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Posted 23 July 2010 - 10:20 AM

Posted by crisi_4_anf

Anthony Scores Big At The ARIA #1 Chart Awards

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Yesterday in Sydney, ARIA presented #1 Chart Awards to 22 Australian recording artists and their record labels, acknowledging their achievement in attaining the coveted #1 position on the ARIA Album, Singles and Music DVD charts over the past 16 months. Anthony received a whopping three awards!

The ARIA #1 Chart Awards have been a regular event on the Australian music industry calendar for the past four years. They were established to both promote and support Australian music, while also giving due recognition to the strength and skill of our local talent and record labels, who despite tremendous competition from international acts, attained the coveted #1 spot on the ARIA Charts.

The last Awards event, held in August 2004, capped off a history making year for local music artists with a record number of Australian performers being honoured. Thirteen Australian performers, some with multiple entries at the #1 position, were recognised for their achievements in front of members of ARIA and the media.

The 2005 ARIA #1 Chart Awards, which are the first to acknowledged No.1 Music DVDs, again underscore the exceptional performance of local acts on the Australian charts. In total, an impressive 22 individual Australian artists successfully reached the pinnacle of the ARIA Singles, Album or DVD Chart with 30 separate releases.

In particular, this year sees multiple #1 Awards being presented to four artists - Delta Goodrem (Out Of The Blue, Almost Here and Mistaken Identity), Shannon Noll (Shine and Lift), Anthony Callea (The Prayer, Rain/Bridge Over Troubled Water and his self titled album) and Missy Higgins (Scar, The Sound Of White and I'll Tell You Mine if You Tell Me Yours) Other artists debuting at the top of the charts over the past 16 months include Guy Sebastian (Out With My Baby), Casey Donovan (Listen With Your Heart), Pete Murray (See The Sun) The Cat Empire (Two Shoes), Jimmy Barnes (Double Happiness), Bernard Fanning (Tea & Sympathy), Cosima (When The War Is Over/One Night Without You).

Australian music legends also returned to the top of the charts with John Farnham (Together in Concert with Tom Jones), Cold Chisel (Ringside/The Movie and Last Stand) and AC/DC (Family Jewels) all reaching the No.1 spot on the DVD chart, as did Jet (Right! Right! Right!), Powderfinger (These Days: Powderfinger Live In Concert), Keith Urban (Livin? Right Now), Concert for Slim, Hillsong (God He Reigns) and Wave Aid DVDs. In total Australian releases were at the top of the DVD chart for 28 weeks over the eligibility period.

"Over the past four years, the ARIA No.1 Chart Awards have celebrated the spectacular chart achievements of local artists and record companies," comments Denis Handlin, ARIA Chairman and Sony BMG Music Entertainment Australia Chairman and CEO. "All of today's No.1 Award recipients, from breakthrough talent to established acts, continue to demonstrate the diversity, depth and strength of the Australian music scene."

"With the #1's event now permanently scheduled for November, future ARIA No.1 Awards will be more representative of the chart performance of Australian artists during the calendar year," comments John O'Donnell, ARIA Chart and Marketing Committee Chairman and EMI Music Australia Managing Director. "It will also provide a great opportunity to once again profile fantastic Australian music in the lead up to Christmas."

SONY BMG ARIA #1 Award Winners:

Anthony Callea - The Prayer (single), December 20 + 27, 2004, January 3, 10 + 17, 2005
Rain/Bridge Over Troubled Water (single), March 21 + 28, 2005
Anthony Callea (album), April 4, 11 + 18, 2005

Guy Sebastian - Out With My Baby (single), October 4, 2004
Delta Goodrem - Out Of The Blue (single), October 18 + 25, November 1 2004
Almost Here (single), March 14, 2005
Mistaken Identity (album), November 15, 2004
Casey Donovan - Listen With Your Heart (single), December 6 + 13, 2004
Paulini - One Determined Heart (album), August 9, 2004
John Farnham - Together In Concert With Tom Jones (DVD), May 2 + 9, 2005
Shannon Noll - Shine (single), October 3, 2005
Lift (album) - October 23, 2005
Pete Murray - See The Sun (album), October 3, 10, + 17, 2005

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Posted 23 July 2010 - 10:25 AM

Posted by the_voice

They're The Golden Idols Of Millions
Courier Mail
By Jonathon Moran
17-11-2005



Idol Talent Spearheads ARIA Awards

It seems Australian music lovers are buying more product by local artists - and music by Australian Idol singers is among the most popular.


