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News

Eskimo Joe, Delta Goodrem, and Powderfinger celebrate ARIA No. 1 Chart Awards


Date of News: 2010-07-23
Source: bigpondmusic

Some of the biggest acts in the land were honoured in Sydney yesterday, as part of the eighth annual ARIA #1 Chart Awards.

Fourteen of the country’s highest selling musicians – from David Campbell to the Hilltop Hoods, Delta Goodrem to Short Stack – were celebrated by the local music industry, who’d gathered at the Sydney Opera House to hand out trophies for artists who’d achieved a number one single, album or music DVD, during Friday 1 May 2009 to Monday 19 July, 2010.

Hosted by ARIA chairman Ed St John, the ARIA No. 1 Chart Awards ceremony is a testament to the strength of the Australian music industry. “There are many measures of success in our industry – great reviews, sold-out shows, multiple hits on YouTube or MySpace,” St John insisted. “But there is still one measure that outshines all others, and that’s the act of climbing to the very top of the sales charts. Nothing else signals popularity like a Number One and it’s so exciting to see so many local artists ascending to these heady heights over the past year.”

With four ARIA #1 Chart awards already under their belt before taking home another trophy for their final release, Golden Rule, Brisbane’s Powderfinger joked about why they were disbanding. “What better send off could a band want than to be top of the charts in their final year, on their final album?” the band said. “Hang on, what are we doing, calling it a day? Are we crazy?”
John Butler, awarded his trio’s latest release, April Uprising, said in a statement that reaching number one was something he “never took for granted.” Delta Goodrem was on hand to receive the gong for the highest selling album for the decade, with her 2003 LP Innocent Eyes, which is 14 times platinum. Guy Sebastian landed highest selling single for 2000-9, for his song “Angels Brought Me Here”. “Writing and performing music is my passion,” he said, “and I’m so grateful to all my fans out there, who have supported me on my journey.”

St John also took the time out to reveal that ARIA’s biggest event, the annual ARIA Awards, will be held for the very first time at the Sydney Opera House, at a date later in 2010, while the ARIA Hall of Fame will move from Melbourne back to Sydney.

The full list of winners is:

David Campbell: Good Lovin’ Live – DVD
Eskimo Joe: Inshalla – Album
Hilltop Hoods: State of the Art – Album
Short Stack: Stack Is The New Black – Album
Jimmy Barnes: The Rhythm & The Blues – Album
Guy Sebastian: Like It Like That – Single
Delta Goodrem: Believe Again Australian Tour 2009 - DVD
Vanessa Amorosi: This Is Who I Am – Single
Powderfinger: Golden Rule – Album
Angus & Julia Stone: Down The Way – Album
John Butler Trio: April Uprising – Album
Brian McFadden: Just Say So – Single
Cog: The Sound Of Three / Twelve Years With You – DVD
Crowded House: Intriguer – Album

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