Chartifacts

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SINGLES. 

In its second week on the ARIA Singles chart, Shake It Off by Taylor Swift moves up four places to score her second No.1 single in Australia. It comes more than five years after Love Story spent two weeks at No.1 in March and April of 2009. The singer-songwriter recently performed the track at the MTV VMA Awards. Also experiencing a jump due to a performance at the Awards is Nicki Minaj and her new track Anaconda, which jumps fourteen spots to No.8 secures a fourth top ten single.

No.24              NEW THANG – Redfoo.  X Factor judge Redfoo, picks up his third solo appearance on the ARIA charts this week with New Thang. It hits the chart just under a year since he topped the chart with Let’s Get Ridiculous (No.1 Sep. ’13).

No.29              GUTS OVER FEAR – Eminem Feat. Sia.  Guts Over Fear becomes the seventh track from Eminem’s eighth studio album to crack the ARIA top 100. The Marshall Mathers LP 2 (No.1 Nov. ’13) also featured Headlights (No.21 Mar. ’14), Beautiful Pain (No.59 Nov. ’13), Rap God (No.15 Oct. ’13), Survival (No.18 Oct. ’13), Bezerk (No.5 Sep. ’13) and the chart topping The Monster (No.1 Nov. ’13).

No.43              WASTED TIME – Vance Joy.  Melbourne singer/songwriter, James Keogh, better known as Vance Joy, picks up his third ARIA top 100 single with Wasted Time. It follows on from Mess Is Mine (No.33 Aug. ’14) and Riptide (No.6 Feb. ’14). Keogh’s debut album Dream Your Life Away is due for release later this week.  

No.44              FIREBALL – Pitbull Feat. John Ryan.  US rapper Pitbull, makes his third appearance on the ARIA charts for 2014 with Fireball, the first single from his upcoming eighth studio album Globalization. It follows on from We Are One (No.61 Apr. ’14) and Wild Wild Love (No.10 Mar. ’14). Overall it is Pitbull’s eighteenth ARIA top 100 single.

No.50              RECKLESS – Dean Ray.  X Factor contestant Dean Ray, makes his ARIA chart debut with his version of the Australian Crawl classic, Reckless (No.1 Dec. ’83). Ray becomes the first of this year’s X Factor contestants to crack the ARIA top 50.

No.60              COOL KIDS – Echosmith.  American indie pop band Echosmith, make their ARIA chart debut this week with Cool Kids. The track is the lead single from their debut album Talking Dreams, released October last year. The song peaked at No.25 on the US Billboard Hot 100. The band is composed of four siblings, Graham, Sydney, Noah and Jamie Sierota.

No.63              VIDEO KILLED THE RADIO STAR – Sydnee Carter.  16 year-old X Factor contestant Sydnee Carter, makes her ARIA chart debut with her version of the The Buggles classic, Video Killed The Radio Star (No.1 Dec. ’79). The Perth singer had unsuccessfully auditioned in last year’s season before becoming a finalist this year.

No.75              X – Chris Brown.  US R&B singer Chris Brown, scores his twenty-second ARIA top 100 single with X. The song was produced by Diplo and is the title track from his upcoming sixth studio album, due for release later this month. It follows on from New Flame which reaches a new peak at No.61 this week.

No.78              ANIMALS – Maroon 5.  American pop rock band Maroon 5, pick up their third ARIA top 100 single of 2014 with Animals. It follows on from It Was Always You (No.43 Aug. ’14) and Maps (No.30 Aug. ’14). All three tracks are taken from the band’s fifth studio album, V, which was released last Friday.

No.81              CHANDELIER – Reigan Derry.  Despite only being released earlier this year, Sia’s Chandelier (No.2 Apr. ’14) has now been covered by two reality show contestants. The Voice’s Sabrina Batshon cracked the top 40 with her version (No.39 June ’14) and this week sees X Factor contestant Reigan Derry, make her ARIA chart debut with her version performed on last week’s show.

