ARIA Charts

ARIA collects recorded music sales data from the majority of Australia's music retailers. The data from each store is matched with the ARIA database and the sales figures are extrapolated to achieve a 'best estimate' of the actual overall sales of each title. Titles are ranked according to their 'weighted' sales figures.

The ARIA charts are calculated once a week on Friday. They are based on retail recorded music sales within Australia for the week from the preceding Friday to the Thursday prior to calculation. The new charts are usually uploaded to the website on Saturday night Eastern Australian time.

The ARIA accreditations are based on sales from the record companies to retailers, while the charts are based on sales from the retailers to the public. Sometimes a title purchased in great quantity by stores in anticipation of massive retail sales may sell more slowly than expected and a less highly anticipated release may exceed expected sales.

Chart Data include:

     Type         Chart Inception Date
Singles Top 50Licensed since 1988 – initial tranche since January 2009
Albums Top 50Licensed since 1988 – initial tranche since January 2009
Australian artist SinglesTop 20May 2012
Australian artist AlbumsTop 20May 2012
Catalogue albumsTop 20May 2012
ClubTop 20May 2012
CompilationsTop 20May 2012
Country albumsTop 20May 2012
Dance singlesTop 20May 2012
Urban singlesTop 20May 2012
Urban albumsTop 20May 2012
Music DVDTop 20May 2012