Marlisa won 'The X Factor', but could she win over the hearts of the record buying public? And what about the other 'X Factor' performance songs... Guy Sebastian's 'Mama Ain't Proud', Jess Mauboy's 'Can I Get A Moment?', Taylor Swift's 'Shake It Off' and Olly Murs' 'Wrapped Up'... how their they fair? Meantime, there are some big drops on the ARIA albums chart (we're looking at you, Jessie J and Hozier!), along with a swag of releases making their debuts, including a new No.1. Who's the cat who's got the cream? Best you read on for this week's Chart Watch, now at the new time of 6pm Saturdays, to find out!
Despite her win on 'The X Factor' on Monday night, three days of sales hasn't been quite enough for Marlisa Punzalan to nab the No.1 spot on the ARIA singles chart with her debut 'Stand By You'.
Though the single was at the top of the iTunes chart for most of the week, she's been held from the number one position by Ed Sheeran, who's still flying high with 'Thinking Out Loud', settling instead for a No.2 debut. Marlisa becomes the first 'X Factor' winner since Altiyan Childs in 2010 not to debut in the top spot with her winner's single post-show (could it be the Keating curse!?).
The Veronicas are still shining with their new smash 'You Ruin Me', however, which though down to No.3 this week, picks up a shiny new double platinum accreditation. 140,000 copies in five weeks is certainly nothing to be sneezed at.
Despite her performance of the track on 'The X Factor' grand finale, Taylor Swift's 'Shake It Off' drops one position (bad news), but picks up its third platinum certification (good news).
The good news continues for Jessica Mauboy, with new single 'Can I Get A Moment?' debuting in the No.5 spot, eclipsing the No.6 chart peak of 'Never Be The Same' to be her highest charting single for the year, no doubt thanks to her scintillating performance on 'The X Factor'.
The Script's 'Superheroes' is now at No.7 and David Guetta's new tune 'Dangerous' makes its presence felt on the ARIA charts with a No.8 debut.
All this chart action has taken its toll on Meghan Trainor's 'All About That Bass', which finally looks to be falling out of favour with the record buying public. It's down from No.4 to No.10 on this week's chart.
Becky G's 'Shower' hits platinum (steady at No.12), despite a performance on 'Dancing With The Stars', Redfoo's 'New Thang' drops from No.8 to No.14, but Olly Murs' time on the 'X Factor' stage has paid dividends for his new single 'Wrapped Up', which bullets from a debut of No.83 to No.15.
Also gracing 'The X Factor' grand final stage was Guy Sebastian, though clearly his fans ain't diggin' new tune 'Mama Ain't Proud' as much as previous singles. It debuts in the ARIA charts this week at No.17.
Nathaniel's 'Live Louder' is down from No.7 to No.18, Avicii's 'These Days' from No.10 to No.20, but Taylor Swift gets some more chart love from 'Welcome To New York', which premieres at No.23, four places lower than 'Out Of The Woods'.
Jessie J's 'Bang Bang' is now double platinum (No.25), Paloma Faith's 'Only Love Can Hurt Like This' slides 11 to No.31 and Dean Ray's cover of 'Bette Davis Eyes' premieres at No.33.
The delicious new slice of Peking Duk is on the turn... 'Take Me Over' drops 19 places from last week's No.24 debut.
'X Factor' performance buddies Olly Murs and Dean Ray both re-enter the countdown with 'Dear Darlin' (Olly's version) at No.39 and 'Budapest' (Dean's version) at No.40 respectively.
With a new single incoming, 5SOS' 'Amnesia' forgets to be a top 30 contender, sliding from No.29 to No.46, but the new Calvin Harris and Ellie Goulding track 'Outside' debuts inside the top 50... just. It's new at No.49.
Beyond the gates of the 50, it's a bullet for The Magician ftg. Years & Years who leap positions & positions from No.76 on debut to No.51.
The Foo Fighters' new track 'Something From Nothing' is in at No.53, Nico & Vinz' 'Am I Wrong?' plunges from No.33 to No.54 and the Beau Ryan/Justice Crew collaboration 'Where You From?' might well answer, "from the top 50 if you must know...". It's down from No.44 to No.59.
Fences, Macklemore and Lewis drop from No.34 to No.61 with 'Arrows'. Mary Lambert's 'Secrets' are also out... No.45 to No.62.
