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ARIA Chart News: w/c 11 April 2011

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.
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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 – 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 13th September 2010

Katy Perry and Taio Cruz hold on top of the ARIA Charts

Katy Perry’s album “Teenage Dream” holds for a second week at the pinnacle of the ARIA Album Chart, comfortably staving off Eminem’s “Recovery” which makes another surge towards the top of the chart, moving up from four to two. Taio Cruz’s “Dynamite” chalks up three weeks at number one with sales in excess of Platinum on this week’s ARIA Singles Chart, where the top four singles hold firm from last week.

Highlights from this week’s ARIA Album Chart include the highest top 40 debut coming from The Killers’ front man Brandon Flowers, who lands at #5 with his solo debut “Flamingo”. The Killers have had four top 10 results, including their number one debut with “Hot Fuss” in 2005. American band Stone Sour slides in at #6 with “Audio Secrecy”, their second ARIA top 40 result after “Come What(ever) May” peaked at #21 in 2006. After twenty six weeks in the top 40, Angus & Julia Stone continue to enjoy strong sales with “Down The Way”, moving up two places to #7. Fellow Aussies Birds Of Tokyo move back in to the top 10 at 10, with Lady Antebellum just behind them at #12, jumping a massive 22 places with their former US smash, “Need You Now”. Train also enjoys some strong momentum, up from 23 to 14 with “Save Me, San Francisco” and Usher lands back in the top 20 at #19, up from 26 with “Raymond V Raymond”. Taylor Swift moves back into the top 40 for the 74th week with the five times platinum success, “Fearless”, at #37, with AC/DC’s “Iron Man 2” following suit at #38 and Jason Derulo’s self-titled release re-entering at #40.


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Winter Sound System 2010 Brisbane – 13 June 2010, Queens Birthday Weekend

Do you want a double pass to the Winter Sound System 2010 in Brisbane? See below for details.

winter sound system   Close your eyes. Let your imagination run free. There’s a place far, far away that only you can see …
In this mystical realm pure music reigns supreme, people dance for life and DJs are Kings and Queens. There is no start, there is no finish, just tomorrow and what will be – so follow your ears, open your mind and let the rhythmic beats roam free and when the moon appears the music and magic begins…

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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 29th March 2010

Train and Angus & Julia Stone maintain their hold on the ARIA Charts …

Homegrown brother and sister duo Angus & Julia Stone hold at the top of the ARIA Album Chart for the second week straight with their Gold certified, sophomore release “Down The Way”, as they make their way around the country on tour. The boys from Train also maintain their chart topping run, chalking up a second consecutive week at the top of the ARIA Singles Chart with the catchy tune “Hey, Soul Sister”. The track also remains in peak position on the ARIA Digital Track Chart.

Jumping six spots to No.3 on the ARIA Singles Chart this week is Lady Gaga’s hit single “Telephone” (featuring Beyonce), which has generated commentary around the world with its extraordinary video clip. The Black Eyed Peas claim their thirteenth Australian top 10 single, as the former US number one smash “Imma Be” climbs five spots to No.7, while Justin Bieber’s “Baby” (featuring Ludacris) moves from No.18 to 13. Local pop darling Gabriella Cilmi continues to climb the chart, racing up ten spots to No.16 with “On A Mission” as “Nothin’ On You” from B.o.B. (featuring Bruno Mars) claims a No.25 debut. “Halfway Gone” from US rockers Lifehouse jumps eight spots to No.30 in its second week on the chart, while “Some Of The Places I Know” from Perth lads Gyroscope and “When I Look At You” from Miley Cyrus score top 40 debuts, coming in at No. 32 and 38 respectively.


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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 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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News: Future Music Festival 2010

empireofthesun-2009-4   Future Music Festival 2010: it’s time to go back to the Future …

After rocking tens of thousands of fans across the nation in 2009, it’s time to go back to the Future once more as the Future Music Festival juggernaut gears up to do it all again in 2010 …

Featuring an all-star line-up of the planet’s hottest music artists, Future Music Festival scooped the pool in last year’s Sony inthemix poll, picking up no less than two coveted Best Festival Awards for its massive shows in Adelaide and Sydney and Runner Up honours for Melbourne and Perth.
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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 21 Dec 2009

Susan Boyle continues to move from strength to strength on the ARIA Album Chart, achieving a fourth consecutive week at number one with her debut album “I Dreamed A Dream”, selling over 100,000 units and chalking up the fourth highest sales week since 1997, when ARIA began compiling charts using electronically scanned sales data. Only Guy Sebastian in 2003, Shannon Noll in 2004 and Damian Leith in 2006 have sold more albums in a single week in this time. The album has been certified six times platinum since its release, placing it on track to become one of the biggest selling albums of the year. Ke$ha’s hit track “Tik Tok” claims its seventh straight week at the top of the ARIA Singles and Digital Track Charts, placing it on par with Flo Rida’s “Right Round”, The Black Eyed Peas’ “I Gotta Feeling” and “Sexy Bitch” from David Guetta as one of the year’s longest running number one singles – one more week at the top will give Ke$ha the longest running No.1 single of 2009.
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ARIA Chart News, w/c 9 November 2009

Ke$ha takes out top spot on ARIA Singles and Digital Track Chart as Foo Fighters blast to No.1 on ARIA Album Chart…

US pop starlet Ke$ha blitzes the ARIA Singles Chart this week with her smash hit “Tik Tok”, knocking The Black Eyed Peas from the top of the chart to land her first individual ARIA No.1 single. She hit No.1 on the singles chart earlier this year as a featured artist on Flo Rida‘s “Right Round”, which spent a huge seven weeks at the top back in February, March and April. The Foo Fighters claim their fourth Australian No.1 album on the ARIA Album Chart with the debut of their highly anticipated “Greatest Hits”. The first Foo Fighters album to debut at peak position was “One By One” in October 2002, followed by “In Your Honour” which lasted five weeks at the summit in 2005, and most recently “Echoes, Silence, Patience And Grace” which held the top spot for a week in October 2007.
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ARIA Chart News, w/c 2 November 2009

The Black Eyed Peas return to number one on the ARIA Singles Chart & Michael Buble remains unbeatable on the ARIA Album Chart this week …

The Black Eyed Peas return to the top of the ARIA Singles Chart for the third time this year, with the hot tune “’Meet Me Halfway” landing its first week at number one, bringing their tally of Australian No.1 singles up to seven and giving them a total of twenty-eight chart topping weeks. Only Madonna, Kylie Minogue and Delta Goodrem have achieved more number ones in the history of the ARIA Charts, with Madonna and Kylie scoring ten each and Delta just behind with eight. Continue reading