Performers from the reality TV show have again led a record line-up of local artists at the fourth annual ARIA Number One Chart Awards in Sydney.

Twenty-two Australian performers received the awards, recognising their record-sales success - more local artists than at any time in the ARIA's 22 year history.

The winners racked up 30 separate entries at No.1 positions on either the Australian Record Industry Association album, singles and DVD charts over the past 16 months.

Seven of those hits were by Australian Idol competitors Guy Sebastian, Shannon Noll, Paulini Curuenevuli, Casey Donovan, Anthony Callea, Cosima De Vito and Joel Turner.

"Australian Idol is great," said Donovan, 17, who won the last series of the show.

"It kicks you into the industry and gets you to where you want to be. Every artist there today deserves everything and has worked hard all year."

For the second year running, Sydney-based Christian group Hillsong received an ARIA No.1 Chart Award. That was for DVD release God He Reigns.

The ARIA Number One Chart Awards differ from the annual ARIA music awards in that they are based solely on retail sales between August 9, 2004, to November 14, 2005.

Delta Goodrem was among local artists at Thursday's event at Sydney's Luna Park. She received three awards, for album Mistaken Identity and singles Out of the Blue and Almost Here.

"I am really proud, this speaks about the people," said Goodrem, who is now based in New York but has spent the past week in Australia celebrating her 21st birthday.

"This is about people going out and getting the album. This really does encourage me to go to the next album."

Other artists, who could not attend the event, sent video messages.

Missy Higgins received five ARIA awards last month and added three gongs - for her album Sound of White, EP Scar and DVD I'll Tell You Mine if You Tell Me Yours.

"It has been such an amazing year for me," Higgins said from the US where she is touring.

"I am going to be home for Christmas in a few weeks so I am going to be able to celebrate this award when I get home."

The ARIA Number One Chart Award tops off a great week for Keith Urban who was voted entertainer of the year and vocalist of the year at America's Country Music Association (CMA) awards in New York.

"You don't understand how much it means to me to be over here in the States and know back home there are people helping get our music out," Urban said.

"I really thank you all for that so much."

Urban and Delta Goodrem will be presenting gongs at the American Music Awards next week.

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Posted 23 July 2010 - 10:27 AM

Posted by the_voice

All Stars ... Former Idols Yesterday, Idols Scoop Prizes
Daily Telegraph
By STEPHEN DOWNIE
18-11-2005



THEY were snubbed by their peers at the ARIA Awards but former Australian Idol contestants yesterday proved they're No.1, with six singers acknowledged for topping the charts.

Idol runner-up Shannon Noll, whose single Shine and album Lift recently hit the top of the charts, believes any act will survive on the strength of the music.

"At the end of the day the fans decide whether we have a career. If they don't part with their money none of us will be here," Noll said.

Artists who have been through Idol continue to struggle to gain acceptance from some sections of the music industry.

But Noll says it doesn't matter where you start in music "it's what you do with it afterwards".

Other former Idol contestants honoured at yesterday's ARIA No.1 Chart Awards ceremony at Luna Park included last year's winner Casey Donovan (Listen With Your Heart) and Anthony Callea (The Prayer and Rain/Bridge Over Troubled Water and his debut album). Also accepting gongs were Paulini (One Determined Heart) and Cosima (When The War Is Over).

But Guy Sebastian, whose single Out With My Baby hit No.1, said: "[Idol] is not something I can fall back on. A No.1 will mean more on my next album."

ARIA chief executive Stephen Peach described No.1 as the "benchmark" artists and record companies strive for.

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Posted 23 July 2010 - 10:35 AM

Posted by diissee

LIKE A PRAYER
9 to 5 - free Sydney weekly magazine -Famous favourites;
14-11-2005.


Anthony Callea takes time out from his ever hectic schedule to confess to some little-known secrets.

