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The ARIA Charts
ARIA Charts
are the main Australian music sales charts, issued weekly by the Australian Recording Industry Association. The charts are a record of the highest selling singles and albums in various genres in Australia. ARIA became the official Australian music chart in June 1988, succeeding the Kent Music Report
Kent Music Report
which had been Australia's national charts since 1974.

Contents

1 History 2 Chart shows 3 Charts 4 ARIA certifications 5 Number-one singles 6 Top 10 singles 7 Number-one albums 8 Top 10 albums 9 See also 10 References 11 External links

History[edit] The Go-Set
Go-Set
charts were Australia's first national singles and albums charts published from 5 October 1966 until 24 August 1974. Succeeding Go-Set, the Kent Music Report
Kent Music Report
began issuing the national top 100 charts in Australia
Australia
from May 1974. The compiler, David Kent, also published Australia's national charts from 1940–1974 in a retrospective fashion using state based data. In mid 1983, the Australian Recording Industry Association commenced licensing the Kent Music Report chart.[1] The first printed national top 50 chart available in record stores, branded the Countdown chart, was dated the week ending 10 July 1983.[2] ARIA began compiling its own charts in-house from the chart dated week ending 26 June 1988.[3] Various artists compilation albums were initially included in the albums chart, as they had been on the Kent Report chart, until 2 July 1989, when a separate Compilations chart was created.[4] The ARIA Report, detailing the top 100 singles and albums charts, was first available via subscription in January 1990.[1] The printed top 50 chart ceased publication in June 1998,[5] but resumed publication later in the year. The printed top 50 chart again ceased publication at the end of 2000.[6] The ARIA charts are based on data collected from physical and digital retailers in Australia. Data of physical sales come from retailers such as Sanity and JB Hi-Fi, while data of digital sales come from online retailers such as iTunes, Bandit FM, GetMusic and BigPond Music.[7] Since 17 February 1997, all physical sales data contributing towards the chart has been recorded electronically at point of sale.[6] In March 1991, "Do the Bartman" by The Simpsons
The Simpsons
was the first single to reach #1 in Australia
Australia
that was not available on 7 inch vinyl, but cassingle only.[8] Starting from 8 October 2006, due to low physical single sales at the time, the ARIA singles chart included online data as well as physical sales. In 2006, it was announced that the Brazin retailing group, comprising major retailers HMV, Sanity and Virgin music/DVD stores would no longer contribute sales data to the ARIA charts.[9][10] However, after a five-month absence, Brazin reportedly re-commenced contributing sales figures to the ARIA Charts
ARIA Charts
on 26 November 2006.[11] The ARIA website publishes the top 50 singles and albums charts (truncated from the top 100), top 40 digital tracks chart (truncated from the top 50), and top 20 dance singles chart (truncated from the top 25). The ARIA Report lists all charts in full and is available via paid e-mail subscription each week. These reports are uploaded to the Pandora Archive periodically. Chart shows[edit] On 5 February 2006, the ARIA Chart Show was a radio program launched on the Nova network and broadcast throughout Australia, playing the official ARIA top 50 singles. The live music program was hosted by Jabba each Sunday afternoon at 3:00pm.[12] From 1 June 2013 to 3 September 2016, the Take 40 Australia
Australia
radio program broadcast the official ARIA top 40 singles on Saturday afternoons, typically from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm, on each state's Hit Network-owned radio station.[13] The show was aired before the top 50 chart, dated for the following Monday, is published on the ARIA website at 6:00 pm.[13] The charts were previously published online at 6:00 pm each Sunday.[13] Charts[edit]

ARIA Top 100 Singles Chart ARIA Top 100 Albums Chart ARIA Top 100 Physical Albums Chart (only published in The ARIA Report) ARIA Top 50 Digital Tracks Chart ARIA Top 50 Digital Albums Chart ARIA Top 50 Streaming Tracks Chart ARIA Top 50 Club Tracks Chart ARIA Top 50 Catalogue Albums Chart ARIA Top 40 Urban Singles Chart ARIA Top 40 Urban Albums Chart ARIA Top 40 Country Albums Chart ARIA Top 40 Music DVDs Chart ARIA Top 25 Dance Singles Chart ARIA Top 25 Dance Albums Chart (only published in The ARIA Report) ARIA Top 20 Australian Artist Singles Chart ARIA Top 20 Australian Artist Albums Chart ARIA Top 20 Compilation Albums Chart ARIA Top 20 Jazz & Blues Albums Chart ARIA Top 20 Classical/Crossover Albums Chart ARIA Top 10 Core Classical Albums Chart Yearly Top 100 End of Year charts profiling the year in music End of Decade Top 100 charts profiling the decade in music[14]

ARIA certifications[edit] A music single or album qualifies for a platinum certification if it exceeds 70,000 copies shipped to retailers and a gold certification for 35,000 copies shipped. The diamond certification was created for albums in November 2015 to mark 500,000 sales/shipments.[15] For music DVDs (formerly videos), a gold accreditation originally represented 7,500 copies shipped, with a platinum accreditation representing 15,000 units shipped.

