Sheeran scores sixth week at #1
Fifty Shades Darker soundtrack hits #1
ARIA DJ Of The Week: Mishtee
Justin Bieber holds the first #1 for 2016
This Week In... 1992
ARIA announces 2015 End Of Year Charts
Justin Bieber hits three weeks at #1 with 'Love Yourself'
This week's new releases - 08/01/2016
Five weeks at #1 for Justin Bieber
This week in... 1991
Chartifacts: Wednesday 13th January 2016
This week's new releases - 15/01/2016
Chartifacts: Wednesday 20th January 2016
This week's new releases - 22/01/2016
Justin Bieber holds onto #1 with 'Love Yourself'
David Bowie catalogue dominates the ARIA charts
Chartifacts: Wednesday 27th January 2016
This Week In... 1989
This weeks new releases - 29/01/2016
Rufus hit #1 with new album 'Bloom'
Chartifacts: Wednesday 3rd February 2016
This week's new releases - 05/02/2016
Ex-One Direction star Zayn makes #1 debut with 'Pillowtalk'
This Week In... 1996
Chartifacts: Wednesday 10th February 2016
Flume hits #1 with 'Never Be Like You
This week's new releases - 19/02/2016
Danish band Lukas Graham pick up their first #1 with 7 Years.
Molly soundtrack holds #1 for a second week
This Week In… 1986
Can Molly and Lukas Graham hold their #1s this week?
Tame Impala wins Best International Brit
This week's new releases - 26/02/2016
Lukas Graham notch up second week at #1
Hilltop Hoods pick up fifth ARIA #1
This Week In... 2004
Who'll challenge Hilltop Hoods and Lukas Graham for the #1s this week?
This weeks new releases - 04/03/2016
Lukas Graham make it a hat-trick with '7 Years'
Brit rockers The 1975 pick up first ARIA #1
This Week In… 1996
Will Lukas Graham and The 1975 hold their #1s?
This weeks new releases - 11/03/2016
Week four at #1 for Lukas Graham’s 7 Years
The Cat Empire nab second ARIA #1
This Week In... 2000
Can The Cat Empire and Lukas Graham hold on to their #1s?
This weeks new releases - 18/03/2016
Lukas Graham makes it five weeks at #1 with 7 Years
Matt Corby scores first #1 with Telluric
Who'll top this week's ARIA Charts?
This weeks new releases - 25/03/2016
Six weeks at #1 for Lukas Graham’s 7 Years
Waco gives Violent Soho first ARIA #1
This Week In... 1985
This weeks new releases - 01/04/2016
Seven weeks for 7 Years
Zayn’s Mind Of Mine Debuts At #1
This Week In... 2003
Courtney Barnett and Tame Impala take out top APRA gongs
Can Lukas Graham and Zayn keep their #1s?
This weeks new releases - 08/04/2016
Lukas Graham's 7 Years Hits Record-Breaking Eight Weeks At #1
Lukas Graham Nabs First #1 Album
ARIA Releases 2015 Wholesale Figures
This Week In... 1993
Can Lukas Graham hold their #1s?
This week's new releases - 15/04/2016
Gore gives Deftones first ARIA #1
Gnash's I Hate U, I Love U tops ARIA Singles Chart
This Week In... 2006
This week's new releases - 22/04/2016
I Hate U, I Love U #1 for a second week
Disturbed return to #1 with Immortalized
Who'll be #1 on this week's ARIA Charts?
This week's new releases - 29/04/2016
P!nk scores eighth #1 single
Lemonade gives Beyoncé second #1 album
This Week In… 1990
Who'll challenge Beyoncé and P!nk for #1 this week?
This week's new releases - 06/05/2016
Drake scores first #1 single with One Dance
Views hands Drake first #1 album
Who'll challenge Drake for #1?
Dami Im through to Eurovision Grand Final 2016
This week's new releases - 13/05/2016
Drake's One Dance scores second week at #1
Keith Urban scores third #1 with Ripcord
Dami Im takes out second at Eurovision
This Week In… 2004
Who'll challenge Drake and Keith Urban for this week's #1s?
This week's new releases - 20/05/2016
Drake notches up third week at #1 with One Dance
Ripcord gives Keith Urban second week at #1
This Week In… 1989
Can Keith Urban and Drake hold the #1s for another week?
This week's new releases - 27/05/2016
Week four at #1 for Drake's One Dance
Dangerous Woman gives Ariana Grande second ARIA #1
This Week In... 1994
Who'll challenge Ariana Grande and Drake for this week's #1s?
