ARIA releases charts of 2019 and charts of the decade

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ARIA has revealed the official charts for the End of the Decade that was the 2010s, as well as for 2019.

The ARIA Charts show what music Australians consumed in the last 10 years across all platforms and formats, from CDs to streaming, downloads to vinyl. They also reveal the artists that dominated both the decade and the year.

The ARIA Chart International Artist of the Decade is Ed Sheeran, who dominates the ARIA End Of Decade Charts. He is #1 on the ARIA End Of Decade Singles Chart with his 2017 hit Shape Of You. Until this year, it held the record for most weeks spent at #1 on the ARIA Singles Chart, before being toppled by Australia’s Tones And I’s Dance Monkey.

Ed Sheeran

Sheeran has two other songs in the top 10 (#6 Thinking Out Loud, #8  Perfect) and two others in the top 50 (#35 The A Team, #43 Castle On The Hill). Sheeran’s three albums in the ARIA End Of Decade Albums Chart are x (#4), ÷ (#5) and + (#9). It caps of an incredible decade of Sheeran in the ARIA Charts where he scored five #1 singles and four #1 albums.

Gotye is the ARIA Chart Australian Artist of the Decade. He leads the ARIA End Of Decade Australian Singles Chart with Somebody That I Used To Know, which sits at 14x platinum and is the #2 single of the decade overall. Gotye’s album Making Mirrors is #3 on the ARIA End Of Decade Australian Albums Chart, the highest position for a new Australian recording from the past decade.


Gotye told ARIA:

“Sincere thanks to everyone who has listened to and supported my music over the years. In some ways it feels like Somebody That I Used To Know and Making Mirrors came out more than a decade ago. And for anyone who’s wondering – yes, the follow-up album will be released in the next decade. Probably.”

Billie Eilish is the ARIA Chart International Artist of 2019. She sits at the top of the ARIA 2019 Albums Chart with her debut album When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?. She also appears five times in the ARIA 2019 Singles Chart with Bad Guy (#3), Bury A Friend (#22), When the Party’s Over (#29), Lovely (#46) and Wish You Were Gay (#79).

Billie Eilish

Tones And I is the ARIA Chart Australian Artist of 2019. She spent a record breaking 22 weeks at #1 this year with Dance Monkey, which is the highest charting Australian track in the ARIA 2019 Singles Chart. She has two other tracks in the ARIA 2019 Singles Chart, with Johnny Run Away (#31) and Never Seen The Rain (#49). Her debut EP The Kids Are Coming also appears in the ARIA 2019 Albums Chart at #21.

Tones And I

Tones And I told ARIA:

“Thank you Australia, 2019 is a year I will never forget. Even being in the ARIA Charts is a huge achievement and the fact that my country has supported me and kept me at number one is very humbling. Now let’s get ready for 2020.”

The #1 album of the decade goes to 21 by Adele, which sits at 17x platinum. Her 10x platinum follow-up 25 also lands at #3 in the chart. She has three entries in the ARIA End Of Decade Single Chart (#10 Someone Like You, #12 Rolling In The Deep, #28 Hello).

For Australian albums of the decade, The Very Best of INXS leads with 6 x platinum. It marks an incredible decade for the ARIA Hall Of Fame recipients. INXS called an end to touring in 2012, but remained part of the Australian music conversation, with the hugely successful miniseries INXS: Never Tear Us Apart and a 2019 documentary about late singer Michael Hutchence called Mystify.

INXS said:

“We left Perth as tenacious young men looking to play our music to the world, and we did so with passion, honour, and pride for our country and families. The announcement of being the biggest selling Australian artist of the last decade is overwhelming, and we are truly humbled, thank you.

“Our hearts go out to all Australian’s who rallied around us this last decade, and our hope and prayers are with all Australian’s presently caught up in these raging and horrific fires.”

Dan Rosen, CEO of ARIA, said:

“It has been a decade of momentous change in the Australian music business, as we have shifted from physical CD sales to a streaming dominated market. But through it all Australians kept buying, listening and loving music. The albums and singles in these ARIA Charts will be remembered as the soundtrack to a generation, and I thank and congratulate all the artists involved for shaping our decade.”

ARIA End Of Decade Singles Chart – Top 10

Ed Sheeran – Shape Of You
Gotye feat. Kimbra – Somebody That I Used To Know
Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk
LMFAO Feat. Lauren Bennet & GoonRock – Party Rock Anthem
Pharrell Williams – Happy
Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud
Katy Perry – Roar
Ed Sheeran – Perfect
Passenger – Let Her Go
Adele – Someone Like You

ARIA End Of Decade Australian Singles Chart – Top 10 

Gotye feat. Kimbra – Somebody That I Used To Know
Vance Joy – Riptide
Guy Sebastian Feat. Lupe Fiasco –  Battle Scars
5 Seconds Of Summer – Youngblood
Sia – Chandelier
Flume Feat. Kai – Never Be Like You
Dean Lewis – Be Alright
Matt Corby – Brother
Sheppard – Geronimo
Tones And I – Dance Monkey

ARIA End Of Decade Albums Chart – Top 10


Adele – 21
Michael Buble – Christmas
Adele – 25
Ed Sheeran – X
Ed Sheeran – ÷
P!nk – Truth About Love
P!nk – Greatest Hits…So Far!!!
Taylor Swift – 1989
Ed Sheeran – +
Bruno Mars – Doo-Wops & Hooligans

ARIA End Of Decade Australian Albums Chart – Top 10

INXS – The Very Best
Cold Chisel – The Best Of Cold Chisel: All For You
Gotye – Making Mirrors
Angus & Julia Stone – Down The Way
Flume – Flume
Crowded House – The Very Very Best Of
Guy Sebastian – Armageddon
Keith Urban – The Story So Far
Hilltop Hoods – Walking Under Stars
Hilltop Hoods – Drinking From The Sun

ARIA 2019 Singles Chart – Top 10

Lil Nas X – Old Town Road
Tones And I – Dance Monkey
Billie Eilish – Bad Guy
Post Malone & Swae Lee – Sunflower
Lewis Capaldi – Someone You Loved
Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber – I Don’t Care
Post Malone – Wow
Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper – Shallow
Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello – Señorita
Ariana Grande – 7 Rings

ARIA 2019 Album Chart – Top 10

Billie Eilish – When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?
Ed Sheeran – No.6 Collaborations Project
P!nk – Hurts 2B Human
Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper – A Star Is Born
Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody (The Original Soundtrack)
Taylor Swift – Lover
Ariana Grande – Thank U, Next
Queen – Greatest Hits
Post Malone – Hollywood’s Bleeding
The Greatest Showman soundtrack

See the full ARIA End of the Decade and 2019 charts here.

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