SINGLES. Australian twin sister duo Lisa and Jessica Origliasso, better known as The Veronicas, return to the top of the charts with their new single, You Ruin Me. The duo last topped the charts with Hook Me Up (No.1 Nov. ’07) and has now racked up eight top ten singles. You Ruin Me becomes the fourth single by an Australian artist to top the ARIA Singles Chart in 2014. They also become the second pair of siblings to top the Singles Chart this year following The Madden Brothers, with their hit We Are Done (No.1 July ’14). With a performance on X Factor this week, they could quite possibly remain at the top for a second week.
No.1 YOU RUIN ME – The Veronicas. Australian pop sister duo, The Veronicas, return to the ARIA Charts and debut at No.1 with the first single from their third studio album, The Veronicas, due out later this year. You Ruin Me marks the second time the duo has topped the ARIA Singles Chart, having previously hit No.1 with Hook Me Up (No.1 Nov. ’07). The sisters were last seen on the ARIA Singles Chart with Lolita (No.23 Aug. ’12).
No.19 WHERE YOU FROM? – Beau Ryan Feat. Justice Crew. Where You From? Is the debut single from former Australian NRL player Beau Ryan. The single features Australian hip-hop group Justice Crew, who are still sitting in the top 50 with their track Que Sera (No.1 May ’14).
No.38 LATCH – Jason Heerah. X Factor contestant Jason Heerah, makes his second ARIA Chart appearance this week with his cover of the Disclosure track Latch, which peaks at No.47 this week. It becomes Heerah’s highest appearance following on from Higher Ground (No.98 Sep. ’14).
No.40 STOLEN DANCE – Dean Ray. X Factor contestant Dean Ray, makes his second appearance in the ARIA top 40 with his version of Milky Chance’s Stolen Dance (No.2 May ’14). Ray previously cracked the top 40 with Budapest (No.15 Sep. ’14). Overall it is his fourth single to crack the ARIA top 100.
No.49 GLOW – Ella Henderson. British singer/songwriter Ella Henderson, follows up her top three hit Ghost (No.3 July ’14) with Glow, the second single from her upcoming debut album Chapter One, due for release next month. Henderson finished sixth on the UK series of X Factor in 2012.
No.59 BOOTY – Jennifer Lopez Feat. Iggy Azalea. US singer Jennifer Lopez, scores her first ARIA top 100 entry of 2014 with Booty. The song was recently remixed and features Australian rapper Iggy Azalea. The track originally featured rapper Pitbull and appeared on her last album, A.K.A. (No.24 June ’14).
No.61 DOG DAYS ARE OVER – Reigan Derry. X Factor contestant Reigan Derry, makes her fourth appearance on the ARIA Charts this week with Dog Days Are Over. Originally by Florence + The Machine and reaching No.47 in September 2011. Derry’s highest charting single to date is Stay With Me (No.20 Sep. ’14).
No.64 BAILANDO – Enrique Iglesias Feat. Sean Paul, Descemer Bueno & Gente de Zona. Bailando is the sixth single from Enrique Iglesias’ tenth studio album Sex And Love (No.23 Mar. ’14). Iglesias was last in the chart with Beautiful (No.47 Apr. ’14) and has now racked up twenty ARIA top 100 singles.
No.70 TILL IT’S GONE - Yelawolf. Michael Wayne Atha, better known by his stage name Yelawolf, makes his ARIA Chart debut with Till It’s Gone. It is the third single from his upcoming second album Love Story, due for release later this year.
No.74 THE GOOD LIFE – The Collective. Australian boy band The Collective, pick up their second top 100 single of 2014 with The Good Life. It follows on from Burn The Bright Lights (No.34 June ’14) and charts on the back of their appearances at the Royal Melbourne Show and Nickelodeon’s Slimefest over the last week.
No.75 I’M GONNA BE (500 MILES) – Brothers 3. X Factor contestants Brothers 3, make their sixth appearance on the ARIA Chart with their cover of The Proclaimers hit, I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) (No.1 Feb. ’89). The trio scored their highest charting single with Hey Brother (No.58 Sep. ’14).
No.88 WHEN THE BEAT DROPS OUT – Marlon Roudette. British singer/songwriter Marlon Roudette, makes his ARIA Chart debut with When The Beat Drops Out. The song is the lead single from his second studio album Electric Soul and has reached the top five in Austria, Germany and Switzerland.
No.92 I – Kendrick Lamar. US rapper Kendrick Lamar, picks up his second ARIA top 100 single with I, the lead track from his upcoming third studio album, which is scheduled to drop before the year is out. Lamar was last in the charts with Swimming Pools (Drank) (No.67 Feb. ’13).
No.97 IN THE MOOD – Ricki-Lee. Ahead of the release of her fourth studio album Dance In The Rain next month, Australian singer Ricki-Lee enters the chart with In The Mood. It becomes the third track from the album to chart, following All We Need Is Love (No.39 Mar. ’14) and Happy Ever After (No.65 July ’14), the latter of which she performed on X Factor last week.
ALBUMS. Veteran US entertainer Barbra Streisand, tops the chart this week with her thirty-fourth studio album Partners. It becomes her second Australian No.1 following Guilty in 1980. At age 72, Streisand is the oldest solo artist to hit No.1 on the ARIA Albums Chart. The record was formerly held by Bob Dylan who was 65, when he topped the charts with Modern Times (No.1 Sep. ’06). New at No.2 is British band Alt-J with their second album This Is All Yours. Whilst they lost the race to the top in Australia, in the UK the album debuts at No.1 ahead of Streisand. Also of note, this week marks only the second time in ARIA history where all positions in the top five are occupied by debuts. The first time this occurred was back in October 2013.
