It’s taken him six long years, but Canadian superstar Justin Bieber now has an Australian No.1 single to his name, following up his No.1 debut in the UK overnight.
Albums-wise, there’s a No.1 debut on that chart too, along with new entries at No.2, No.3 and No.8. But who was it that nabbed the top spot? Find out in this week’s Chart Watch.
He’s come close before, specifically with his No.3 hit ‘Baby’ back in 2010, but Justin Bieber finally has an Australian number one single, with ‘What Do You Mean?’ following up its week-long run in the top spot on the iTunes singles chart with a No.1 debut on the official ARIA singles chart.
Gone from the top is the Calvin Harris/Disciples tune ‘How Deep Is Your Love’, which tumbles all the way to No.7, albeit with a shiny new platinum certification as consolation.
R City’s collaboration with Maroon 5’s Adam Levine kicks some serious chart goals this week, improving from No.5 to a new peak of No.2, achieving a gold sales certification in the process.
Nelly’s newbie ‘The Fix’ also impresses, leaping from its No.10 debut last week to No.3.
Also hitting the precious gold accreditation this week (35,000 copies sold) is Taylor Swift’s latest single ‘Wildest Dreams’, which improves further from No.6 to No.4, ahead of The Weeknd, Vance Joy, Calvin/Disciples and the newly-gold ‘That’s How You Know’ from Nico & Vinz, in position No.8 (down from No.2).
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis notch up another Australian top ten chart hit with their latest track ‘Downtown’, which premieres at No.9 on this week’s ARIA charts, but Lost Frequencies lose seven places with ‘Are You With Me’.
Felix Jaehn’s ‘Ain’t Nobody (Loves Me Better)’ picks up plenty of steam, leaping from No.21 to No.12, Pia Mia’s ‘Do It Again’ hits platinum at No.14, Delta’s ‘Wings’ falls from No.9 to No.16 and former JLS star Aston Merrygold joins the gold brigade, smashing through the 35,000 sales barrier with ‘Get Stupid’ at No.17 (down five).
The Demi Lovato track ‘Cool For The Summer’ regains a little chart ground, up four, while ‘The Voice’ winner Ellie Drennan has to settle for a No.25 debut for her winner’s single ‘Ghost’.
The Weeknd’s ‘The Hills’ climbs (No.41 to No.27), Years & Years achieves a golden ‘Shine’ to their latest hit (No.28), ditto Fetty Wap’s ‘Trap Queen’ at No.30.
The Skrillex/Diplo/Bieber collaboration achieves a 13 place jump, no doubt thanks to the halo effect surrounding the new No.1 Bieber single, while the addictive new LunchMoney Lewis single ‘Whip It!’ leaps into the top 50, up 24 places from last week’s No.57 debut.
Speaking of debuts… 5 Seconds Of Summer are back in chart action with grat track ‘Jet Black Heart’ (No.34), Robin Schulz’ ‘Headlights’ dims even further this week, sliding 15 to No.38 and the Travie McCoy/Sia track ‘Golden’ is down nine.
Omi premieres in the No.45 position with new single ‘Hula Hoop’ and 5 Seconds Of Summer get a little bounce with ‘She’s Kinda Hot’, which rebounds from No.72, back into the top 50 at No.48.
Outside the top 50, it’s a debut for Avicii’s ‘For A Better Day’ at No.51 and another for ‘The Voice’ runner-up Joe Moore. Fans clearly miffed that their choice didn’t win the ultimate prize, sending his independently-released single ‘Symphony’ into the top 100, where it premieres at No.52.
Jamie Lawson’s ‘Wasn’t Expecting That’ leaps from No.69 to No.53, James Bay’s new single ‘Scars’ jumps from No.84 to a new peak of No.55, but there’s a drop for his previous hit ‘Let It Go’ (No.44 to No.58). Jamie Lawson again impresses with ‘Ahead Of Myself’, which improves from No.75 to a new peak of No.59.
Little Mix’s ‘Hair’ is new at No.65, Meg Mac’s ‘Never Be’ is down 26 to No.76, Rita Ora’s ‘Body On Me’ slides 18 to No.84 and the Jarryd James/Julia Stone collaboration ‘Regardless’ plunges 37 to No.85.
