The sold out 2015 ARIA Awards Connected By Telstra held at The Star Event Centre, Sydney and broadcast nationally only on TEN, capped off an extraordinary year for the Australian music industry and showcased the talent and diversity of this year’s nominated artists.
Following the highly acclaimed 13th series of RocKwiz (RocKwiz Salutes The Decades) Australia’s favourite television music trivia show is once again going on the road to present ROCKWIZ LIVE! SALUTES THE ARIA HALL OF FAME.
Fresh from a critically acclaimed reunion tour with her former band Eurogliders, ARIA award-winning performer Grace Knight will play an intimate solo show at Brisbane Powerhouse on Friday 31 July 2015.
According to Knight the evening will be a chance to share songs from her expansive back catalogue including classics such as Patsy Cline’s “Crazy”, Peggy Lee’s “Fever” and smash-hit “Heaven (Must Be There)”.
For the first time this year, a local act has triumphed at the peak of the ARIA Album Chart, Perth’s Drapht enjoying his first taste of number one success! His new album “The Life Of Riley” has held off all comers to triumph in top spot, easily eclipsing his previous album chart effort of #64 with “Brothers Grimm” in June 2008.
Snoop Dogg delivers his second ARIA Singles Chart #1, with “Sweat (David Guetta Remix)” moving up from #2 this week to bump Jennifer Lopez into second spot. It’s almost six years since Snoop’s previous ARIA #1 single, “Signs”, which spent two weeks at the top of the chart in May 2005.
As her Australian tour rolls on, Rihanna holds on to top spot on the ARIA Singles Chart with “S&M”, for a total of four weeks at the pinnacle and the achievement of artist with most weeks spent at number one this century! Michael Buble’s five times platinum album “Crazy Love” accrues a sixth week at number one, this week being his third consecutive week on top in addition to three weeks at number one in November 2009. His overall tally of weeks spent at number one is now thirteen, in fine company with Led Zeppelin, Midnight Oil and James Blunt.
– The Waifs
|“Where do we take it from here?” sings Vikki Thorn on Day Dreamer, one of the most uplifting moments on The Waifs’ extraordinary sixth album, Temptation, in store March 4th independently through Jarrah Records (the label The Waifs co-own with John Butler) and MGM Distribution.
It’s a question the much-loved Australian band has asked itself several times in the 19 years since Thorn, her sister Donna Simpson and guitarist Josh Cunningham set off on their incredible journey.
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.
Bon Jovi tops ARIA Album Chart on debut, as ARIA Awards performers race up Album & Singles Charts
International superstars Bon Jovi this week achieve their eighth ARIA Album Chart No.1 with the debut of “Bon Jovi Greatest Hits”. It’s the band’s first chart-topper since “Have A Nice Day” entered in peak position in September 2005, with the past four #1 albums coming in at five-year intervals; “These Days” hit the top in July 1995, followed by “Crush” in 2000.
Meanwhile, entering the ARIA Album Chart at #2 with her sophomore release “The Gift” is Britain’s leading lady Susan Boyle. Her debut album “I Dreamed A Dream” took the chart by storm last Christmas, spending a mammoth eleven weeks at the top and achieving nine times Platinum status in the process. “I Dreamed A Dream” makes a return to the top 40 this week, coming in at #20.
Following the music industry’s ‘night of nights’ last week, local ARIA Awards performers enjoy a significant spike on both the ARIA Singles and Album Charts. The night’s big winners, Angus & Julia Stone, took out gongs for Single of the Year with “Big Jet Plane” and Album of the Year with “Down The Way” – “Down The Way” jumps from #10 to 5 on the Album Chart, while the hit tune “Big Jet Plane” races up the ARIA Singles Chart into a new peak position of #21. After delivering a jaw-dropping performance at the awards ceremony, Sydneysider Washington shoots twenty-two spots up the ARIA Album Chart to #13 with her acclaimed record “I Believe You Liar”.
Also experiencing a kick after their ARIA Awards performances are Perth lads Birds Of Tokyo, whose self-titled album jumps five spots to #15 and smash single “Plans” climbs seven spots to #13. Quirky singer/songwriter Sia scored a double ARIA Awards win for Best Pop Release and Best Independent Release for “We Are Born”. Her award-winning record peaked at No.2 earlier this year and is up a huge twenty-one spots to #18 this week, while “Clap Your Hands” advances nine spots to #17 and “I Go To Sleep” makes a #32 debut on the ARIA Singles Chart. The John Butler Trio’s former chart-topper “April Uprising” moves up ten spots to #21 on the ARIA Album Chart following their stripped-back performance of “Revolution” last Sunday night.
