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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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.
Robbie Williams makes chart-topping debut on the ARIA Album Chart ahead of his Australian visit
ARIA Releases two new charts
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.
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.
Australian artists continue their reign on the ARIA Singles & Album Charts
In another huge week for Australian artists, Guy Sebastian spends a further week on top of the ARIA Singles Chart with “Like It Like That”. It becomes his second-longest running No.1 single after his initial career hit “Angels Brought Me Here”, which spent three weeks straight at the top in December 2003. Jimmy Barnes continues his domination of the ARIA Album Chart, achieving a second week at No.1 with “The Rhythm And The Blues” and notching up a solo tally of thirty-one weeks at the top of the chart. This is equal to Delta Goodrem‘s total, with John Farnham the only Australian artist ahead, accumulating a massive forty-seven weeks on top of the chart over eight albums.
David Guetta holds at the top of the ARIA Singles Chart as The Black Eyed Peas return to #1 on the album chart
David Guetta holds on to top spot on the ARIA Singles Chart for the third week running with his first ARIA No.1 single “Sexy Bitch” (feat. Akon), just managing to hold off Guy Sebastian, who’s single “Like It Like That” moves up two places to No. 2 this week. Blasting back into number one position on the ARIA Album Chart this week is The Black Eyed Peas with “The E.N.D.”, the album returning to the top of the chart for the first time since debuting there twelve weeks ago.
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”.