No.86              HAPPY BITHDAY HELEN – Brothers 3.  X Factor contestants Brothers 3, make their third appearance in the top 100 of the ARIA Singles chart with Happy Birthday Helen. The song was originally sung by Australian band Things Of Stone & Wood (No.9 Feb. ’93). It follows on from Always On My Mind (No.73 Aug. ’14) and Just The Way You Are (No.98 Aug. ’14).

No.88              THE DEVIL IN I – Slipknot.  After scoring their first ARIA top 100 single in almost four years last month, US metal band Slipknot are back on the charts again with their new single The Devil In I. It follows on from The Negative One (No.76 Aug. ’14) and is the second single from their upcoming fifth studio album .5: The Gray Chapter.

No.93              I’D DIE TO BE WITH YOU TONIGHT – Jimmy Barnes Feat. Diesel.  I’d Die To Be With You Tonight is taken from Jimmy Barnes latest album 30:30 Hingsight released last Friday. The album celebrates Barnes’ 30th anniversary and features him singing songs from his back catalogue alongside guests such as Diesel, Keith Urban and Bernard Fanning. It is the first track from the album to crack the top 100 marking his first appearance on the ARIA Singles chart since Out Of Time (No.50 June ’06).  

No.94              NEW DORP. NEW YORK – SBTRKT Feat. Ezra Koenig.  British electronic music producer Aaron Jerome, makes his ARIA Singles chart debut this week with New Dorp. New York. Jerome operates under the moniker SBTRKT (pronounced ‘subtract’) and previously charted with his debut self-titled album (No.67 Feb. ’12).

No.98              BREATHE IN – Japanese Wallpaper Feat. Wafia.  17 year old multi-instrumentalist and producer Gab Strum, AKA Japanese Wallpaper, makes his ARIA chart debut with his single Breathe In. Strum was also the winner of this year’s Triple J Unearthed High competition

No.99              JUST A LITTLE BIT OF YOUR HEART – Ariana Grande. Along with topping the charts this week with her second studio album My Everything, US singer Ariana Grande scores her seventh ARIA top 100 single with Just A Little Bit Of Your Heart. It is the fourth song from the album to chart following Best Mistake (No.45 Aug. ’14), Break Free (No.3 July ’14) and Problem (No.2 May ’14). 

ALBUMS. 

US pop singer Ariana Grande, takes out the top spot on the ARIA Albums chart this week with her second album My Everything. Other debuts in the top ten include UK band Royal Blood’s self-titled debut (No.3), New Zealand sibling duo Broods with Evergreen (No.5), Australian rock band Kingswood’s Microscopic Wars (No.6) and Australian country music veteran Adam Harvey with Family Life at No.10. With the MTV VMA Awards taking place last week, artists who performed on the night have received a sales boost. These include Iggy Azalea whose The New Classic jumps from No.27 to No.13 and Beyonce whose self-titled album re-enters the chart at No.32. Also re-entering the charts this week is cult American singer/songwriter Sixto Rodriguez with both of his studio albums – Cold Fact and Coming From Reality – as well as the soundtrack to the documentary Searching For Sugar Man, returning to the charts at No.11, No.25 and No.22 respectively. The Rodriguez resurgence comes on the back of the screening of Searching For Sugar Man on SBS1 over the weekend and the announcement he will be touring Australia later this year.

No.1                MY EVERYTHING – Ariana Grande.  My Everything is the second album by American singer Ariana Grande and the first to top the ARIA Albums chart. The follow-up to Yours Truly (No.6 Sep. ’13) features the singles Problem (No.2 May ’14), Break Free (No.3 July ’14) and Best Mistake (No.45 Aug. ’14). A host of collaborators worked on the album including Iggy Azalea, Childish Gambino, The Weeknd, Harry Styles and Zedd.

No.3                ROYAL BLOOD – Royal Blood.  British rock duo Royal Blood, make their ARIA charts debut with their self-titled first album. Bassist/singer Mike Kerr and drummer Ben Thatcher came together as Royal Blood only last year but have already played a string of high profile shows including Glastonbury, South By Southwest and supporting Arctic Monkeys at London’s Finsbury Park.

