ARIA Chart Watch is back for your Saturday night’s reading pleasure and would you believe it… Ed Sheeran is no longer No.1 on either the singles OR albums chart!
Yes, you read that correctly, Ed Sheeran does not occupy No.1 on either ARIA chart this week.
The drama! The intrigue! The results! The weekly wrap of all things chart right here.
Yes, just one week on from breaking an Australian chart record for most weeks at No.1, Ed Sheeran and his single ‘Shape Of You’ have again relinquished the No.1 spot on the ARIA singles chart.
And it’s DJ Khaled who takes the prize. As we mentioned this morning as part of UK chart wrap in The Purge, yes, his new single might feature Chance The Rapper, Lil Wayne and Quavo, but it’s undoubtedly the superstar clout of Justin Bieber that helped it score the No.1 position on debut.
It’s DJ Khaled’s first ever top 50 Australian hit. And what a hit.
Ed Sheeran’s only down to No.2, however, so depending on how Khaled fares in his second week, Ed may be back for another bite of the No.1 cherry.
Shawn Mendes edges two places higher from last week’s No.8 debut of his new single ‘There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back’, while The Chainsmokers and Coldplay score a shiny new double platinum certification for their single ‘Something Just Like This’, having blasted through 140,000 units.
The appetite for new Justin Bieber music is clearly strong; his other feature vocal at the moment (on Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s ‘Despacito’) rockets from No.26 to No.10.
Though it’s down four places to No.24 this week, Jon Belliong’s former top ten smash ‘All Time Low’ scores itself a double platinum accreditation. It’s just ahead of a big 12 place bullet for Bliss N Eso’s ‘Moments’ (featuring Gavin James). Great timing for the single to fire given the album’s release last week.
Kendrick Lamar’s ‘DNA’ is down eight to No.27, there’s a No.29 debut for the new Kygo/Ellie Goulding collaboration ‘First Time’ and a ten place jump for the new Kaleo single ‘Way Down We Go’ (No.40 to No.30).
The latest chapter of Katy Perry’s career just doesn’t seem to be firing. ‘Chained To The Rhythm’ wasn’t the chart hit her label probably would have been expecting and the No.35 debut of her new single ‘Bon Appetit’ would also be outside expectations.
The new Charlie Puth single seems like it’s starting to hit, however. After a No.64 debut last week, the track bullets by 23 position to sit just outside the top 40.
Future and Rihanna’s ‘Selfish’ goes gold (35,000 copies) at No.48, but Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Love’ falters, down 13 places to No.49.
Beyond the 50, we’ve got a new entry at No.56 for the new Cashmere Cat single ‘Quite’, featuring the guest vocals of Ms Ariana Grande.
But Andy Grammer’s ‘Fresh Eyes’ droops following on from his Australian promotional visit and Logies appearance. It’s down 19 places to No.58.
Imagine Dragons’ ‘Thunder’ rumbles into the No.61 spot on debut, Chris Stapleton premieres at No.70 with Tennessee Whiskey and the new Harry Styles track ‘Sweet Creature’ enters at No.78 – a long way behind the No.1 debut of his last track ‘Sign Of The Times’.
Paramore’s ‘Hard Times’ hits… (almost poetically) hard times, falling 19 places from last week’s No.61 debut.
Train’s ‘Play That Song’ loses 17 (No.66 to No.83) and Tash Sultana’s ‘Murder To The Mind’ plunges 27 places after debuting last week at No.59.
We wrap the top 100 debuts with new entries at Nos.91 and 97 for Hailee Steinfeld (‘Most Girls’) and Fall Out Boy (‘Young And Menace’) respectively, while the new Lana Del Rey project is seemingly out for the count; her latest single ‘Lust For Life’ debuting at No.44 last week, but losing a staggering 52 places in week two.
James Blunt’s ‘Don’t Give Me Those Eyes’ also exits the top 100 after a post-Logies performance entry of No.67 last week.
And the reign of Ed Sheeran is over.
And while yes, it could very well be temporarily, we don’t think the Bliss N Eso boys will mind one bit that they’ve knocked him off the top spot with ‘Off The Grid’, their sixth studio album, which premieres at No.1.
The debut gives the Sydney hip hop supremos their third consecutive No.1 album, following on from 2010’s ‘Running On Air’ and 2013’s ‘Circus In The Sky’.
