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ARIA 2010 wholesale sales figures shows greatest growth in digital products!

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.

The trend towards digital has prevailed over the last three years; digital tracks selling 24.9 million units in 2008 compared with nearly 50 million in 2010 and the value of digital albums more than doubling over the same three year period. From 2009 to 2010, digital tracks have increased in value by 47% and digital albums by 45%.
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ARIA Chart News – w/c November 15, 2010

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”

ARIA Chart News – Kings Of Leon holds at #1

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.


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ARIA Chart News – w/c 12th April 2010

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”


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ARIA Chart News – w/c 8th February 2010

Iyaz triumphs on ARIA Singles & Digital Track Charts as Susan Boyle’s dream run continues

Hailing from the British Virgin Islands, Iyaz swoops on the ARIA Singles Chart number one spot this week with the hit tune “Replay”, emulating his UK success and knocking Owl City‘s “Fireflies” from its five-week run at the top. The single also blasts to the top of the ARIA Digital Track Chart. Susan Boyle’s “I Dreamed A Dream” meanwhile achieves its eleventh consecutive week at the peak of the ARIA Album Chart. It matches the 2001 chart-topping run of the Moulin Rouge soundtrack, with the self-titled debut release from homegrown duo Savage Garden the most recent album to eclipse this tally, accruing twelve weeks straight at number one in 1997.
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ARIA Chart News – w/c 1st February 2010

Susan Boyle achieves a further milestone as Mumford & Sons and Muse blast up
ARIA Charts…

Holding tight at the top of the ARIA Albums Chart for a tenth consecutive week is Susan Boyle’s mammoth debut release “I Dreamed A Dream”, which becomes only the second album since 2000 to remain at number one for ten weeks straight. The Moulin Rouge soundtrack accrued eleven weeks running in 2001, with three other releases chalking up ten or more non-consecutive weeks at number one in the last decade. The most recent album to eclipse the ten-week mark was “Only By The Night” from Kings Of Leon, which spent fourteen weeks in peak position over three instalments in 2008/2009. Dominating the ARIA Singles Chart for the fifth week straight is Owl City‘s double platinum smash “Fireflies”, which also achieves its sixth week at the top of the ARIA Digital Tracks Chart.
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ARIA Chart News – w/c 25 Jan 2010

Susan Boyle and Owl City top charts for another week as The McClymonts make a bold charge at the album chart on debut…

Chalking up a fourth consecutive week at number one on the ARIA Singles Chart is Owl City with their smash hit “Fireflies”, accruing five weeks straight on top of the ARIA Digital Track Chart at the same time. Susan Boyle continues to break chart records in Australia and overseas, with “I Dreamed A Dream” holding at the pinnacle of the ARIA Album Chart for the ninth consecutive week. Boyle this week matches P!nk’s mammoth album “Funhouse”, which held down the No.1 spot for nine weeks running in November/December 2008.

Ke$ha claims two ARIA Singles Chart top 5 singles this week, with “Tik Tok” holding at #2 for the fourth week running and “Blah Blah Blah” moving from #7 to 4. Iyaz, who was discovered by Sean Kingston through his Myspace page, continues his chart assault, climbing three spots to #3 with “Replay”. The Black Eyed Peas meanwhile continue to impact the singles chart, with “Rock That Body” up four spots to #8 and “Meet Me Halfway” and “I Gotta Feeling” sitting at #22 and 23 respectively. “Rock That Body” is the fourth single to hit the top 10 from their current album “The E.N.D.”, which spawned three number one singles through 2009. “Memories” from David Guetta (featuring Kid Cudi) jumps seven spots to #17, as Jay Sean’s “Do You Remember?” blasts up a huge eleven spots to #18. Currently in Australia with the travelling Big Day Out festival, Muse shoot from #34 to 25 with “Undisclosed Desires”, Timbaland (featuring Nelly Furtado & SoShy) moves eight spots to #28 with “Morning After Dark” and Vanessa Amorosi’s “Hazardous” scores a #29 debut.