But there are a few debuts...; Jessie J's 'Burnin Up' (No.63), Karise Eden's 'Dynamite' (No.65) and Marlisa's cover of 'Yesterday' (No.67). Jess Mauboy's 'Never Be The Same' bobs its head back in for a date with 69. (The best kind of date).
Lorde's 'Yellow Flicker Beat' is down 15, Enrique's 'Bailando' down 19 and Dean Ray's 'Folsom Prison Blues/That's All Right Mama' down 24.
Brothers3 are 'Safe And Sound' in the No.82 spot on debut, big drops for Flo Rida and Vance Joy (24 spots apiece) and J-Lo's 'Booty' has seen better days (No.61 to No.90).
Charli XCX' attempts to 'Break The Rules' doesn't seem to have worked. The song was perched at No.50 on debut last week, but finds itself floundering at No.93.
Waze, Odyssey and R Kelly are new with 'Bump & Grind 2014' at No.97.
Four top ten debuts on this week's ARIA albums chart, but only one of them has premiered at No.1. And the No.1 goes to...
Heavy metal act Slipknot, who bag their second No.1 album in succession down under with '.5: The Gray Chapter'.
Last week's No.1, Triple J's 'Like A Version : Volume 10', drops to No.3, with Ed Sheeran's 'X' improving to No.2.
Clearly Australian retail thinks that You + Me's album 'Rose Ave' is going to be a big seller over the coming Christmas period... they've snapped up enough copies of the album to give it a gold sales certification in just its second week of chart action (No.4).
The second highest debut of the week comes courtesy of former 'The Voice' winner Karise Eden. No doubt helped along by her touching piece on 'Australian Story', it seems Australians are connecting with both her honesty and her quality tunes. 'Things I've Done' is new at No.5.
Also new to the top ten this week are Dami Im's first full album of originals for Sony, 'Heart Beats' (No.7) and Neil Diamond's 'Melody Road' (No.8).
Both Ella Henderson and Ricki-Lee just miss out on top ten berths (No.11 for 'Chapter One' and No.14 for 'Dance In The Rain' on debut respectively).
There's new music too at No.17 for CW Stoneking's 'Gon' Boogaloo'. George Ezra's 'Wanted On Voyage' sails back into the top 20 (No.34 to No.19) and Florida Georgia Line can't quite match their No.1 US debut here in Australia. 'Anything Goes' goes at No.20.
U2's 'Songs Of Innocence' is down from No.7 to No.22, Alt-J's 'This Is All Yours' falls from No.12 to No.24, despite the announcement of a national tour, and the Tony Bennett/Lady Gaga collaboration 'Cheek To Cheek' drops 12 to No.25.
More new entries follow; No.27 for The Game's 'Blood Moon : Year Of The Wolf', No.29 for Husky's 'Ruckers Hill' and No.30 for Planetshakers' 'This Is Our Time'.
Taylor Henderson's 'Burnt Letters' drops from No.17 to No.41 (the price is back to normal), Taylor Swift paints the top 50 'Red' at No.42 on re-entry, a Neil Diamond best-of premieres at No.47 and The Church will be wishing they were 'Further Deeper' into the charts, settling for a pew at No.50.
Beyond the halfway mark, it's a new entry for Ozzy Osbourne ('Memoirs Of A Madman' at No.51), a huge second week drop for Jessie J's 'Sweet Talker' (No.14 to No.57), a debut for Cold War Kids ('Hold My Home' at No.61) and another for Neil Diamond's 'All Time Greatest Hits' (No.65).
'Bittersweet' news for Kasey Chambers this week, who's had to postpone her national tour due to a health scare. Her album also drops 19 positions.
Nico & Vinz' 'Black Star Elephant' is down from No.44 to No.73, Train's 'Bulletproof Picasso' from No.52 to No.74 and Tim McGraw's 'Sundown Heaven Town' from No.55 to No.77.
Logic is 'Under Pressure' at No.79 on debut. Billy Idol's in at No.81 with 'Kings & Queens Of The Underground' and the Mark Lanegan Band premieres at No.83 with 'Phantom Radio'.
How about Hozier! Their self-titled set debuted at No.20 last week. This week, it's 69 places lower.
Itch was almost scratched from the top 100, debuting in 'The Deep End' of the chart at No.92, while the Alex & Sierra album 'It's About Us' is new at No.97.
