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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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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– Youngbloods – The Amity Affliction
||It’s been a busy, tiring and rewarding month for Brisbane hardcore kids The Amity Affliction. Their new album Youngbloods was released on June 18 and debuted at #6 on the National Aria charts, gate-crashing the mainstream and rubbing shoulders with the likes of Eminem, Jack Johnson and Justin Bieber at the top of the pops!
Currently in the home stretch of a gruelling national tour launching Youngbloods at predominantly capital city venues across Australia, The Amity Affliction are looking to
spread the pandemonium to regional fans hungry to see the Brisbane six piece, and are proud to announce The Anchors Tour!
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Susan Boyle achieves a further milestone as Mumford & Sons and Muse blast up
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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This week sees the domination of The Black Eyed Peas continue, as they break Madonna’s 1985 record to become the first act in twenty four years to replace themselves at the top of the ARIA Singles Chart. “I Gotta Feeling” becomes the group’s sixth number one single, putting them on equal footing with Eminem and Kylie Minogue, with only Delta Goodrem earning more No. 1’s (8) this decade. “Boom Boom Pow” drops to #2 after having spent a huge six weeks at the top.
Hilltop Hoods continue to hold strong at #1 on the ARIA Album Chart with their album “State Of The Art”, becoming the first Australian artist to spend multiple weeks at number one since Silverchair’s “Young Modern” in 2007. They have gone one better than their 2006 debut album “The Hard Road”, which spent one week in the number one position.
Continue reading ARIA Chart News, w/c 29 June 2009
Karnivool debuts at #2 with their album “Sound Awake”.
The Black Eyed Peas debut at number one on this week’s ARIA Album Chart with their new album “THE E.N.D”, earning the group their third ARIA #1 album following “Elephunk” in 2004 and “Monkey Business” in 2005. Their single “Boom Boom Pow” spends its fifth week at one on the ARIA Singles Chart and sixth on top of the digital track chart, becoming their second longest running singles chart topper behind “Where Is The Love” which chalked up six weeks in 2003.
Continue reading ARIA Chart News, w/c 15 June 2009
Eskimo Joe’s fourth album “Inshalla” has debuted at number one on this week’s ARIA Album Chart, mirroring the success of their third album “Black Fingernails, Red Wine” which debuted at number one nearly three years ago, on June 19, 2006. In doing so “Inshalla”, already certified Gold, becomes the 138th Australian number one album!
Continue reading ARIA Chart News, w/c 8 June 2009
Eminem’s album “Relapse”, already certified Platinum, has held at number one on the ARIA Album Chart for a second week as Black Eyed Peas hold at one on the singles chart with “Boom Boom Pow” for a third consecutive week, whilst chalking up four weeks on top of the digital track chart.
Green Day holds at 2 with “21st Century Breakdown” on the ARIA Album Chart this week, and it’s the touring artists who make a big impact on the top 10 – P!nk up to #3 with “Funhouse”, Lady Gaga up to #6 with “The Fame” and Pussycat Dolls up to #8 from 17 with “Doll Domination 2.0”.
Continue reading ARIA Chart News, w/c 1 June 2009
In a two-way tussle for top spot, Eminem has debuted at number one with “Relapse” on this week’s ARIA Album Chart. It has earned him his fifth Australian number one, coming after only five days of sales, and a cumulative career total of twelve weeks at number one on the album chart. The only other act to achieve five number one albums this decade is U2. Green Day has debuted at #2 with “21st Century Breakdown”, their eighth album and seventh to hit the top 10 here in Australia, and it’s the first time since May last year that we’ve had new releases debut at one and two.
Continue reading ARIA Chart News, w/c 25 May 2009
Eminem has notched up more number one singles than any other male artist in the history of the ARIA Charts, as “We Made You” swoops past Back Eyed Peas to the top of the ARIA Singles Chart this week. Ronan Keating continues his domination of the ARIA Album Chart as “Songs For My Mother” stays at number one for a third consecutive week, holding out Andre Rieu who debuts at #2 with “You’ll Never Walk Alone”. Black Eyed Peas takes over top spot on the ARIA Digital Track Chart with “Boom Boom Pow”, with the physical release of this single imminent.
Continue reading ARIA Chart News, w/c 10 May 2009