Pink, Katy Perry Lead Australia’s Year-End Record Charts

P!nk at Billboard's Women in Music 2013 event at Capitale in New York City.

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Pink’s lusty hit “The Trust About Love” (RCA/Sony) has topped Australia’s year-end albums chart for the second successive year, while Katy Perry’s “Roar” (Capitol/EMI) finished 2013 as the year’s best-selling single Down Under.

Pink is the only artist to ever achieve this unique chart feat, which is revealed today with publication of ARIA’s year-end charts. 

The pop star has now had an album placed in either of the top two spots of the ARIA End Of Year Albums Chart for six out of the past seven years. 

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Pink’s domination in 2013 was absolute. Her “The Truth About Love” tour of Australia was a big deal, doing 46 dates and selling more than 600,000 tickets. The album of the same name remained in the top 40 for the entire year, and stayed at the top spot for four weeks and enjoyed 35 weeks in the top 10. It’s eight-times platinum certified (platinum is awarded at 70,000 copies).

Rounding out the five best-performing albums were Perry’s “Prism,” Bruno Mars’ “Unorthodox Jukebox,” (Atlantic/Warner Music) Michael Buble’s “To Be Loved” (Reprise/Warner) and Daft Punk’s “Random Access Memories” (Columbia/Sony).

Perry’s “Roar” topped out the year-end singles chart after accruing nine weeks at No. 1, the longest chart-topping run of 2013. All told, the track stayed 21 weeks in the top 10. “Roar” finished the year ahead of Robin Thicke Feat. T.I. & Pharrell’s “Blurred Lines” (Interscope/Universal), Passenger’s “Let Her Go” (INE), Avicii’s “Wake Me Up” (Universal) and Lorde’s “The Love Club EP Feat. Royals” (Universal).

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Homegrown artists accounted for 13 of the top 100 singles (up from 11 in 2012) and 27 albums, the same number as 2012.

Meanwhile, New Zealand teen sensation Lorde saw her hit “Royals” take out the first-ever year-end ARIA Streaming Tracks Chart (the weekly chart was introduced its 2013). The global hit, which spent five weeks at No. 1 in Australia, held off Avicii’s “Wake Me Up,” which spent a total of eleven weeks at the summit. Rounding out the top five were Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Feat. Ray Dalton “Can’t Hold Us” (Macklemore) Passenger’s “Let Her Go” and Imagine Dragons “Radioactive” (Universal).