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”
After an exciting lead-up to the 2010 ARIA Awards that has seen the presentation of sixteen ARIA ‘Genre’ Awards, four ARIA Artisan Awards and the induction of five bona fide music legends at a heartfelt ARIA Hall of Fame event, ARIA (Australian Recording Industry Association) is proud to announce the final winners of the 2010 ARIA Awards season.
Before a capacity audience comprised of members of industry heavy weights and music fans, the final eleven ARIA Awards were presented in style at a dazzling event at Australia’s most iconic venue – the Sydney Opera House on Sunday 7 November 2010 (broadcast on Network Ten).
Capping off an extraordinary year, brother / sister act ANGUS & JULIA STONE have taken out the much coveted ARIA Award in the category of ALBUM OF THE YEAR. With thirteen lovingly crafted songs reflecting a myriad of emotions, the album is Down the Way, which peaked at No. 1 on the ARIA Album Chart and has been an unstoppable force. ANGUS & JULIA STONE have also won the ARIA Award in the category of SINGLE OF THE YEAR for Big Jet Plane, a beautifully understated song with a dreamy string arrangement that has captured hearts. The siblings also won an ARIA Award on Friday night in the category of BEST ADULT ALTERNATIVE ALBUM and proving that their talent lies beyond writing and performing, ANGUS & JULIA STONE also won two ARIA Artisan Awards in September for PRODUCER OF THE YEAR and BEST COVER ART.
Continue reading 2010 ARIA Award winners!
Interview: Jose Eduardo Cruz
Since forming in 2004, hard rock heavyweights Behind Crimson Eyes has clocked up 400+ shows, released 2 EPs, 2 albums, played major festivals and are currently in studio recording their new EP before seeing the year out by playing at Open Arms Festival – Coffs harbour, NSW on 20th November 2010.
Josh Stuart, frontman of Behind Crimson Eyes, takes time out for LIFE MUSIC MEDIA
Continue reading Josh Stuart of BEHIND CRIMSON EYES [Interview] – November 3, 2010
|Returning to the sunny mid-north NSW coast town of Coffs Harbour and proudly presented by triple j, The Open Arms Festival is back for 2010; hitting The Coffs Harbour Showgrounds Sat November 20th. Spread across two stages, Open Arms showcases Australia’s biggest artists together with a blend of our best young bands. From Rock, Indie and Hip Hop to Electronica through to Roots artists, DJ’s and local performers – it’s all inclusive.|
A holiday destination renowned for its surfing beaches, Coffs Harbour sits almost dead in the middle between Brisbane & Sydney and weekend Accom is plentiful…
The ‘Enchanted Woods’ Stage
On top of the already announced The Living End, Birds Of Tokyo, Grafton Primary, Hungry Kids of Hungary, Horrorshow, Behind Crimson Eyes, City Riots & Metals, the ‘Enchanted Woods’ Stage has now been announced and features a who’s who of Australia’s finest up and coming acts: Continue reading Open Arms Festival 2010 – 2nd Stage Line Up Announced
SYDNEY BIG DAY OUT 2011 HAS SOLD OUT IN MINUTES!!!!
SECOND SYDNEY BIG DAY OUT JUST ANNOUNCED!!!
With the Wednesday, 26 January Sydney BDO tickets snapped up in record time a second Sydney BDO will now be added.
It’s only the third time in the Festival’s 19 year history that a second show has been staged in any city.
Fans can now attend the second Festival in Sydney, comprising the same bill, on THURSDAY, 27 JANUARY 2011
We a very thankful and proud of the continued popularity and support of the event which enables us to present an additional show in Sydney for the second year in a row.
Continue reading SECOND SYDNEY BIG DAY OUT 2011 ANNOUNCED!!
Open Arms Festival 2010 – Double Pass Giveaway: See below for details.
The Open Arms Festival is back for 2010; hitting The Coffs Harbour Showgrounds, Coffs Harbour NSW on Saturday November 20th 2010 with an awesome band lineup and we have Double Passes to giveaway!
Returning to the sunny mid-north NSW coast town of Coffs Harbour and proudly presented by triple j, The Open Arms Festival showcases Australia’s biggest artists together with a blend of our best young bands. From Rock, Indie and Hip Hop to Electronica through to Roots artists, DJ’s and local performers – it’s all inclusive.
Continue reading Open Arms Festival 2010 – Double Pass Giveaway!
Returning to the sunny mid-north NSW coast town of Coffs Harbour and proudly presented by triple j, The Open Arms Festival is back for 2010; hitting The Coffs Harbour Showgrounds Sat November 20th. Spread across two stages, Open Arms showcases Australia’s biggest artists together with a blend of our best young bands. From Rock, Indie and Hip Hop to Electronica through to Roots artists, DJ’s and local performers – it’s all inclusive.
A holiday destination renowned for its surfing beaches, Coffs Harbour sits almost dead in the middle between Brisbane & Sydney. Weekend or overnight accommodation options are bountiful – just hit google up for deets.
The calendar highlight of November for East Coast NSW music fans, The Open Arms Festival is also an arts, lifestyle and youth culture celebration. An all ages licensed event with strong Environmental policies and recognized Indigenous ties, Open Arms brings together all cultural aspects of Coffs Harbour and its surrounding communities.
