Chart Watch is back for your Saturday night’s reading pleasure, albeit a little later than you’re used to. Due to circumstances beyond our control, Chart Watch will now come to you from 7pm each Saturday night. But fear not… we’ve still got a swag of juicy chart info for you, including all the accreditations, all the big moves and who’s debuted where.
This week, for example, will Delta get her first No.1 album in nine years? Or will Blink 182 nab their first ever Aussie No.1 album? And will Drake still be flying high at No.1 on the singles chart?
Find out all you need to know in this week’s Chart Watch!
Though Drake’s reign atop the ARIA singles chart hasn’t been a consecutive run as it has in the US and the UK, he’s still managed to notch up seven weeks at No.1 down under. But that stay in the top spot has finally come to an end, and all thanks to two young women from Brisbane.
Yes, The Veronicas’ new hit single ‘In My Blood’ does enough to claim the No.1 throne from Drake this week, edging two places higher and picking up a gold certification (for sales over 35,000 copies) in the process.
That’s not to say that Drake’s gone too far, however; the Canadian star is at No.2 this week – and at No.5, where his single ‘Too Good’ (featuring Rihanna) is steady, but picks up a new platinum certification (70,000 copies).
Meghan Trainor says ‘Me Too’ with the platinum accreditation thing. She’s also steady this week – at No.7.
Shawn Mendes improves two to No.8 with ‘Treat You Better’, but French songstress Imany continues on her march towards the top, bulleting another seven places with her single ‘Don’t Be So Shy’ (No.16 to No.9).
Mike Posner’s Australian promotional visit – and performance of ‘I Took A Pill In Ibiza’ on ‘The Voice’ – resulted in an improvement in his chart fortunes, but only marginally; the single improving eight positions to No.17.
Keith Urban continues to kick goals with his latest single ‘The Fighter’, which has battled its way up into a top 20 position, a new peak and a gold sales certification. Featuring Carrie Underwood, the track jumps eight places to No.19 to become Keith’s second ever top 20 Aussie hit and his first in ten years. Only 2006’s ‘Once In A Lifetime’ has gone higher (No.18).
That controversial star-studded music video helps the new Fergie single into a No.26 debut for ‘M.I.L.F $’. It’s the week’s highest debut and the singer’s highest solo chart position in eight years.
Kent Jones is up from No.39 to No.30 with ‘Don’t Mind’, the new Dua Lipa single re-enters the top 100 at No.31 and, with the help of a little TV sync, Delta Goodrem’s new single ‘Enough’ jumps from a No.46 debut to No.33.
OneRepublic’s ‘Wherever I Go’ was just starting to gain a bit of chart traction, but has stalled this week, slipping back nine places to No.41, just ahead of a bit 39 place jump for Kanye West’s ‘Famous’ (no doubt because of its controversial video).
Though Troye Sivan’s new version of ‘Wild’ (now with added Alessia Cara) rebounded into the ARIA top 100 at No.26 last week, the effects didn’t last long. It’s down 18 places to No.44 this week.
But good news for Danish starlet MØ, who scores her first ever Australian top 50 chart placing in her own right with ‘Final Song’, which is up ten places to No.45.
Ditto for Albanian songstress Era Istrefi, who jumps another 15 places to No.46 with her European hit ‘BonBon’.
Twenty One Pilots’ ‘Heathens’ drops 11 to No.48 and, just as it’s about to disappear from the top 50, Jonas Blue’s former No.1 – ‘Fast Car’ – notches up a fourth platinum certification (280,000 copies).
Outside the top 50 this week, Delta Goodrem’s previous single ‘Dear Life’ bullets from No.77 to No.52 as the halo effect surrounding her album’s release takes place.
Interestingly, Shakira’s latest single, ‘Try Everything’ is still swanning around in the lower reaches of the ARIA top 100 and has been for nine weeks. This week, however, it reaches a new peak of No.57 (up from No.64).
Anne-Marie’s ‘Alarm’ is going off! Her single has been creeping up the charts over the past four weeks and finds itself at a new peak of No.63 this week.
And don’t ever think that a little performance on the ‘Graham Norton Show’ doesn’t hold sway with the Aussie record buying public. French songstress Christine And The Queens was on the show last week performing her track ‘Tilted’. And voila; it’s debuted at No.65.
Joel Adams hasn’t gone anywhere this week. In fact, the viral star has improved 13 places with his single ‘Please Don’t Go’ and the song is now just one spot away from its No.65 chart peak thus far.
Ellie Drennan’s ‘Hard Love’ debuted at No.41 last week after her performance on ‘The Voice’, but without much radio love, the track tanks to No.68 in week two.
