British pop giant Robbie Williams will make his long-awaited return to Australia when he performs at the 2009 ARIA Awards in Sydney on Nov. 26.

Williams will perform new single "Bodies" on the night, lifted from his forthcoming EMI Music album "Reality Killed the Video Star," which is due for release in Australia on Nov. 6. His performance will be the climax of a three-day promotional visit to these shores.

"With Robbie Williams confirmed as the first live performer at this year's ARIA Awards, we are set for an absolutely stellar live event," comments ARIA chairman and Warner Music Australasia president/CEO Ed St John.

Free-to-air broadcaster Channel Nine will beam the event live, through a new multi-year arrangement with labels association ARIA. MTV Australia will broadcast a repeat of this year's ARIAs, which will be held at Acer Arena.

According to EMI, Williams has sold more than 2.5 million albums in Australia (platinum certification is 70,000 units) and has hit the top spot on the ARIA albums chart on three occasions.

In other news from down under, homegrown artists have simultaneously claimed the top spots on the albums and singles charts for the first time since May 2008.

Legendary rocker Jimmy Barnes opens at No. 1 on this week's ARIA Album Chart with his ninth solo album "The Rhythm And The Blues" (Liberation/Universal). He becomes the first local act to notch up nine solo No. 1 albums, eclipsing John Farnham at eight and placing him level with Madonna. Barnes also topped the chart on two separate occasions when he fronted Cold Chisel, his total tally of 11 equal to that of U2.

Meanwhile, Guy Sebastian grabs the No. 1 slot on the ARIA Singles Chart with "Like It Like That" (Sony Music). The former Australian Idol winner now has four chart-topping singles to his name. Only Kylie Minogue and Delta Goodrem have accumulated greater tallies of No. 1 singles with 10 and eight, respectively.