No.5                EVERGREEN – Broods.  Evergreen is the debut album from New Zealand brother sister pop duo Broods. It marks the second appearance on the ARIA Albums chart this year, following on from the self-titled EP, Broods (No.30 Feb. ’14). The album features the singles Bridges (No.51 June ’14) and Mother & Father (No.54 July ’14).

No.6                MICROSCOPIC WARS – Kingswood.  Melbourne quartet Kingswood, pick up their first ARIA charts appearance with their debut album Microscopic Wars. It follows on from 2013’s Change of Heart EP and was recorded in Nashville with producer Vance Powell (Jack White, Arctic Moneys, Kings Of Leon).

No.10              FAMILY LIFE – Adam Harvey.  Australian country singer Adam Harvey picks up his second solo top ten album and equals his all-time peak with, Family Life. It follows on from Falling Into Place (No.10 July ’11). In between releases, Harvey released a collaborative album with fellow country singer Troy Cassar-Daley, The Great Country Songbook (No.2 June ’13).

No.16              SHEPLIFE – Briggs.  Adam Briggs, better known simply as Briggs, is an Australian rapper making his ARIA chart debut this week with his second studio album Sheplife. The title comes from Briggs’ hometown of Shepparton in rural Victoria. The album features appearances from Joyride, Sietta and Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu. It debuts at No.3 on the ARIA Urban Albums chart.

No.17              PALE COMMUNION – Opeth.  Swedish heavy metal band Opeth, make their first appearance on the ARIA charts in three years with their eleventh studio album Pale Communion. It is the follow-up album to Heritage (No.12 Sep. ’11) and marks their fifth ARIA chart appearance.

No.26              BLACC HOLLYWOOD – Wiz Khalifa.  Blacc Hollywood is the fifth studio album from American rapper Wiz Khalifa and marks his highest chart appearance on the ARIA Albums chart. It follows on from O.N.I.F.C. (No.99 Dec. ’12) and Rolling Papers (No.77 May. ’11) and features the single You And Your Friends, which reaches a new peak at No.83 this week. The album tops the US Billboard 200 this week.  

No.48              MAXIMUM OVERLOAD - DragonForce.  British metal band DragonForce make their third appearance on the ARIA Albums chart with their sixth studio album Maximum Overload. It follows on from The Power Within (No.79 Apr. ’12) and Ultra Beatdown (No.19 Sep. ’08) and features guest vocals from Trivium’s Matt Heafy.

No.59              SPACE INVADER – Ace Frehley.  Original member and lead guitarist of rock band KISS, Ace Frehely, makes his solo ARIA chart debut this week with his sixth studio album Space Invader. It follows on from 2009’s Anomaly. As a member of KISS, The Spaceman was last in the charts as part of the compilation KISS 40 (No.31 June ’14). His first solo album KISS: Ace Frehley reached No.48 in 1978. 

No.62              BE IMPRESSIVE – The Griswolds.  Sydney indie rock four-piece The Griswolds, make their first appearance on the ARIA charts with their debut album Be Impressive. The band will be touring nationally in support of the album at the end of the month.

No.63              PTX VOLS. 1 & 2 – Pentatonix.  American a cappella group Pentatonix, make their ARIA charts debut with PTX Vols. 1 & 2. The release contains their first two EPs plus four additional tracks. The five-piece recently completed an Australian tour in support of the album. The group got their start after winning the third season of the US show The Sing-Off in 2011.

No.98              JUNTO – Basement Jaxx.  It has been almost five years since British electronic music duo Basement Jaxx, cracked the ARIA top 100 with Scars (No.76 Sep. ’09). This week sees their return to the charts with their seventh studio album Junto. It marks their seventh appearance in the ARIA Albums chart with their highest being The Singles (No.17 Apr. ’05). Junto is the follow-up to 2009’s Zephyr.

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