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Birdy flies high on ARIA charts
British singer Birdy. Picture: Supplied by Warner Music.

English songstress Birdy has landed her first No.1 album in Australia while Guy Sebastian's song Battle Scars maintains its top spot on the ARIA charts.

Birdy's self-titled album is her first after winning the Open Mic UK music competition in 2008 at the age of 12.

The 16-year-old's album has overtaken The Sapphires soundtrack, while she has two tracks in the top 10 on the ARIA singles chart - Skinny Love is No.2, while People Help The People is sitting at No.10.

Behind The Sapphires is the new self-titled album from Nigerian-born Australian singer Timomatic, which ended its first week in third position.

Missy Higgins's album, The Ol' Razzle Dazzle, has re-entered the top five, jumping five spots to No.4.

At No.6 is The Voice winner's Karise Eden's debut album My Journey, up four spots.

Following on from the 35th anniversary of the King's death, Elvis By Request - The Australian Fan Edition has fallen five spots to No.9 on the ARIA albums chart.

British boy band One Direction has scraped back into the top 10 with their album Up All Night.

On the ARIA singles chart Justice Crew are in third position with their song Boom Boom.

David Guetta's latest offering, She Wolf (Falling To Pieces), featuring Australian singer Sia, has debuted at No.11.

Australian artists are also featured in the ARIA country chart with Keith Urban overtaking Perth's Adam Brand for pole position.

There are four compilation albums in the top 10, with Gympie Music Muster 2012 jumping 17 spots to No.7, followed by the 11th volume of Award Winning Country at No.8.


1(1) Battle Scars - Guy Sebastian

2(4) Skinny Love - Birdy

3(2) Boom Boom - Justice Crew

4(3) We Are Never Getting Back Together - Taylor Swift

5(5) One More Night - Maroon 5

6(6) Good Time - Owl City feat. Carly Rae Jepsen

7(7) Hall of Fame - The Script feat.

8(8) Turn Up The Love - Far East Movement feat. Cover Drive

9(9) Some Nights - fun.

10(13) People Help The People - Birdy


1(2) Birdy - Birdy

2(1) The Sapphires - Soundtrack

3(-) Timomatic - Timomatic

4(9) The Ol' Razzle Dazzle - Missy Higgins

5(5) + - Ed Sheeran

6(10) My Journey - Karise Eden

7(8) Overexposed - Maroon 5

8(6) Some Nights - fun.

9(4) Elvis By Request - The Australian Fan Edition - Elvis Presley

10(11) Up All Night - One Direction


1(2) The Story So Far - Keith Urban

2(1) There Will Be Love - Adam Brand

3(4) Thirty Miles West - Alan Jackson

4(3) Double Cream 4: The Very Best of Cream Of Country - Various

5(6) Two Worlds Collide - The McClymonts

6(11) The Essential Johnny Cash - Johnny Cash

7(24) Gympie Music Muster 2012 - Various

8(7) Award Winning Country Volume 11 - Various

9(5) Fearless - Taylor Swift

10(8) Own The Night - Lady Antebellum

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