Chart Watch is back for your Saturday evening; our weekly look at the ARIA top 100s. And it’s a doozy of a week this week, with Adele dominating and breaking long-held chart records in the process.
This week, Adele also becomes the first artist since Taylor Swift at the same time last year to hold the No.1 spot on the singles and albums charts simultaneously.
Best we crack into this week’s Chart Watch!
Yes, Adele holds steady in the No.1 spot on the Aussie singles chart again this week, making it five on the trot and holding the Bieb from the No.1 mantle.
Justin’s also under pressure this week… from himself! He swaps places with himself in the Nos.2 and 3 positions; ‘Love Yourself’ improving to No.2, while the newly platinum ‘Sorry’ drops one to No.3.
Though his popularity on the show was undeniable, the combined might of Adele and Justin Bieber hold this year’s ‘X Factor’ winner Cyrus Villanueva out of the top three with his debut single ‘Stone’.
Though the track topped the iTunes chart in the show’s wake, it couldn’t sell enough in its two and a bit days of sales to prevent it becoming the lowest chart debut for an ‘X Factor’ winner’s single since Altiyan Childs’ ‘Somewhere In The World’ (No.8) back in 2010.
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ former No.1 single ‘Downtown’ notches up a fresh double platinum certification in the No. 9 position (down from five).
Shawn Mendes’ star continues to sparkle here in Australia. His breakout smash ‘Stitches’ climbs from No.10 to No.6 this week and earns itself a gold sales certification for sales in excess of 35,000 copies.
Duke Dumont’s ‘Ocean Drive’ also picks up a new accreditation this week. It’s now platinum, edging up one spot to No.8.
Rudimental’s appearance on ‘The X Factor’ (sans Ed Sheeran, but with Will Heard) help their collaboration ‘Lay It All On Me’ bullet from No.18 to No.12 and Adele scores some more down under chart love with her album track ‘When We Were Young’, which debuts at No.13.
Vance Joy’s ‘X Factor’ appearance also does wonders for his single ‘Fire And The Flood’, which rebounds from No.35 to No.20. Ellie Goulding’s ‘On My Mind’, though now platinum, slides from No.13 to No.21.
The new DJ Snake single ‘Middle’ continues its chart ascension; up from No.46 to No.26, Taylor Swift’s ‘Wildest Dreams’ sports a fresh new double platinum sheen at No.29, the new Major Lazer single ‘Be Together’ (with Wild Belle) is new at No.33 and there are re-entries from Cyrus Villanueva’s cover of ‘Wicked Game’ (No.36) and Labrinth’s ‘Jealous’, which Cyrus performed on ‘The X Factor’ final (No.37).
Fetty Wap’s ‘679’ is now gold at No.38, Adele’s ‘Someone Like You’ is back in chart action (No.41 on re-entry) and WSTRN’s ‘IN2’ premieres right behind her at No.42.
‘X Ambassadors’ shift back into the upper half of the chart with ‘Renegades’. It’s back from No.59 to No.45 this week and is now just two places shy of its Aussie chart peak thus far.
Birds Of Tokyo also notch up a new certification this week; their latest single ‘I’d Go Anywhere With You’ has bagged a gold certification (No.38 to No.47).
There’s more love for Adele at No.52, as her classic ‘Rolling In The Deep’ rolls back to the Aussie chart.
The title track of Justin Bieber’s ‘Purpose’ loses 15 places (No.40 to No.55), Charlotte Devaney’s ‘Flip It’ leaps 42 places to No.56 and Jarryd James’ single ‘Do You Remember’ is on the improve again, rising 24 places to No.60.
From there, it’s a debut for Rüfüs’ ‘Innerbloom’ (No.65), a re-entry from ZHU’s ‘Working For It’ (No.67), a debut for Cyrus Villanueva’s cover of the Phil Collins classic ‘In The Air Tonight’ (No.71) and a big drop for Justin Bieber’s ‘Mark My Words’ (No.49 to No.73).
There’s more ‘X Factor’ goodness from third place getters Jess & Matt, whose cover of Lady Antebellum’s ‘Need You Now’ premieres at No.77, but bit drops from Missy Elliot’s ‘WTF (Where They From)’ (down 35 to No.80) and Justin Bieber’s ‘Children’ (down 29 to No.81).
