Aussies dominate ARIA Charts
As the year approaches the
half way point, 2004 is already setting records on the ARIAnet Albums
chart. This week, Kasey Chambers joins Jet, Guy Sebastian, Delta Goodrem,
Shannon Noll, Pete Murray and the John Butler Trio in this year's
Number 1 Club with her third album Wayward Angel, making
a total of 7 local artists to achieve the coveted No.1 spot on the
Albums Chart so far.
In the week of her 28th
birthday, Australia's 'Queen of Country Music' Kasey Chambers,
has received a timely gift with her third album debuting at No.1 on
the Albums Chart.
Extensive promotional appearances
during the week have also prompted increased sales of her two previous
albums, The Captain and Barricades and Brickwalls,
which returned to the Top 100 at positions 89 and 64 respectively.
Both of these albums have now clocked up no less than 100 weeks each
in the National Top 100.
In a show of strength, Aussie
albums have now held the number one position for 16 of the year's
23 weeks, allowing only 5 overseas acts to break through and reach
the top spot.
This week has also seen substantial
Australian representation in the Albums Chart Top 10, with 3 other
local acts - Jet, Pete Murray and the John Butler Trio - all of which
have held the top spot this year, joining Kasey in the Top 10.
On the ARIAnet Singles Chart,
the all-out Aussie assault continues with Spiderbait's single Black
Betty maintaining the top spot. Black Betty is the
third Australian Artist single to reach No.1 this year, with Aussie
acts holding the top position for a total of 8 weeks.
'Homegrown music' is unique
and thriving, and the ARIAnet Albums and Singles charts are showing
that Australians are enjoying and buying Australian music.
7 June 2004