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Reaching the ARIA Singles Chart top 40 for the first time this week is ARIA Award-winning Sia, with “You’ve Changed” entering at #31. Also claiming top 40 debuts are the tracks “I Like That” from Richard Vission (featuring Luciana & Static Revenger) at #35 and Sam Clark’s “Broken” just below at #39.

Following country music’s night of nights in Tamworth on Saturday, Golden Guitar winners The McClymonts swoop on the ARIA Album Chart #2 position with their new album “Wrapped Up Good”. Obliterating their previous chart peak of #37 with 2007’s “Chaos & Bright Lights”, “Wrapped Up Good” becomes the first Australian release to hit the top 5 this year. Michael Buble’s “Crazy Love” holds at #3 this week, as the self-titled album from touring super-group Them Crooked Vultures climbs five spots to round out the top 10 for the first time. Muse’s “The Resistance” jumps from #25 to 15, the soundtrack from Alvin & The Chipmunks: The Squeakquel blasts a huge fourteen spots up the chart to #22, and Owl City’s “Ocean Eyes” claims a #25 debut. Featuring songs from Missy Higgins, Jessica Mauboy and Ernie Dingo, the soundtrack to local film Bran Nue Dae enters at #29. Also debuting is “Summer” from The Sunny Cowgirls, which comes in at #33.

“Replay” from Iyaz jumps two spots to #2 on the ARIA Digital Tracks Chart this week, while Ke$ha takes out positions 3 and 4 with “Tik Tok” and “Blah Blah Blah” respectively. The Black Eyed Peas’ “Rock That Body” moves up five spots to #7 as Jay Sean’s “Do You Remember?” climbs seven spots to #18. Further down the chart, Sia’s “You’ve Changed” shoots up nine spots to #29 and “I Like That” from Richard Vission (featuring Luciana & Static Revenger) enters at #35.

   ARIA Top 5 Albums
1. Susan Boyle “I Dreamed A Dream”
2. The McClymonts “Wrapped Up Good” (DEBUT)
3. Michael Buble “Crazy Love”
4. Ke$ha “Animal”
5. Vampire Weekend “Contra”

Further Top 40 Debuts:
25. Owl City “Ocean Eyes”
29. Soundtrack “Bran Nue Dae”
33. The Sunny Cowgirls “Summer”

ARIA Top 5 Singles
1. Owl City “Fireflies”
2. Ke$ha “Tik Tok”
3. Iyaz “Replay”
4. Ke$ha “Blah Blah Blah”
5. Lady Gaga “Bad Romance”

Top 40 Debuts:
29. Vanessa Amorosi “Hazardous”
31. Sia “You’ve Changed”
35. Richard Vission Feat. Luciana & Static Revenger “I Like That”
39. Sam Clark “Broken”

ARIA Top 5 Digital Tracks
1. Owl City “Fireflies”
2. Iyaz “Replay”
3. Ke$ha “Tik Tok”
4. Ke$ha “Blah Blah Blah”
5. Jason DeRulo “Whatcha Say”

Top 40 Debuts:
35. Richard Vission Feat. Luciana & Static Revenger “I Like That”


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ARIA Chart News – w/c 18 Jan 2010

Owl City and Susan Boyle triumph for another week at the summit of the
ARIA Singles, Digital Track and Album Charts

Owl City continues to dominate the ARIA Singles Chart, claiming a third consecutive week on top with “Fireflies”. The hit single also achieves its fourth week straight at number one on the ARIA Digital Track Chart. Remaining in peak position on the ARIA Album Chart for the eighth week running is Susan Boyle’s monster debut release “I Dreamed A Dream”, which becomes the first album in over a year to hold at the top of chart for eight weeks straight. P!nk‘s mega release “Funhouse” was the last album to do this, riding the top of the chart for nine consecutive weeks in November/December 2008.
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ARIA Chart News – w/c 11 Jan 2010

