Sunday, July 10, 2016

Delta Goodrem Beats Out Blink-182 for the Top Album in Australia

by Noise11.com and VVN Music

Delta Goodrem has the number one album in Australia this week and she cane thank good old fashioned technology for her win.

Delta Goodrem’s Wings of the Wild has streaked in front of other new music from skate-punk veterans Blink-182 and boy-band newbies In Stereo by getting in front of fans, doing in-stores and signing “the trophy”.

Retailers have reported walloping CD sales for Delta’s Wings of the Wild well in front of Blink 182’s California and In Stereo The Speed of Sound.

For Blink-182, it is their third album to peak at number 2 in Australia without ever getting to the top spot. They had done it previously with Take Off Your Pants and Jacket (2001) and Neighborhoods (2011).

Of note, California did outsell Goodrem on digital albums, taking the top spot for the week.

The Red Hot Chili Peppers drop from the top spot to number 4 with The Getaway while Keith Urban's Ripcord spends a ninth week in the Australian top ten, this time at number 7. Rounding out veteran artists in the top ten is Radiohead whose A Moon Shaped Pool sits in the anchor spot.

Diesel scores his highest charting album in Australia since 1994 with Americana. The U.S. born but Australian based musician started at number 15, much better than his last album, 2013's Let It Fly which peaked at 31. Diesel hit number 1 down under in 1992 with Hepfidelity and in 1993 with The Lobbyist.

The album compiling performances from the three Crossroads festivals, Crossroads Revisited: Selections From the Crossroads Guitar Festivals opens at 30 while Maxwell's BLACKsummer'snight debuts at 49. Please note that the ARIA site lists and Maxwell's 2009 album as the debut in this position and not his new album, blackSUMMERS'night although, with the strange titling scheme, this could be an error.

On the singles chart, Justin Timberlake's Can't Fight the Feeling! moves from 4 to 3 with the Veronica's In My Blood and Drake's One Dance taking 1 and 2.

Keith Urban remains at number 1 on the Country Albums with Ripcord and is at 3 on the Australian Artist Singles with The Fighter.

On Jazz and Blues Albums, Bob Dylan retakes the top spot with Fallen Angels, up from 3 last week.

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