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ARIA Albums: Beyoncé Tops First Chart Of 2014

With the Christmas season over, it allows regular albums to reclaim the charts, and this week the self-titled fifth album for Beyonce climbs back up two places to give her the first ARIA No.1 album of her career.

January 4, 2014
Pharrell Williams
ARIA Singles: Pharrell Tops First Chart Of 2014

For the first chart of 2014, Pharrell Williams scores his third chart-topping appearance on the ARIA Singles Chart with his up-tempo track “Happy”.

January 4, 2014
David Bowie The Next Day, Noise11, photo
David Bowie The Next Day Was No. 1 UK Record Store Album

David Bowie ‘The Next Day’ was the biggest selling album of 2013 in UK record stores but failed to make the Top 20 overall.

January 3, 2014
Lady Gaga, ARTPOP, Applause, Noise11, Photo
New Music Releases For W/C January 3, 2014

Robbie Williams and Lady Gaga vinyl releases lead a very quiet week of new music releases.

January 2, 2014
Lou Reed, sxsw 2008, Photo By Ros O'Gorman
R.I.P. The Rock And Roll Heaven 2013 Inductees

R.I.P., in 2013 more than 150 musicians, songwriters, producers, actors and writers passed into Rock and Roll Heaven including the writer of the song, Alan O'Day.

January 1, 2014
Michael Buble Christmas
Christmas Generates Record Music Sales Week

Christmas week has proven to be the best week for album sales in Australia for 2013.

December 30, 2013
Michael Buble Christmas
ARIA Albums: Michael Buble Stars On Top Of The Christmas Tree

Michael Buble holds for a third consecutive with his seasonal album “Christmas”, giving the album its twelfth accumulated week at the top of the ARIA Albums Chart.

December 28, 2013
Jason Derulo, Photo Ros O'Gorman
ARIA Singles: Jason Derulo Tops Last Chart 2013

The last chart of 2013 sees a new No.1 in the form of Jason DeRulo and “Trumpets”, which is up from last weeks No.3 to become his third chart-topping single in Australia.

December 28, 2013
Michael Buble Christmas
Beyoncé, Bublé and Bieber Fly High In Midweek Sales

Beyoncé, Michael Bublé and Justin Bieber are the acts bubbling most this week as the Christmas sales week draws to a close.

December 24, 2013
Addison Cresswell
Addison Cresswell, British Comedy Agent, Dies Aged 53

Addison Cresswell, one of Britain’s most respected comedy agents, has died suddenly at the age of 53.

December 24, 2013
Michael Buble Christmas
Michael Buble Sales Beat Pink And Beyonce

Michael Buble ‘Christmas’ has managed to outsell the Pink DVD ‘The Truth About Love Live From Melbourne’ by just 8 units this week but was well in front of the new Beyonce album by over 1000 copies.

December 23, 2013
Keith McGowan
Radio Legend Keith McGowan Dies At Age 70

Australian radio legend Keith McGowan has died at the age of 70.

December 23, 2013
Michael Buble Christmas
ARIA Albums Michael Buble Tops Christmas Chart 2013

Michael Buble has the No.1 album on the ARIA Chart this week with his seasonal “Christmas” album, which was helped during the week by Channel 7 playing a musical special of Michael, plus the album is now certified 9x▲ Platinum in sales.

December 22, 2013
John Legend, Image, Ros O'Gorman
ARIA Singles John Legend Spends 3rd Week On Top

John Legend remains at No.1 for a third week with his piano balled “All of Me”, keeping MAGIC! and their track “Rude” at No.2 for a second week, with their reggae infused track picking up a ▲ Platinum certification this week.

December 22, 2013
Julian Lennon
Julian Lennon To Perform With Orchestra At SXSW

Julian Lennon says he is planning a series of events for the SXSW music conference and festival in Austin, Texas next March including a performance with an orchestra.

December 22, 2013
Orianthi with Michael Jackson
Orianthi Wants You In Her Band

Orianthi is on the search for four musicians to join her band for a Valentines Day gig in Los Angeles in February and Dave Stewart is putting out the call.

December 22, 2013
The Murlocs
Triple J Next Crop, D.D. Dumbo and The Murlocs Listed

Triple J has revealed its Next Crop, the annual list acts to watch in 2014.

December 22, 2013
Beyonce. Photo by Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, Photo, http://www.noise11.com
Beyonce Makes Music History With Fifth Album

Beyonce has a new record to her name. She is the first female artist to have five number one albums with her first five albums.

December 18, 2013
Mark Seymour - Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Mark Seymour To Speak At Music Melbourne + Me Exhibition

Mark Seymour, frontman for Hunters & Collectors, will address the issues facing musicians in a free talk during the Music, Melbourne + Me exhibition in Melbourne.

December 18, 2013
Michael Buble Christmas
Michael Bublé Vs Beyoncé In Midweek Sales

Michael Bublé will battle with Beyoncé for the top of the Australian album chart this week while John Legend is heading for a third week on top of the singles.

December 18, 2013
Hall & Oates - Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Nirvana, Kiss , Hall & Oates Head To Hall Of Fame

Nirvana, Kiss and Hall & Oates are some of the names announced for the 2014 inductions for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

December 18, 2013
Birds of Tokyo, Noise11, photo
Birds Of Tokyo Lanterns Most Played Radio Song Of 2013

Birds of Tokyo’s ‘Lanterns’ was the most played song on Australian radio during 2013.

December 17, 2013
Michael Buble Christmas
ARIA Albums: Michael Bublé Christmas Is Top Of The Tree

Michael Bublé creates ARIA Albums chart history by reaching the top for the third consecutive year with his now deluxe re-packaged (with four bonus tracks) album “Christmas”.

December 14, 2013
John Legend, Image, Ros O'Gorman
ARIA Singles: John Legend Stays On Top

John Legend stays at No.1 on the ARIA Singles chart for a second week, helped by his current tour alongside Alicia Keys, with the track also picking up a Platinum certification too.

December 14, 2013
Dog Trumpet at Noise11, photo
AMP Release Final Longlist Additional Artists

AMP, The Australian Music Prize, released the final 10 artists for the Longlist.

December 13, 2013
Troy Cassar Daley and Adam Harvey The Great Country Songbook
CMAA President Dobe Newton Addresses Cassar-Daley, Harvey CMAA Withdrawal

Country Music Association of Australia President Dobe Newton has weighed in on the public debate that has lead to country stars Troy Cassar-Daley and Adam Harvey withdrawing their hit album from the Country Music Awards.

December 13, 2013
Troy Cassar Daley and Adam Harvey The Great Country Songbook
Troy Cassar Daley and Adam Harvey Withdraw From CMAAs

Troy Cassar-Daley and Adam Harvey have withdrawn from the CMAA Awards because of criticism about the Americanisation of their album.

December 12, 2013
Garth Brooks
Garth Brooks Debuts At No 1 In USA

Garth Brooks is back at number one in the USA.

December 12, 2013
Led Zeppelin 2012
Led Zeppelin To Stream On Spotify

Led Zeopelin will stream on Spotify. Spotify has achieved something that no other streaming service has managed to do, obtain the rights to stream the music of Led Zeppelin.

December 12, 2013
Jeff Beck photo by Ros O'Gorman
Bluesfest Adds Jeff Beck, KC & The Sunshine Band

Bluesfest 2014 is forever expanding with Jeff Beck and KC & The Sunshine Band joining the line-up as well as Gov’t Mule and War.

December 12, 2013