1.My favourite way to spend a Saturday in Sydney is: A big breakfast with friends by the water, then on the ferry to the City, shop a bit, then a long lunch of seafood down by The Rocks. Catch the ferry back to the northern beaches, chill out and go out to a bar.

2.The most spontaneous thing I've ever done is: Climb the Harbour Bridge! Being afraid of heights, I really don't know what made me do it. Let's just say that I probably would never do it again.

3.My guiltiest indulgence is: Constantly hiding in the pantry and eating Nutella by the spoonful. I just can't get enough, and once you start, you can't stop.

4.The pin-up celebrity crush I remember having was: Sandra Bullock. I've always loved her.

5.The items you will find on my bedside table are: A lamp, the phone charger cord, and that's about it!

6.My worst habit is: Leaving the lights on.

7.I live life by the motto: Don't complain, there's always someone worse off than you.

8.If you only had $50 to spend it on: The pontoon table at the Casino and hope it's a lucky day.

9.If my house was on fire, the first thing I would save would be: Any photos, a change of clothes and my home theatre system.

10.The most embarrassing CD I own is: Probably the Kath & Kim Part Tape. I thought it would be cool to have it as I am a huge fan, but after listening to it, its probably the most uncool CD I have.

11.If I'm throwing a dinner party, my never-fail dishes are: Cheesecake in a packet. That's all I can cook! I'd have to get my mum over to cook all the dishes, then all I'd have to do is dish it out and take the credit!

12.If I'm out of town to celebrate, the place you'll most likely find me is: I'm more of a bar than a club person. In Melbourne, there's so many great places. In Sydney, I like The Establishment.

13.The funniest place I have been recognised is: Sitting at the lights. It's always funny to see the reaction when the person in the next car to you looks over.

14.When I was a kid, I thought the profession I would end up pursuing would be: Photography, landscape gardening or my own bar/restaurant.

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Posted 23 July 2010 - 10:38 AM

Posted by Kezzad

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November, 2005


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Young Melbourne popstar Anthony Callea keeps going from strength to strength and with his golden dulcet tones it's no wonder. Now Anthony has receivied one of the biggest compliments a talented young singer could hope for after playing for opera singing legend Pavarotti in Perth over the weekend.

The Italian opera great apparently loved Anthony's rendition of 'The Prayer' so much that he offered to take Anthony with him to Italy to introduce him to the Italian music scene - wow!

Anthony is about to leave for Europe too, for a massive songwriting trip, so who knows, maybe a little trip over to beautiful Italy could be on the cards!


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Posted 23 July 2010 - 10:41 AM

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Anthony Callea Eyes UK
Herald Sun
14-11-2005



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Idol of the fans: Anthony Callea wows an army of fans, most of them screaming young women, at a concert at Flemington racecourse yesterday. The Australian Idol runner-up will soon head to Europe to record his second album.
Picture: Andrew Brownbill


POP sensation Anthony Callea hit a note with scores of screaming female fans at a live showcase in Melbourne yesterday.


Callea joined dance act Rogue Traders on stage at cable network Foxtel's 10th birthday celebrations at Flemington Racecourse.

The Australian Idol runner-up jets to London and Milan in two weeks to begin work on his second album.

He will spend a month penning tunes with a team of hitmakers, including Gary Barlow, formerly of top British boy band Take That.

Foxtel also threw star-studded parties in Sydney and Brisbane.

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Posted 23 July 2010 - 10:48 AM

Posted by ChocaholicCalleaLover

Anthony Callea, Per Sempre (For Always)
Smash Hits
7-11-2005


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Posted 23 July 2010 - 10:49 AM

Posted by vintage

Idol Enjoys Stable View at Myer Christmas Windows
Herald Sun
By Emily Power
10-11-2005



ANTHONY Callea took a sneak preview of this year's yuletide tale in the Myer Christmas windows before he jets to Europe.

"Every year we would come as a family, start at one and make our way right down," Callea said.
The Australian Idol runner-up will perform at the 50th-anniversary unveiling of the windows at Myer Bourke St store tomorrow.

A Melbourne institution, the windows charm thousands of families every year with animated Christmas stories. This year's windows have been kept a secret ahead of the unveiling.

Artists yesterday were putting the finishes touches to lighting and animation.

