ARIA Charts News: w/c 14th February 2011

P!nk achieves ARIA Album Chart milestone & ARIA Singles Chart success continues for Rihanna

Flood Relief: Artists For The Flood Appeal remains biggest seller of the week

International superstar P!nk continues to dominate the ARIA Album Chart, chalking up her thirteenth straight week at the pinnacle with “Greatest Hits… So Far!!!”. P!nk this week achieves a feat that hasn’t been seen since the early 1980’s, when Dire Straits’ “Love Over Gold” racked up an unbroken fourteen weeks at the top of the chart. A noteworthy mention also goes to homegrown hero John Farnham, who topped the ARIA Album Chart for eight weeks running with “Whispering Jack” in 1987. The album dropped to No.2 behind a compilation album before resuming peak position for a further ten weeks straight. Had the charts been compiled as they are now, he would have officially achieved a stellar twenty consecutive weeks at number one. Over on the ARIA Compilation Chart, Flood Relief: Artists For The Flood Appeal holds in top spot for a third consecutive week and continues as the highest selling release of the week.

In ARIA Singles Chart news, Rihanna scores a second week at the top with “S&M”. Following their globally broadcast performance during the Superbowl last week, The Black Eyed Peas blast sixteen spots up the chart into third position with “Just Can’t Get Enough”, earning their fifteenth Australian top 10 single. Usher achieves his eleventh Australian top 10 single as “More” jumps six spots to No.7, while “Rocketeer” from Far East Movement climbs six spots into 18th position. Lupe Fiasco grabs the only top 40 ARIA Singles Chart debut of the week,coming in at No.32 with “The Show Goes On”.

“Zonoscope”, the highlyanticipated third studio release from Melbourne electropop outfit Cut Copy explodes into the No.3 position on the ARIA Album Chart this week. Currently touring nationally, Canadian crooner Michael Buble makes a return to the top 10 with “Crazy Love” which jumps sixteen spots to No.6 to claim its twenty-sixth non-consecutive week in the top 10. “The Beginning” from The Black Eyed Peas climbs five spots to No.11, as Train’s “Save Me, San Francisco” moves six spots from No.25 to 19. Following his sold-out national tour, Sting’s “Symphonicities” races a cracking fifteen spots up the chart to No.24, closely followed by Plan B’s “The Defamation Of Strickland Banks” which is up eleven spots to No.25. Meanwhile, Guns N’ Roses revisit the ARIA Album Chart top 40, as their “Greatest Hits” moves into 38th position.

ARIA Top 5 Albums w/c 14th February 2011

1. P!nk “Greatest Hits… So Far!!!” – Greatest Hits...So Far!!! (Deluxe Version) - P!nk
2. Rihanna “Loud” – Loud (Bonus Track Version) - Rihanna
3. Cut Copy “Zonoscope” (DEBUT) – Zonoscope - Cut Copy
4. Soundtrack “Burlesque” – Burlesque (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) - Various Artists
5. Bruno Mars “Doo-Wops & Hooligans” – Doo-Wops & Hooligans - Bruno Mars

No further top 40 debuts

ARIA Top 5 Singles w/c 14th February

1. Rihanna “S&M” – S&M - Loud
2. Wynter Gordon “Dirty Talk” – Dirty Talk - Dirty Talk - Single
3. The Black Eyed Peas “Just Can’t Get Enough” – Just Can’t Get Enough - The Beginning & The Best of the E.N.D. (Deluxe Version)
4. Enrique Iglesias feat. Ludacris & DJ Frank E “Tonight (I’m Lovin’ You)” – Tonight (I'm Lovin' You) [feat. Ludacris & DJ Frank E] - Tonight (I'm Lovin' You) [feat. Ludacris & DJ Frank E] - Single
5. Alexis Jordan “Happiness” – Happiness - Happiness - EP

Top 40 Debuts:
32. Lupe Fiasco “The Show Goes On” – The Show Goes On - Single - Lupe Fiasco