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Hayley, Brooke & Hollie dominate album sales

December 17, 2007

Hayley, Brooke & Hollie dominate year's album sales

Three Kiwi artists make the top 10 selling albums in New Zealand for 2007 - and it's the women who have been belting out the biggest tunes.

The figures for the year aren't yet final but heading the list is Hayley Westenra's 'Treasure', the country's top selling album based on over-the-counter and legal digital sales to December 9.

Coming in at #4 is Brooke Fraser's second album 'Albertine' while Hollie Smith is at #10 with her debut recording 'Long Player'.

Hollie's and Brooke both made a big noise at this year's Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards.

Hollie won three Tuis including Breakthrough Artist of the Year and Brooke won two awards including the Highest Selling Album Tui.

Brooke also had success in the radio airplay chart for 2007, with her single "Shadowfeet" coming in at #2, but it was Opshop's 'Maybe' from their album 'Second Hand Planet' that took the radio airplay chart song of the year accolade. Opshop - winner of the People's Choice award - and Brooke are the only Kiwis to crack the top 10 as far as radio airplay is concerned.

Top selling single to December 9 is 'Umbrella' from Rihanna featuring JayZ while the Kiwi group Atlas comes in at #6 with the debut single 'Crawl'. Just missing out on the top 10 is Opshop's 'Maybe' at #11.

'Now That's What I call Music 23' heads the compilation list while Andre Rieu's 'New York Memories: Live at Radio City' is the year's top-selling DVD so far.

2007 saw the inclusion of digital downloads on the Official New Zealand Music Charts from New Zealand's legal, digital music retailers. The charts now represent the full spectrum of New Zealand music sales.

The final results for 2007 will be available early in the new year and will include all Christmas sales.

The figures are compiled by Media Sauce Ltd. for the Recording Industry Association of New Zealand (RIANZ) which has just released The Official Chart sales data to December 9.

The full list of the nation's favourite music for 2007 is:
Top Selling Albums of 2007
Based on over-the counter retail sales and legal digital sales in year-to-date (January 1 - December 9, 2007)
Rank
Title
Artist
NZ
1
Treasure
Hayley Westenra
*
2
One Chance
Paul Potts

3
Minutes To Midnight
Linkin Park

4
Albertine
Brooke Fraser
*
5
I'm Not Dead
Pink

6
Infinity On High
Fall Out Boy

7
The Traveling Wilburys Collection
The Traveling Wilburys

8
FutureSex / LoveSounds
Justin Timberlake

9
Shock Value
Timbaland

10
Long Player
Hollie Smith
*
11
Konvicted
Akon

12
Loose
Nelly Furtado

13
Echoes, Silence, Patience And Grace
Foo Fighters

14
High School Musical 2 OST
High School Musical Cast

15
Mothership
Led Zeppelin

16
Long Road Out Of Eden
The Eagles

17
The Sweet Escape
Gwen Stefani

18
Eyes Open
Snow Patrol

19
The Black Parade
My Chemical Romance

20
Because Of The Times
Kings Of Leon


Top Selling Singles of 2007
Based on over-the counter retail sales and legal digital sales in year-to-date (January 1 - December 9, 2007)
Rank
Title
Artist
NZ
1
Umbrella
Rihanna feat. Jay Z

2
Big Girls Don't Cry
Fergie

3
The Way I Are
Timbaland feat. Keri Hilson

4
Buy You A Drank (Shawty Snappin')
T-Pain feat. Yung Joc

5
Bartender
T-Pain feat. Akon

6
Crawl
Atlas
*
7
Because Of You
Ne-Yo

8
The Sweet Escape
Gwen Stefani feat. Akon

9
Beautiful Girls
Sean Kingston

10
Don't Matter
Akon

11
Maybe
Opshop
*
12
Give It To Me
Timbaland feat. Nelly And Justin

13
Girlfriend
Avril Lavigne

14
Apologize
Timbaland feat. OneRepublic

15
Candyman
Christina Aguilera

16
Grace Kelly
Mika

17
Lips Of An Angel
Hinder

18
Same Girl
R Kelly feat. Usher

19
I Tried
Bone Thugs N Harmony feat. Akon

20
What I've Done
Linkin Park


Airplay Record of the Year
Based on radio airplay in year-to-date (January 01 2007 to December 9 2007).
Rank
Title
Artist
NZ
1
Maybe
Opshop
*
2
Shadowfeet
Brooke Fraser
*
3
The Sweet Escape
Gwen Stefani feat. Akon

4
Straight Lines
silverchair

5
How To Save A Life
The Fray

6
Say It Right
Nelly Furtado

7
Big Girls Don't Cry
Fergie

8
Makes Me Wonder
Maroon 5

9
Crawl
Atlas
*
10
What Goes Around
Justin Timberlake


Top Selling Compilations of 2007
Based on over-the counter retail sales and legal digital sales in year-to-date (January 1 - December 9, 2007)
Rank
Title
Artist
NZ
1
Now That's What I Call Music 23
Various

2
Now That's What I Call Music 24
Various

3
Now That's What I Call Music 25
Various

4
Housework Songs I
Various

5
Sad Songs
Various

6
Chick Flicks
Various

7
Now That's What I Call Music 22
Various

8
Old Skool Of Rock
Various

9
Housework Songs II
Various

10
Waiting For The Weekend Vol 2
Various


Top Selling DVDs of 2007
Based on over-the counter retail sales in year-to-date (January 1 - December 9, 2007)
Rank
Title
Artist
NZ
1
New York Memories: Live At Radio City
Andre Rieu

2
The Best Of The Johnny Cash Show
Johnny Cash

3
The Farewell Tour Part I
The Eagles

4
Plug Me In
AC/DC

5
Remember That Night: Live
David Gilmour

6
At Schonbrunn Vienna
Andre Rieu

7
The Videos 1989-2004
Metallica

8
Live From Wembley Arena
Pink

9
Live In Dublin
Andre Rieu

10
FutureSex / LoveShow
Justin Timberlake

ENDS

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