Rihanna’s Sia-penned ‘Star Trek’ single ‘Sledgehammer’ debuts at No.69, DJ Khaled’s ‘For Free’ is up ten, but Flo Rida and Jason Derulo’s ‘Hello Friday’ is down 19 to No.75.
Dami Im’s ‘Sound Of Silence’ is down further, however, tumbling 28 places to No.77. Shawn Mendes ‘Stitches’ up a fourth platinum certification (No.79) and Safia’s ‘Over You’ premieres right behind (No.80).
Alessia Cara’s ‘Wild Things’ drops 16 to No.81, Luke Christopher’s ‘Lot To Learn’ is down 18 to No.90 and Delta Goodrem’s ‘Wings’ pops its head back into the top 100 – at No.100.
So who was the cat that got the cream? Why that would be Grizabella, of course. Otherwise known as Delta Goodrem, who scores her first No.1 album in eight years with ‘Wings Of The Wild’. The album premieres in the top spot ahead of Blink 182’s newbie ‘California’ which, from all accounts, gave DG quite a run for her money.
But big props have to go to the In Stereo boys, whose new EP ‘The Speed Of Sound’ debuts at a very respectable No.3. It’s their highest chart position to date and comes off the back of a string of instore appearances and performances throughout the past week. Even more impressive is the fact that the boys have done it all while still at high school.
Red Hot Chili Peppers were shining in the No.1 position for the past two weeks with ‘The Getaway’, but said album slides to No.4 under the weight of the entirely new top three.
Christine And The Queens premieres at No.8 with her eponymously-titled international debut.
Though it’s now out of the top ten, Drake’s ‘Views’ bags itself a gold sales accreditation, having sold through more than 35,000 copies in its chart run (No.6 to No.11).
Hillsong United grace the No.12 position on debut with ‘Of Dirt And Grace : Live From The Land’ and Diesel’s ‘Americana’ rumbles into the No.15 spot, also on debut.
Hilltop Hoods’ ‘Drinking From The Sun, Walking Under Stars Restrung’ is up from No.36 to No.19, but Broods’ ‘Conscious’ tumbles out of the top 20 after debuting at No.2 last week (No.21).
A little further down, there’s a new entry at No.27 for Josh Pyke (‘Live At The Sydney Opera House’), one at No.30 for Eric Clapton & Friends (‘Crossroads Revisited’) and another for Brisbane songstress Grace Sewell at No.32 (‘FMA’).
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ ‘This Unruly Mess I’ve Made’ bullets 25 to No.36, but Case/Lang/Veirs’ ‘Case/Lang/Veirs’ slumps 22 to No.38. The new Bat For Lashes album, ‘The Bride’, premieres at No.40.
Melanie Martinez’ ‘Cry Baby’ jumps 32 (No.77 to No.45), the ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy : Awesome Mix 1’ soundtrack is back in the top 100 (No.46), but ‘The Very Best Of INXS’ is down 16 (No.32 to No.48).
A pair of new entries straddle the No.50 position this week. On the right side is Maxwell’s ‘Blacksummers’ Night’ debuting at No.49 and on the wrong side is Snoop Dogg’s ‘Coolaid’ debuting at No.51.
Elvis Presley’s back with his former No.1 album ‘If I Can Dream’ at No.53 on re-entry, but there are drops for the ‘Molly’ soundtrack (No.40 to No.54), Halsey’s ‘Badlands’ (No.28 to No.55) and Ronan Keating’s ‘Time Of My Life’ (No.33 to No.57).
With their new album now in the stores, there’s plenty of renewed interest in ‘Since I Left You’, the debut album for The Avalanches, which is back in the ARIA top 100 at No.58 this week.
So too Mike Posner’s album ‘At Night, Alone’, which re-enters at a new peak of No.60 as a result of his promotional visit.
Gojira’s ‘Magma’ cools (No.41 to No.68). So too Paul McCartney’s ‘Pure McCartney’ (down 30 to No.73), Paul Simon’s ‘Stranger To Stranger’ (down 34 to No.79), Selena Gomez’ ‘Revival’ (down 24 to No.80) and Neil Young & Promise Of The Real’s ‘Earth’ (down 45 to No.82). Florence & The Machine’s ‘How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful’ is down more, however, losing 60 places from last week’s No.27.
E^st’s ‘Get Money’ wraps the top 100 debuts at No.96.
DJ Shadow last week premiered at No.31 with ‘The Mountain Will Fall’. It’s not just the mountain, DJ Shadow… Your album’s gone from the top 100. As is the ‘Game Of Thrones : Season 6’ soundtrack.
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