Last week's top 40 debuts from Yellowcard (No.21), New Found Glory (No.33) and The Delta Riggs (No.38) are gone from the top 100.
For a full run down of the ARIA top 50s, head over to the ARIA CHARTS WEBSITE, now every Saturday from 6:00pm AEDT.
Saturday, October 25, 2014
We don't know how she found the time, to be honest, 'cause there's been a plethora of press to do in amongst her gruelling training regime for 'Dancing With The Stars', travel and other commitments.
The new LP comprises recent singles 'All We Need Is Love', 'Happy Ever After', 'GiddyUp' and highlight track 'Mirage', among many other new pop nuggets including 'Diva', track ten on the new album, which not only is aimed straight at the clubs, but was also the answer to the question we posed when giving away five copies of 'Dance In The Rain' to celebrate its release.
But who, pray tell, are the lucky winners? Why, they'd be...;
Dean from Belrose in New South Wales, Daniel from Hoppers Crossing in Victoria, Yianni from Thornbury in Victoria, Andrew from Greystanes in New South Wales and Ian from New Farm in Queensland.
Congratulations one and all... a copy of the new Ricki-Lee album 'Dance In The Rain' will soon be winging its way to your place, all with big thanks to our amazing mates at EMI.
If you didn't win on this occasion, don't forget there are always new giveaways coming up on the site. Look over there in the sidebar... there could very well be one sitting there as we speak!
And it's an epic five-plus minute adventure that's already been viewed almost two and a half million times in a little over six hours, so clearly there's still some excitement left.
While the boys' acting skills might need a lot of work (hey, they're singers), the addition of Danny DeVito in the role of director gives it a little extra punch.
What can each member bring to the clip? According to Danny, they bring love (Harry), light (Niall), power (Liam), danger (Louis) and mystery (Zayn) to a barren desert landscape.
From there on, it's singing the song to camera on a rocky outcrop, a monkey, a lion, some flamingos, silver balls, Maasai warriors, sumo wrestlers, rhythmic gymnasts, ballet dancers, a marching band and a rain shower, despite the fact it's obviously incredibly sunny and dry around them.
That said, with a cast of hundreds, it would've cost them a small fortune.
• Sony Music has confirmed what The Veronicas had been telling us all along... that their long-awaited, self-titled third album will indeed be released on Friday November 21. The album is now available for pre-order and another song, 'Line Of Fire' has joined single 'You Ruined Me' as a grat track.
• Gold Coast singer songwriter Casey Barnes, who released his new single 'Waiting On The Day' just yesterday, has been confirmed as the special guest for Mariah Carey's 'A Day On The Green' appearance at Sirromet Winery in Mount Cotton next month.
• Stereosonic organisers have confirmed that Californian-based performer ZHU, who hit the big time in Australia via the hit 'Faded', has been added to the line-up in all cities.
• Seems like us Aussies just can't get enough of rapper Ice Cube. After selling out two shows in Melbourne, one in Sydney and one in Brisbane, further dates have been added to his December visit. The tour now kicks off with a new show at Sydney's Enmore Theatre on Wednesday December 03 and there's now a third Melbourne show - at the city's 170 Russell on December 07. Tickets are on sale now.
• US songstress Sharon Van Etten will tour Australia's East Coast in March. She'll back up her appearance at the Golden Plains festival with headline shows in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane on March 01, 03 and 04 respectively. Tickets are on sale from 9am this Tuesday.
• Seven! Seven weeks on the trot for Meghan Trainor atop the Billboard Hot 100 singles charts in the US. She's flying high, with Taylor Swift still hanging on in that No.2 position with 'Shake It Off'. But 'Bang Bang'... that's the sound of Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj's combined pop powers bulleting up the chart... up this week from No.5 to No.3. Ed Sheeran's 'Don't' moves into the No.10 position and Taylor Swift pops 'Out Of The Woods' and into the No.18 spot.
• Florida Georgia Line claim pole position on this week's Billboard 200 albums chart with their latest long player 'Anything Goes'. Bob Seger's in at No.3 with 'Ride Out', You + Me take a stroll down 'Rose Ave.' at No.4 and there are further top ten debuts at Nos.7, 8, 9 and 10 from The Game, Hoodie Allen, U2 and Jessie J respectively.
