ARIA Chart News, w/c 14 September 2009

Australian artists continue their reign on the ARIA Singles & Album Charts

In another huge week for Australian artists, Guy Sebastian spends a further week on top of the ARIA Singles Chart with “Like It Like That”. It becomes his second-longest running No.1 single after his initial career hit “Angels Brought Me Here”, which spent three weeks straight at the top in December 2003. Jimmy Barnes continues his domination of the ARIA Album Chart, achieving a second week at No.1 with “The Rhythm And The Blues” and notching up a solo tally of thirty-one weeks at the top of the chart. This is equal to Delta Goodrem‘s total, with John Farnham the only Australian artist ahead, accumulating a massive forty-seven weeks on top of the chart over eight albums.

In further ARIA Singles Chart news, Miley Cyrus achieves her third top 10 single with “Party In The U.S.A”, which jumps five spots to #9. Her single “The Climb” hit #5 on the chart earlier in the year while “See You Again” took out #6 just over a year ago. “Up/Down” from Jessica Mauboy just misses out on the top 10, climbing eleven spots to #11 this week. The new single from The Black Eyed Peas, “Meet Me Halfway”, makes a #19 debut, while “I Wanna” by The All American Rejects is up seven spots to #21. “Run This Town” by Jay-Z (featuring Rihanna & Kanye West) is mover of the week, shooting up a massive fourteen spots to #25 after three weeks in the chart. Beyonce‘s track “Halo” re-enters the top 40 at 33, and making their top 40 debuts alongside The Black Eyed Peas are The Script with “Before The Worst” at 34, Paramore with “Ignorance” at 35 and “Holiday” from Dizzee Rascal at 38.

Kate Miller-Heidke takes out the No.2 spot on the ARIA Album Chart this week with “Curiouser”, giving the chart its first Australian one-two since Pete Murray and Gabriella Cilmi did it in May last year. Homegrown legend John Farnham jumps five spots to #6 with “The Essential 3.0”, raising an interesting ARIA chart fact – it’s the first time that Jimmy Barnes and John Farnham have sat together in the top 10 since the first week of 1997 when they took out #8 and #9 with “Hits” (Barnes) and “Romeo’s Heart” (Farnham) respectively. Beyonce‘s tour propels her album “I Am…Sasha Fierce” back into the top 10 for the first time since the start of May. It jumps a huge twenty spots to #9 and achieves its tenth week in the top 10. Sitting just below at #10 is Lily Allen‘s “It’s Not Me, It’s You”, which chalks up an impressive twenty-four weeks in the top 10. Whitney Houston and The Used make top 20 debuts this week – Whitney’s “I Look To You” lands at #16 and “Artwork” from The Used comes in at #17. “Romborama”, the debut album from Italian DJ act the Bloody Beetroots is up ten spots to #21 in its second week in the chart, while AC/DC‘s “Black Ice” climbs nine spots to #27.

David Guetta lands his fifth consecutive week at the top of the ARIA Digital Tracks Chart with “Sexy Bitch” (feat. Akon), followed by Guy Sebastian‘s “Like It Like That” and Kate Miller-Heidke‘s “The Last Day On Earth”. “Meet Me Halfway” by The Black Eyed Peas debuts at #13 while La Roux’s “Bulletproof” comes in at #36.

   ARIA Top 5 Albums

1. Jimmy Barnes “The Rhythm And The Blues”
2. Kate Miller-Heidke “Curiouser”
3. The Black Eyed Peas “The E.N.D.”
4. David Guetta “One Love”
5. P!nk “Funhouse

Top 40 Debuts:
16. Whitney Houston “I Look To You”
17. The Used “Artwork”
39. 7 Worlds Collide “The Sun Came Out”

ARIA Top 5 Singles

1. Guy Sebastian “Like It Like That”
2. David Guetta feat. Akon “Sexy Bitch”
3. Kate Miller-Heidke “Last Day On Earth”
4. The Black Eyed Peas “I Gotta Feeling”
5. Cascada “Evacuate The Dancefloor”

Top 40 Debuts:
19. Black Eyed Peas “Meet Me Halfway”
34. The Script “Before The Worst”
35. Paramore “Ignorance”
38. Dizzee Rascal “Holiday”

ARIA Top 5 Digital Tracks

1. David Guetta feat. Akon “Sexy Bitch”
2. Guy Sebastian “Like It Like That”
3. Kate Miller-Heidke “Last Day On Earth”
4. The Black Eyed Peas “I Gotta Feeling”
5. Cascada “Evacuate The Dancefloor” (Radio Edit)

Top 40 Debuts:
13. Black Eyed Peas “Meet Me Halfway”
36. La Roux “Bulletproof”
38. Dizzee Rascal “Holiday” (Album Version)