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. Clean Bandit, Michael Buble Rule Australia's Charts

    January 03, 2017 6:05 AM EST Clean Bandit and Michael Buble see in the New Year as champions of Australia’s charts.  Buble’s perennial holiday favorite Christmas (Reprise/Warner) rises 2-1 on the ARIA Albums Chart this week, published Saturday (Dec. 31), a feat which means the set has held No. 1 on or around every…

  3. Michael Bublé's 'Christmas' Passes One Million Sales Milestone Down Under

    December 22, 2016 1:00 AM EST Michael Bublé’s enduring holiday hit Christmas  (Reprise/Warner) has some extra sparkle. It’s been certified double diamond in Australia, in recognition of sales in excess of one million units. Christmas has racked up 50 weeks on the ARIA Albums Chart and peaked at No. 1 on the survey each…

  4. John Farnham and Olivia Newton-John's 'Friends For Christmas' Rises to No. 1 Down Under

    December 18, 2016 11:47 PM EST It’s taken five weeks to get there, but John Farnham and Olivia Newton-John’s Friends For Christmas (Sony Music) has finally reached No. 1 in Australia.  Friends For Christmas is now platinum certified (70,000 units) after debuting at No. 3 in November. The festive set rises to the top after…

  5. The Rolling Stones Bow at No. 1 in Australia with 'Blue & Lonesome'

    December 12, 2016 1:46 AM EST The Rolling Stones blast to a seventh No. 1 Down Under with Blue & Lonesome (Polydor/Universal).  The veteran British band’s first studio album in more than a decade opens at the top of the ARIA Albums Chart . Blue & Lonesome is their first stint atop the sales chart since Voodoo…

  6. The Weeknd's 'Starboy' Shines on Australia's Albums Chart

    December 05, 2016 3:47 AM EST The Weeknd’s Starboy (Republic/Universal) rockets to No. 1 on Australia’s albums survey while Clean Bandit snatches the week’s best-selling single with “Rockabye” (EastWest/Warner). Starboy debuts at No. 1 on the ARIA Albums Chart , giving the Canadian R&B artist his second successive No.…

  7. 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…

  8. Lukas Graham, Hilltop Hoods Rule Australia's Charts

    February 29, 2016 1:32 AM EST Lukas Graham’s “7 Years” has extended its stay at the top of Australia’s singles chart for a second week, while homegrown hip-hoppers Hilltop Hoods has landed its fifth No. 1 album, with Drinking From The Sun, Walking Under Stars Restrung .  Danish soul-pop outfit Lukas Graham's…

  9. Kylie Minogue To Be Honored With Australia's Top Live Entertainment Award

    June 28, 2013 5:02 AM EDT Australia’s “pop princess” Kylie Minogue is to receive the highest honor in her country’s live entertainment industry – the JC Williamson Award. The artist will be feted at the Helpmann Awards ceremony July 29 at the Sydney Opera House. She joins a roll-call of past honorees that includes…

  10. Coldplay, Wolfmother Rock Soggy Sydney Sound Relief Show

    March 14, 2009 2:10 PM EDT Heavy rain fell on the Sound Relief artist parade in Sydney today (March 14), but it wasn't enough to dampen the spirits of the tens of thousands who came. The biggest highlights of the day came thanks to first act Coldplay, and the Presets who delivered a storming set, quite literally.…

  11. Chart Beat Chat

    March 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss Leona Lewis, artist's nationalities, Spice Girls and more! LOVING LEONA Hi Fred, I wrote to you back in February regarding Leona Lewis and her new single "Bleeding Love." I asked how she was progressing on the Billboard charts. I see that "…

  12. Delta Goodrem Hospitalized With Cancer

    July 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Australian singer/actor Delta Goodrem was hospitalized Friday in Sydney after being diagnosed with Hodgkin's disease, a treatable form of lymphatic cancer. The 18-year-old Sony Music artist has had a Australian singer/actor Delta Goodrem was hospitalized Friday in Sydney after being…

  13. Kiss Go Symphonic Down Under

    October 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Well, they've tried everything else. Kiss will play a one-off concert Feb. 28 at the 48,000-capacity Telstra Dome in Melbourne with the 60-piece Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. The concert, to celebrate Well, they've tried everything else. Kiss will play a one-off concert Feb. 28 at…