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ARIA Albums : The Weeknd Takes Top Spot On Australian Chart

Like the singles chart this week, we have a first time Canadian artist debuting in the No.1 spot on the ARIA Albums Chart, rapper and RnB singer The Weeknd sees his second studio album “Beauty Behind the Madness” come straight into the top spot in Australia.

September 5, 2015
Justin Bieber, Photo By Ros O'Gorman
ARIA Singles: ‘What Do You Mean’ Justin Bieber Is No 1

A month after One Direction debuted at the top and gained their first No.1 single in Australia, Justin Bieber this week achieves the same feat, landing his very first number one on the ARIA Singles chart, and he also debuts atop the chart with “What Do You Mean?”

September 5, 2015
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Duran Duran’s John Taylor and Tim Wheatley Guest On Noise11 iHeartRadio

Duran Duran's John Taylor joins Noise11.com at iHeartRadio this week and the word is a Duran Duran Australian tour for 2016 is in the planning stages.

September 4, 2015
Bruce Dickinson, Iron Maiden, Photo Ros O'Gorman
New Music Releases For 4 September 2015

Five Finger Death Punch, Iron Maiden, The Arcs, James Blunt (GH), Oh Wonder, Against Me!, In Flames, Troye Sivan, The Beards, Thirsty Merc and Regurgitator (live) lead the weeks new releases.

September 4, 2015
Foo Fighters, Dave Grohl, Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Does Dave Grohl Have The Balls To Change The Music Biz Asks Jack Ponti

Retired music exec, producer, songwriter Jack Ponti has sent an open letter to Dave Grohl asking if he has the Dave’s the right the wrongs of the current music business.

September 3, 2015
Bruce Springsteen, Rod Laver Arena, 2013, Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, Photo
Live Performance Industry Contributed $1.51 Billion To Australian Economy in 2014

Live performances in Australia in 2014 have contributed $1.51 billion to the economy, a study by Live Performance Australia (LPA) has found.

September 3, 2015
Melbourne Music Bank 2015, music news, noise11.com
Melbourne Music Bank Announced 12 Finalists

The Melbourne Music Bank shortlist has been announced with 12 finalists moving on to compete for this year’s prize.

September 2, 2015
John Schumann of Redgum, music news, noise11.com
Redgum ‘I Was Only 19’ Not Included In Sounds of Australia Archives

The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia includes a speech by Robert Menzies, the vegemite jingle and even the sound of a Lyrebird as well as songs by Men At Work, Kylie Minogue and Cold Chisel but it does not include the historic classic ‘I Was Only 19’ by Redgum.

September 2, 2015
Kyle Sandilands Cleared After Calling Barnaby Joyce A Wanker

KIIS broadcaster Kyle Sandilands did not breach broadcasting standards when he called Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce “a wanker” on air.

September 2, 2015
Greta Bradman, music news, noise11.com
Greta Bradman Has No 1 Classical Album Three Weeks Running

Greta Bradman is on track to have the biggest selling classical album of 2015 with ‘My Hero’ sitting tight at the top of the classical chart for three weeks in a row.

September 1, 2015
Disturbed Immortalized, music news. noise11.com
Disturbed ‘Immortalized’ Becomes Band’s Fifth US No 1 In A Row

Disturbed have debuted on top of the US album chart again scoring their fifth number one album in a row with ‘Immortalized’.

September 1, 2015
Kanye West 2012 - Photo By Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, Photo
MTV VMA Full Winners List

The MTV Video Music Awards are over for another year.

August 31, 2015
triple j, Noise11, photo
Rich Kid, Shock Jock Tom Elliott Attacks Triple J And The ABC

Tom Elliott, the son of right-winged Liberal bulldog John Elliott, has made ridiculous comments about Triple J and the ABC on this conservative radio program for Melbourne station 3AW.

August 30, 2015
Calvin Harris: Photo Ros O'Gorman
ARIA Singles: Calvin Harris ‘How Deep Is Your Love’ Is No 1

Calvin Harris lands his first No.1 on the ARIA Singles chart this week as his latest track “How Deep is Your Love” featuring Disciples is up one place to take over the chart summit.

August 29, 2015
Disturbed Immortalized, music news. noise11.com
ARIA Albums: Disturbed Debuts At No 1 In Australia

The sixth studio album for US heavy metal act Disturbed entitled “Immortalized” becomes the acts second No.1 chart-topper on the ARIA Albums chart this week.

