17th February 2011 (SYDNEY) – Figures released by The Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) today have demonstrated the continued strong growth of digital products, with both number of units sold and dollar value up more than 30%. This increase in popularity for digital tracks and albums saw overall quantity of units sold across the last calendar year grow by nearly 10%, whilst the industry’s overall dollar value was down 13.9% on 2009.
Ahead of their eagerly anticipated Australian tour, “Backspacer”, the ninth studio album from rock legends Pearl Jam, swoops on top spot on the ARIA Album Chart on debut. It is the band’s seventh ARIA #1 album since “Vs” in 1993. French DJ David Guetta continues his dream run on the ARIA Singles Chart this week, racking up an impressive five weeks at the top with “Sexy Bitch” (featuring Akon). Continue reading ARIA Chart News, w/c 28 September 2009→
“Sexy Bitch” from David Guetta (featuring Akon) reclaims number one on the ARIA Singles Chart this week, chalking up an impressive four weeks at the top and pushing Guy Sebastian‘s “Like It Like That” into second position. It’s the third song to return to the top of the singles chart this year, following Flo Rida‘s “Right Round” and Taylor Swift‘s “Love Story” which swapped positions several times in March/April. Muse makes a smashing entrance into the ARIA Album Chart, scoring a No.1 debut and their second chart-topping album with “The Resistance”. Their first was “Black Holes And Revelations”, which spent a week at the top in July 2006. Continue reading ARIA Chart News, w/c 21 September 2009→
Kings Of Leon’s album “Only By The Night” has become the most successful charting album since James Blunt’s “Back To Beldam” hit the ARIA Charts in 2005/2006. “Only By The Night” has now been placed at number one for ten weeks, including six consecutive weeks, for a total of twenty one weeks in the album chart.
The Fray and Kings Of Leon hold on ARIA Charts this week … The Fray’s single “You Found Me” has topped both the ARIA Singles and Digital Track Charts for a second week, as Kings Of Leon’s album “Only By The Night” chalks up its ninth week at #1 on the ARIA Album Chart. André Rieu’s “Live In Australia” release has also held at one again on the ARIA Music DVD chart, spending 8 weeks on the top of the chart with a certification of 21 times Platinum!