ARIA Chart News, w/c 25 May 2009

In a two-way tussle for top spot, Eminem has debuted at number one with “Relapse” on this week’s ARIA Album Chart. It has earned him his fifth Australian number one, coming after only five days of sales, and a cumulative career total of twelve weeks at number one on the album chart. The only other act to achieve five number one albums this decade is U2. Green Day has debuted at #2 with “21st Century Breakdown”, their eighth album and seventh to hit the top 10 here in Australia, and it’s the first time since May last year that we’ve had new releases debut at one and two.

In other ARIA Album Chart highlights this week, there are three albums making their way into the top 10 – the Twilight Soundtrack back up from 13 to 7, Lady Gaga’s “The Fame” up 10 spots to #9, and Hannah Montana: The Movie Soundtrack at 10 for the first time. Albums moving into the top 20 this week include The Script’s self-titled release, which moves up seven spots to #13, “Doll Domination 2.0” from The Pussycat Dolls which moves up to #17 and Simon & Garfunkel’s “The Essential Simon & Garfunkel” up eight places to #20. With her album “Funhouse” entrenched in the top 5 at #4 this week, P!nk’s album “I’m Not Dead” makes a resurgence, up from 34 to 22, and in addition to Eminem and Green Day, there are top 40 debuts from Passion Pit, Tori Amos and Ciara.

On the ARIA Singles Chart this week, The Black Eyed Peas hold at one for a second week, followed by Eminem at 2 with “We Made You” and The Script at 3 with “Breakeven”. Lily Allen reaches a new highpoint of #4 with “Not Fair” and P!nk’s “Bad Influence” hits the top 10, up from 14 to 9. Making headway into the top 20 is Eskimo Joe up to #16 with “Foreign Land” and Katy Perry’s “Waking Up In Vegas”, up from 29 to 18. There are two top 40 debuts this week, Flo Rida featuring Wynter with “Sugar” at 30 and David Guetta featuring Kelly Rowland at 32 with “When Love Takes Over”.

“Boom Boom Pow” from The Black Eyed Peas holds at #1 for a third consecutive week on the ARIA Digital Track Chart, with Eminem at #2 with “We Made You” and The Script up to #3 with “Breakeven”. P!nk hits the top 10 with “Bad Influence” at #7 and there are three top 40 debuts including David Guetta featuring Kelly Rowland, Linkin Park and Cassie Davis featuring Travis McCoy.

With her Australian tour in full swing, P!nk takes over top spot on the ARIA Music DVD Chart this week with “Live From Wembley Arena”. Leonard Cohen moves up two places to #2 with “Live In London” and P!nk’s “P!nk – Live In Europe” moves up from 7 to 3.

ARIA Top 5 Albums

1. Eminem “Relapse” (DEBUT)
2. Green Day “21st Century Breakdown” (DEBUT)
3. Lily Allen “It’s Not Me, It’s You”
4. P!nk “Funhouse”
5. Taylor Swift “Fearless”

Further Top 40 Debuts
19. Passion Pit “Manners”
28. Tori Amos “Abnormally Attracted To Sin”
39. Ciara “Fantasy Ride”

ARIA Top 5 Singles

1. Black Eyed Peas “Boom Boom Pow”
2. Eminem “We Made You”
3. The Script “Breakeven”
4. Lily Allen “Not Fair”
5. A.R. Rahman featuring The Pussycat Dolls “Jai Ho! (You Are My Destiny)”

Top 40 Debuts:
30. Flo Rida featuring Wynter “Sugar”
32. David Guetta featuring Kelly Rowland “When Love Takes Over”

ARIA Top 5 Digital Tracks

1. Black Eyed Peas “Boom Boom Pow”
2. Eminem “We Made You”
3. The Script “Breakeven”
4. A.R. Rahman featuring The Pussycat Dolls “Jai Ho! (You Are My Destiny)”
5. Lily Allen “Not Fair”

Top 40 Debuts:
26. David Guetta featuring Kelly Rowland “When Love Takes Over”
37. Linkin Park “New Divide”
40. Cassie Davis featuring Travis McCoy “Differently”


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