NZ's Got Talent, Clara Van Wel enters the Singles chart. Let's hope she hangs around for more than one week in the way Eden did. Keeping to the same theme, the 2009 winner of Australian Idol, Stan Walker, scores the fourth new single this week at #37. It's the 8th time he has visited our chart, breaking the mould of TV talent show one-hit-wonders. The Mount Maunganui born lad hasnt yet charted this track in Australia. Kiwi boy band Titanium compliment their three hit singles with their debut album at #8. The six-piece have been credited with being the first NZ band to have three singles in the Top 40 at the same time. Peter Gene Hernández' (Bruno Mars) debut album from 2010 spent an incredible 105 weeks in the chart and peaked at #2 where it stayed for six weeks. Now his sophomore becomes this weeks #9. It has big shoes to fill but its already gone to the top in England. Green Day complete the trilogy with ¡Tre! at #16. The albums haven't been as big as hoped with only Austria logging a number one spot for the first installment. Compared to the 2009 album 21st Century breakdown which sold a million copies in the US, the latest three have only sold so far 317, 000 there, but that could be a direct reflection on the health of the Album Chart globally. It wasn't helped by the fact they had to cancel their touring schedule either. Canadian composer Howard Shore has been credited with the soundtrack to the three Hobbit movies. That's now 55 movie soundtracks he's worked on, including the Rings trilogy. The soundtrack is new at #33.
The Christmas released schedule is complete with only new singles to enter the chart this week. A couple of festive tracks re-enter the chart again this year. The Pogues first came on the scene with Fairytale Of New York in 1988, peaking at #5. Last year we saw one more week added to the song with a one-week stay at #34. It's back again for the second year in a row, clocking in at #37. Mariah Carey peaked at #4 in 1994 with All I Want For Christmas Is You. Ironically, it didn't hit the US Top 40 until this year. It makes a come back on our charts this week at #34. The latest single from Rihanna's Unapologetic album is this weeks highest new entry. It features guest vocals from new comer John Stephen Sudduth (Mikki Ekko), who had a nomadic childhood, moving around America's deep south with his preacher father. America's Maroon 5 score their third 2012 hit single. Taken from the album Overexposed, it's their 21st visit to our singles chart. English lass Ellie Goulding scores her fourth NZ hit single as her third also re-enters the chart. They both come from her second album Halcyon. Born William Sinclair, Willy Moon considers himself a kiwi even though he is based in London. The Guardian has said he is "one to watch", and he has already had the song Yeah Yeah on the BBC 1 playlist since the beginning of this year. You can also catch the song on Apple's iPod TV Commercial.
Only the Compilation Chart boasts new entries this week as the festive season kicks into full swing. Both of them are fit to celebrate New Years Eve with a collection of anthems to rock the party. The Singles and Album charts collect 13 re-entries from throughout the latter half of 2012, so you begin to think about how the chart year went. 242 new albums (down from 269 last year) and 196 new singles (down from 172 in 2011) made up a quieter chart. The Albums list was very unstable again with many one-weeker charting albums. The Singles chart was where the strength was with many tracks going platinum, 21 this week alone, compared with only 16 for the same time last year. The chart will most likely remain quiet for a few weeks until the 2013 release schedule kicks in. The annual chart based on points will follow.... Have a great and safe New Years Eve.