No.1 PARTNERS – Barbra Streisand. Partners is the latest album from US singer Barbra Streisand and marks the second time the veteran entertainer has topped the charts in Australia, having previously topped the chart with Guilty (No.1 Nov. ’80). The album features Streisand singing duets with an all-male lineup including John Legend, Michael Buble, Andrea Bocelli and Billy Joel, amongst others.
No.2 THIS IS ALL YOURS – Alt-J. British band Alt-J, return to the ARIA Albums Chart this week with This Is All Yours. It marks their highest charting release to date. It follows on from 2012’s An Awesome Wave (No.9 Feb. ’13) and features the singles Every Other Freckle (No.73 Aug. ’14), Left Hand Free (No.80 Sep. ’14) and Hunger Of The Pine (No.71 July ’14).
No.3 OZ – Missy Higgins. ARIA Award winning singer/songwriter Missy Higgins, returns to the ARIA Albums Chart for the first time in two years with her fourth studio album OZ, which comprises of covers of Australian artists. Higgins has previously charted with The Sound Of White (No.1 Sep. ’04), On A Clear Night (No.1 May ’07) and The Ol’ Razzle Dazzle (No.1 June ’12).
No.4 X – Chris Brown. X is the sixth studio album from US R&B singer Chris Brown and his fourth album to appear in the ARIA top ten. The follow-up to Fortune (No.2 July ’12) features the singles Fine China (No.26 Apr. ’13), Love More (No.28 May ’13), Loyal (No.42 Apr. ’14) and New Flame (No.52 Sep. ’14).
No.5 NO SOUND WITHOUT SILENCE – The Script. No Sound Without Silence is the fourth studio album from Irish pop rock band The Script and the fourth to appear in the ARIA top ten. The band have previously charted with The Script (No.9 June ’09), Science & Faith (No.2 Oct. ’10) and 3 (No.9 Dec. ’12).
No.7 CHEEK TO CHEEK – Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga. After appearing on That Lady Is A Tramp from his Grammy Award-winning album Duets II (No.2 Oct. ’11), Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett have gone on to produce a collaborative album, Cheek To Cheek. The album features the pair singing jazz standards by such composers as George Gershwin and Cole Porter.
No.11 SUNDOWN HEAVEN TOWN – Tim McGraw. US country singer Tim McGraw, makes his seventeenth appearance on the ARIA Albums Chart with his new studio album Sundown Heaven Town. It is the follow-up to Two Lanes Of Freedom (No.10 Feb. ’13) and debuts at No.3 on the US Billboard 200 chart this week. Between albums, McGraw released the compilation, Love Story (No.77 Feb. ’14).
No.19 PTX, VOL. III – Pentatonix. PTX, VOL. III is the third EP from US a cappella group Pentatonix and marks their second entry on the ARIA Albums Chart and their highest to date. Their first two EP’s charted as a combined package, PTX Vols. 1 & 2, reaching No.63 earlier in the month. The group also plans to release their second Christmas album, That’s Christmas To Me, later this year.
No.21 SYRO – Aphex Twin. British electronic music pioneer Richard D James, better known as Aphex Twin, returns with his sixth studio album Syro, his first studio album release since 2001’s Drukqs (No.87 Oct. ’01). It marks his second appearance on the ARIA Albums chart and his highest to date. It debuts at No.8 on the UK Albums chart.
No.31 STRUT – Lenny Kravitz. US singer/songwriter/producer Lenny Kravitz, returns to the ARIA Albums Chart for the first time in three years with his tenth studio album Strut. It marks his eleventh appearance on the Albums Chart and his highest since Greatest Hits (No.14 Jan. ’01). Kravitz topped the chart more than twenty years ago with Are You Gonna Go My Way? (No.1 Apr. ’93).
No.43 SUPERHEROES – Amber Lawrence. Australian country music singer/songwriter Amber Lawrence, makes her second appearance on the ARIA Charts with her fourth studio album Superheroes. It follows on from 3 (No.41 Jan. ’12) and debuts at No.3 on the ARIA Country Albums Chart marking her all-time peak.
No.55 GARY CLARK JR. LIVE – Gary Clark Jr. US blues singer/songwriter Gary Clark Jr. makes his second appearance on the ARIA Albums Chart with Gary Clark Jr. Live. It is a collection of Clark’s most notable live performances from his career. Clark was last in the charts with his major-label debut, Blak and Blu (No.34 Oct. ’12).
No.69 REBEL CHILD – Blackjack Billy. Rebel Child is the debut album from US country rock group Blackjack Billy. It marks their first appearance on the ARIA Albums chart and follows on from their Get Some EP, which reached No.98 on the ARIA Singles chart back in March this year.
No.90 SILENT TREATMENT - Highasakite. Made up of Ingrid Havik, Trond Bersu, Oystein Skar, Marte Eberson and Kristoffer Lo, Norwegian indie pop band Highasakite make their ARIA Chart debut this week with their second studio album Silent Treatment. It follows on from 2012’s All That Floats Will Rain.
No.91 SUKIERAE – Tweedy. Tweedy is the side project of Wilco band leader Jeff Tweedy and his son Spencer. They make their first appearance on the ARIA Charts with their debut release, the double album Sukierae. Wilco were last in the charts with The Whole Love (No.23 Oct. ’11).
No.92 LOVE IN PORTOFINO – Andrea Bocelli. Following his recent Australia & New Zealand tour, Andrea Bocelli picks up his sixteenth ARIA top 100 album with his live album, 2013’s Love In Portofino. Bocelli was last in the charts with fourteenth studio album Passione (No.33 Feb. ’13).