In further ARIA Album Chart news, homegrown pop princess Jessica Mauboy secures a #6 debut with “Get ‘Em Girls”. It’s her third Australian chart album, and the second album to make a top 10 entrance; Jess’s debut record “The Journey” entered and peaked at #4 in 2007. “Some Kind Of Trouble” from James Blunt comes in at #11 in its first week on the album chart, Michael Jackson’s “The Essential Michael Jackson” climbs from #40 to 23, and new favourite Cee-Lo Green debuts at #24 with “The Lady Killer”. “Libra Scale” from r’n’b star Ne-Yo debuts at #36 this week.
Ke$ha holds at the top of the ARIA Singles Chart for the second week running, as “The Time (Dirty Bit)” gives The Black Eyed Peas their fourteenth Australian top 10 single. It debuts at #10 and is the band’s tenth single to achieve a top 10 entrance. “Grenade” from Bruno Mars blasts seventeen spots up the chart to #23, with further chart debuts claimed by Jason Derulo and “The Sky’s The Limit” at #24, Nelly featuring T-Pain & Akon and “Move That Body” at #29 and “Teenage Dream” from Glee Cast at #35. Coldplay’s “Fix You” featured last week in Channel 7’s drama ‘Packed To The Rafters’ and consequently returns to the top 40, sitting at #37.
ARIA Top 5 Albums w/c 15th November 2010
1. Bon Jovi “Bon Jovi Greatest Hits” (debut)
2. Susan Boyle “The Gift” (debut)
3. Taylor Swift “Speak Now”
4. Kings Of Leon “Come Around Sundown”
5. Angus & Julia Stone “Down The Way”
Further Top 40 Debuts:
6. Jessica Mauboy “Get ‘Em Girls”
11. James Blunt “Some Kind Of Trouble”
24. Cee-Lo Green “The Lady Killer”
36. Ne-Yo “Libra Scale”
ARIA Top 5 Singles w/c 15th November 2010
1. Ke$ha “We R Who We R”
2. Far East Movement feat. Cataracs & Dev “Like A G6”
3. Rihanna “Only Girl (In The World)”
4. P!nk “Raise Your Glass”
5. Enrique Iglesias Feat. Nicole Scherzinger “Heartbeat”
Top 40 Debuts:
10. The Black Eyed Peas “The Time (Dirty Bit)”
24. Jason Derulo “The Sky’s The Limit”
29. Nelly Feat. T-Pain & Akon “Move That Body”
32. Sia “I Go To Sleep”
35. Glee Cast “Teenage Dream”
Rihanna’s single “Only Girl (In The World)” becomes the first single this year to move back up to #1 position, chalking up four weeks on top of the ARIA Singles Chart in the process. The last time this happened was in September last year when David Guetta and “Sexy Bitch” enjoyed a split seven-week run at number one. Meanwhile on the ARIA Album Chart this week, Kings Of Leon continue to dominate with “Come Around Sundown” accruing two consecutive weeks at the pinnacle of the chart.
Further ARIA Album Chart action this week includes a number two debut for “Triple J’s Like A Version 6” release, compiled from various artists – it’s the most successful of this series to date, the closest any of the previous versions got to top spot on the main album chart was “Like A Version 3” at #24 in September 2007. Rod Stewart enjoys the greatest success for his “Songbook” series to date, with “Fly Me To The Moon…The Great American Songbook: Volume V” debuting at #4. All previous titles have hit the top 15, with the first 3 reaching top 10 and “It Had To Be You – The Great American Songbook” peaking at #5 in May 2003. Adam Lambert hits the top 5 for the first time after a massively success run of Australian tour dates – “For Your Entertainment” moving up a place to #5, just ahead of Angus & Julia Stone who are edging closer to the top once again with “Down The Way’ up from 9 to 6. With a hot new single and a wedding under her belt, girl of the moment Katy Perry also moves forward, with “Teenage Dream” up from 10 to 7.