Callea will head to London and Milan in two weeks for a month-long songwriting session for the follow-up to his self-titled debut album.

He will bunker down with a team of top writers, including Gary Barlow, formerly of British boy band Take That.

Callea said the new album, to be released next year, would feature trademark ballads. "Obviously I'm not going to stray too far away from the first album," he said.

Callea will perform and sign copies of his album at the Myer Lonsdale St store from 5.30-6.30pm tomorrow.

The windows will be revealed from 7pm.

The $5.75 million refurbishment of Bourke St Mall will be completed tomorrow in time for the first Christmas celebrations. Barriers will be removed, and decorations added in preparation for a Santa stage show there on Saturday.

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Posted 23 July 2010 - 10:50 AM

Posted by DaNN-i

OK Magazine
November, 2005


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Posted 23 July 2010 - 10:52 AM

Posted by callealovesme

Anthony Callea Is Europe Bound + Finds A New Fan In Pavarotti!

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We all know that Anthony Callea is one of the most talented performers in Australia, and now opera maestro Luciano Pavarotti knows it too! Anthony performed his #1 smash 'The Prayer' for Pavarotti in Perth, and had the legend offer to introduce him to Italy in return! With Anthony heading off to Europe shortly on a songwriting trip, who knows what might happen...

It's true. Anthony Callea is leaving the country - but only for a short time! Anthony will be heading off to the UK and Sweden on a songwriting trip to prepare for the follow-up to his smash self-titled debut album, and will be working with some of the best writers in the business, including Gary Barlow, Quiz & Larossi ('Rain'), Jorgen Elofsson, John Reid, Ben Robbins and Steve Balsamo ('Per Sempre').

While over in that neck of the woods, Anthony might even have time to catch up with a new fan - the one and only Pavarotti. Anthony performed his ARIA award-winning #1 single 'The Prayer' at a function following Pavarotti's Perth concert, and thoroughly impressed the opera sensation.

"I'm proud and honoured to be here," Anthony told New Idea after his performance. "I absolutely appreciate what he does, but I don't think this will really sink in for a few days. My grandfather is a huge fan of Pavarotti's, so I grew up knowing who he is and listening to his music.

"The funny thing is that I haven't told him I'm here performing for Pavarotti tonight, because I haven't been home for two or three weeks!"

As for the first meeting of the two great voices, all went swimmingly.

"He was really nice and asked me how old I was and if I'd mind him introducing me to Italy," Anthony told New Idea.

"It's been a great experience for me and now I'm looking forward to my trip to Europe where I plan on writing some new songs over the next month."

Anthony's new DVD 'Live In Concert' out now

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Posted 23 July 2010 - 10:55 AM

Posted by diissee

Anthony's Biggest Fan
New Idea
14 November, 2005 Issue


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Posted 23 July 2010 - 10:59 AM

Posted by vintage

Studley Park House, Narellan, Per Sempre Video House


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I was absolutely stunned at how beautiful the inside of this house is, even though it is badly in need of repairs and restoration work. The entrance is decorated with painted glass windows depicting birds, flowers and fruit entwined in intricate twists of coloured glass. The flooring is made up of complex patterned tiles and polished wooden floorboards. The walls are adorned with panels, inlays and cornices. The staircase is breathtaking with its dark wood balustrades and massive stained glass window. Each main room had its own distinctly unique fireplace decorated with polished marble and hand painted tiles. I guess you could say it is very over the top in a typical Victorian way.


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Posted 23 July 2010 - 11:13 AM

Posted by diissee

Advertisements The Hottest Stars on the Planet on DVD. Due for release in Nov.
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ANTHONY CALLEA - Live in Concert

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"Speaking of all things Idol, Anthony Callea caused qyuite a commotion at Sanity Castle Hill when he arrived to a Stonghold of fans waiting to see him sing his new single "Per Sempre"."


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Posted 23 July 2010 - 11:15 AM

Posted by DaNN-i

NW Magazine
31-10-2005


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Posted 23 July 2010 - 11:18 AM

Posted by Joshie

21 Aussie Acts Up for ARIA #1 Awards @ Luna Park!
www.news.com.au



Aria have announced the date and location of this years ARIA Number 1 awards... the date, Thursday, 17 November and the location: The Crystal Ballroom, Luna Park, Milsons Point in Sydney.

