1. Adele, The Chainsmokers Rule Australia's Year-End Charts

    January 06, 2017 4:10 AM EST When Adele visits Australia next month to kick off  her first tour of these parts , she’ll do so knowing she’s still No. 1.  The British songstress’ 25  (XL/Inertia) tops Australia’s year-end albums chart for the second successive year, according to newly-published trade data, while The…

  2. James Arthur, Illy Rule Australia's Charts

    November 21, 2016 4:36 AM EST British singer James Arthur   begins week six at the summit of Australia’s singles chart with “Say You Won’t Let Go” (Columbia/Sony) while homegrown rapper Illy nabs his first-ever No. 1 album Down Under with Two Degrees (Warner) and Leonard Cohen achieves a posthumous career equal-best with…

  3. Flume, Troye Sivan to Perform at 2016 ARIA Awards

    November 16, 2016 4:02 AM EST Robbie Williams , the British hitmaker, chart champion and newly-crowned “Icon,” will make a dash to Sydney next week for the 30th annual ARIAs ceremony.  The former Take That singer joins a star-studded lineup of guests for the Australian record industry’s flagship award ceremony, organizers…

  4. Bon Jovi's 'Home' Settles in at No. 1 in Australia

    November 14, 2016 5:38 AM EST James Arthur starts a fifth week at No. 1 on Australia’s new singles chart with "Say You Won't Let Go" (Columbia/Sony) while Bon Jovi’s This House is Not For Sale (Island/Universal) finds a home at the top spot of the latest albums chart.   But it’s another house -- Crowded…

  5. James Arthur, Jessica Mauboy Rule Australia's Charts

    October 31, 2016 4:25 AM EDT James Arthur’s  "Say You Won’t Let Go" (Columbia/Sony) is the indisputable No. 1 song in Australia right now as it enters a third week atop the ARIA Singles Chart and leads the inaugural Artist Top 20, the market’s first survey which collates weekly data from radio, streaming,…

  6. Guy Sebastian Selected as Australia's First-Ever Eurovision Contestant

    March 05, 2015 4:19 AM EST Pop singer  Guy Sebastian has been chosen as Australia's first-ever representative at the Eurovision Song Contest.  Sebastian is no stranger to the big stage of a fan-voted pop extravaganza. He won the inaugural edition of Australian Idol back in 2003, and he has gone on to a hugely…

  7. Sia, Chet Faker Win Big at ARIA Awards

    November 26, 2014 10:04 PM EST Sia cleaned-up at Wednesday’s (Nov. 26) ARIA Awards at Sydney’s Star Event Centre, where she took out four categories on what is the Australian record industry’s big night. The singer and songwriter cemented her career-year by snaffling the annual event’s traditional top award, best album,…

  8. Human Nature Sprinkle Christmas Spirit Down Under, Bringing Motown Back to Vegas

    December 24, 2013 4:11 AM EST Human Nature’s vocals have shifted millions of albums, but they’ve also been making some particularly sweet moves of late.  The Australian vocal group’s move to Las Vegas back in 2009 was a shrewd one, and their musical move into Motown territory has proved a big success.  The foursome --…

  9. Tame Impala, Flume Clean Up At The ARIAs

    December 01, 2013 11:49 PM EST Tame Impala and Flume were the big winners at the 27th ARIA Awards, taking out the bulk of the night’s biggest categories between them. Kevin Parker’s Tame Impala was named best group, and its critically-lauded “Lonerism” (Modular Recordings) won for best album and best rock album. The…

  10. Lorde To Perform At ARIA Awards

    November 27, 2013 9:19 PM EST Lorde will perform at this Sunday’s ARIA Awards in Sydney. The timing is immaculate; the announcement came just hours after confirmation Lorde’s smash single “Royals” had held the No. 1 slot on the Billboard Hot 100 for a ninth week. Surprisingly, the ARIAs will be the 17-year-old New…

  11. Jessica Mauboy Readies New Album, ‘To The End Of The Earth’ Video Arrives: Watch

    August 07, 2013 5:56 AM EDT With a third studio album on the way, pop star and actor Jessica Mauboy has grown-up and found her true voice. The indigenous artist has been turning heads around the globe with her starring performance in the feel-good Australian movie “The Sapphires,” which arrived on DVD this week in the…