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For the current charts, see List of number-one singles of 2020 (Australia) and List of number-one albums of 2020 (Australia). ARIA Charts_sentence_0

The ARIA Charts, stylised as the AR1A CHARTS since November 2018, are the main Australian music sales charts, issued weekly by the Australian Recording Industry Association. ARIA Charts_sentence_1

The charts are a record of the highest selling songs and albums in various genres in Australia. ARIA Charts_sentence_2

ARIA became the official Australian music chart in June 1988, succeeding the Kent Music Report which had been Australia's national music sales charts since 1974. ARIA Charts_sentence_3

History ARIA Charts_section_0

The Go-Set charts were Australia's first national singles and albums charts, published from 5 October 1966 until 24 August 1974. ARIA Charts_sentence_4

Succeeding Go-Set, the Kent Music Report began issuing the national top 100 charts in Australia from May 1974. ARIA Charts_sentence_5

The compiler, David Kent, also published Australia's national charts from 1940 to 1974 in a retrospective fashion using state based data. ARIA Charts_sentence_6

In mid 1983, the Australian Recording Industry Association commenced licensing the Kent Music Report chart. ARIA Charts_sentence_7

The first printed national top 50 chart available in record stores, branded the Countdown chart, was dated the week ending 10 July 1983. ARIA Charts_sentence_8

ARIA began compiling its own charts in-house from the chart survey dated 13 June 1988, corresponding with the printed top 50 chart dated week ending 26 June 1988. ARIA Charts_sentence_9

Various artists compilation albums were initially included in the albums chart, as they had been on the Kent Report chart, until 2 July 1989, when a separate Compilations chart was created. ARIA Charts_sentence_10

The ARIA Report, detailing the top 100 singles and albums charts, was first available via subscription in January 1990. ARIA Charts_sentence_11

The printed top 50 chart ceased publication in June 1998, but resumed publication later in the year. ARIA Charts_sentence_12

The printed top 50 chart again ceased publication at the end of 2000. ARIA Charts_sentence_13

Since 17 February 1997, all physical sales data contributing towards the chart has been recorded electronically at point of sale. ARIA Charts_sentence_14

In March 1991, "Do the Bartman" by The Simpsons was the first single to reach #1 in Australia that was not available on 7-inch vinyl, but cassingle only. ARIA Charts_sentence_15

In April 2006, ARIA began publishing the Digital Tracks Chart, counting download sales data from providers such as iTunes and BigPond Music. ARIA Charts_sentence_16

Starting from 9 October 2006, digital sales data was integrated into the singles chart alongside physical sales, although singles were required to have a physical release to be included. ARIA Charts_sentence_17

From 5 November 2007, the eligibility rules were widened so that singles only available digitally could chart, and "Apologize" by Timbaland was the first single to enter the chart purely on digital sales. ARIA Charts_sentence_18

In February 2008, "Don't Stop the Music" by Rihanna became the first single to reach number one on digital sales alone. ARIA Charts_sentence_19

In May 2006, it was announced that the Brazin retailing group, comprising HMV, Sanity and Virgin Megastore outlets, would no longer contribute sales data to the ARIA charts. ARIA Charts_sentence_20

However, after a five-month absence, Brazin reportedly re-commenced contributing sales figures on 26 November 2006. ARIA Charts_sentence_21

On 10 December 2012, ARIA launched the Streaming Tracks Chart, tracking audio streaming data from services such as Spotify, and later Apple Music. ARIA Charts_sentence_22

ARIA introduced streaming data into the singles chart on 24 November 2014, and the albums chart on 15 May 2017. ARIA Charts_sentence_23

In October 2018, ARIA changed the methodology to give greater emphasis to paid subscription streams over ad-supported streams. ARIA Charts_sentence_24

Publication ARIA Charts_section_1

The ARIA website publishes the top 50 singles and albums charts (truncated from the top 100), top 40 digital tracks chart (truncated from the top 50), and top 20 dance singles chart (truncated from the top 25). ARIA Charts_sentence_25

The ARIA Report lists all charts in full and is available via paid e-mail subscription each week. ARIA Charts_sentence_26

