ARIA Chart News: w/c 11 April 2011

For the first time this year, a local act has triumphed at the peak of the ARIA Album Chart, Perth’s Drapht enjoying his first taste of number one success! His new album “The Life Of Riley” has held off all comers to triumph in top spot, easily eclipsing his previous album chart effort of #64 with “Brothers Grimm” in June 2008.

Snoop Dogg delivers his second ARIA Singles Chart #1, with “Sweat (David Guetta Remix)” moving up from #2 this week to bump Jennifer Lopez into second spot. It’s almost six years since Snoop’s previous ARIA #1 single, “Signs”, which spent two weeks at the top of the chart in May 2005.

In further ARIA Singles Chart news, LMFAO achieve their first Australian top 10 single, with “Party Rock Anthem” featuring Lauren Bennet & GoonRock blasting from 12 to 4, and “Who Dat Girl” from Flo Rida featuring Akon racing up 16 places to #13. “E.T.” from Katy Perry featuring Kanye West enjoys a lift, up from 33 to 19, and as he prepares to hit our shores, Justin Bieber moves up from 36 to 22 with “Never Say Never” featuring Jaden Smith. UK superstar Adele races forward 15 places to #25 with “Rolling In The Deep”, Wiz Khalifa is up 9 places to 29 with “Black And Yellow”, and Drapht re-enters the top 40 with “Rapunzel” at 38. Leading the top 40 debuts this week is Pitbull featuring Ne-Yo, Afrojack & Nayer with “Give Me Everything” at 14, followed closely by Jay Sean featuring Lil Wayne and “Hit The Lights” at 18. T-Pain enjoys a first week result of #32 with “Best Love Song” featuring Chris Brown, and Alexis Jordan lands at #40 with her new track “Good Girl”.

Over on the ARIA Album Chart, k.d.lang and the Siss Boom Bang debut just behind Drapht at #2 this week, with their release “k.d.lang and the Siss Boom Bang: Sing It Loud”. In Australia for shows this week, k.d. lang has now chalked up eight top 10 albums, her first being “Ingenue” in April 1994 and most recent being “Recollection” in March 2010. The UK’s singer of the moment, Adele, enjoys a new peak of #3 for her album “21”; the album, having spent the last two months at the top of the UK charts, is gaining momentum in Australia after 11 weeks in the chart. Justin Bieber enjoys further success, with his album “My Worlds” moving back up from 34 to 15, and “Never Say Never – The Remixes” up from 39 to 30. Currently touring with Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum moves up from 21 to 16 with “Need You Now”, k.d.lang re-enters the top 40 with “Recollection” at 18, and Celtic Thunder races forward 12 spots to 28 with “Take Me Home”. Also flying the flag for Perth this week is buzz duo Tim & Jean, with their debut “Like What” coming in at #12, UK songstress Rumer lands at 35 with her debut “Seasons Of My Soul”, and pop’s newest star Jessie J returns to the top 40 at 38 with her debut album “Who You Are”.

ARIA Top 5 Albums w/c 11th April

1. Drapht “The Life Of Riley”(DEBUT)
2. k.d.lang and the Siss Boom Bang “k.d.lang and the Siss Boom Bang: Sing It Loud” (DEBUT)
3. Adele “21”
4. Britney Spears “Femme Fatale”
5. Glee Cast “Glee: The Music Volume 5”

Further Top 40 Debuts:
12. Tim & Jean “Like What”
35. Rumer “Seasons Of My Soul”

ARIA Top 5 Singles w/c 11th April

1. Snoop Dogg “Sweat (David Guetta Remix)”
2. Jennifer Lopez Feat. Pitbull “On The Floor”
3. Jessie J Feat. B.o.B. “Price Tag”
4. LMFAO featuring Lauren Bennet & GoonRock “Party Rock Anthem”
5. The Black Eyed Peas “Just Can’t Get Enough”

Top 40 Debuts:
14. Pitbull feat. Ne-Yo, Afrojack & Nayer “Give Me Everything”
18. Jay Sean feat. Lil Wayne “Hit The Lights”
32. T-Pain feat. Chris Brown “Best Love Song”
40. Alexis Jordan “Good Girl”