Delta Goodrem's third album "Delta" bowed at No. 1 on the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) chart this week. The set is already certified platinum, having shipped 70,000 units, according to Sony BMG Music Entertainment Australia.
It marked the third chart-topping album for the 22-year old singer songwriter, whose debut album "Innocent Eyes" spent 29 weeks at top spot in 2003 and was certified 14 times-platinum for sales of 980,000 units.
Follow up "Mistaken Identity" stayed atop the ARIA chart for just one week, in November 2004. Although its darker themes -- coming after her recovery from cancer -- alienated some of her pop following, the record still went on to sell 5 x platinum, for sales of 350,000 units.
Only two other Australian-hailed female acts have had three chart-topping albums, Olivia Newton-John and country singer Kasey Chambers. Madonna has the biggest tally of No. 1 albums in Australia, with eight, followed by Celine Dion with five.
A song called "Eyes On Me", which Goodrem wrote with hitmaker Kristian Lundin, but which did not make the cut on "Delta", has been recorded by Dion for her Nov. 10 album release "Taking Chances". Goodrem is performing backing vocals on the Dion version.