This week's new releases - 03/06/2016
Flume claims second #1 album with Skin
This Is What You Came For gives Calvin Harris second #1
This Week In... 1987
Can Flume and Calvin Harris top the ARIA Charts for another week?
This week's new releases - 10/06/2016
Week two at #1 for Calvin Harris’ This Is What You Came For
Jimmy Barnes snares record-matching 11th #1 album
This Week In... 1998
Will Calvin Harris and Jimmy Barnes be #1 again this week?
This week's new releases - 17/06/2016
Drake's One Dance returns to #1
Temper Trap score second #1 with Thick As Thieves
This Week In… 1992
Who'll challenge Drake & The Temper Trap for #1 this week?
This week's new releases - 24/06/2016
Drake holds tight at #1 with One Dance
Red Hot Chili Peppers score their sixth #1 Album with The Getaway
This Week In... 1986
Who could unseat RHCP and Drake at #1?
This week's new releases - 01/07/2016
Drake hits seven weeks at #1
Chili Peppers stay at #1
Will Drake and RHCP hold their #1s?
This week's new releases - 08/07/2016
In My Blood lands The Veronicas third #1
Delta scores fourth #1 with Wings Of The Wild
Can Delta and The Veronicas stay at #1?
This week's new releases - 15/07/2016
The Veronicas stay at #1 for second week
The Avalanches debut at #1 with Wildflower
This Week In... 1991
Can The Avalanches and The Veronicas hold #1?
This week's new releases - 22/07/2016
Rise gives Katy Perry fourth #1
Good Charlotte score second #1
Sia scores first #1 US single
This week's new releases - 29/07/2016
Cold Water scores Major Lazer second #1
Fourth #1 for Human Nature
Can Human Nature or Major Lazer hold #1?
This week's new releases - 05/08/2016
Major Lazer spend second week at #1
Human Nature stays at #1
This Week In... 1990
This week's new releases - 12/08/2016
First #1 for The Chainsmokers
Suicide Squad soundtrack scoops #1
This Week In... 1984
ARIA Launches 30 Year Celebrations
Who'll challenge for this week's #1s?
This week's new releases - 19/08/2016
Chainsmokers hold #1 for second week
Third #1 for The Amity Affliction
Who'll top the ARIA Charts this week?
This week's new releases - 26/08/2016
Closer #1 for a third week
Blonde gives Frank Ocean first #1
Will The Chainsmokers or Frank Ocean hold #1?
This week's new releases - 02/09/2016
Chainsmokers claim fourth week at #1
Second ARIA #1 for Barbra Streisand
Crowded House to be inducted into ARIA Hall Of Fame
This week's new releases - 09/09/2016
Chainsmokers’ Closer notches up fifth week at #1
A Day To Remember scores first ARIA #1
This week's ARIA Charts contenders
This week's new releases - 16/09/2016
Week six at #1 for Chainsmokers' Closer
Bad Seeds' Skeleton Tree debuts at #1
This week's new releases - 23/09/2016
Chainsmokers stay #1 for seventh week
Anthony Callea scores #1 debut with Backbone
Who'll top this week’s ARIA Charts?
This week's new releases - 30/09/2016
Chainsmokers equal longest run at #1 in 2016
Passenger scores first #1 album
ARIAs Fine Arts, Artisan, Best Comedy Nominees Announced For 2016
2016 ARIA nominated artists revealed
This week's new releases - 07/10/2016
Chainsmokers snare 2016's longest #1 reign
Sticky Fingers snag first ARIA #1
This week's new releases - 14/10/2016
First ARIA #1 for James Arthur
Like A Version 12 debuts at #1
This week's new releases - 21/10/2016
James Arthur holds #1 for second week
Jessica Mauboy makes ARIA history
This Week In... 2002
This week's new releases - 28/10/2016
Week three at #1 for James Arthur
Secret Daughter soundtrack scores second week at #1
This week's new releases - 04/11/2016
James Arthur hits fourth week at #1
Week three at #1 for Jessica Mauboy
This week's new releases - 11/11/2016
Week five at #1 for James Arthur
Bon Jovi snare tenth #1
2016 ARIA Awards Presented By Telstra performers revealed
This week's new releases - 18/11/2016
James Arthur makes it six weeks at #1
Illy debuts at #1
And The ARIA Award Goes To...
