ARIA Chart News, w/c 1 June 2009

Eminem’s album “Relapse”, already certified Platinum, has held at number one on the ARIA Album Chart for a second week as Black Eyed Peas hold at one on the singles chart with “Boom Boom Pow” for a third consecutive week, whilst chalking up four weeks on top of the digital track chart.

Green Day holds at 2 with “21st Century Breakdown” on the ARIA Album Chart this week, and it’s the touring artists who make a big impact on the top 10 – P!nk up to #3 with “Funhouse”, Lady Gaga up to #6 with “The Fame” and Pussycat Dolls up to #8 from 17 with “Doll Domination 2.0”.

The Script makes the top 10 for the first time, with their album “The Script” moving up from 13 to 9. Ahead of their eagerly anticipated 2010 Australian tour, AC/DC re-enters the top 40 at #19 with “Black Ice”, and P!nk delivers two top 40 re-entries, with “M!ssundaztood” at 31 and “Try This” at 37, ensuring she has four albums in the top 40 album chart. There are three top 40 debuts including Marilyn Manson’s “The High End Of Low” at 12, Phoenix with “Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix” at 13 and Simon & Garfunkel’s “Old Friends: Live On Stage” at 36.

The top 2 positions on this week’s ARIA Singles Chart hold from last week – Black Eyed Peas with “Boom Boom Pow” followed by Eminem with “We Made You”. Black Eyed Peas have now accumulated 17 weeks on top of the ARIA charts this decade, in third place behind Eminem and Rihanna. This week’s top 10 movers include A.R. Rahman featuring The Pussycat Dolls and “Jai Ho! (You Are My Destiny)”, up from 5 to 3 and P!nk’s “Bad Influence” up two spots to #7. Sidney Samson moves up from 25 to 12 with “Riverside” and Adelaide’s Hilltop Hoods score their first top 20 single as “Chase That Feeling” moves up from 23 to 18. This week’s top 40 features six debuts, headed up by Rob Thomas at #8 with “Her Diamonds”, his third solo top 10 result following “Smooth” with Santana and “Lonely No More, and Linkin Park with “New Divide” at 10, their fifth ARIA top 10 single result.

The Black Eyed Peas clock up four consecutive weeks at #1 on the ARIA Digital Track Chart this week with “Boom Boom Pow”, followed by A.R. Rahman featuring The Pussycat Dolls and “Jai Ho! (You Are My Destiny)” moving up to #2. Rob Thomas provides the highest top 40 debut with “Her Diamonds” coming in at #5, and Linkin Park’s “New Divide” blasts into the top 10, up from 37 to 10. There are a further three top 40 debuts, coming from Taylor Swift at 24 with “You Belong To Me”, Eminem at 30 with “3AM” and Nickelback’s “If Today Was Your Last Day” at 34.

Iron Maiden debuts at #1 on this week’s ARIA Music DVD Chart with “Flight 666: The Film”, as the accompanying album soundtrack enters the ARIA Album Chart Top 100 at #66! P!nk holds down #2 and #3 spot on the music DVD chart this week with “Live From Wembley Arena” and “P!nk – Live In Europe” respectively.

ARIA Top 5 Albums

1. Eminem “Relapse”
2. Green Day “21st Century Breakdown”
3. P!nk “Funhouse”
4. Lily Allen “It’s Not Me, It’s You”
5. Taylor Swift “Fearless”

Top 40 Debuts
12. Marilyn Manson “The High End of Low”
13. Phoenix “Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix”
36. Simon & Garfunkel “Old Friends: Live On Stage”

ARIA Top 5 Singles

1. Black Eyed Peas “Boom Boom Pow”
2. Eminem “We Made You”
3. A.R. Rahman featuring The Pussycat Dolls “Jai Ho! (You Are My Destiny)”
4.The Script “Breakeven”
5. Lily Allen “Not Fair”

Top 40 Debuts:
8. Rob Thomas “Her Diamonds”
10. Linkin Park “New Divide”
21. Taylor Swift “You Belong With Me”
30. Dizzee Rascal & Armand Van Helden “Bonkers”
31. The Pussycat Dolls “Hush Hush; Hush Hush”
38. Eminem “3AM”

ARIA Top 5 Digital Tracks

1. Black Eyed Peas “Boom Boom Pow”
2. A.R. Rahman featuring The Pussycat Dolls “Jai Ho! (You Are My Destiny)”
3. Eminem “We Made You”
4. The Script “Breakeven”
5. Rob Thomas “Her Diamonds” (DEBUT)

Top 40 Debuts:
24. Taylor Swift “You Belong With Me”
30. Eminem “3AM”
34. Nickelback “If Today Was Your Last Day”