It’s steady at the top on the ARIA singles chart this week, but a new entry claims the No.1 position over on the albums chart. It’s one of four new entries in this week’s albums chart top ten.
Plus new accreditations, big moves and more, all in this week’s Chart Watch.
It’s week number four in the No.1 position on the Aussie singles chart for Danish outfit Lukas Graham, whose hit ‘7 Years’ continues to dominate, this week notching up a fresh new platinum certification, having blasted through 70,000 sales.
Twenty One Pilots improve to a new peak of No.2 with their chart favourite ‘Stressed Out’, replacing Hilltop Hoods’ latest single ‘1955’ (with Montaigne and Tom Thum). Not that the Hilltop Hoods boys will mind too much, given the song clicks over into gold territory, having surpassed 35,000 sales.
Charlie Puth’s smash ‘One Call Away’ moves back into the top five (No.7 to No.5) ahead of new movements into the top ten from Daya (‘Hide Away’ up from No.13 to No.7) and Sia (‘Cheap Thrills’ up from No.12 to No.8 and now with gold certification).
Kiiara’s ‘Gold’, steady at No.10, earns itself a platinum accreditation, ahead of Rihanna’s ‘Work’ (down from No.5 to No.11) and Zayn’s ‘Pillowtalk’ (down from No.8 to No.12).
Fifth Harmony have their eyes set on a top ten position. Their new tune ‘Work From Home’ premiered at a respectable No.39 last week, but leaps 26 places to No.13 in week two.
Alan Walker is another whose eyes are on the prize; ‘Faded’ jumping from No.20 to No.14.
Though Justin Bieber’s former No.1 hit ‘Love Yourself’ is on the slide this week (down four spots to No.15), it does achieve quite the accreditation tweak, jumping from last week’s three times platinum to five times platinum, meaning it’s now sold through more than 350,000 copies down under.
Selena Gomez’ ‘Hands To Myself’ is now platinum (No.18), Justin Bieber’s ‘Sorry’ goes from double platinum to quadruple platinum (No.21) and Mike Posner’s ‘I Took A Pill In Ibiza’ continues to peak, this week improving from No.46 to No.23.
Shawn Mendes hits triple platinum (210,000 copies) with ‘Stitches’ (No.26) and that new version of J.Bieb’s ‘Love Yourself’ (‘Love Yourself vs F@*k Yourself’ by Yo Preston and Kelly Kiara) scores the week’s highest debut (No.28). It continues to go great guns on the iTunes chart, placing in the top five there for the past few days.
DJ Snake’s ‘Middle’ slithers into the realms of double platinum (No.29), Taylor Swift’s ‘New Romantics’ jumps from No.47 to No.35 and the new Samantha Jade single ‘Always’ premieres at No.36.
In what’s clearly been the week that his label decided to update his accreditations, Justin Bieber’s ‘What Do You Mean?’ achieves a fifth platinum gong in position 38.
Little Mix are into the top 50 with ‘Secret Love Song’ (No.57 to No.41), Rüfüs are back into the top 50 with the summery ‘You Were Right’ (No.52 to No.46) and Swedish indie-poppers Miike Snow score their first ever top 50 chart hit in Australia with ‘Genghis Khan’, which is up from No.61 to No.47.
The Weeknd is another artist on the Universal Music roster to undergo a big certification update this week; his smash ‘Can’t Feel My Face’ going from double platinum to four times platinum (No.49 to No.52), while his recent hit ‘The Hills’ goes from double platinum to triple platinum (No.54).
Sandwiched in between The Weeknd’s singles in the No.53 spot is a debut for Nicole Millar’s newbie ‘Tremble’.
And right after said Weeknd’s singles is a re-entry for Disturbed’s ‘The Sound Of Silence’ (No.55).
Meghan Trainor’s newbie ‘No’ misses the top 50 on debut, settling for No.58 for its first week of Aussie chart action.
The Chainsmokers are up from No.82 to No.62 with ‘Don’t Let Me Down’ and Joel Adams’ ‘Please Don’t Go’ improves from No.77 to No.65 – a new peak.
Kendrick Lamar’s ‘King Kunta’ might be down from No.59 to No.67, but it’s now got a platinum award to call its own.
Big drops could spell big trouble for both Alessia Cara and Zayn Malik. Alessia’s single ‘Here’ was at No.44 last week, but is down 24 to No.68, while Zayn’s grat track ‘It’s You’ was new at No.38 last week, but is 31 places lower at No.69.
The Kendrick Lamar success continues with a debut for ‘Untitled 02 L 06.23.2014’ at No.71. There’s another debut – for Safia – at No.77 (‘Make Them Wheels Roll’) and Hilltop Hoods’ ‘Higher’… is lower; (No.65 to No.84).