– Bring Me the Horizon
|In an industry where times are tough and naysayers are plentiful, Shock Records has recently seen stalwart acts, defiant of trends and gimmicks rise to the forefront. Just three months ago Byron Bay band Parkway Drive stormed the ARIA charts to arrive at a number two debut. To many it was an unexpected ambush but at Shock we have no reservations about the power of the punk/hardcore releases that we have become so well known for.|
Dan will commence in his new role on Monday 18th October at the ARIA and PPCA Sydney offices in Pyrmont.
Current CEO Stephen Peach will continue as a consultant through to December 31st to provide a full hand over and assist with a number of important items such as the ARIA Awards and PPCA court cases.
Dan Rosen has a deep understanding of the music industry from a decade working as a digital media executive, lawyer, policy adviser and recording artist. His passion for music saw he and his band Second Dan win the Triple J Unearthed competition in 2003, and he has since independently released two albums.
|Amy Meredith are excited to announce details of their headline RESTLESS TOUR, after what has an been an incredible start to 2010. The tour takes in 18 dates across Australia this September and October, and comes off the back of huge chart success with their smash hit single Lying and debut album Restless.
The band released their debut album Restless last week, where it debuted on the national ARIA charts at #8, following Lying smashing into the Top Ten of the ARIA singles chart. They will soon be supporting Aussie rockers Grinspoon around the country, before heading out as headliners on their own tour to take
Having spent the last three weeks at number two, Lady Gaga’s album “The Fame Monster” takes over the top position on this week’s ARIA Album Chart. The album’s entire eighteen-week chart life has been spent in the top 10. On the ARIA Singles and Digital Track Charts, Train’s “Hey, Soul Sister” holds firm for a fourth consecutive week, well on the way to becoming one of this year’s most successful chart toppers. It is the only single in the top 17 of this week’s singles chart that has a physical component.
“I Like That” from Richard Vission & Static Revenger featuring Luciana makes a bold move up the ARIA Singles Chart this week, jumping from 7 to 3 and edging ever closer to top spot. With a visit to our shores scheduled for later this month, Justin Bieber’s “Baby” featuring Ludacris moves up from 11 to 6, and “Nothin’ On You” from B.o.B. (featuring Bruno Mars) hits the top 10, moving up from 14 to 8. Also achieving their first top 10 single result is UK outfit Florence + The Machine, blasting up eight places to #9 this week with their hit single “You’ve Got The Love”. Another artist to visit on a promotional tour recently is US superstar Adam Lambert, who sees his single “Whataya Want From Me” grow week on week – this week he just misses out on an Aussie top 10 result as the single moves up five places to #11. Miley Cyrus also continues her upward trajectory, racing forward nine places to a top 20 result, landing at #19 this week with “When I Look At You”. Top 40 debuts this week are lead by Usher featuring Will.I.Am at #15 with “OMG”, followed by Lady Gaga at #28 with “Alejandro” and The Temper Trap at 32 with “Love Lost”
The John Butler Trio blasts into this week’s ARIA Album Chart…
For the third consecutive week, an Aussie act tops the ARIA Album Chart, with The John Butler Trio racing to #1 on debut with their new album “April Uprising”. It is the third number one album of Butler’s career, following the success of “Sunrise Over Sea” in March 2004 and “Grand National” in April 2007. Train continues to dominate the ARIA Singles Chart this week, with the platinum smash “Hey, Soul Sister” holding for a third consecutive week at one and topping the ARIA Singles, Physical Singles and Digital Track Charts simultaneously for a second time.
Kevin Rudolph enjoys a second Australian top 10 single as “I Made It (Cash Money Heroes)” featuring Birdman, Jay Sean and Lil Wayne debuts at #4 on the ARIA Singles Chart, following on from the massive success of “Let It Rock”, which peaked at #3 early last year. In its sixth week in the top 20, “I Like That” from Richard Vission & Static Revenger featuring Luciana finally cracks the top 10, moving up from 17 to 7 this week. “Nothin’ On You” from B.o.B. (featuring Bruno Mars) races up 11 places to #14, followed by Florence + The Machine, reaching a new highpoint of #17 with the infectious hit “You’ve Got The Love”. Miley Cyrus also experiences some strong forward momentum, going from 38 to 28 with “When I Look At You”. Top 40 debuts this week are headed by Sean Kingston featuring Justin Bieber with “Eenie Meenie” at #30, Chiddy Bang with “Opposite Of Adults” at 36 and The John Butler Trio with “Close To You” at 38. The John Butler Trio also features at #40 with “One Way Road” re-entering the top 40 after twelve weeks in the chart.