ARIA Chart News, w/c 16 February 2009

Lily Allen debuts at Number One on ARIA Album Chart

Lily Allen’s new album, “It’s Not Me, It’s You” has raced straight to number one on the ARIA Album Chart this week, eclipsing her debut album “Alright Still” which peaked at #7 back in 2006. At the same time, “The Fear” has earned Lily her first top 10 on the ARIA Singles Chart, moving up from 13 to 8 this week.

In addition to Lily Allen, there are two further top 40 album debuts this week. Coming in at #3 is The Fray with their sophomore release “The Fray”, the follow up to “How To Save A Life” which hit #1 on the ARIA Album Chart in March 2007, some 9 months after release. Impacting at #21 is Ben Lee’s “The Rebirth Of Venus”, his sixth album since “Breathing Tornadoes” was released in 1998. Ben Lee - The Rebirth of Venus

Following a successful Australian tour, Leonard Cohen moves to sit just outside the top 10, with new album “The Essential 3.0” at #11 this week, up from #17 last week. Following the upward trend is Coldplay, fresh from their Grammy Awards triumph, with “Viva La Vida” up 10 spots to #13.

The ARIA Singles Chart sees The Fray notching up 4 weeks at number one with “You Found Me”, as Kelly Clarkson moves up from 7 to 5 with “My Life Would Suck Without You, her fifth top 5 ARIA Chart single since she made her debut back in 2003 with “Miss Independent”. “Everybody’s Free” from Global Deejays featuring Rozalla moves up from 18 to 7, a higher position than the #11 peak of this song when Rozalla first released it over 17 years ago! Eminem makes a return to the charts, featuring Dr Dre and 50 Cent on the single “Crack A Bottle”, this week’s highest debut at #18. Jessica Mauboy is the top charting Aussie, at #9 with her second single “Burn”, and P!nk and Beyonce make it into the top 20 with their singles “Please Don’t Leave Me” and “Halo” at 16 and 19 respectively.


Following their success on the singles chart, Global Deejays featuring Rozalla debuts at 4 on this week’s ARIA Digital Track Chart with the Klaas radio edit of “Everybody’s Free”, the first of 5 new tracks in the top 40. Mirroring the singles chart, Lily Allen hits the top 10 with “The Fear” coming in at 8, up from 13.

The top 3 titles on the ARIA Music DVD Chart continue to hold firm – André Rieu at #1 for 10 consecutive weeks with “Live In Australia” and at #2 with “Live In Maastricht II”, followed by P!nk at 3 with “P!nk – Live In Europe”. Together, André Rieu and P!nk account for 6 of the top 20 music DVDs and have combined certifications of 50 times Platinum!

ARIA Top 5 Albums, w/c 16th February

1. Lily Allen “It’s Not Me, It’s You” (DEBUT)
2. Kings of Leon “Only By The Night”
3. The FrayThe Fray” (DEBUT)
4. P!nk “Funhouse”
5. Twilight Soundtrack
Further Top 40 Debuts:
21. Ben Lee “The Rebirth Of Venus”

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ARIA Top 5 Singles, w/c 16th February

1. The Fray “You Found Me”
2. Taylor Swift “Love Story”
3. The All-American Rejects “Gives You Hell”
4. The Ian Carey Project “Get Shaky”
5. Kelly Clarkson “My Life Would Suck Without You”
Top 40 Debuts:
18. Eminem featuring Dr Dre & 50 Cent “Crack A Bottle”
34. Katy Perry “Thinking Of You”
40. Kings Of Leon “Revelry”

ARIA Top 5 Digital Tracks, w/c 16th February

1. The Fray “You Found Me”
2. Taylor Swift “Love Story”
3. The All-American Rejects “Gives You Hell”
4. Global Deejays featuring Rozalla “Everybody’s Free (Klaas Radio Edit)” (DEBUT)
5. The Ian Carey Project “Get Shaky”
Further Top 40 Debuts:
25. Flo Rida featuring Kesha “Right Round”
34. 50 Cent, Eminem, Dr Dre “Crack A Bottle
35. Lily Allen “F*ck You”
37. Taylor Swift “White Horse”