This year sees the introduction of music DVDs being acknowledged as part of the ceremony with a total of 26 awards being given to 21 Australian artists who've reached the #1 position on the ARIA singles, albums or DVD charts in the past year.

Artists up for the honourable award include, Missy Higgins for 'Scar' and 'The Sound Of White', Delta Goodrem for 'Out Of The Blue', 'Almost Here' and 'Mistaken Identity', The Cat Empire for 'Two Shoes' and Anthony Callea for 'The Prayer', 'Rain/Bridge Over Troubled Water' and his self titled album. Jimmy Barnes (Double Happiness), John Farnham (Together in Concert with Tom Jones), Cold Chisel (Ringside - The Movie) and AC/DC (Family Jewels) went #1 on the Album or DVD chart.

Also set to receive awards in this year's ceremony are debut releases from Cosima (When The War is Over/One Night Without You), Casey Donovan (Listen With Your Heart) and Joel Turner + The Modern Day Poets (These Kids).

Stepping up to the podium for the second consecutive year will be Guy Sebastian (Out With My Baby), Paulini (One Determined Heart), Pete Murray (See The Sun) and Shannon Noll (Shine and Lift).

On the DVD chart, Jet (Right! Right! Right!), Powderfinger (These Days: Powderfinger Live In Concert), Keith Urban (Livin' Right Now), Concert for Slim and Wave Aid DVDs have a total of 15 weeks at No. 1 between them.

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Posted 23 July 2010 - 11:20 AM

Posted by diissee

Cup Fashions Win Star Approval
From: AAP By Kate Lahey
1-11-2005


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Hair-raising ... Danielle Williams was first past the post in the best hat stakes at Fashion in the Field / AFP WEARING a stunning pink dress with short cropped hair under a broad-brimmed hat, actress Sigrid Thornton arrived at the Melbourne Cup Birdcage and summed the day up perfectly.

"I think the Melbourne's Cup's a great excuse to have a big party and for everyone to dress up, men and women alike," she said.
In the spirit of the day, she backed the eventual winner, superhorse Makybe Diva.

Before the race, she said: "Oh, well, of course, we all have to, I think everyone feels in some way some obligation to back a possible historical event."

Thornton was pleased with the fashion she had seen, as was socialite Lilian Frank, who dressed in the theme of Africa, to match the Moroccan courtyard of the Emirates marquee.

"I can't believe some of the girls are in long dresses!" Ms Frank said.

"I've been saying for so long, 'Hey, that short, when you bend over your g-string is showing'," she said.

Style stakes: Fashions on the Field

Idol runner-up Anthony Callea mixed stripes and colours and confessed he was disappointed there weren't more men in hats.

Asked why he didn't wear one, Callea said, "because I thought everyone would be wearing a hat!".


Gai Waterhouse's daughter Kate, waring a classic-cut Collette Dinnigan, said she was impressed with the outfits she had seen around the Birdcage.

"I've seen a lot of colour, which I love, and it's great with the weather, people are dressed appropriately for the weather, which is nice. It's not good when you see people in skimpy dresses when it's a freezing cold day."

But the burgeoning rule at the Cup seems to be that you are never fully dressed without approval from Queer Eye For the Straight Guy star Carson Kressley.

Fortunately, Carson approves of most things, especially pink.

"Pink leather, that's a trend," he told one passer-by, on spotting her handbag.

"A pink alligator ... a little gay alligator died for this clutch," he said.

He also put his eye to use for the inaugural Design Award, won today by up-and-coming Melbourne designer Lorena Laing.

Ms Laing's design stood out in an impressive field of entrants. It was a dark navy and yellow spotted, slinky skirt and shirt, with white petticoat showing.

Ms Laing said she was very surprised to win.

"I think it will certainly be a positive leap for my career," she said.

She described her winning design as "coming out of the norm slightly but still maintaining the effect of what women look for when we're race-going".

