ARIA Chart News, w/c 13 July 2009

The Black Eyed Peas and Michael Jackson dominate ARIA Charts

The Black Eyed Peas continue their dream run on the ARIA Singles Chart this week as “I Gotta Feeling” achieves its third week at number one, giving the band their ninth consecutive week on top of the chart. This was last achieved in 2007 by Fergie from the Black Eyed Peas, with her single “Big Girls Don’t Cry”. “I Gotta Feeling” also remains in the top position on the ARIA Digital Track Chart in its fifth week in the chart.

After creating ARIA Chart history last week, the Michael Jackson tally climbs this week on the ARIA Album Chart, increasing from seven to eleven albums in the top 40. “HIStory: Past, Present And Future – Book 1” re-enters the chart at No.17, with double albums “Off The Wall/Thriller” and “Bad/Dangerous” at #25 and #28, and “Invincible” at #37. “The Essential Michael Jackson”, “#1’s” and “Thriller” remain in the top three positions respectively, while “Bad” climbs a whopping 15 spots to #13 and “Dangerous” moves up 10 spots to #14.

Michael Jackson’s influence continues to be felt on the ARIA Singles Chart this week, with three of this week’s top 10 singles and thirteen of the top 40 (down one from last week) attributed to the singer. “Thriller” sits in the No.5 position, with “Black Or White” at #6 and “Billie Jean” at #10. “They Don’t Care About Us” re-enters the chart this week at #18.

Seven Michael Jackson titles remain in the top 20 on the ARIA Music DVD Chart this week, with “Video Greatest Hits: HIStory” pushing P!nk’s “Live From Wembley Arena” into the number four position. “#1’s” and “Live In Bucharest: The Dangerous Tour” hold firm in the top two positions. On the ARIA Digital Track Chart, 11 of the top 40 are Michael Jackson titles.

With “I Gotta Feeling” and Lady Gaga’s “Paparazzi” holding at one and two this week, the ARIA Singles Chart sees plenty of movement below them – Linkin Park’s “New Divide” and The Black Eyed Peas “Boom Boom Pow” both move up one spot to sit at No.3 and 4 respectively. Miley Cyrus experiences her eighth week in the top 10 with “The Climb”, which jumps four spots to #8, while Jordin Sparks’ “Battlefield” climbs a massive thirteen spots to #11.

“Need Me To Stay” is the first ARIA Top 100 Singles Chart entry from Sydney-based DJ Tommy Trash, who scores a No.14 debut. “Funhouse” by P!nk, the fifth single from her album of the same title enters at #28 this week.

This week sees Rob Thomas debut at #4 on the ARIA Albums Chart with his second solo album “Cradlesong”, the highest ranked non-Michael Jackson album of the week. Entering the chart behind him in the No.5 position is homegrown opera singer Mark Vincent’s debut album “My Dream – Mio Visione”. Other debuts include Hillsong’s “Faith + Hope + Love” at #12 and La Roux’s self-titled album at #22.

ARIA Top 5 Albums

1. Michael Jackson “The Essential Michael Jackson”
2. Michael Jackson “#1’s”
3. Michael Jackson “Thriller”
4. Rob Thomas “Cradlesong” (Debut)
5. Mark Vincent “My Dream – Mio Visione” (Debut)

Further Top 40 Debuts
12. Hillsong “Faith + Hope + Love”
22. La Roux “La Roux”

ARIA Top 5 Singles

1. Black Eyed Peas “I Gotta Feeling”
2. Lady Gaga “Paparazzi
3. Linkin Park “New Divide”
4. Black Eyed Peas “Boom Boom Pow”
5. Michael Jackson “Thriller”

Top 40 Debuts:
14. Tommy Trash “Need Me To Stay”
28. P!nk “Funhouse”
40. Miley Cyrus “Hoedown Throwdown”

ARIA Top 5 Digital Tracks

1. Black Eyed Peas “I Gotta Feeling”
2. Lady Gaga “Paparazzi”
3. Linkin Park “New Divide”
4. Black Eyed Peas “Boom Boom Pow” (album version)
5. Taylor Swift “You Belong With Me”

Further Top 40 Debuts:
12. Tommy Trash “Need Me To Stay” (video)
14. Michael Jackson “Smooth Criminal”
17. Michael Jackson “They Don’t Care About Us”
21. P!nk “Funhouse”
29. Michael Jackson “You Are Not Alone” (single version)
30. Miley Cyrus “Hoedown Throwdown”
34. The Pussycat Dolls “Hush Hush; Hush Hush”
38. Daniel Merriweather Feat. Wale “Change”