Could Joe Jonas’ new outfit DNCE finally be starting to make some noise with ‘Cake By The Ocean’? Though it’s not quite its No.68 peak, the single re-enters the countdown at No.85 this week.
The top 100 wraps with debuts for Halsey’s ‘Colors’ (No.99) and Highasakite’s ‘Someone Who’ll Get It’ (No.100).
For the third time in three weeks, the No.1 spot on the ARIA albums chart is taken by a new entry. And this week, it’s The Cat Empire who’ve got the cream, premiering in pole position with their new album ‘Rising With The Sun’. There will be champagne corks popping for the band too, given this is only their second No.1 album and the first since their sophomore LP ‘Two Shoes’ all the way back in 2005.
The ‘Molly’ soundtrack’s stay in the No.2 spot remains unchallenged, with Kendrick Lamar’s surprise new LP ‘Untitled Unmastered’ debuting at No.3.
Adele and Hilltop Hoods are steady at Nos.4 and 5, followed directly by two more debuts… Tonight Alive’s new album ‘Limitless’ (No.6) and Urthboy’s ‘The Past Beats Inside Me Like A Second Heartbeat’ (No.7).
Coldplay’s ‘A Head Full Of Dreams’ improves from No.14 to No.10, but The 1975’s album ‘I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It’ tumbles from last week’s No.1 debut to No.13. Unlucky for some.
Twenty One Pilots improve with ‘Blurryface’ (No.21 to No.14), the new Miike Snow album ‘iii’ is new at No.18 (not quite matching the No.16 peak of its predecessor ‘Happy To You’) and, after his passing during the week, Jon English’s ‘Six Ribbons : The Ultimate Collection’ is new at No.23.
Hands Like Houses’ ‘Dissonants’ drops 17 places from last week’s No.7 debut. But The Rubens’ ‘Hoops’ and ‘The Very Best’ from INXS are on the up – No.68 to No.25 and No.36 to No.26 respectively.
But the second week sales slide is on for DMA’s ‘Hills End’ (down 19 to No.27) and Anthax’s ‘For All Kings’ (down 17 to No.29).
Jason Aldean’s ‘Old Boots, New Dirt’ re-enters at No.30, Disturbed’s ‘Immortalized’ is up from No.67 to No.34 and Led Zeppelin’s ‘Led Zeppelin IV’ improves from No.80 to No.42.
Ray LaMontagne claims the No.44 spot on debut with ‘Ouroboros’ and the No.47 spot belongs to Jack Savoretti’s ‘Written In Scars’, also on debut.
Beyond the walls of the 50 this week, there are re-entries (Jason Derulo’s ‘Everything Is 4’ at No.51 and Madonna’s ‘Rebel Heart’ at No.53), along with new entries (Loretta Lynn’s ‘Full Circle’ at No.54 and Violent Femmes’ ‘We Can Do Anything’ at No.59).
Foals’ ‘What Went Down’ is back in the chart mix (No.61 on re-entry), but Steel Panther’s ‘Live From Lexxi’s Mom’s Garage’ tanks in its second week, down 44 places to No.63.
Elizabeth Rose’s ‘Intra’ premieres at No.66, Queen’s ‘Greatest Hits’ is back at No.68, Nicole Car’s ‘The Kiss’ slides 35 to No.69 and the repackage of Michael Jackson’s ‘Off The Wall’ plummets in its second week, down 53 places to No.70.
A debut for Kelsea Ballerini’s ‘The First Time’ (No.71), big falls from Sia’s ‘1000 Forms Of Fear’ (No.42 to No.72) and the ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ soundtrack (No.37 to No.74).
A debut for Lapsley’s ‘Long Way Home’, big falls from Celtic Thunder’s ‘Legacy Vol.1′ (No.32 to No.76), The Jezabels’ ‘Synthia’ (No.45 to No.77) and the ‘Deadpool’ soundtrack (No.33 to No.78)
Ninja Sex Party leave their keys in the No.82 bowl in the latter part of the top 100 countdown, but there are big drops for James Bay’s ‘Chaos And The Calm’ (down 57 places to No.84), Rob Thomas’ ‘The Great Unknown’ (down 35 places to No.86) and David Bowie’s ‘Best Of Bowie’ (down 47 to No.91).
Ronan Keating’s ‘Time Of My Life’ slumps 37 to No.96, Hilltop Hoods’ ‘Walking Under Stars’ also drops 37 (to No.97), Skyhooks’ ‘Hits’N’Riffs’ plummets 41 places to No.99 and Conrad Sewell’s ‘All I Know’ is down 23 to No.100.
Kelly Clarkson’s ‘Piece By Piece’ suffers the biggest fall of the week, however. From a No.23 position last week, the LP is gone entirely from this week’s top 100.
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