The 90s are highlighted by a debut for the new Cold Chisel single ‘Lost’ (No.92), a 38 place drop for Lana Del Ray’s ‘High By The Beach’, a 21 place slide for Peking Duk’s ‘Say My Name’ and a debut for Will Sparks’ ‘Sick Like That’ (featuring Luciana) at No.97.
As mentioned in the opening paragraph this week, it’s a trio of debuts in the top three on this week’s ARIA albums chart and the best performing of all of them was Canadian performer The Weeknd with his sophomore album ‘Beauty Behind The Madness’, which claims the Aussie No.1 albums position this week ahead of debuts for Halsey’s ‘Badlands’ (No.2) and Foals’ ‘What Went Down’ (No.3).
Last week’s No.1 from Disturbed drops to No.6, while at No.7, Ed Sheeran’s ‘X’ continues to find favour with Australian audiences, this week being certified seven times platinum for sales of more than 490,000 copies.
The Paper Kites’ ‘TwelveFour’ debuts at No.8 (spooky, given twelve minus four equals eight…), but Bon Jovi’s ‘Burning Bridges’ slides six positions to No.9.
New at No.13 is Gin Wigmore’s third album ‘Blood To Bone’, which becomes her highest charting album in Australia thus far, bettering 2011’s ‘Gravel & Wine’, which peaked at No.29.
‘The Great Unknown’ for Rob Thomas slides from No.4 on debut to No.15 and Last Dinosaurs claim a top 20 debut for their album ‘Wellness’ (No.18).
The ‘Furious 7’ soundtrack is up from No.28 to No.21, Van Morrison’s ‘Essential’ collection debuts at No.23 and the Bullet For My Valentine album runs out of ‘Venom’, dropping from No.11 to No.26 in its third week.
More debuts; ‘Icehouse In Concert’ at No.27, Motorhead’s ‘Bad Magic’ at No.29, both preceding an 18 place drop for Dead Letter Circus’ ‘Aesthesis’ (No.12 to No.30).
Beach House’s ‘Depression Cherry’ pops onto the countdown at No.34, NWA’s ‘Straight Outta Compton’ leaps from No.53 into the top 50 at No.39 and Drake’s ‘If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late’ is back in the upper half of the top 100, jumping from No.85 to No.41.
Teddy Tahu Rhodes improves 15 places on last week’s No.59 debut for his album ‘From Broadway To La Scala’, Gurrumul’s ‘The Gospel Album’, however, is down 17 to No.48. And Maddie & Tae get a little top 50 chart love (only just, however) for their album ‘Start Here’, which begins its trajectory in the No.49 position.
Galantis’ ‘Pharmacy’ is up from No.91 to No.52, David Guetta’s ‘Listen’ is back into the countdown at No.53, but the poor Short Stack boys have seen their new album ‘Homecoming’ turn off the light and close the door behind it, leaving the top 50 after one week, slumping from No.5 on debut to No.55.
Soilwork’s ‘The Ride Majestic’ is new at No.60, Adam Eckersley Band’s ‘The Second Album’ is new at No.62, but Bad//Dreems’ ‘Dogs At Bay’ slides 31 to No.64.
There are more debuts to follow; the soundtrack to ‘Holding The Man’ (No.68), Tim Wheatley’s ‘Cast Of Yesterday’ (No.72) and Ms Murphy’s ‘Dirty Soul’ (No.73).
Kendrick Lamar’s ‘To Pimp A Butterfly’ slides 31 to No.75, but Ghost’s ‘Meliora’ slides even further, in freefall from its No.20 debut last week, 61 places lower at No.81 this week.
Northlane’s ‘Node’ is down 34, Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Greatest Hits’ is down 31, but Szymon’s ‘Tigersapp’ plummets from No.21 on debut to No.100, a massive 79 places lower.
Also gone from this week’s top 100 are albums from Carly Rae Jepsen, Soulfly, Kip Moore and The Devil Wears Prada’s ‘Space EP’.
For a full run down of the ARIA top 50s, head over to the ARIA CHARTS WEBSITE every Saturday from 6:00pm AEST.