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SINGLES. 

Week two in the No.1 spot for Joel and Benji Madden’s single We Are Done, which went Platinum this week. The Madden Brothers faced competition from French DJ/producer David Guetta, who picks up his third top five single of the year with Lovers On The Sun debuting at No.2 this week. After jumping nine spots to No.12 last week, UK singer Ella Henderson moves further up the chart again with her single Ghost, arriving at No.3. It marks the 2013 X Factor UK finalist’s first ever appearance in the ARIA top five. Another UK singer, Paloma Faith, has also made a big move this week. After debuting at No.82 last week, her new single Only Love Can Hurt Like This leaps in to the top ten at No.7, to give Faith her first ever top ten single. Her previous best was Can’t Rely On You (No.64 Mar. ’14).

No.2                LOVERS ON THE SUN – David Guetta Feat. Sam Martin.  French DJ/producer David Guetta, picks up his seventh top five single on the ARIA Charts with Lovers On The Sun. The title track from Guetta’s forthcoming album is his third top five single of 2014, following on from Shot Me Down (No.3 Mar. ’14) and Bad (No.5 May ’14).

No.37              MESS IS MINE – Vance Joy.  Melbourne singer/songwriter James Keogh, better known as Vance Joy, makes his second appearance on the ARIA charts with Mess Is Mine. It follows on from his breakthrough hit, Riptide (No.6 Feb. ’14) and is the third single from his upcoming debut album Dream Your Life Away.

No.38              WHEN A MAN LOVES A WOMAN – Johnny Rollins.  The Voice contestant Johnny Rollins picks up his third top 100 ARIA single and his first ARIA top 40 entry with When A Man Loves A Woman. It follows on from Stay With Me (No.48 July ’14) and Am I Wrong (No.70 July ’14). Originally released by Percy Sledge in 1966, the song was also a big hit for Jimmy Barnes, reaching No.3 in November 1998.

No.40              SHE CAME TO GIVE IT TO YOU – Usher Feat. Nick Minaj.  US R&B singer Usher, scores his twenty-fourth ARIA top 100 single this week with She Came To Give It To You. It is the second single from his upcoming eighth studio album Everything You Can Imagine and follows on from Good Kisser (No.44 May. ’14).

No.54              MOTHER & FATHER – Broods.  New Zealand brother-sister duo Broods, make their second appearance on the ARIA Singles chart with Mother & Father. It follows on from Bridges (No.51 June ’14) and is the first single from their debut album Evergreen due out next month.

No.57              I HAVE NOTHING – Anja Nissen.  After being saved by the public vote and making the top five last week, The Voice contestant Anja Nissen, makes her ARIA chart debut with I Have Nothing. The song was originally sung by Whitney Houston, reaching No.28 in June 1993.

No.65              HAPPY EVER AFTER – Ricki-Lee.  Australian singer Ricki-Lee, scores her sixteenth ARIA top 100 single this week with Happy Ever After. It is the third single from her upcoming fourth studio album and follows on from All We Need Is Love (No.39 May ’14) and Come & Get In Trouble With Me (No.28 Sep. ’13).

No.67              TRY – Colbie Caillat.  American pop singer/songwriter Colbie Caillat, makes her fourth appearance on the ARIA Singles chart with Try, taken from her Gypsy Heart (Side A) EP. Caillat was last in the charts with Brighter Than The Sun (No.94 Feb. ’12) and topped the ARIA Singles chart in 2008 with Bubbly (No.1 Apr. ’08).

No.68              WHEN THE WAR IS OVER – Jackson Thomas.  The Voice contestant Jackson Thomas, picks up his fourth ARIA top 100 single this week with When The War Is Over. Originally performed by Cold Chisel and reaching No.25 in 1982, it was also sung by Australian Idol contestant Cosima De Vito, topping the charts in August 2004.

No.75              VIDA – Ricky Martin.  Puerto Rican pop superstar and The Voice judge Ricky Martin, joins his contestants on the chart this week with his new single Vida, taken from the compilation, One Love, One Rhythm – The 2014 Fifa World Cup Official Album (No.11 May ’14). Martin had previously topped the charts with another FIFA World Cup anthem, The Cup Of Life (No.1 June ’98).

No.86              PLEASE DON’T SAY YOU LOVE ME – Gabrielle Aplin.  UK singer/songwriter Gabrielle Aplin, makes her third appearance on the ARIA Singles chart with Please Don’t Say You Love Me. It follows on from Salvation (No.60 June ’14) and The Power Of Love (No.5 Apr. ’14).   

No.90              AVE MARIA – Beyonce.  Taken from her 2008 album I Am… Sasha Fierce (No.3 Sep. ‘09), Ave Maria charts for the first time this week and becomes Beyonce’s twenty-fifth ARIA top 100 single. It received a sales boost after Shanell Dargan performed the song on the season premier of X Factor Australia last week.

No.94              WORK WORK – Clipping Feat. Cocc Pistol Cree.  US alternative rap trio Clipping, make their ARIA chart debut this week with Work Work. It is the lead single from their second studio album Clppng, released last month. The trio is made up of rapper Daveed Diggs and producers Jonathan Snipes and William Hutson.  

No.98              HEAR ME – Ivan Gough & Feenixpawl Feat. Christine Hoberg.  Australian DJ/producer Ivan Gough, scores his second ARIA top 100 single this week with Hear Me. It is his second collaboration with Australian house music duo Feenixpawl, following their top 30 hit In My Mind (No.29 June ’12). Gough also makes up one half of TV Rock, who topped the charts with Flaunt It (No.1 Mar. ’06).

ALBUMS. 

