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Official NZ Music Chart & Chartbitz Dec. 13 2006

"The Official New Zealand Top 40 premieres Friday nights at 8pm on C4"


Wednesday, December 13 2006
by Andrew Miller


Brooke Scores The 60th
It’s been hard to avoid Brooke Fraser in recent weeks - and who’d want to?
She hits paydirt out of the box for the second time as her sophomore release Albertine follows in the footsteps of her seven-times platinum debut What To Do With Daylight. It topped the list in its first week exactly two years and two months ago, spending three weeks total in the pole position.
Now history repeats for Ms Fraser. Albertine is the 60th local album to top our charts since the Official Album Chart began in May 1975.
The first local #1 was scored by expat Australian-based duo Bill & Boyd whose self-titled set spent a solitary week at the summit at the start of March 1976 and included the #5 hit single Put Another Log On The Fire.
Speaking of singles, Brooke’s Deciphering Me remains the most played song on the radio for a second week.

Beyonce Topples JT
It’s goodbye Justin as Beyonce moves into the penthouse for the second time as a soloist and third in total.
My Love slips to #3 as Irreplaceable gains four places to come out on top.
While in Destiny’s Child, Ms Knowles hit top with the Charlie’s Angels track Independent Woman (2000), and earlier this year Check It Out topped the list.

Gwen’s Twin Spin
No Doubt lead singer Gwen Stefani makes a twin start with her sophomore solo set The Sweet Escape and lead single Wind It Up. Both are new entries on their respective lists, at #20 and #2.
The new album follows up the million-selling Love. Angel. Music. Baby. and includes the Sound Of Music-sampling Lonely Goatherd #2.
Gwen is yet to have a solo #1 here, though she did top the ton with No Doubt’s Don’t Speak 10 years back in 1996.
There’s an eclectic cast of guests on the record including Pharrell, Nellee Hooper, Depeche Mode’s Martin Gore, Akon, Keane’s Tim Rice-Oxley and even Tony Kanal from No Doubt.

The New Singles
#2 Gwen Sefani - Wind It Up
See story above.

#17 The Game - Let’s Ride
Let’s Ride sees The Game follow up the #25 It’s Okay (One Blood) with the second single lifted off the former #15 Doctor’s Advocate set.

#19 Zero T - Get ‘Em Up
Gisborne-formed three years back, Zero T rack up their second Top 40 hit as Get Em Up enters at #19. It’s lifted from their forthcoming debut set Second To None and includes their #15 Cruzin’ from earlier in the year.

#21 Chamillionaire - Grown & Sexy / Turn It Up
Second time out, Chamillionaire opens at #21 with this double A-side single, lifted from the #11 Sound Of Revenge. Cham’s first hit Ridin’ included the NZ remix featuring Tyree and peaked at #2. In fact, that hit set a Kiwi chart record for the most weeks at #2 without ever hitting #1! It held on for seven weeks in the runners-up spot.

#22 Che Fu - Spin 1 / Chains Reloaded
Another double A-side single and it’s welcome back to Che Fu as Spin 1 / Chains Reloaded is new at #22. Spin 1 is a collaboration with Wellingtonian Aaradhna and is lifted from Che’s recent hits compile Hi Score: The Best Of. Che has already been to #1 three times in his career, including his hit Chains with DLT – a new version of which backs Spin 1 and includes guest spots by P-Money and Savage.

#38 Jay Z - Show Me What You Got
Thirty-seven-year-old Brooklyn-native Shawn Carter (aka Jay Z) enters the Singles Chart with Show Me What You Got, the lead track from his latest album Kingdom Come, a recent US #1.

#40 Annabel Fay - Lovin’ You Baby
US-based Kiwi newcomer Annabel Fay (daughter of merchant banker Michael Fay) lands a hit first time out as Lovin’ You Baby makes it in at #40 on airplay alone. The track is lifted from her debut album due to drop in 2007.

The New Albums
#1 Brooke Fraser - Albertine
See story above.

#4 Eminem - Eminem Presents The Re-Up
Marshall kind of retired and put together what was supposed to be a mix-tape of young up and comers. But here we have a sort of Eminem album featuring a cast of many. It includes Mr Mathers’ hook-up with Akon Smack That! (#14).

#13 12th Man - Boned!
Aussie comedian 12th Man opens another innings with Boned!, straight in at #1 across the ditch and #13 here this week. Not music but comedy, 12th Man first charted here 12 years back in March 1994 with Still The 12th Man. Boned! is his fifth New Zealand chart appearance.

#20 Gwen Stefani - The Sweet Escape
See story above.

#24 Il Divo - The Christmas Collection
Last week Il Divo gained their third chart album here, this week the classical boys gain their fourth with the first festive-themed albums entry of 2006, the aptly named The Christmas Collection.


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Top 40 Albums - Week To Sunday, 10 December 2006

This Last Weeks
Week Week In Title Artist Label

1 new 1 Albertine Brooke Fraser SBME
2 1 3 18 Singles U2 Universal
3 2 3 The Love Album Westlife SBME
4 new 1 Eminem Presents The Re-Up Eminem Universal
5 3 2 Siempre Il Divo SBME
6 8 27 High School Musical OST: Special Edition Various Disney/EMI
7 4 10 Still The Same: Great Rock Classics Of Our Time Rod Stewart SBME
8 5 3 Love The Beatles EMI
9 14 3 Two's Company: The Duets Cliff Richard EMI
10 7 4 One World the feelers WEA/Warner
11 9 30 Stadium Arcadium Red Hot Chili Peppers WEA/Warner
12 11 7 The Black Parade My Chemical Romance WEA/Warner
13 new 1 Boned! 12th Man EMI
14 17 22 Eyes Open Snow Patrol Universal
15 13 5 Skin And Bones Foo Fighters SBME
16 21 8 Diva: The Singles Collection Sarah Brightman Angel/EMI
17 16 13 FutureSex / LoveSounds Justin Timberlake SBME
18 18 11 Undiscovered James Morrison Universal
19 12 6 Devil's Got A New Disguise: The Very Best Of Aerosmith SBME
20 new 1 The Sweet Escape Gwen Stefani Universal
21 15 6 The Magic Of Boney M Boney M SBME
22 10 3 Rockstar Supernova Rockstar Supernova SBME
23 19 53 PCD: Bonus Edition The Pussycat Dolls Universal
24 new 1 The Christmas Collection Il Divo SBME
25 23 5 More Crazy Hits Crazy Frog WEA/Warner
26 22 10 Sam's Town The Killers Universal
27 6 2 Light Grenades Incubus SBME
28 24 4 The Road To Escondio JJ Cale And Eric Clapton WEA/Warner
29 20 9 Living A Dream Katherine Jenkins Universal
30 34 3 Timeless Memories: The Greatest Hits John McDermott EMI
31 27 26 A Fever You Can't Sweat Out: Special Edition Panic! At The Disco WEA/Warner
32 28 3 Konvicted Akon Universal
33 26 10 The Open Door Evanescence SBME
34 29 4 Awake Josh Groban WEA/Warner
35 31 8 OE: Brazil Various Loop/Border
36 33 3 Dreams: The Ultimate Collection The Corrs WEA/Warner
37 25 3 Stop The Clocks Oasis SBME
38 37 22 Real Life Evermore WEA/Warner
39 40 29 Taking The Long Way: Bonus Edition Dixie Chicks SBME
40 39 84 Based On A True Story Fat Freddy's Drop TheDrop/Rhythmethod

Chart compiled by Media Sauce Ltd.


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