Kanye West has scored his first ever number one on the Australian album chart after his label bosses demanded a recount.

The rapper's new record, Yeezus, missed out on the top slot and debuted at number two Down Under on Saturday (22Jun13), prompting bosses at West's Universal Music label to call for an inquiry.

Executives at the Australian Recording Industry Association (Aria), the organisation behind the chart, recalculated the sales figures and discovered a "data error" had led to a chart mix-up.

In an unusual move, they changed the chart around and bumped West's record to the top, ahead of the former number one, Troy Cassar-Daley and Adam Harvey's The Great Country Songbook, which was moved down to number two.

A statement from Aria reads, "Due to a data error discovered after initial publication, this week's Aria albums chart has been recalculated. This has resulted in Kanye West moving to the No.1 spot and Troy Cassar-Daly and Adam Harvey to No.2."