This week's new releases - 25/11/2016
James Arthur stays at #1 for seventh week
Metallica returns with sixth #1
This week's new releases - 02/12/2016
Clean Bandit claims first #1
Starboy gives The Weeknd second #1
Grammy Nods For Aussie Artists
This week's new releases - 09/12/2016
Clean Bandit holds #1 for second week
Stones roll in at #1
Clean Bandit's Rockabye holds #1 for third week
Farnham & Newton-John hit #1
Farnham & Newton-John Hold #1 For Second Week
Clean Bandit #1 for fourth week
Clean Bandit make it five in a row
Buble's Christmas returns to #1
ARIA announces 2016 End Of Year Charts
Week six at #1 for Clean Bandit
Trolls soundtrack hits #1
This Week In... 2001
This week's new releases - 13/01/2017
Ed Sheeran scores Singles Chart quinella
Trolls soundtrack stays at #1
This week's new releases - 20/01/2017
Ed Sheeran repeats Singles Chart quinella
The xx scores first ARIA #1
This Week In... 1999
Australia Day honours for music community
This week's new releases - 27/01/2017
Ed Sheeran scores third week at #1 & #2
Kasey Chambers claims fifth #1 album
This Week In... 1988
This week's new releases - 03/02/2017
Sheeran scores fourth week at #1
Trolls soundtrack returns to #1
This week's new releases - 10/02/2017
Five in a row for Ed Sheeran
Dune Rats score #1 debut
This week's new releases - 17/02/2017
The first ARIA Chart for 2016 has Justin Bieber holding for a fourth straight week with “Love Yourself”, which matches the four week’s his previous No.1 “What Do You Mean” (TW-9) achieved back in September of 2015.
This also means Justin has now amassed eight week from his two No.1 songs moving him to equal twelfth on the list for ‘Accumulated Weeks at No.1: 2010’s’ alongside Guy Sebastian and Meghan Trainor who have also notched up eight weeks from two chart topping singles this decade.
After falling to its lowest chart placing last week of No.3, “Hello” by Adele is back up one spot to No.2, pushing Justin’s third Top 10 hit of the week “Sorry” back down to No.3, whilst “Stitches” by Shawn Mendes rebounds back up to No.4 for a fourth non-consecutive week at the songs peak, and this in turn pushes last weeks Top 10 entry of “Fast Car” by Jonas Blue featuring Dakota down one spot to No.5.
DJ Snake and Bipolar Sunshine remain at No.6 again this week with “Middle” and moving back up two places to No.7 is Zara Larsson and MNEK with “Never Forget You” whilst the only new entry to the Top 10 this week are Snakehips with Tinashe and Chance the Rapper on “All My Friends”, which becomes all three acts’ first Top 10 single in Australia, and the fact that they played music festivals here on NYE and NYD should help boost the track again next week, whilst finally holding at No.10 for a second week are WSTRN with their debut track “IN2”.
“Downtown” by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis seems to drop then rebound, and this week is rebound week, as their former No.1 climbs back up two spots to No.11, whilst jumping five spots to land a new peak of No.14 is Elle King with “Ex’s & Oh’s”. “Dessert” for Dawin is back up six spots to No.17 and “In the Night” for The Weeknd climbs up a couple of spots to No.18 this week. “Fire & the Flood” for Vance Joy jumps back up eleven spots to No.24 this week, with the new Zara Larsson track “Lush Life” up nine to a new peak of No.25, and “Youth” for Troye Sivan climbs three to land a new chart height of No.27. Alessia Cara benefits from her EP “Four Pink Walls” being released, as her track “Here” jumps up fourteen spots to No.29 while One Direction see an eleven place rise for their former No.1 song “Drag Me Down”, up to No.36. “One Call Away” for Charlie Puth and Tyga is up four spots to a new peak of No.37 and “Uptown Funk” for Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars is back up eleven spots and into the Top 40 at No.38. Rebounding back into the Top 50 this week are “Magnets” for Disclosure and Lorde (#41), “Focus” by Ariana Grande (#42), “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)” by Silento (#47), “Photograph” for Ed Sheeran (#50)
The only song leaving the Top 10 this week is the Duke Dumont track “Ocean Drive” (HP-5x2, WI10-8), but other tracks further down the chart that drop this week are “Lay it All on Me” for Rudimental and Ed Sheeran which is down five to No.19, “Stand by You” for Rachel Platten and “Can’t Feel My Face” by The Weeknd both drop five spots to No.31 and No.33 respectively, with the next big drop occurring for 99 Souls with “The Girl is Mine” which is down thirteen places to No.46 and “Adventure of a Lifetime” by Coldplay falls nine to No.48.
Making their debut within this week’s fifty is Sydney dance act/producer L.D.R.U. along with vocalist Paige IV on the track “Keeping Score” which debuts at No.49 this week making it the first new entry to the Top 50 for this year.
