ARIA Chart News, w/c 8 June 2009

Eskimo Joe’s fourth album “Inshalla” has debuted at number one on this week’s ARIA Album Chart, mirroring the success of their third album “Black Fingernails, Red Wine” which debuted at number one nearly three years ago, on June 19, 2006. In doing so “Inshalla”, already certified Gold, becomes the 138th Australian number one album!

With Eskimo Joe taking over top spot on the album chart, Eminem moves to #2 with “Relapse” and P!nk holds at #3 with “Funhouse”. P!nk contributes five individual albums to the top 40 this week, including “Funhouse”, “I’m Not Dead”, which moves up from #17 to #12, “M!ssundaztood” at #19, up from 31, “Try This” at #26 and “Can’t Take Me Home” at #38. The special package of “M!ssundaztood” / “Can’t Take Me Home” also makes the top 40, coming in at #39. Kelly Clarkson’s Australian visit catapults her album “All I Ever Wanted” up sixteen places on the ARIA Album Chart, landing at #14, Jessica Mauboy re-enters the top 20 as “Been Waiting” moves up five spots to #17, and US punk outfit Rancid debuts at #31 with their sixth album “Let The Dominoes Fall”, their second highest Australian chart success.

This week’s ARIA Singles Chart is dominated for a fourth successive week by Black Eyed Peas holding top spot with “Boom Boom Pow”. Eminem’s “We Made You” is at #2 and Rob Thomas makes a big impact on the top 5, with “Her Diamonds” up from 8 to 3, matching the success of his single “Lonely No More” which peaked at #3 in 2005. Sidney Samson’s “Riverside” makes its top 10 debut, up from 12 to 10, Katy Perry is up 11 spots to #11 with “Waking Up In Vegas” and also hitting the top 20 for the first time is Eskimo Joe with “Foreign Land” up from 25 to 13. Kelly Clarkson impacts the singles chart also, with “I Do Not Hook Up” hitting a high point of 15, up from 29 and The Pussycat Dolls reap the rewards of their national tour, with “Hush Hush; Hush Hush” up from 31 to 16.

There are four top 40 debut singles this week, including:

Lady Gaga at 27 with “Paparazzi”, the biggest mover in the top 100 this week
Kate Miller Heidke’s “Caught In The Crowd” at 33, her highest charting single to date
Nickelback at 36 with “If Today Was Your Last Day”
Keri Hilson featuring Kanye West & Ne-Yo and “Knock You Down” at 37

Black Eyed Peas and “Boom Boom Pow” continue to dominate the ARIA Digital Track Chart, spending five weeks at number one, with Rob Thomas up to #2 this week with “Her Diamonds” and A.R. Rahman featuring The Pussycat Dolls with “Jai Ho! (You Are My Destiny)” at 3. There are seven top 40 debuts headed up by Lady Gaga at 19 with “Paparazzi”.

This week’s ARIA Music DVD Chart sees P!nk take over top spot with “Live From Wembley Arena”, with Iron Maiden’s “Flight 666: The Film” at 2 and P!nk’s “P!nk – Live In Europe” holding at 3. Jeff Buckley debuts at 4 with “Grace: Around The World” and Simon & Garfunkel hit the top 10 with “The Concert In Central Park” up from 12 to 6.


ARIA Top 5 Albums

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

Further Top 40 Debuts
31. Rancid “Let The Dominoes Fall”

ARIA Top 5 Singles

1. Black Eyed Peas “Boom Boom Pow”
2. Eminem “We Made You”
3. Rob Thomas “Her Diamonds”
4. A.R. Rahman featuring The Pussycat Dolls “Jai Ho! (You Are My Destiny)”
5. The Script “Breakeven”

Top 40 Debuts:
27. Lady Gaga “Paparazzi”
33. Kate Miller-Heidke “Caught In The Crowd”
36. Nickelback “If Today Was Your Last Day”
37. Keri Hilson feat. Kanye West & Ne-Yo “Knock You Down”

ARIA Top 5 Digital Tracks

1. Black Eyed Peas “Boom Boom Pow” (album version)
2. Rob Thomas “Her Diamonds” (album version)
3. A.R. Rahman featuring The Pussycat Dolls “Jai Ho! (You Are My Destiny)”
4. The Script “Breakeven”
5. Eminem “We Made You” (single version)

Top 40 Debuts:
19. Lady Gaga “Paparazzi”
26. Jessica Mauboy “Because”
29. The Pussycat Dolls “Hush Hush” (album version)
30. Kate Miller-Heidke “Caught In The Crowd” (Phil Tan mix)
32. Dizzee Rascal & Armand Van Helden “Bonkers”
38. Keri Hilson feat. Kanye West & Ne-Yo “Knock You Down”
40. Sidney Samson “Riverside” (original edit)