P!nk’s album ‘The Truth About Love’ has proven to be the most popular album for Australian music buyers for the second year in a row, leading the ARIA Top 100 Albums Chart for 2013.
P!nk is the first artist to achieve this unique number one double. P!nk has now had an album placed at number one or two in the ARIA End Of Year Albums Chart for six out of the past seven years, with ‘The Truth About Love’ remaining firmly in the top 40 for all of 2013, including four weeks at the peak and an incredible 35 weeks in the top 10.
Another artist warmly embraced by local music consumers is Katy Perry, who enjoyed a spectacular comeback in 2013. Her single ‘Roar’ spent nine weeks at No. 1, the longest chart-topping run of the year, and a total of 21 weeks in the top 10. It provided the perfect platform for her album ‘Prism’, which finished the year in No. 2 position overall.
Australian artists made their presence felt in 2013, with thirteen artists in the ARIA Top 100 Singles Chart, two more than the previous year. The highest position on the Singles Chart from an Australian artist came from Vance Joy with ‘Riptide’ at 12, followed by Birds Of Tokyo with ‘Lanterns’ at 27 and Matt Corby’s ‘Resolution’ at 39. On the album front, there were 27 local releases charting in the top 100, equal with the previous year. The best result came from Flume with his self-titled album at No. 11; also making it into the top 20 were The 12th Man with ‘Willy Nilly – The 12th Man’s Biggest Hits’ at 15, Human Nature’s ‘The Christmas Album’ at 16, Dami Im with her self-titled debut at 17 and fellow X-Factor star Taylor Henderson with his debut release at 20.
2013 saw the inception of the ARIA Streaming Tracks Chart, with top spot on the End Of Year Streaming Tracks Chart taken out by New Zealand sensation, Lorde, with five weeks at No. 1, followed by Avicii’s ‘Wake Me Up’ which amassed a mighty eleven weeks at the peak.
ARIA CEO Dan Rosen said today, ‘2013 was a monumental year for the ARIA Charts, as we celebrated the Charts 30th anniversary, saw a record 14 Australian Number One Singles and Albums and introduced the very first ARIA Streaming Tracks Chart. Congratulations to all of the artists that featured on the 2013 ARIA Charts, in particular Katy Perry who topped the ARIA End of Year Singles Chart with ‘Roar’ and P!nk who topped the ARIA End of Year Albums Chart with ‘The Truth About Love’. Both of these releases certainly resonated and connected with Australian music-fans in 2013 and as a result sit atop ARIA’s End of Year Charts.’
Top 10 Singles of 2013:
1. Katy Perry ‘Roar’
2. Robin Thicke Feat. T.I. & Pharrell ‘Blurred Lines’
3. Passenger ‘Let Her Go’
4. Avicii ‘Wake Me Up’
5. Lorde ‘The Love Club EP Feat. Royals’
6. P!nk Feat. Nate Ruess ‘Just Give Me A Reason’
7. Daft Punk Feat. Pharrell Williams ‘Get Lucky’
8. OneRepublic ‘Counting Stars’
9. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Feat. Ray Dalton ‘Can’t Hold Us’
10. James Arthur ‘Impossible’
Notes: Robin Thicke featuring T.I. and Pharrell with ‘Blurred Lines’ made it to 2, the single spending eight weeks at number one and 14 weeks in the top 10. Passenger’s ‘Let Her Go’ spent 44 weeks in the top 100 for a final result of No. 3, whilst Avicii’s ‘Wake Me Up’ enjoyed six weeks at number one through the year to finish at 4. In addition to her history-making album chart result, P!nk also delivered the No. 6 selling single overall with ‘Just Give Me A Reason’ featuring Nate Ruess. Jason Derulo contributed the greatest number of singles to the top 100 with four tracks making the cut, followed by Avicii, Bruno Mars, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, One Direction and will.i.am with three entries each.
Top 10 Albums of 2013:
1. P!nk ‘The Truth About Love’
2. Katy Perry ‘Prism’
3. Bruno Mars ‘Unorthodox Jukebox’
4. Michael Buble ‘To Be Loved’
5. Daft Punk ‘Random Access Memories’
6. One Direction ‘Midnight Memories’
7. Michael Buble ‘Christmas’
8. Eminem ‘The Marshall Mathers LP2’
9. Lorde ‘Pure Heroine’
10. Passenger ‘All The Little Lights’
Notes: Despite a mere ten weeks in the chart, Katy Perry’s ‘Prism’ swept into second spot on the ARIA End of Year Albums Chart. Bruno Mars matched it with P!nk to spend the entire year in the top 100 with ‘Unorthodox Jukebox’, including 31 weeks in the top 10 to end up at No. 3 overall. Michael Buble has now made the top 5 five times since 2005, with two albums in the year’s top 10, whilst Daft Punk, spurred by their smash hit ‘Get Lucky’, hit the top 5 for the first time. One Direction’s ‘Midnight Memories’ landed at No. 6 after just six weeks on the ARIA Albums Chart, with the UK group finishing the year as the only act with three albums in the 2013 End Of Year Albums Chart. Also contributing two albums each were P!nk, Bon Jovi, Bruno Mars, Fleetwood Mac, Katy Perry, Keith Urban and Lana Del Rey.
Top 10 Streaming Tracks of 2013:
1. Lorde ‘Royals’
2. Avicii ‘Wake Me Up’
3. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Feat. Ray Dalton ‘Can’t Hold Us’
4. Passenger ‘Let Her Go’
5. Imagine Dragons ‘Radioactive’
6. Robin Thicke Feat. T.I. & Pharrell ‘Blurred Lines’
7. OneRepublic ‘Counting Stars’
8. Daft Punk Feat. Pharrell Williams ‘Get Lucky’
9. Flume ‘Holdin On’
10. Vance Joy ‘Riptide’
ABOUT THE ARIA CHART:
The national ARIA Chart is Australia's pre-eminent music chart representing a broad cross section of retail outlets. More than 1200 music retailers, including department stores, chain stores, independent retailers, streaming outlets, and digital providers contribute their data to ARIA to ensure that comprehensive charts are compiled across various genres and categories during any given week.
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