This Week In... 1992
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This Week In... 1992

February 2, 2016

ALBUM:

Diamonds And Pearls – Prince & The New Power Generation

Prince’s 13th studio album was the singer/songwriter/producer/multi-instrumentalist’s second #1 on the ARIA Charts. Diamonds And Pearls debuted at #5 on the chart in October 1991. It dropped as low as #12 before hitting #1 in its 16th week on the chart. It was the first Prince album to credit his backing group at the time, The New Power Generation. It includes the singles ‘Gett Off’ (#8 Oct. ’91), ‘Cream’ (#2 Jan. ’92), ‘Diamonds And Pearls’ (#13 Feb. ’92) and ‘Money Don't Matter 2 Night’ (#18 May ’92). It was #14 in the 1992 ARIA End Of Year Albums Chart.

Prince & The New Power Generation topped the ARIA Albums Chart for a second time in 1992 when the Love Symbol Album spent a week at #1 in November.

Prince’s first ARIA Charts triumphs came in 1984 with Purple Rain (#1 Aug. ’84) topped the Albums Chart and ‘When Doves Cry’ (#1 Aug. ’84) topped the Singles Charts. He last reached the top of the charts with the single ‘The Most Beautiful Girl in the World’ (#1 May ’94).

Prince last charted with the album HITNRUN Phase One (#50 Sept. ’15).

SINGLE:

Let's Talk About Sex – Salt-N-Pepa

American rap trio Salt-N-Pepa picked up their only #1 on the ARIA Charts to date when ‘Let’s Talk About Sex’ spent four straight weeks at the top of the Singles Chart. The track debuted on the chart at #11 in November 1991 and slowly progressed up until hitting the peak in its ninth week. It was lifted from Salt-N-Pepa’s third studio album Blacks' Magic.

‘Let’s Talk About Sex’ was #48 on the 1992 ARIA End Of Year Singles Chart. It received a Platinum accreditation.

The group has picked up three more top three singles in their career; ‘Push It’ (#3 Oct. ’88), ‘Shoop’ (#2 Jan. ’94) and ‘Whatta Ma’n (#2 Mar. ’94).