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Posted 23 July 2010 - 11:22 AM

Posted by diissee

A Fun Raiser
news.com.au
By Marcus Casey
2-11-2005



One of those contributing to the Australian Comic Relief is Kath And Kim's male dynamo Kel (Glenn Robbins) who visited Home And Away's Summer Bay to compare Aussie suburban notes. Here are his exclusive thoughts on the great meeting of the minds:

"Being from Melbourne, it was a real thrill getting invited to Summer Bay. I only wish Kath could have joined me.
Meeting Alf was a real thrill. I didn't know he was a meat lover like me, we actually spent all afternoon comparing sausages.
I surprised him with one based on Summer Bay, it's a pork sausage with a little bit of spice - very nice, very Sydney.
I asked Leah and Hayley what their favourite sausage is and you know what they said - "give us a pork anytime Kel".
Just like my wife Kath, I said.
I joined the boys for a bit of slip, slop and slap and a power walk on Summer Bay, very special.
Eat your heart out Kath.
Unfortunately I pulled me clack going for it a bit hard up the other end of the beach.
I'll get Kath to give it a rub when I get home." LIFE can be hard but laughs can make it seem a bit better. Especially when they inspire punters to donate money to charities which struggle in the bigger world of benevolence.

That's what Comic Relief's mission has been since 1985 when UK writer Richard Curtis (Blackadder, Mr Bean, Four Weddings And A Funeral) set up an annual TV comedy festival to raise money for those in need.
Since then it has collected more than $800 million and on Sunday the concept officially migrates to Australian TV for the first time.

The two-and-a-half-hour special will combine best-of moments from recent UK Comic Relief extravaganzas with prerecorded Australian skits and live performances by Australian personalities (mainly from Seven, which is airing the special).

"Comic Relief has been trying to establish a foothold here for sometime," says executive producer Rob Menzies.

"So this is the first official representation of the brand name here which means we'll see lots of footage never aired here before.

"There's a classic Ali G interview with the Beckhams which is hilarious and the great thing is they and other celebs all signed off for this stuff to be seen outside the UK for the first time.

"People like Elton John, Robbie Williams, George Michael - they've allowed themselves to be seen being sent right up."

An interview with Elton John has the star in hysterics while answering double-entendre loaded questions and the Ali G meeting with the Beckhams sounds typical of his foot-in-mouth style.

"Ali G is relentless and it's full of great lines, but the Beckhams are such great sports," Menzies says.
"There's one moment where Ali G is talking about their child Brooklyn. Ali asks if David wants his son to grow up to be a successful footballer like his dad, or a singer like Mariah Carey.

"Posh is such a good sport - she actually interrupts and says she wants to grow up and be a singer like Mariah Carey."

More than 20 Australians - including Effie, Bud Tingwell, Kath And Kim, Jimeoin, Andrew O'Keefe, Tony Squires and Lano and Woodley - will appear live or in pre-recorded segments.

And not all are necessarily funny.

Australian Idol favourite Anthony Callea turns up at a charity called Mirabel which cares for kids whose parents have run off the rails, or were never quite on them.

"Anthony does a lovely story with a group of seven-year-old girls and turns up to their house and performs for them, and then we'll have him live," Menzies says. "It's a lovely, heartwarming story.


"They are the kind of charities we're helping - battlers given little or no government assistance and run by volunteers."
From the donations raised, 40 per cent will go to Australian causes and 40 per cent to overseas charities, mainly in Asia Pacific. The remaining 20 per cent could go to either region.

* Comic Relief, Sunday, Seven, 7.30pm

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Posted 23 July 2010 - 11:28 AM

Posted by diissee

Album Fever
By Kathy McCabe
1-11-2005


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Bestseller ... Missy Higgins / Alan Pryke THE five shiny, dangerously pointed silver trophies Missy Higgins won last week will be an impressive addition to the mantelpiece of her mother's home, as she promised at the ARIA awards.

What Higgins or her fellow big ARIA winner Ben Lee could not have predicted was that those awards would translate into some serious kerching at record store cash registers.

Higgins' album of the year, The Sound Of White, and Lee's best independent opus, Awake Is The New Sleep, burst back into the ARIA top 10 yesterday, due both to their respective awards haul and the Centennial Park concert in Sydney last Friday.

They spearheaded an ARIA-led assault on the top 50 which has the artists, their reps and the record stores jumping for joy after a lacklustre year for CD sales.