These reports are uploaded to the Pandora Archive periodically. ARIA Charts_sentence_27

The top 50 singles and albums charts are also published by online industry magazine The Music Network, along with various other charts. ARIA Charts_sentence_28

Chart shows ARIA Charts_section_2

On 5 February 2006, the ARIA Chart Show was a radio program launched on the Nova network and broadcast throughout Australia, playing the official ARIA top 50 singles. ARIA Charts_sentence_29

The live music program was hosted by Jabba each Sunday afternoon at 3:00pm. ARIA Charts_sentence_30

From 1 June 2013 to 3 September 2016, the Take 40 Australia radio program broadcast the official ARIA top 40 singles on Saturday afternoons, typically from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm, on each state's Hit Network-owned radio station. ARIA Charts_sentence_31

The show was aired before the top 50 chart, dated for the following Monday, is published on the ARIA website at 6:00 pm. ARIA Charts_sentence_32

The charts were previously published online at 6:00 pm each Sunday. ARIA Charts_sentence_33

Charts ARIA Charts_section_3

ARIA Charts_unordered_list_0

  • ARIA Top 100 Singles ChartARIA Charts_item_0_0
  • ARIA Top 100 Albums ChartARIA Charts_item_0_1
  • ARIA Top 100 Physical Albums Chart (only published in The ARIA Report)ARIA Charts_item_0_2
  • ARIA Top 50 Digital Tracks Chart (only published in The ARIA Report)ARIA Charts_item_0_3
  • ARIA Top 50 Digital Albums Chart (only published in The ARIA Report)ARIA Charts_item_0_4
  • ARIA Top 50 Streaming Tracks Chart (only published in The ARIA Report)ARIA Charts_item_0_5
  • ARIA Top 50 Club Tracks ChartARIA Charts_item_0_6
  • ARIA Top 50 Catalogue Albums ChartARIA Charts_item_0_7
  • ARIA Top 40 Urban Singles ChartARIA Charts_item_0_8
  • ARIA Top 40 Urban Albums ChartARIA Charts_item_0_9
  • ARIA Top 40 Country Albums ChartARIA Charts_item_0_10
  • ARIA Top 40 Music DVDs ChartARIA Charts_item_0_11
  • ARIA Top 25 Dance Singles ChartARIA Charts_item_0_12
  • ARIA Top 25 Dance Albums Chart (only published in The ARIA Report)ARIA Charts_item_0_13
  • ARIA Top 20 Australian Artist Singles ChartARIA Charts_item_0_14
  • ARIA Top 20 Australian Artist Albums ChartARIA Charts_item_0_15
  • ARIA Top 20 Compilation Albums ChartARIA Charts_item_0_16
  • ARIA Top 20 Jazz & Blues Albums ChartARIA Charts_item_0_17
  • ARIA Top 20 Classical/Crossover Albums ChartARIA Charts_item_0_18
  • ARIA Top 10 Core Classical Albums ChartARIA Charts_item_0_19
  • ARIA Top 20 Hitseekers Singles Chart (only published in The ARIA Report)ARIA Charts_item_0_20
  • ARIA Top 20 Hitseekers Albums Chart (only published in The ARIA Report)ARIA Charts_item_0_21
  • Yearly Top 100 End of Year charts profiling the year in musicARIA Charts_item_0_22
  • End of Decade Top 100 charts profiling the decade in musicARIA Charts_item_0_23

Number-one singles ARIA Charts_section_4

Pre-2000: ARIA Charts_sentence_34

2000 to present: ARIA Charts_sentence_35

Top 10 singles ARIA Charts_section_5

2006 to present: ARIA Charts_sentence_36

Number-one albums ARIA Charts_section_6

Pre-2000: ARIA Charts_sentence_37

2000 to present: ARIA Charts_sentence_38

Top 10 albums ARIA Charts_section_7

2016 to present: ARIA Charts_sentence_39

See also ARIA Charts_section_8

ARIA Charts_unordered_list_1

Credits to the contents of this page go to the authors of the corresponding Wikipedia page: Charts.