ARIA Chart News, w/c 19 October 2009

Vanessa Amorosi, Michael Buble and P!nk top ARIA Charts on debut this week!

Vanessa Amorosi swoops on top spot on the ARIA Singles Chart this week with her hit “This Is Who I Am”, scoring her first ever No.1 single and at the same time, ending the seven-week chart topping run of David Guetta‘s “Sexy Bitch” (feat. Akon). It’s the first single to hit No.1 on debut since Flo Rida‘s “Right Round” back in February, and only the second to have achieved this feat in the past twenty-two months. “This Is Who I Am” becomes Vanessa’s fifth ARIA top 10 single, surpassing the No.4 peaks achieved by “Shine” in 2000 and “Perfect” in 2008. Vanessa also becomes the first Aussie artist to claim simultaneous No.1’s on the ARIA Physical and Digital Track Charts since “Sweet About Me” from Gabriella Cilmi in June 2008.

Heartthrob crooner Michael Buble takes the lead position on the ARIA Album Chart with the debut of his new album “Crazy Love”, securing his third Australian No.1 album. “Michael Buble” and “Call Me Irresponsible” both hit No.1 for the first time in May 2004 and 2007 respectively, with the latter returning to the top a couple more times to chalk up a total of five weeks at No.1.

Having left the country following the massively successful “Funhouse” national tour, P!nk debuts at number one on the ARIA Music DVD Chart with her new release “P!nk Funhouse Tour: Live In Australia”, denying the “Sound Relief Concert DVD” top spot and recording the biggest sales week of the year for a music DVD, ahead of its official release date of last Friday.

2009 ARIA Awards’>ARIA Awards international guest performer Robbie Williams makes a splash on the ARIA Singles Chart this week with the debut of “Bodies”, which enters the chart at #4 to become his highest debuting solo single. His first solo hit “Freedom” entered at #6 back in 1996, while “Tripping” made a #7 debut in 2005. This track gives Robbie his seventh Australian top 10 single and matches the peak achieved by “Rock DJ” in 2000.

In further ARIA Singles Chart news, pop icon Britney Spears scores a #7 debut with “3”. It’s her twelfth single to make a top 10 debut and the sixteenth single to hit the ARIA top 10 overall. Beyonce‘s “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)” is the biggest mover of the week, jumping a huge ten spots to #24, “Broken Leg” from Bluejuice is up eight spots to #31 and Michael Buble‘s “Haven’t Met You Yet” enters the singles chart just below at #33.

“Your Songs”, the new album from Harry Connick Jr. jumps a cracking nine spots to #9 on the ARIA Album Chart in its second week. It’s Harry’s fourth top 10 album and comes more than 17 years after the first, “It Had To Be You”, which peaked at #4 in 1992. Jessica Mauboy, who has been nominated for seven ARIA Awards’>ARIA Awards this year, is mover of the week on the ARIA Album Chart as “Been Waiting” climbs a mighty ten spots to #18, fourty-six weeks after release! Country singer/songwriter Adam Harvey debuts at #19 with “Both Sides Now” while Damien Leith enters the chart at #25 with “Remember June”. “Kaleidoscope” from Dutch DJ Tiesto makes a #31 debut, Whitney Houston’s “I Look To You” and David Gray’s “Draw The Line” both re-enter the top 40 coming in #33 and #36 respectively, and “Conditions” from indie rockers The Temper Trap sits at #38. “In This Light And On This Evening”, the third studio album from UK outfit the Editors debuts at #40.

This week’s ARIA Digital Track Chart has Vanessa Amorosi debuting at #1 with “This Is Who I Am”, Robbie Williams’ “Bodies” on debut at #4, and “3” from Britney Spears making a #6 entrance. Beyonce‘s “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It) climbs eleven spots to #21, Michael Buble‘s “Haven’t Met You Yet” sit at #32 and “Happy” from Leona Lewis scores a #39 debut.

   ARIA Top 5 Albums

1. Michael Buble “Crazy Love (DEBUT)
2. The Black Eyed Peas “The E.N.D.”
3. Beyonce “I Am… Sasha Fierce”
4. Muse “The Resistance”
5. David Guetta “One Love”

Further Top 40 Debuts:
19. Adam Harvey “Both Sides Now”
25. Damien Leith “Remember June”
31. Tiesto “Kaleidoscope”
40. Editors “In This Light And On This Evening”

ARIA Top 5 Singles

1. Vanessa Amorosi “This Is Who I Am” (DEBUT)
2. David Guetta feat. Akon “Sexy Bitch”
3. The Black Eyed Peas “Meet Me Halfway”
4. Robbie Williams “Bodies” (DEBUT)
5. Guy Sebastian “Like It Like That”

Further Top 40 Debuts:
7. Britney Spears “3”
33. Michael Buble “Haven’t Met You Yet”

ARIA Top 5 Digital Tracks

1. Vanessa Amorosi “This Is Who I Am” (DEBUT)
2. David Guetta feat. Akon “Sexy Bitch”
3. The Black Eyed Peas “Meet Me Halfway”
4. Robbie Williams “Bodies” (DEBUT)
5. The Black Eyed Peas “I Gotta Feeling”

Further Top 40 Debuts:
6. Britney Spears “3”
39. Leona Lewis “Happy