Welcome to ARIA Chart Watch, our weekly wrap of what’s been happening on the ARIA top 100s.
Last week, Ed Sheeran was knocked from the top of both singles and albums charts. But could his enduring star power see him back on top on one of them?
If you’re as intrigued as we are, read on…
No Ed at No.1 here on the singles chart this week; DJ Khaled, who overtook the UK favourite with his new single ‘I’m The One’ last week, is still shining brightly in the No.1 spot on this week’s ARIA singles chart.
And just in case you couldn’t get enough Bieber, his other feature vocal at the moment (on Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s ‘Despacito’) leaps from No.10 to No.2, having jumped from No.26 to No.10 last week.
Ed Sheeran isn’t going anywhere soon, however; ‘Galway Girl’ and ‘Shape Of You’ in positions three and four respectively. Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Humble’ makes up the top five.
The week’s highest debut comes courtesy of former 1D star Niall Horan, whose new single ‘Slow Hands’ premieres just outside the top ten (No.11).
Jason Derulo improves from No.26 to No.17 with ‘Swalla’, Cheat Codes and Demi Lovato hit the top 30 with their single ‘No Promises’ (No.36 to No.30) and there’s a nine place jump for the new Charlie Puth single ‘Attention’ (No.41 to No.32).
Aussie favourite William Singe scores himself a little bit of local chart love, thanks to his appearance on the new Jonas Blue single ‘Mama’, which debuts in the No.37 position.
Post Malone’s ‘Congratulations’ improves 15 to a new peak of No.45, Katy Perry’s new single ‘Bon Appetit’ loses 11 from last week’s No.35 debut and, just outside the walls of the top 50, the ladies from Haim premiere in the No.54 position with ‘Want You Back’.
In what’s a seemingly quieter week of Aussie chart action, we have debuts at Nos.60 and 62 for Flume’s ‘Hyperreal’ and Halsey’s ‘Eyes Closed’ respectively. And Harry Styles’ track ‘Eyes Closed’ bullets 15 places from last week’s No.78 debut.
Mura Masa tumbles 21 places with ‘Love$ick’ (No.63 to No.84), Cashmere Cat and Ariana Grande’s ‘Quit’ seems to have stalled (No.56 to No.85) and Milky Chance’s ‘Cocoon’ drops 14 to No.89.
Stargate’s ‘Waterfall’ continues its tumble; another 24 places lower this week (No.66 to No.90).
Imagine Dragons’ ‘Believer’ loses 19 (No.73 to No.92), Logic, Alessia Cara and Khalid debut at No.95 with ‘1-800-273-8255’ and there’s a big 27 place drop for Sheppard’s single ‘Keep Me Crazy’ (No.71 to No.98).
Bliss N Eso stole the No.1 crown from Ed Sheeran on last week’s ARIA top 100 album chart. But Ed has the last laugh, reclaiming the No.1 position this week with ‘÷’.
The rest of the top five comprises the ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy : Awesome Mix Vol.2’ soundtrack, Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Damn’, Bliss N Eso’s ‘Off The Grid’ and Mark Vincent’s ‘A Tribute To Mario Lanza’; the latter no doubt improving in the lead-up to Mother’s Day.
Bruno Mars’ ’24K Magic’ continues its surge up the countdown (No.10 to No.6), while Adele’s album ’25’ finally gets its accreditation update to the magical ten times platinum (700,000 copies) at No.7.
The week’s highest debut comes just one place below – Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds’ ‘Lovely Creatures – The Best Of’, ahead of Tina Arena’s best-of and Ed Sheeran’s ‘x’.
Other debuts this week include At The Drive In’s ‘In-Ter A-Li-A’ (No.15), San Cisco’s ‘The Water’ (No.17), Chris Stapleton’s ‘From A Room : Vol.1’ (No.20) and Kasabian’s ‘For Crying Out Loud’ (No.21).
But they continue throughout the 20s; Asgeir’s ‘Afterglow’ (No.22), Mac DeMarco’s ‘This Old Dog’ (No.23), Logic’s ‘Everybody’ (No.25) and Blondie’s ‘Pollinator’ (No.29).
Drake’s ‘More Life’ re-enters the countdown at No.32, before Pond makes a splash at No.33 with a debut for their new album ‘The Weather’.
We’ve got a No.35 debut for Motionless In White’s ‘Graveyard Shift’ and a No.37 debut for Diana Krall’s ‘Turn Up The Quiet’.
But there are also some double digit moves in amongst the debuts.
There’s a 15 place drop for the ‘Beauty & The Beast’ soundtrack (No.24 to No.39).
There’s a 17 place drop for Lee Kernaghan’s ’25th Anniversary Album’ (No.26 to No.43).
There’s a big 31 place rise for The Weeknd’s ‘Starboy’ (No.75 to No.44). And there are re-entries at Nos.48 and 50 for the latest albums for both Justin Bieber and Zara Larsson respectively.
Russ’s ‘There’s Really A Wolf’ is new at No.54, the Eurovision compilation tumbles 22 places, despite the competition taking over Kiev as we speak and there are 17 and 20 place drops respectively for John Mayer (‘The Search For Everything’ down from No.43 to No.60) and the ‘Fate Of The Furious’ soundtrack (down from No.41 to No.61).
‘Slowdive’ from Slowdive debuts at No.64. But the ‘Remembrance’ compilation takes a fast dive (No.23 to No.65).
‘The Very Best of Fleetwood Mac’ is down 28 places to No.68, Roy Orbison’s ‘The Ultimate Collection’ is down 27 to No.73 and Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’ tumbles 23 to No.78.
We do, however, have debuts at Nos.81 and 85 respectively for Khalid’s ‘American Teen’ and Stangers’ ‘Mirrorland’.
But the CDB album ‘Tailored For Now’ plunges 59 places from last week’s No.28 debut and Lea Michele’s ‘Places’ loses more than 75 places to now be gone from the top 100 after just one week.
Last week’s top 50 debuts from Tim Rogers, New Found Glory, Willie Nelson and Airling are also all gone from the top 100.
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