Continue reading Open Arms Festival is back for 2010 – Coffs Harbour, NSW – 20th November 2010
Three Full Days, Three Nights Camping, Over 60 acts, One Festival!
|The summer festival season is so close we can taste it. And it tastes delicious! The prime course on this summer festival menu is Southbound , WAs only superb and sustainable music, camping and arts festival. Returning to Busselton from the 1st – 3rd January, and proudly presented by triple j, Southbound is the perfect way to bring in the new year.|
We are salivating over the line up and are very very excited to bring you this audible feast. So excited, we’re serving up all the juicy acts on one huge announcement platter.
From lands far away are those pioneers of the electro-rock movement, Klaxons, bringing us new material, and New Yorkers Interpol, presenting their hotly anticipated 4th album. Joining them, are slow-burning kings, The National, and set to take it up a notch, all with new material to share are The Rapture, Hot Hot Heat and Cold War Kids.
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**** LINEUP CHANGES ANNOUNCED – CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS ****
The Frontier Touring Company, in association with the University of Canberra’s entertainment division UC LIVE!, are thrilled to announce the lineup for this year’s hotly anticipated Stonefest festival scheduled for Saturday 30 October 2010 and held on the University’s grounds.
The addition of Frontier Touring as festival co-promoters is sure to add to the magnitude of the festival. This year sees Frontier celebrating its 30th year of operation and 500th tour. Frontier Touring are extremely pleased to be a part of the venerable Stonefest festival in 2010.
Stonefest has previously hosted an array of highly reputable local and international artists including Cut Copy, The Waifs, Paul Kelly (2007), Faker, Grinspoon, The Dandy Warhols (2008), Josh Pyke, Children Collide, British India, The Living End and Birds of Tokyo (2009). Continue reading STONEFEST 2010 @ University of Canberra – lineup announcement!
|Some kids get a clown, others get a pony, and some even get a jumping castle in the backyard…at Coaster, they thought they might shake and spice things up a little. After much deliberation, they just felt ponies and clowns were never going to cut it, so they have enlisted the talents of some of the finest international and local musicians to celebrate their third birthday.|
|The release of one of 2010’s most anticipated albums can now be announced with Birds Of Tokyo unleashing their self-titled new album on Friday July 23; along with the album artwork revealed above.
As fans come out in droves to see the band perform new material on their current national single tour, Birds Of Tokyo today also announce the release of their first 3D music video for the bands new single ’The Saddest Thing I Know’.
Using two DSLR cameras (7Ds) side by side, the boys of Birds Of Tokyo discovered a group of creative and innovative film makers who found their own way to create a 3D image, resulting in this unique 3D music video. Continue reading Birds Of Tokyo Announce Self-Titled New Album & 3D Video!
EMI Music Australia announced the signing of Perth’s Birds Of Tokyo on the eve of their third album release.
It has been an epic journey, yielding epic results, and Birds Of Tokyo are back home from recording their new album, ready to hit the road again and pumped to be part of EMI Music; one of the world’s leading music companies. Continue reading Birds Of Tokyo Partners with EMI Music Australia
By: Elize Strydom
The clouds have cleared and it’s a sunny 21 degree-er in Byron Bay. I’m at Splendour In The Grass but there ain’t a lot of green stuff on the ground at Belongil Feilds. No matter, no one really comes to this festival to hang out on the lawn, right?
I make my way through the gates sans sniffer dogs and my friend and I head over to the Supertop. “Let’s watch Manchester United!” I enthuse.
“Um, okay.” He says, “Not sure who they’re playing this weekend. But I know Manchester ORCHESTRA are about to play on this stage.”
Uh, yeah, that’s what I meant!
Manchester Orchestra look nothing like I expected – and no, I wasn’t expecting a real orchestra. Lead Singer Andy Hull reminds me of Joaquin Phoenix post identity crisis – a massive mop of hair, unkempt beard and wild eyes. He and his four band mates play long rock jams (with two drum kits!) with minimal lyrics and not a whole lot of interaction with the audience. I’m way up the back and people around me are into it, despite the fact that for most this is the first they’ve seen or heard from the Atlanta quintet. When they break out with triple j fave ‘I’ve Got Friends’ the crowd goes wild. It’s pretty different from the rest of their set. The song has the distinct structure of a ‘single’. When it’s over a bunch of people clear out but I stick around to the end and am not disappointed.
Continue reading Review: Splendour In The Grass 2009 – Day 1
Now in its 9th year, SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS returns on Sat July 25th and Sun July 26th at Byron Bay’s Belongil Fields to present its much anticipated annual mid-winter music celebration. With offerings from around the globe, the 2009 line-up packs a punch with a flock of Splendour first timers, festival favourites and exclusive one-off performances to boot.
TICKETS ON SALE
9.00am sharp on Thursday May 14th – Internet sales only – www.qjump.com.au
SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS 2009
Sat July 25th and Sunday July 26th
Belongil Fields, Byron Bay
Continue reading SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS 2009 – 1ST LINEUP