List of number-one albums of 2012 (Australia)

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Adele's 21 was the longest-running number-one album of 2012, topping the ARIA Albums Chart for nine weeks.[1]

The ARIA Albums Chart ranks the best-performing albums and extended plays in Australia. Its data, published by the Australian Recording Industry Association, is based collectively on each album and EP's weekly physical and digital sales.[2] In 2012, twenty-two albums claimed the top spot, including Adele's 21 and Michael Bublé's Christmas, both of which started their peak positions in 2011. Ten acts achieved their first number-one album in Australia: Foster the People, Lana Del Rey, One Direction, Keith Urban, The Temper Trap, John Mayer, Karise Eden, Ed Sheeran, Birdy and The Amity Affliction.[3]

One Direction earned two number-one albums during the year for Up All Night and Take Me Home. 21 was the longest-running number-one album of 2012, having topped the ARIA Albums Chart for nine weeks.[1] Eden's My Journey topped the chart for six consecutive weeks, while Michael Bublé's Christmas, One Direction's Up All Night and Pink's The Truth About Love each spent five weeks at the number-one spot.

Chart history[edit]

Karise Eden's My Journey topped the ARIA Albums Chart for six consecutive weeks, becoming her first number-one album on the chart.
One Direction earned their first and second number-one album when Up All Night and Take Me Home both topped the ARIA Albums Chart. Up All Night spent five consecutive weeks at number one.
Pink's The Truth About Love topped the ARIA Albums Chart for five consecutive weeks, becoming her fourth number-one album on the chart.
Date Album Artist(s) Ref.
2 January Christmas Michael Bublé [4]
9 January 21 Adele [1]
16 January
23 January
30 January
6 February Torches Foster the People [5]
13 February Born to Die Lana Del Rey [6]
20 February 21 Adele [1]
27 February
5 March
12 March
19 March Drinking from the Sun Hilltop Hoods [7]
26 March
2 April MDNA Madonna [8]
9 April Up All Night One Direction [9]
16 April
23 April
30 April
7 May
14 May 21 Adele [1]
21 May The Story So Far Keith Urban [10]
28 May The Temper Trap The Temper Trap [11]
4 June Born and Raised John Mayer [12]
11 June The Ol' Razzle Dazzle Missy Higgins [13]
18 June
25 June Believe Justin Bieber [14]
2 July My Journey Karise Eden [15]
9 July
16 July
23 July
30 July
6 August
13 August + Ed Sheeran [16]
20 August The Sapphires Various artists [17]
27 August
3 September Birdy Birdy [18]
10 September North Matchbox Twenty [19]
17 September Chasing Ghosts The Amity Affliction [20]
24 September The Truth About Love Pink [21]
1 October
8 October
15 October
22 October
29 October Red Taylor Swift [22]
5 November
12 November
19 November Take Me Home One Direction [23]
26 November
3 December Armageddon Guy Sebastian [24]
10 December Christmas Michael Bublé [4]
17 December
24 December
31 December

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Adele – 21". Australian Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2012-03-11. 
  2. ^ "How are the ARIA Charts prepared each week?". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Retrieved 2012-02-26. 
  3. ^ List of artists who achieved their first number-one album in Australia:
  4. ^ a b "Michael Bublé – Christmas". Australian Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2012-12-30. 
  5. ^ "Foster the People – Torches". australian-charts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2012-02-06. 
  6. ^ "Lana Del Rey – Born to Die". Australian Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2012-02-13. 
  7. ^ "Hilltop Hoods – Drinking From the Sun". Australian Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2012-03-25. 
  8. ^ "Madonna – MDNA". Australian Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2012-04-01. 
  9. ^ "One Direction – Up All Night". Australian Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2012-05-06. 
  10. ^ "Keith Urban – The Story So Far". Australian Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2012-05-20. 
  11. ^ "The Temper Trap – The Temper Trap (Album)". Australian Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2012-05-27. 
  12. ^ "John Mayer – Born and Raised". Australian Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2012-06-03. 
  13. ^ "Miss Higgins – The Ol' Razzle Dazzle". Australian Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2012-06-17. 
  14. ^ "Justin Bieber – Believe". Australian Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2012-06-24. 
  15. ^ "Karise Eden – My Journey". Australian Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2012-08-05. 
  16. ^ "Ed Sheeran – +". Australian Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2012-08-12. 
  17. ^ "Soundtrack – The Sapphires". Australian Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2012-08-26. 
  18. ^ "Birdy – Birdy (Album)". Australian Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2012-09-02. 
  19. ^ "Matchbox Twenty – North". Australian Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2012-09-09. 
  20. ^ "The Amity Affliction – Chasing Ghosts". Australian Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2012-09-16. 
  21. ^ "Pink – The Truth About Love". Australian Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2012-10-21. 
  22. ^ "Taylor Swift – Red". Australian Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2012-11-11. 
  23. ^ "One Direction – Take Me Home". Australian Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2012-11-25. 
  24. ^ "Guy Sebastian – Armageddon". Australian Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2012-12-02.