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
Who'll top this week's ARIA Charts
This week's new releases - 24/02/2017
Hat trick for Ed Sheeran
Busby Marou score #1 Debut
Australian artists deliver 15 of the top 100 singles and 31 of the top 100 albums.
Adele has topped the ARIA 2016 End Of Year Albums Charts, taking the honour for the second year running with 25, the album now more than eight times platinum. 25 was a firm fixture in the ARIA Albums Chart right across 2016, taking out #1 for 2 weeks, and has not dropped lower than #28 at any stage of its chart life, with a spectacular 45 weeks in the top 10! Adele also has three albums feature in the top 100, with 21 at #29 and 19 coming in at #93.
American duo The Chainsmokers enjoyed a massive hit in 2016 with their single ‘Closer’ featuring Halsey, the track certified seven times platinum as the year’s highest selling single. At 9 weeks, it was also the year’s longest running Number One single. They’ve also landed a second track in the top 5, with ‘Don’t Let Me Down’ featuring Daya finishing the year at #5. They are the only act to contribute four singles to the Top 100, with ‘Too Good’ at #34 and ‘All We Know’ at #89.
Justin Bieber is the only artist to feature in the top 10 of both the singles and albums charts – his single ‘Love Yourself’ securing #10 spot and the album Purpose winding up at No.9, after finishing at #4 the previous year. Michael Bublé’s much-loved Christmas album has now spent 6 consecutive years in the Top 100 End Of Year Albums Chart – it was the #2 album of 2011, #4 in 2012, #7 of 2013, #8 in 2014, #7 in 2015 and jumping two places to finish at #5 in 2016. His new album Nobody But Me has also fared well, coming in at #28.
Australian artists are profiled strongly across the ARIA End Of Year Singles and Albums Charts, with 31 local album releases and 15 singles finishing in the Top 100.
The best-selling Australian album comes from superstar singer-songwriter, Keith Urban. His album Ripcord finished the year at #2 overall, with sales in excess of Platinum and an unbroken run in the top 20. It has featured in the top 10 for 22 weeks and in the top 20 for 34 weeks and held down the top spot for 2 weeks on release. There are three Australian artists in the top 10, Urban is joined by local legends John Farnham and Olivia Newton John with Friends For Christmas at #6, and Jessica Mauboy with The Secret Daughter (Songs From The TV Series) at #7.
Finishing in the top 20 are Hilltop Hoods at #13 with Drinking From The Sun, Walking Under Stars Restrung, Flume’s Skin at #16 and Sia with This is Acting at #18.
On the singles front, 2016’s ARIA Album Of The Year winner Flume has delivered two singles in the top 20 - the single ‘Never Be Like You’ featuring Kai coming in at #4 and ‘Say It’ featuring Tove Lo finishing the year at #20. Overall there at 4 Australian artists in the top 20, with Sia’s ‘Cheap Thrills’ at #8 and Hilltop Hoods featuring Montaigne and Tom Thumb at #18 with ‘1955’.
ARIA Chief Executive Officer Dan Rosen said today, “2016 was an exciting year on the ARIA Charts, and proved to be an outstanding year for our local artists with 22 Australian Singles and Albums soaring to the top of the charts - seven up from 2015. It is extremely pleasing to see 31 Aussie albums in top 100 this year. This is a great achievement for our local industry and shows how Australian music fans have embraced our local artists.
“Congratulations to all of the artists that featured on the 2016 ARIA Charts, in particular The Chainsmokers who topped the ARIA End of Year Singles Chart with ‘Closer’ featuring Halsey and Adele who topped the ARIA End of Year Albums Chart for a second year running with 25.
“After such a great year, I look forward to what lies ahead on the ARIA Charts in 2017.”
Top 10 Singles of 2016:
1. The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey ‘Closer’
2. Drake featuring Wizkid & Kyla ‘One Dance’
3. Lukas Graham ‘7 Years’
4. Flume featuring Kai ‘Never Be Like You’
5. The Chainsmokers featuring Daya ‘Don’t Let Me Down’
6. Calvin Harris featuring Rihanna ‘This Is What You Came For’
7. Justin Timberlake ‘Can’t Stop The Feeling’
8. Sia ‘Cheap Thrills’
9. Twenty One Pilots ‘Stressed Out
10. Justin Bieber ‘Love Yourself’
Notes: Whilst The Chainsmokers top the list with 4 singles in the top 100, contributing 3 singles each are Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber, Little Mix, Twenty One Pilots, Shawn Mendes and Zara Larsson.
Top 10 Albums of 2016:
1. Adele ‘25’
2. Keith Urban ‘Ripcord’
3. Beyonce ‘Lemonade’
4. Soundtrack ‘Molly (Soundtrack From The TV Series)'
5. Michael Buble ‘Christmas’
6. John Farnham & Olivia Newton John ‘Friends For Christmas’
7. Jessica Mauboy ‘Secret Daughter (Songs From The TV Series)’
8. David Bowie ‘Blackstar’
9. Justin Bieber ‘Purpose’
10. Soundtrack ‘Suicide Squad: The Album’
Notes: Contributing three albums to the top 100, on par with Adele, is the legendary David Bowie. ‘Blackstar’ is #8, ‘Nothing Has Changed (The Best Of David Bowie)’ lands at #15 and ‘Best Of Bowie’ at #96. Each of the following artists enjoys two albums in the Top 100 – Fleetwood Mac, Little Mix, Hillsong, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Weeknd, Meghan Trainor, Michael Buble, Triple J Like a Version (11 and 12), and Elvis Presley with The Royal Harmonic Orchestra.
Refers to chart period from 11th January 2016 to 2nd January 2017 inclusive