Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Adele's Mother of a Record; Popular Artist Makes Chart History on Mother's Day

Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Adele's Mother of a Record; Popular Artist Makes Chart History on Mother's Day

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ADELE has made Mother's Day ARIA chart history in Australia, her album 21 the only release to top the chart on two consecutive Mother's Days.

The album 21 first hit the peak of the ARIA Album Chart back in May last year and remained there for four weeks, in the first of six stints at number one.

Her combined total of weeks spent at #1 is now at 32, edging closer to the 34 weeks of Dire Straits with Brothers In Arms.

Flo Rida chalks up two consecutive weeks at the top the Singles Chart with Whistle above Carly Rae Jepsen's Call Me Maybe.

Ed Sheeran's + moves up the Album Chart to #3, the highest position of its chart career.

Debuting just behind at #4 is Carrie Underwood with Blown Away, her first top 10 hit from four albums, her previous release Play On peaking at #14 in June last year.

Lana Del Ray enjoys a spike, returning to the top 10 for a ninth week as Born To Die blasts from 12 to 5, and hot on her heels is The Voice judge Seal with Hits, enjoying a new peak of #6, up from nine last week.

Mother's Day sales have meant a massive leap for Michael Crawford, his album The Story Of My Life a Ultimate Collection moving up an incredible 21 places to #8 this week. Lionel Richie sneaks in a third week in the top 10 as Tuskegee moves from 14 to 10, Damien Leith moves up three spots also with Now & Then up to 14, and Alston slides into the top 20 with Don't Funk With Me up from 21 to 19 this week.

Melbourne rapper 360 moves up from 24 to 20 with his platinum album Falling & Flying, Bruno Mars is up five places to 21 with Doo-Wops & Hooligans and Kimbra's Vows is up from 36 to 32.

Improving six spots is Michael Bolton with Gems: The Duets Collection, up to 33, and Adele's debut album 19 jumps from 38 to 34.

In addition to Carrie Underwood, debuting in the top 40 this week is Marilyn Manson with Born Villain at 16, Celtic Thunder's Heartland at 18, Silversun Pickups with Neck Of The Woods at 23, Andrew Wishart's It's Never Too Late at 30, Air Supply's The Ultimate Collection at 38 and Neil Diamond's The Very Best Of Neil Diamond at 40.

The top four tracks on this week's ARIA Singles Chart hold firm from last week, and squeezing back into the top five ahead of her Australian shows this week is Nicki Minaj with Starships, up from 6 to 5. …

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