• Speaking of Jessie J... how will her album fare in its second week of chart action here in Australia? And what about the debuts for the Dami Im, Jessie Ware, Ella Henderson and Ricki-Lee albums? You'll be wanting to return to our bulging pages at the new time of 6pm AEDT tonight to find out, we presume.
Friday, October 24, 2014
And those lucky ticketholders will no doubt be thrilled with today's first announcement of performers.
Chet Faker is locked in (we're predicting him to almost sweep this year's gongs, with nine nominations); so too Sheppard, the aforementioned 5 Seconds Of Summer, Hilltop Hoods and Justice Crew. More will be announced as the awards draw closer, with organisers promising "one of the most diverse and eclectic performance line ups that the ARIA Awards has ever delivered."
The 2014 ARIA Awards will take over the Star Events Centre in Sydney on Wednesday November 26.
It'll be broadcast on the night on Channel 10.
To be released next month, it's a retrospective collection of the year that was and, according to the label, comprises a dozen top ten singles, virtually all from the Warner stable.
Ed Sheeran's 'Don't' is there, accompanied by Sia's 'Chandelier', Gabrielle Aplin's 'Please Don't Say You Love Me', Nico & Vinz' 'Am I Wrong?', Charli XCX's 'Boom Clap' and the David Guetta smash 'Shot Me Down', with Skylar Grey on vocals.
Echosmith's 'Cool Kids', currently top ten, also features, along with songs from Coldplay, Robin Schulz & Lillywood and Marlon Roudette's burgeoning smash 'When The Beat Drops Out'.
'100% Hits : The Best Of 2014' will be released on Friday November 21.
01. Nico & Vinz – Am I Wrong?
02. Sia – Chandelier
03. Echosmith – Cool Kids
04. Ed Sheeran – Don’t
05. Coldplay – A Sky Full Of Stars
06. Gabrielle Aplin – Please Don’t Say You Love Me
07. Lilly Wood & Robin Schulz – Prayer in C
08. Clean Bandit ftg. Jess Glynne – Rather Be
09. Marlon Roudette – When The Beat Drops
10. Charli XCX – Boom Clap
11. David Guetta ftg. Skylar Grey – Shot Me Down
12. Cash Cash ftg. Bebe Rexha – Take Me Home
13. Jason Derulo ftg. Snoop Dogg – Wiggle
14. Fences ftg. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – Arrows
15. Illy ftg. Thomas Jules – One For The City
16. The Magician ftg. Years and Years – Sunlight
17. Lily Allen – As Long As I Got You
18. Busby Marou – Days Of Gold
On the bill, some of Mushroom's brightest stars; Dan Sultan, British India, Husky and Lanie Lane, all playing absolutely free of charge.
Lanie Lane will be playing tracks from her brand new album 'Night Shade', Husky will play from their recently-released album 'Ruckers Hill' and both British India and Dan Sultan will give audiences a taste brand new music.
Tickets are expected to go quickly.
Frontier and Mushroom members will have first access to the tickets from Monday at 10am AEDT. The general public will be able to snap up what's left from 10am AEDT on Tuesday October 28.
November 03 : Melbourne (Margaret Court Arena)
Sony Music today confirmed his signing to the label, announcing that his winner's single 'Coming Back' would be released both digitally and physically today and that his debut self-titled album is incoming in late November.
Fans are already responding to the release of the single, sending it into the top ten on iTunes after its release earlier today. His album is just outside the top ten on pre-orders alone.
"I want to give a BIG thanks to 'The X Factor' team and Channel Seven for the opportunity of exposing my artistry," Dean said in a statement today. "I also want to thank the public who supported me and voted, the love that I have received has been amazing and I look forward to the future and working with Sony Music. I’ve been called mysterious, intense, confusing and crazy. But at the end of the day, I’m just a guy with a guitar and a story to tell."
Sony's Denis Handlin was quick to sing Dean's praises.
"Dean Ray is an extremely determined and highly captivating artist and I am excited that Sony Music will be releasing his debut single and album this November."
Dean's album is a simple ten tracker, featuring studio versions of songs he performed during his 'X Factor' journey, along with his debut single.
It's out on Friday November 21.
01. Coming Back
05. Stolen Dance
06. Into My Arms
09. Folsom Prison Blues / That’s Alright Mama
10. Bette Davis Eyes