As on the singles chart, Ed hasn’t gone too far. ‘÷’ is still just off the pace at No.2, ahead of the ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy : Awesome Mix Vol.2’ soundtrack and a No.4 debut for the new Gorillaz album ‘Humanz’; the band’s highest charting album down under in seven years.
There’s another debut in the No.6 position; Adam Harvey and Beccy Cole and their new collaboration ‘The Great Country Songbook Vol.II’.
The ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy : Awesome Mix Vol.1′ soundtrack joins its second volume inside the ARIA top ten, edging from No.15 to No.8.
The announcement of Bruno Mars’ 2018 national tour (which was going gangbusters on Friday), sees the album after which it’s named (’24K Magic’) bullet from No.31 to No.10.
Aled Jones scores a new chart peak with his album ‘One Voice’ (No.38 to No.13), but Amy Shark’s ‘Night Thinker’ EP loses plenty of ground from last week’s No.2 debut… down to No.14.
James Blunt’s ‘The Afterlove’ is down eight to No.17.
As mentioned in The Purge earlier today, Keith Urban’s album ‘RipCord’ notches up quite the milestone this week. The LP, Australia’s second best selling album of 2016, spends its landmark one year anniversary on the chart. And it does so up seven places to No.20, meaning it’s spent every single one of those weeks inside the ARIA top 30.
Lea Michele scores some Aussie chart love for her album ‘Places’, which is new at No.25.
Just three places lower, the CDB boys are back with their new album ‘Tailored For Now – Eleven R&B Super Jams’, new at No.28.
There’s a big 20 place jump for The Ten Tenors’ ‘With You Were Here’ to a new peak of No.29 and debuts at Nos.30 and 31 for Tim Rogers’ ‘An Actor Repairs’ and Bee Gees’ ‘Timeless : All-Time Greatest Hits’ respectively.
Naturally, the latter’s fortunes would have been boosted by the screening of the Bee Gees TV special earlier in the week.
We have a trio of debuts in the 30s; New Found Glory’s ‘Make Me Sick’ at No.36, the ‘Eurovision Song Contest 2017’ compilation at No.37 and Willie Nelson’s ‘God’s Problem Child’ at No.38.
Airling’s album ‘Hard To Sleep, Easy To Dream’ is new at No.45 and there are top 50 straddling top 100 re-entries for Green Day’s ‘Revolution Radio’, Milky Chance’s ‘Blossom’, ‘The Ultimate Bee Gees’ and Chris Stapleton’s ‘Traveller’ at Nos.47, 48, 51 and 52 respectively.
But Brad Paisley’s ‘Love And War’ tumbles 35 places from last week’s No.22 debut.
More Bee Gees love at No.61 with a re-entry for ‘Their Greatest Hits : The Record’.
More new entries too; NeillyRich’s ‘Here Now Forever’ at No.62 and Mark Lanegan Band’s ‘Gargoyle’ at No.65.
Hilltop Hoods’ ‘Drinking From The Sun, Walking Under Stars Restrung’ is down 27 to No.66, Feist’s ‘Pleasure’ is new at No.69 and there’s a re-entry right behind her for Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Greatest Hits’.
One of the week’s biggest chart drops comes from Allday. The Adelaide-based rapper was flying high last week at No.6 on debut with his album ‘Speeding’. Sales have decelerated rapidly this week, however; the album plummeting 65 places to No.71.
Kendrick Lamar’s ‘To Pimp A Butterfly’ is down 27, the ”Guardians Of The Galaxy : Cosmic Mix Vol.1′ soundtrack is new at No.73 and The Weeknd’s ‘Starboy’ loses 24 places to No.75.
More drops come from Pentatonix (‘PTX Vol.4’ down 23 to No.79), Bad//Dreems (‘Gutful’ down 59 places to No.82), Mastodon (‘Emperor Of Sand’ down 34 to No.84), Queen (‘Greatest Hits’ down 33 to No.86) and Incubus (down 68 to No.88).
Mary J Blige’s ‘Strength Of A Woman’ just scrapes into the countdown, premiering at the even No.100.
Top 50 debuts last week to have disappeared from the top 100 are (last week’s figures in brackets); Xavier Rudd’s ‘Live In The Netherlands’ (24), While She Sleeps’ ‘You Are We’ (26) and Steps’ ‘Tears On The Dancefloor’ (46).
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