More debuts for Adele, as people pick their favourites from her new album; ‘Water Under The Bridge’ in at No.82, ‘Million Years Ago’ at No.84, ‘Send My Love (To Your New Lover)’ at No.88 and ‘Remedy’ at No.94.
Troye Sivan’s ‘Youth’ plummets an alarming 47 places to No.91 in its second week and there are debuts for Tkay Maidza’s ‘Ghost’ (No.96), Sigma and Rita Ora’s collaboration ‘Coming Home’ (No.97) and Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello’s collaboration ‘I Know What You Did Last Summer’ (No.100).
The Amity Affliction’s ‘Shine On’, which debuted at No.19 last week, is gone from the top 100 entirely.
As you’ll no doubt have gathered by now, this week’s charts are all about Adele. She’s the first artist to have simultaneous No.1s on the singles and albums chart since Taylor Swift this time last year and her sales figures across the course of the week have meant that with ’25’, she’s achieved the highest selling debut week since Shannon Noll’s breakout album ‘That’s What I’m Talking About’ almost 12 years ago and the highest individual sales week in six years.
Adele’s label Remote Control Records confirmed during the week that ’25’ hit triple platinum sales in five days throughout the week. Watch that climb in the weeks before Christmas.
Justin Bieber’s ‘Purpose’ is down to No.1, therefore, but notches up a gold sales certification (35,000 copies) and One Direction’s ‘Made In The A.M.’ is down to No.3 (now platinum).
‘Christmas’ continues to shine for Michael Bublé. The collection of festive favourites is back again in 2015 and picks up a fresh new 12th platinum certification at No.4 (that’d be 840,000 copies sold in Australia).
Ed Sheeran’s album ‘X’ (at No.5) is certified with ARIA’s first official diamond award, for sales of more than half a million copies.
Adele’s previous album ’21’ bullets from No.30 to No.7 as it bathes in the halo of the new LP and Enya’s first album in seven long years proves she’s lost none of her chart pull; ‘Dark Sky Island’ debuting in the No.8 position.
Samantha Jade just misses out on the coveted top ten placing with her long-awaited debut album ‘Nine’. It’s new at No.11, ahead of a re-entries for Human Nature’s ‘The Christmas Album’ and Adele’s ’19’ (Nos.12 and 13) and a debut for the new Tracy Chapman ‘Greatest Hits’ (No.14).
Adam Harvey’s ‘Harvey’s Bar… The Backyard Sessions’ comes into the countdown at No.17, James Blunt’s ‘I’ll Take Everything’ is up 16 to No.19 and Vance Joy’s ‘Dream Your Life Away’ picks up 21 places to No.24.
But Kerser’s album ‘Next Step’, which debuted in the No.5 position last week, slumps to No.26.
Little Mix’s ‘Get Weird’ is also down (15 spots to No.28), but Sia’s ‘1000 Forms Of Fear’ and Courtney Barnett’s ‘Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit’ both improve (43 and 37 places respectively).
Conrad Sewell‘s ‘All I Know’ EP drops from a No.9 debut to No.32, but may pick up again after his ARIAs performance and win.
Ellie Goulding’s ‘Delirium’ is down 17 from No.17, Jarryd James’ ‘Thirty One’ is up to thirty seven, Rudimental’s ‘We The Generation’ is back into the countdown (No.40) and Florence & The Machine lose 27 places with ‘How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful’ (No.14 to No.41). Jeff Lynne’s ELO’s ‘Alone In The Universe’ suffers a similar chart drop; down 28 to No.43.
Joe Cocker (‘The Life Of A Man’ at No.44) and Roger Waters (‘The Wall’ at No.46) debut, Dylan Joel’s ‘Authentic Lemonade’ fizzes from No.100 to No.49, but there are drops 20 places or greater for Sarah Blasko’s ‘Eternal Return’, Def Leppard’s self-titled set, Andre Rieu’s ‘Roman Holiday’, Mumford & Sons’ ‘Wilder Mind’, Rod Stewart’s ‘Another Country’, James Bay’s ‘Chaos And The Calm’, Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Greatest Hits’, Tim McGraw’s ‘Damn Country Music’ and Alison Wonderland’s ‘Run’.
There are no new entries between positions 50 and 100.
New entries in the top 50 last week from Dream On Dreamer, Chris Young, Jackie Onassis and Logic are gone from the top 100.
For a full run down of the ARIA top 50s, head over to the ARIA CHARTS WEBSITE every Saturday from 6:00pm AEDT.