ARIA Chart News, w/c 21 June 2009

Hilltop Hoods debut at Number One on this week’s ARIA Album Chart

Adelaide hiphop outfit Hilltop Hoods debut at #1 this week on the ARIA Album Chart, with their new album “State of the Art” taking over top spot from Black Eyed Peas, as the band achieves their second number one album following “The Hard Road” in 2004. “Chase That Feeling”, the first single from “State of the Art”, has jumped four spots to sit comfortably at #16 on the ARIA Singles Chart.

The Black Eyed Peas continue their singles chart domination, achieving the first ARIA Chart 1-2 since Timbaland did it in 2007 “Apologize” and “Timbaland Presents: Shock Value”. “Boom Boom Pow” spends its sixth week at the top of the ARIA Singles Chart and seventh at number one on the ARIA Digital Track chart while new single “I Gotta Feeling” jumps six spots to #2 on the singles chart, and three places to #2 on the digital track chart.

Lady Gaga is the mover of the week on the singles chart, with “Paparazzi” jumping a massive eleven spots to #3 while her debut album “The Fame” moves up three spots to #10. In further ARIA Singles Chart news, Australia’s sweetheart Jessica Mauboy hits the chart hard with “Because” entering at #9, The Pussycat Dolls move from 15 to 10 with “Hush Hush; Hush Hush”, Taylor Swift jumps from 18 to 13 with “You Belong With Me” and Linkin Park move up seven spots to #22 with “New Divide”. This week also sees Keri Hilson feat Kanye West & Ne-Yo continue a steady rise with “Knock You Down” climbing 8 spots to #28 and Beyonce debuts at 32 with “Sweet Dreams” followed by Jordin Sparks at 34 with “Battlefield”.

Incubus explodes onto the ARIA Album Chart with their greatest hits release “Monuments and Melodies” debuting at #20 while Katy Perry’s “One of the Boys” shoots up a huge ten spots this week to #12, nearing her peak chart position of 11. This week also sees Keith Urban re-enter the top 30, with “Defying Gravity” sitting at #28 after 11 weeks in the chart.

P!nk continues her monopoly of the album chart, with all five career albums scoring top 40 positions. “Funhouse” holds firm at #3 as her tour of the same name kicks on around the country, and “I’m Not Dead” moves up two spots to #8. Fellow tourist Lily Allen sees her former number one album “It’s Not Me, It’s You” move up two spots this week to the number four position, remaining in the top 10 for its entire 19 weeks in the chart.

The ARIA Digital Track Chart mirrors the singles chart this week with the Black Eyed Peas taking out the top two positions with “Boom Boom Pow” and “I Gotta Feeling”, Lady Gaga’s “Paparazzi” charting at #3 and Lily Allen at #4 with “Not Fair”. The top four positions on this week’s ARIA Music DVD chart remain untouched, with P!nk’s “Live From Wembley Arena” and “P!nk – Live In Europe” holding strong at #1 and #2 respectively while Michael Jackson moves into the top five with “#1’s”.

ARIA Top 5 Albums

1. Hilltop Hoods “State Of The Art” (DEBUT)
2. Black Eyed Peas “The E.N.D.”
3. P!nk “Funhouse”
4. Lily Allen “It’s Not Me, It’s You”
5. Eskimo Joe “Inshalla”

Further Top 40 Debuts
20. Incubus “Monuments And Melodies”

ARIA Top 5 Singles

1. Black Eyed Peas “Boom Boom Pow”
2. Black Eyed Peas “I Gotta Feeling”
3. Lady Gaga “Paparazzi”
4. Lily Allen “Not Fair”
5. Miley Cyrus “The Climb”

Top 40 Debuts:
9. Jessica Mauboy “Because”
32. Beyonce “Sweet Dreams”
34. Jordin Sparks “Battlefield”

ARIA Top 5 Digital Tracks

1. Black Eyed Peas “Boom Boom Pow” (album version)
2. Black Eyed Peas “I Gotta Feeling”
3. Lady Gaga “Paparazzi”
4. Lily Allen “Not Fair”
5. The Script “Breakeven”

Top 40 Debuts:
15. Jessica Mauboy “Because” (album version)
31. Jordin Sparks “Battlefield”
35. The Pussycat Dolls “Hush Hush; Hush Hush” (album version 2)