After four years as runner-up on the ARIA Top 100 Album Chart, P!nk has taken out the coveted number one position on the 2010 chart with her best of package, Greatest Hits … So Far, holding Susan Boyle back from a second successive year at #1 with I Dreamed A Dream.
P!nk’s album Funhouse, which landed at #2 on the ARIA Top 100 Album Chart in both 2008 and 2009, performed well again in 2010, coming in at #34. It’s an incredible feat from P!nk, Australia recognised as one of her most successful territories with her albums reaching the top 2 of each ARIA Top 100 Album Chart between 2006 and 2010.
Susan Boyle has also achieved a milestone of her own, becoming the first act to place two albums in an ARIA Top 100 Album Chart top 5 since Abba in 1976, I Dreamed A Dream featuring at two and recent release The Gift at five in the 2010 top 100.
To complement his chart-topping turn with “Love The Way You Lie” on the ARIA 2010 Top 100 Singles Chart, Eminem also delivers one of the biggest albums of the year, with Recovery selling in excess of double platinum and placing at #3 – Katy Perry the only other act to achieve a top 10 single and album on the ARIA 2010 Top 100 Charts.
Australian artists also enjoy their most successful chart year since 2007, with 30 albums in the ARIA 2010 Top 100 Album Chart and Angus & Julia Stone making the top 10, hitting #7 with their double platinum release Down The Way.
Three local albums feature within the top 20 – coming in behind Angus & JuliaStone is newcomer and X Factor winner Altiyan Childs at #19 with his self-titled release, and The John Butler Trio at #20 with April Uprising. In comparison, the ARIA 2009 Top 100 Album Chart featured 26 Australian titles, with Hilltop Hoods the highest ranked at #12.
Love The Way You Lie from Eminem featuring Rihanna has easily topped the ARIA 2010 Top 100 Singles Chart, selling close to five times platinum in the process and holding off Usher featuring will.i.am with OMG.
Newcomer Taio Cruz proved to be one of the biggest success stories of the year, his single Dynamite finishing up at #3, followed by the return of Train after a 10-year absence from the ARIA end of year charts, their single Hey, Soul Sister spending four weeks at number one throughout the year and winding up at #4.
Twenty acts had more than one hit in the top 100 – Ke$ha topping the list with five of her own and a guest appearance with 3OH!3, the Black Eyed Peas also enjoying a tally of five. David Guetta is just behind with four singles in the top 100, followed by Jason DeRulo, Katy Perry, Pitbull, B.o.B. and Lady Gaga with three each.
Fourteen singles from Australian acts featured in the 2010 top 100, headed by Sydney dance duo Yolanda Be Cool & DCup’s double platinum smash We Speak No Americano, and Guy Sebastian contributing two singles to the chart, Who’s That Girl featuring Eve and Art Of Love featuring Jordin Sparks.