Gotye has scored a chart doubler, taking out the top spots on both the ARIA singles and albums charts.
His single “Somebody That You Used To Know” doesn’t show any sign of budging, taking out the number one possie for the third consecutive week. The album Making Mirrors zoomed into the top spot on the album charts on its debut after selling a massive 35, 000 copies. It’s the first album to achieve these kind of weekly sales all year, and has deservedly received gold status. Something tells me it won’t be too long til it breaks platinum.
An Australian act hasn’t achieved the double since Silverchair did it back in April 2007 with “Straight Lines” and Young Modern. Congratulations Gotye on breaking the drought!
This week isn’t all about Gotye though. After the album charts were looking a little bare, it’s now crowded with Aussie talent. Australia’s Got Talent winner Jack Vidgen achieved an impressive number three debut with his album Yes I Am, beating out Josh Pyke’s newie Only Sparrows which sits at number four. And Boy & Bear are still hanging in there; Moonfire sits at number 9.
Now if only some of those albums can spawn some charting singles! Gotye is currently keeping company with Jessica Mauboy in the top 10. Her latest track “Inescapable” has slipped one and sits at number 5 this week.
Click below for all the chart action.
Top 10 Australian Singles
1. “Somebody That I Used to Know” – Gotye feat. Kimbra
2. “Moves Like Jagger” – Maroon 5 feat. Christina Aguilera
3. “It Girl – Jason Derulo
4. “Someone Like You” – Adele
5. “Inescapable” – Jessica Mauboy
6. “Rolling in the Deep” – Adele
7. “Super Bass” – Nicki Minaj
8. “Bounce” – Calvin Harris feat. Kelis
9. “Rain Over Me” – Pitbull feat. Marc Anthony
10. “Titanium” – David Guetta feat. Sia
Top 10 Australian Albums
1. Making Mirrors – Gotye
2. 21 – Adele
3. Yes I Am – Jack Vidgen
4. Only Sparrows – Josh Pyke
5. 19 – Adele
6. Watch the Throne – Jay-Z & Kanye West
7. Sorry for Party Rocking – LMFAO
8. Born This Way – Lady Gaga
9. Moonfire – Boy & Bear
10. Doo-Wops & Hooligans – Bruno Mars
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