Lee enjoyed the most dramatic spike, with his album enjoying a 394 per cent sales boost, which thrust Awake Is The New Sleep from No.31 to No.5.

That achievement is even more significant when you consider he is a truly independent artist.

It is believed Lee sold more copies of Awake in the past week than he did in the previous five weeks and should reach double platinum sales of more than 140,000 within the next month.

"It has been in the top 30 for the past eight months but with this kind of exposure and the word of mouth that Ben's performance generated, we will be able to take the album to a whole new level," Inertia managing director Ashley Sellers said yesterday.

And so will this year's winners and nominees Evermore, Sarah Blasko, Thirsty Merc, Grinspoon, Keith Urban, Anthony Callea, End Of Fashion, Rogue Traders, The Veronicas and Joel Turner.

ARIA chairman and SonyBMG boss Denis Handlin said this year's awards had made the bigger acts bigger and taken fledgling artists to the mainstream.

So who are these people who hadn't heard of Missy Higgins, Evermore or End of Fashion?

Surely, with The Sound of White clocking up sales of more than 560,000 copies, there couldn't be too many people left in Australia who hadn't heard of Missy Higgins?

One can only guess the prized 16- to 39-year-old demographic that Network Ten - which televised the awards - forgot their parents or older siblings already had the album and raced out to buy it, propelling her from No.12 to No.2.

The ARIA top 100 album spike:

* Evermore, Dreams, from nowhere to No.42
* Sarah Blasko, The Overture And The Underscore, from No.92 to 48
* Thirsty Merc, Thirsty Merc, No.46 to 19
* Grinspoon, Thrills, Kills and Sunday Pills, from nowhere to No.98
* Keith Urban, Be Here, from No.90 to 54
* Anthony Callea, Anthony Callea, from No.63 to 40
* End of Fashion, End Of Fashion, from No.66 to 52
* Rogue Traders, Here Come The Drums, debuted at No.9


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Posted 23 July 2010 - 11:33 AM

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Anthony's New DVD 'Live In Concert' Out This Sunday
Top40 Charts
Pop / Rock
31-10-2005



Sydney, AU (SONY BMG Music Entertainment) - If you caught one of the many sell-out shows on Anthony's recent national tour, then we don't need to tell you that this one DVD that needs to be in your collection! Recorded at the Palais Theatre in Melbourne, the DVD captures Anthony performing all of the hits from his No 1 debut album, plus a stack of exclusive bonus features.


Here's one release that anyone who caught Anthony Callea on his recent acclaimed national tour WILL NOT want to miss! Due to massive demand from fans comes the brand new DVD, 'Anthony Callea - Live In Concert', and it's proof positive as to why Mr Callea is one of the finest singers in the country right now.
Recorded at his sell-out concert at The Palais Theatre in Melbourne on August 6,

Anthony fires through a spectacular 13-track set of hits and fan favourites from his No 1 debut album 'Anthony Callea', delivering knockout live versions of his smash 'The Prayer', 'Rain', 'Hurts So Bad', 'Bridge Over Troubled Water' and new single 'Per Sempre' with plenty of gusto and phenomenal vocals.

The DVD also includes a stack of exclusive bonus content fans can plow into, including all of Anthony's video clips to date, the making of his videos, behind the scenes footage from the tour, an interview with the man himself and a sizzling photo gallery.

This is one DVD that needs to be in your collection! Get 'Anthony Callea - Live In Concert' everywhere this Sunday, November 6.


'Live in Concert' DVD

Tracklisting :

1. Take It To The Heart
2. I Want You
3. Hurts So Bad
4. Don't Tell Me
5. The Prayer
6. Route 66
7. Wanna Be The One
8. When I Get There
9. Into Your Heart
10. Lost In Summer
11. Per Sempre (For Always)
12. Bridge Over Troubled Water
13. Rain

Music Videos
1. The Prayer
2. Rain
3. Bridge Over Troubled Water
4. Hurts So Bad
5. Per Sempre (For Always)

Special Features
1. Making of the Videos
2. Backstage Bytes - an interview with Anthony
3. Photo Gallery

'Anthony Callea - Live In Concert' out this Sunday, November 6




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