Owl City and Susan Boyle continue to dominate ARIA Singles and Album Charts

Owl City‘s ARIA Singles Chart assault gathers momentum this week, as the digital-only track “Fireflies” holds at the top of the chart for the second week straight. The single also remains in peak position on the ARIA Digital Track Chart for the third consecutive week. Topping the ARIA Album Chart for the seventh week running is Susan Boyle’s debut release “I Dreamed A Dream”, which eclipses the 500,000 unit mark in cumulative Australian sales this week after coming in at No.18 on the ARIA End of Decade Album Chart.
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ARIA Chart News, w/c 16 November 2009

Robbie Williams makes chart-topping debut on the ARIA Album Chart ahead of his Australian visit
ARIA Releases two new charts

Robbie Williams (Robbie Williams) explodes onto the ARIA Album Chart this week with “Reality Killed The Video Star”, claiming his fourth Australian No.1 album to give him an impressive total of twelve weeks at the top of the chart. The international superstar, who will perform at the ARIA Awards next week, scored a total of nine weeks at number one for his 2004/05 “Greatest Hits” release, along with one week at the top for both “Intensive Care” and “Rude Box” in 2005 and 2006 respectively. He also claims the first chart topper on the new ARIA Digital Album Chart with “Reality Killed The Video Star” and whilst Foo Fighters were number one on the Physical Album Chart, Robbie’s digital sales were extensive enough to ensure him number one overall, as reflected by the ARIA Album Chart. It’s only the second time since digital album sales were included in the album chart some two years ago, that the number one Physical Album and number one on the ARIA Album Chart have been different.
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ARIA Chart News, w/c 19 October 2009

Vanessa Amorosi, Michael Buble and P!nk top ARIA Charts on debut this week!

Vanessa Amorosi swoops on top spot on the ARIA Singles Chart this week with her hit “This Is Who I Am”, scoring her first ever No.1 single and at the same time, ending the seven-week chart topping run of David Guetta‘s “Sexy Bitch” (feat. Akon). It’s the first single to hit No.1 on debut since Flo Rida‘s “Right Round” back in February, and only the second to have achieved this feat in the past twenty-two months. “This Is Who I Am” becomes Vanessa’s fifth ARIA top 10 single, surpassing the No.4 peaks achieved by “Shine” in 2000 and “Perfect” in 2008. Vanessa also becomes the first Aussie artist to claim simultaneous No.1’s on the ARIA Physical and Digital Track Charts since “Sweet About Me” from Gabriella Cilmi in June 2008.
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ARIA Chart News, w/c 12 October 2009

The Black Eyed Peas return to the top of the ARIA Album Chart as David Guetta continues to dominate the ARIA Singles Chart

The Black Eyed Peas blast up the ARIA Album Chart this week as their hit record “The E.N.D.” returns to the top for the third time, coinciding with their massive Australian tour. It reached No.1 on debut in June and again in August, staying in place for a week on both occasions. The last album to have three separate stints at the top of the album chart was Kings Of Leon’s “Only By The Night”. David Guetta’s “Sexy Bitch” (featuring Akon) holds at the top of the ARIA Singles Chart, racking up a massive seven weeks and joining Flo Rida’s “Right Round” and “I Gotta Feeling” from The Black Eyed Peas as the longest running chart-topping singles of 2009.
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ARIA Chart News, w/c 5 October 2009

Paramore tops ARIA Album Chart on debut & David Guetta continues his reign on the ARIA Singles Chart

US rock outfit Paramore blitzes the ARIA Album Chart this week, taking out top position with the debut of their third studio album “Brand New Eyes”. This caps off a successful year for the band; their first Australian chart album “Riot!” reached #69 on its first appearance in 2007 but hit a new peak of #47 in June this year while live album “The Final Riot!”, which was released in 2008, also hit its peak position of #38 earlier this year. Continuing his domination of the ARIA Singles Chart is David Guetta, who chalks up a massive six weeks at the top in his second three-week stint with “Sexy Bitch” (featuring Akon).
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ARIA Chart News, w/c 28 September 2009

Pearl Jam makes chart-topping debut on ARIA Album Chart as David Guetta holds at the top of the ARIA Singles Chart

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).
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ARIA Chart News, w/c 21 September 2009

David Guetta reclaims top spot on the ARIA Singles Chart, Muse makes chart-topping debut on the ARIA Album Chart

“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.
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