August 29, 2015
iHeartRadio Noise11 channel music news
Kenney Jones, Engelbert Humperdinck, Jamie Lawson Guest On iHeartRadio

iHeartRadio powered by Noise11.com features interviews this week from Kenney Jones of The Faces, the legendary Engelbert Humperdinck and singer songwriter Jamie Lawson.

August 28, 2015
Paul Kelly - Image By Damien Loverso, Noise11, Photo
Paul Kelly And Kingswood To Perform At The Age Music Victoria 10th Anniversary Hall of Fame Concert

Paul Kelly and Kingswood have been announced as performers for The Age Music Victoria 10th Anniversary Hall of Fame concert in November.

August 28, 2015
triple j, Noise11, photo
Triple J Is Number One For 25-39 Year Olds In Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth

Triple J has devastated commercial radios stranglehold on radio listening habits in Australia becoming for the first time ever the number one station for 25-39 year olds in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth.

August 25, 2015
Delta Goodrem photo by Ros O'Gorman
Delta Goodrem Given Sales Boost Thanks To The Good Old Fashioned CD Single

Australia’s Delta Goodrem has had a chart resurgence in the past two weeks and it is in part to the some clever old school marketing by her record label Sony Music Australia. Delta has been selling thousands of CD singles.

August 23, 2015
Jon Bon Jovi, Bon Jovi, Photo, Ros O'Gorman
Bon Jovi Leaves Mercury Records After 32 Years

Jon Bon Jovi has severed ties with his record label Mercury Records after 32 years.

August 23, 2015
Greta Bradman, music news, noise11.com
Greta Bradman ‘My Hero’ Remains No 1 Classical Album In Australia, Gets US Release

‘My Hero’, the classical album from Sir Donald Bradman’s granddaughter Greta Bradman, is the number one classical album in Australia for a second week and has now been released in the USA.

August 23, 2015
Bullet For My Valentine
ARIA Albums – Soundwave Acts Debut At 1 and 2

Welsh heavy metal act Bullet for My Valentine see their fifth studio album “Venom” become their first No.1 on the ARIA Albums chart this week.

August 22, 2015
Delta Goodrem photo by Ros O'Gorman
ARIA Singles – Delta Goodrem ‘Wings’ Spends Second Week On Top Of Australian Chart

Delta Goodrem spreads her “Wings” and nests atop of the ARIA Singles chart for a second week, plus the track picks up a Gold (●) sales certification too.

August 22, 2015
Jimmy Barnes performs at the Palais in St Kilda Melbourne on Saturday 18 July 2015 as part of the Flesh and Wood Tour 2015.
New Music Releases For 21 August 2015

Rob Thomas, Jordin Sparks, Disturbed, Short Stack, Carly Rae Jepsen, Bon Jovi, Buckcherry, Jimmy Barnes and P.O.D. lead this week's new music releases.

August 21, 2015
Dr Dre Compton
Dr Dre Drops Down Billboard Chart After One Week

Dr. Dre had the chance to pull off a rarity, the number 1 album in the four major English speaking countries in the world, the U.S., U.K., Australia and Canada. Unfortunately, country's Luke Bryan prevented it from happening.

August 20, 2015
Melbourne Music Bank 2015, music news, noise11.com
Melbourne Music Bank Calls For Last Entries

The Bank of Melbourne’s Melbourne Music Bank is calling for applications for the 2015 event and you have two more weeks to apply.

August 18, 2015
Greta Bradman, music news, noise11.com
Greta Bradman Debuts At 1 On Classical, 11 On Pop Chart

Greta Bradman has scored the highest chart position for a classical album for 2015 with a number one debut on the classical chart and number 11 on the ARIA pop chart.

August 17, 2015
The Rubens Hoops, music news, noise11.com
The Rubens Hoops Would Have Been Number One If Not For Dr Dre

The Rubens ‘Hoops’ would have debuted at number one across Australia this week had it not been for Dr Dre’s ‘Compton’ selling as a digital only release but it is the number one album at retail.

August 16, 2015
Jazz Summers
R.I.P. Jazz Summers 1944-2015

Jazz Summers, the one time manager of Wham, The Verve, Snow Patrol and Scissor Sisters, has died at the age of 71 after a battle with lung cancer.

August 16, 2015
Dr Dre Compton
ARIA Albums: Dr Dre Compton Debuts At Number One In Australia

Original member of N.W.A., uber-producer and songwriter Dr. Dre debuts at the top of the ARIA Albums chart with his third album “Compton” which is also the soundtrack to the forthcoming film ‘Straight Outta Compton”, the story of rap pioneers N.W.A.

August 15, 2015