Format Current Accreditation Levels[16]

Gold Platinum Diamond

Album [nb 1]35,000[nb 1] [nb 1]70,000[nb 1] [nb 2]500,000[nb 2]

Single [nb 3]35,000[nb 3] [nb 3]70,000[nb 3] N/A

Music DVD 7,500 15,000 N/A

^ a b Australian albums figures can include digital album sales. ^ Thus far, only Ed Sheeran's x, Eminem's The Eminem
Eminem
Show and Taylor Swift's 1989[17] have gained the certification, although historically other albums have sold as well or better. Sheeran was presented with a Diamond Award at the ARIA Music Awards of 2015.[15] ^ a b Australian singles figures can include sales from legal digital downloads.[18]

Prior to ARIA taking on the role of certification authority in 1983, the music industry used the following certification levels:

Format Accreditation Levels used until 1983[19]

Gold Platinum Diamond

Album 20,000 50,000 N/A

Single 50,000 100,000 N/A

Number-one singles[edit] Pre-2000:

1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s

2000 to present:

2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018

Top 10 singles[edit] 2006 to present:

2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018

Number-one albums[edit] Pre-2000:

1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s

2000 to present:

2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018

Top 10 albums[edit] 2016 to present:

2016 2017 2018

See also[edit]

Music of Australia
Australia
portal

Music of Australia List of Australian chart achievements and milestones

References[edit]

^ a b "The ARIA Chart Process (from The ARIA Report Issue No. 29)". Imgur.com. Retrieved 28 May 2016.  ^ "The first ARIA top 50 singles chart (Countdown, 3rd July 1983)". YouTube. Retrieved 19 December 2015.  ^ Scott, Gavin. "25 Years Ago This Week: June 26, 1988". blogspot.com.au. Retrieved 19 December 2015.  ^ Scott, Gavin. "25 Years Ago This Week: July 2, 1989". blogspot.com.au. Retrieved 29 December 2015.  ^ "The ARIA Chart 7 June 1998 (Victoria & Tasmania State Chart)". Imgur. Retrieved 29 December 2015.  ^ a b "The ARIAnet Charts". Australian Recording Industry Association. Archived from the original on 5 April 2001. Retrieved 23 December 2015.  ^ "ARIA Chart Stores". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 30 December 2013.  ^ "Chartifacts – Week Ending: 17 March 1991 (from The ARIA Report Issue No. 60)". Imgur.com. Retrieved 2 June 2016.  ^ "Undercover - Your Daily Music Fix".  ^ "Dining out: Lady Gaga turns heads".  ^ "Brazin Data Returns To Aus Charts".  ^ "Australian Record Industry Association". www.aria.com.au.  ^ a b c "Take 40, Top 40 Countdown Australia, Music Charts". ARIA Charts. 4 April 2016. Retrieved 12 April 2016.  ^ Aria End of Decade Chart Retrieved 28 Mar 2010 ^ a b Ryan, Gavin (28 November 2015). "ARIA Albums: Adele '25' Debuts At No 1 in Australia". Noise11. Retrieved 28 November 2015.  ^ " ARIA Charts
ARIA Charts
- Gold and Platinum ARIA Accreditation Awards". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 16 October 2011.  ^ Ryan, Gavin (19 December 2015). "ARIA Singles: Justin Bieber 'Love Yourself' Racks Up Second Week at No 1". Noise11. Retrieved 19 December 2015.  ^ "International Certification Award levels" (PDF). International Federation of the Phonographic Industry. March 2010. p. 7. Archived from the original (PDF) on 26 July 2011. Retrieved 7 June 2010.  ^ Glenn A Baker (12 June 1982). Riding an International Wave. Billboard, Nielsen Business Media, Inc. pp. 54, Australia
Australia
New Zealand insert p2 (A/NZ2). ISSN 0006-2510. 

External links[edit]

ARIA Charts
ARIA Charts
home page ARIA Charts
ARIA Charts
with archives from June 1988 Charts archive (Kent - Go Set - Aria), from 1940 to 2010 on worldcharts.co.uk

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ARIA Charts

Official record chart keeping in Australia Go-Set
Go-Set
Top 40 (1966–1974) Kent Music Report
Kent Music Report
(1974–1998; 1940–2007 retrospect) ARIA Charts
ARIA Charts
(1988–present)

Albums

Top 50 albums (Number-ones)

By decade

1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s

By year

2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018

Top 25 albums (End-of-year/decade charts)

Year

1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017

Decade

1980s 2000s

Genre charts (Number-ones)

Country

2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018

Urban

2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018

Other charts (Number-ones)

Digital

2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018

Artists who have reached number-one Best selling albums

Singles

Top 50 singles (Number-ones)

By decade

1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s

By year

2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018

Top 25 singles (End-of-year/decade charts)

Year

1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017

Decade

1980s 2000s

Genre charts (Number-ones)

Club

2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018

Dance

2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018

Urban

2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018

Other charts (Number-ones)

Digital

2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018

Streaming

2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018

Artists who have reached number-one Best selling singles

Chart achievements and milestones

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Record charts (List of)

Africa

South Africa

Asia

China Israel India Japan Lebanon Malaysia Pakistan Philippines South Korea Taiwan

Europe

Austria Belgium Croatia Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark Finland France Germany Greece Hungary Ireland Italy Netherlands

Dutch Top 40 MegaCharts

Norway Poland Portugal Romania

Romanian Top 100 Airplay 100

Russia Slovakia Slovenia Spain Sweden Switzerland Turkey Ukraine United Kingdom

North America

Canada Honduras Mexico

AMPROFON Monitor Latino

United States

Oceania

Australia New Zealand

South America

Argentina Brazil

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