Adele and her mega third album “25” stay atop the ARIA Albums Chart for a sixth straight week, also becoming the first No.1 album for 2016.
The last album to spend six unbroken weeks at No.1 was way back in July 2012 when “My Journey” by Karise Eden spent six weeks at the top, but in the meantime Taylor Swift’s “1989” spent nine broken weeks over five runs at the top from early November 2014 through until mid-February 2015.
Adele also notches up her 38th overall week at No.1 on the Australian Albums chart with “25” and “21”, which puts her equal sixth on the list for ‘Accumulated Weeks at No.1: Albums’ alongside Rod Stewart who has also racked up 38 weeks at the top but from his seven albums, mostly during the 1970’s (pre-ARIA). If Adele stays another week (which she mostly likely will) she will tie ABBA and their 39 weeks at No.1 after which she has to beat John Farnham and Neil Diamond which are in the mid 40’s on the tally board.
Justin Bieber moves back up to No.2 with his album “Purpose” and “1989” for Taylor Swift rises back up two places to No.3 whilst Ed Sheeran is on hold at No.4 with his “x” (multiply) album. Coldplay dropped hard in their second week on the chart, but this week rise back up three places to No.5 with “A Head Full of Dreams”, followed by Elvis Presley and “If I Can Dream”, back up one spots to No.6.
“Made in the A.M.” for One Direction jumps back into the Top 10 this week, up five spots to No.7 and also returning to the ten is The Weeknd with “Beauty Behind the Madness”, jumping eight spots to land at No.8. All these albums rising is due to “Christmas” by Michael Buble dropping seven places this week to No.9 with it most likely leaving the Top 100 next week, and lastly down one spot to No.10 is the self-titled album for X-Factor finalists Jess & Matt.
Rebounding fifteen places to land at No.11 this week is the debut album for Troye Sivan “Blue Neighbourhood” and rising five spots to a new peak of No.12 is the TV soundtrack for the upcoming tele movie “Molly”. “Title” for Meghan Trainor is back up eight spots to No.15 and Vance Joy also jumps with the album “Dream Your Life Away”, which is back up eight also, to No.17. Fleetwood Mac and their “Greatest Hits” collection are back into the Top 50 at No.21 and “Currents” for Tame Impala rises up ten to No.22 whilst “The Very Best” of INXS is up fourteen spots this week to No.24. “Get Weird” by Little Mix jumps twenty-one places to No.26 and 5SOS with “Sounds Good Feels Good” is back up sixteen spots to No.29. The Beatles collection “1” returns to the chart at No.31 now that their back catalogue is streaming, and also back into the Top 50 this week is Halsey with “Badland”, returning at No.36. Jumping into the Top 50 from lower down this week are Bring Me the Horizon with “That’s the Spirit” (#33), the soon to be released DVD and Blu-Ray of ‘Straight Outta Compton’ helps the Dr. Dre soundtrack “Compton” (#34) to leap back up, Queen rise with their “Greatest Hits” (#37), the self-titled album for Hozier (#38), RHCP and their “Greatest Hits” (#40), James Bay with “Chaos and the Calm” (#42), Rudimental and “We the Generation” (#44), “To Pimp a Butterfly” by Kendrick Lamar (#46) and for Birds of Tokyo and their “Playlist” (#49).
The two albums leaving the Top 10 this week are “The Very Best of Richie” (HP-4, WI10-4) for The Twelfth Man dropping eight to No.14 and “The Christmas Album” (HP-4x2, WI10-10) by Human Nature which plummets thirty-seven spots to No.47 after spending the past four weeks at No.10. “Dark Sky Island” by Enya is back down five to No.18 and last weeks highest new entry for Chris Brown, “Royalty”, this week drops six to No.20. James Blunt and his collection “I’ll Take Everything” drops back down six to No.35 and the “Frozen” soundtrack celebrates its two year anniversary on the ARIA Albums chart by dropping eight to No.50.
CHRISTMAS (is over)
This past week sales fell into only one day of the festive season sales, and that day was actually Christmas day, so only online retailers would have done okay, but for the other six days of the sales period, it seems people didn’t want to buy Christmas albums. So dropping hard this week of course was the Michael Buble “Christmas” set (2 to 9), but also down are albums by Kylie Minogue (11 to 32), Mariah Carey (20 to 43) and Human Nature (10 to 47).
49 ‘Keeping Score’ – L D R U feat Paige IV
Written, Compiled and Researched by Gavin Ryan.