This week sees Taylor Henderson take out the top spot with his second studio album Burnt Letters. The album becomes the seventh by an Australian act to top the ARIA charts for 2014. Brisbane band Sheppard take out the No.2 spot with their debut album Bombs Away, securing the fourth Australian quinella on the Albums chart this year. With a total of eighteen debuts on the chart this week, the last time there were more debuts on the chart in one week was back in September last year with twenty debut albums. 

No.1                BURNT LETTERS – Taylor Henderson.  Burnt Letters is the second studio album from Taylor Henderson and gives the 2013 X Factor runner-up his second No.1 on the ARIA Albums chart. Burnt Letters is the follow up to Henderson’s self-titled debut (No.1 Dec. ’13) and features the singles When You Were Mine (No.5 Mar. ’14) and Already Gone (No.42 June ’14).

No.2                BOMBS AWAY – Sheppard.  Brisbane’s Sheppard, make their debut ARIA Albums chart appearance with their debut album, Bombs Away. The album features the band’s No.1 single Geronimo (No.1 Apr. ’14), as well as current single Something’s Missing (No.35 July ’14). Starting this week, Sheppard will be undertaking a national tour in support of the album.

No.3                THE BLACK MARKET – Rise Against.  American punk band Rise Against, pick up their third top ten on the ARIA Albums chart with their seventh studio album, The Black Market. The album is the follow-up to Endgame (No.2 Mar. ’11). In between studio albums, the band released the compilation Long Forgotten Songs: B-Sides & Covers 2000-2013 (No.16 Sep. ’13).

No.16              YESTERDAYS – Pennywise.  Veteran US punk band Pennywise, make their first appearance on the ARIA charts in more than two years with their eleventh studio album Yesterdays. It becomes their tenth ARIA top 100 album and follows on from All Or Nothing (No.27 May ’12).

No.17              YES! – Jason Mraz.  American singer/songwriter Jason Mraz, makes his third appearance in the ARIA Albums chart top 50 with his fifth studio album Yes!. Mraz previously charted with We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things (No.3 Sep. ’08) and Love Is A Four Letter Word (No.23 Apr. ’12).

No.20              JUNGLE – Jungle.  London based soul collective Jungle, make their ARIA chart debut with their self-titled debut album. The band formed in 2013 and is made up of core members Josh Lloyd-Watson and Tom Mcfarland.

No.23              SEA OF APPROVAL – Andy Bull.  Australian artist Andy Bull, picks up his first ever ARIA Albums chart appearance with Sea Of Approval. The Sydney singer/songwriter’s second studio album comes five years after his debut, We’re Too Young. Sea Of Approval features the single, Keep On Running (No.58 Mar. ’13).

No.30              YOU CAN’T STOP ME – Suicide Silence.  US deathcore band Suicide Silence, make their ARIA chart debut with their fourth studio album You Can’t Stop Me. It is the follow-up to 2011’s The Black Crown and is the first album to feature new vocalist Hernan Hermida. Original singer Mitch Lucker died in 2012.

No.31              REDEEMER OF SOULS – Judas Priest.  British heavy metal pioneers Judas Priest, are back with their seventh studio album Redeemer Of Souls, marking their fifth appearance on the ARIA Albums chart. It is their first album in six years, following on from Nostradamus (No.17 June ’08). The band made their Australian chart debut with Screaming For Vengeance, which reached No.81 in 1982.  

No.33              ANCHORS & DIAMONDS – D At Sea.  Sunshine Coast singer/songwriter Doyle Perez, better known as D At Sea, makes his ARIA chart debut this week with his second EP Anchors & Diamonds. Perez was a member of the metal band Confession, who recently charted with Life And Death (No.19 June ’14), before departing late last year to focus on solo work.

No.58              WORLD PEACE IS NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS – Morrissey.  British crooner Morrissey returns with his tenth solo album, World Peace Is None Of Your Business. It is the follow-up to 2009’s Years Of Refusal (No.87 Feb. ’09) and debuts at No.2 on the UK Albums chart this week.

No.60 & 99      JERSEY’S BEST: THE VERY BEST OF FRANKIE VAILLI & THE FOUR SEASONS & THE VERY BEST OF FRANKIE VALLI & THE 4 SEASONS – Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons.  With a hit Broadway musical and now a film released earlier this month, Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons score two debuts this week at No.60 and No.99 respectively. The compilations feature different track listings and chart off the back of the Jersey Boys film soundtrack which peaks at No.9 this week.

No.68              BROKEN LINES – Patrick James.  Sydney singer/songwriter Patrick James, makes his ARIA chart debut with his second EP Broken Lines. James will be touring nationally to promote the album over August and September.

No.80              LIVE LIFE LIVING – Example.  Live Life Living is the fifth studio album from British singer/rapper Example and becomes his third album to appear on the ARIA charts. It follows on from The Evolution Of Man (No.40 Dec. ’12) and Playing In The Shadows (No.14 Sep. ’11). Live Life Living peaked at No.8 on the UK charts earlier this month.

No.88              SHADE EP – Kilter.  Sydney electronic producer Ned East, who produces under the moniker Kilter, makes his ARIA chart debut with Shade EP. Along with performing at Splendour In The Grass this weekend, Kilter is also touring nationally in support of the EP.

No.92              VAGABOND – Stu Larsen. Australian singer/songwriter Stu Larsen, makes his first appearance on the ARIA charts with his debut album Vagabond. The album name comes from the fact that Larsen is constantly travelling and touring, has no fixed address and little to no possessions.

No.94              WANTED ON VOYAGE – George Ezra.  British singer/songwriter George Ezra, recently made his ARIA chart debut with his song Budapest entering the ARIA Singles chart at No.58 last week. This week Ezra makes his first appearance on the ARIA Albums chart with the album the song is taken from, Wanted On Voyage. Budapest jumped to No.32 this week. 

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