Welcome to edition #428 of ARIA Chart Watch.
Who’s got new certifications under their belts (hint… there are lots of them)? Who’s debuted highest on both charts? Who are the big movers and who’s flying in the No.1 spot on both ARIA single and album charts?
Discover all you need to know in this week’s ARIA Chart Watch.
Can you believe it? Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber this week notch up an impressive eighth consecutive week atop the ARIA singles chart with their international smash ‘Despacito’.
Though Niall Horan’s ‘Slow Hands’ was No.1 on the iTunes chart for most of the past week, it just couldn’t do enough to knock Luis, Daddy and Justin off the No.1 spot. Though it does achieve a new peak this week by improving from No.5 to No.2.
DJ Khaled’s new single ‘Wild Thoughts’ is obviously impressing in the sales race, bagging a fresh gold sales certification after just three weeks on the countdown, meaning it’s sold through more than 35,000 units thus far.
Also notching up a new certification this week is Liam Payne’s debut solo offering ‘Strip That Down’. Yes, it falls from No.3 to No.4, but it hits platinum (70,000 units sold).
Imagine Dragons’ new single ‘Thunder’ continues to rumble, leaping another six places and into the top ten for the first time (No.12 to No.6).
As revealed on the site yesterday (HERE), the Jonas Blue/William Singe single ‘Mama’ has also gone platinum this week.
Looks like us Aussies are finally having the ‘Feels’ for the new Calvin Harris single. Featuring Katy Perry, Pharrell Williams and Big Sean, the single bullets into the ARIA top ten this week, up from No.26 to No.9.
Charlie Puth’s ‘Attention’ is steady at No.10, but now has a shiny platinum accreditation to call its own.
Also notching up a new certification this week is Ed Sheeran’s former No.1 smash ‘Shape Of You’. Six months into its chart journey this week, it’s now certified seven times platinum, meaning it’s sold through 490,000 units and is closing in on the magical half a million.
Jess Mauboy’s ‘Fallin’ is risin’. It’s up from No.20 to a new peak of No.15. ‘The Voice’ winner Judah Kelly sees his debut single ‘Count On Me’ premiere at No.19. (FYI… Last year’s winner, Alfie Arcuri, saw his winner’s single ‘Cruel’ debut at No.89).
French Montana’s ‘Unforgettable’ is now gold certifies (steady at No.21) and after her “live” performance of the track on ‘The Voice’ grand final last weekend, Katy Perry’s ‘Swish Swish’ swooshes from No.44 to No.22.
Clean Bandit and Zara Larsson’s ‘Symphony’ sounds sweeter with a new double platinum accreditation (140,000 units) at No.24 (down six).
The Martin Garrix/Troye Sivan single ‘There For You’ is now gold certified (No.26), Cheat Codes and Demi Lovato’s ‘No Promises’ hits platinum (No.27) and ‘The Voice’ runner-up, Hoseah Partsch, enters the countdown at No.35 with ‘Paper Planes’.
With his new album now in the stores, Calvin Harris’ recent single ‘Slide’ re-enters the top 50 (up from No.52 to No.38).
Jason Derulo’s ‘Swalla’ is now platinum (No.39), Lil Uzi Vert goes gold with ‘XO Tour Llif3’ (No.48) and, because of the album release, there’s a halo effect around Calvin Harris’s ‘Rollin’, which jumps 14 places to No.53.
With a fresh new remix with David Guetta doing the rounds, Bruno Mars’ single ‘Versace On The Floor’ re-enters the ARIA top 100 at a new peak of No.57.
Rudimental and James Arthur enter the countdown with their new single ‘Sun Comes Up’ at No.64.
It’s down another nine places this week, but Jax Jones’ single ‘You Don’t Know Me’ finally receives its first certification. It’s been on the countdown for six months this week, peaking at No.12, but thus far it’s been without a certification. Until now. Platinum it now is.
Lorde’s ‘Perfect Places’ crashes 19 places (No.57 to No.76). Katy Perry’s ‘Chained To The Rhythm’ is back into the top 100 at No.77 as a result of the performance on ‘The Voice’ and the new Axwell /\ Ingrosso single ‘More Than You Know’ enters the chart for the first time at No.78.
A couple of new entries in the 90s; Tyler The Creator is in at No.92 with ‘Who Dat Boy’ and Noah Cyrus premieres at No.94 with ‘I’m Stuck’.
The cover of ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’ from the Artists For Grenfell slips from the top 100 after just one week in it (No.53), as does Jennifer Hudson’s ‘Remember Me’ (No.55 last week).
Also sliding from the top 100 this week is Ed Sheeran’s ‘Dive’. It was at No.99 last week, but the reason we’re giving it a little mention is that it achieves a platinum certification as it closes the door on its top 100 chart journey.
Who had the best selling album in the country in the past week?
No, it wasn’t Katy Perry, who was in the country for a bit of promo, including performances on ‘The Voice’ and co-hosting ‘Sunrise’. No, it wasn’t US rock outfit Stone Sour, though their new album ‘Hydrograd’ does debut at No.2, making it the highest charting album of their career in Australia (seemingly anywhere, for that matter) thus far.
But it was, of course, Ed Sheeran, whose four times platinum album ‘÷’ continues to outperform all others.
The rest of the top five belongs to Lorde’s ‘Melodrama’ (down one to No.3), Katy Perry’s ‘Witness’ (up six to No.4) and Calvin Harris’ ‘Funk Wav Bounces Vol.1’ (a new entry at No.5).
Hillsong United’s ‘Wonder’ leaps back into the top ten (No.23 to No.9), while Adele’s ’25’ is up again (No.18 to No.12).
Tex Perkins, Don Walker and Charlie Owen (aka Tex, Don & Charlie) enter the charts at No.14 with their newest collaboration ‘You Don’t Know Lonely’.
We’ve got bullets for The Weeknd’s ‘Starboy’ (No.28 to No.20), Bruno Mars’ ’24K Magic’ (No.30 to No.22) and Shawn Mendes’ ‘Illuminate’ (No.43 to No.24).
But we’ve got a 13 place fall for the repackaged ‘Purple Rain’ soundtrack (No.13 to No.27).
Superfruit juice up the countdown at No.31 on debut with ‘Future Friends : Part One’ and Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’ gets another little breath of life, improving nine to No.32.
Though he might be flying high on the singles chart at the moment, DJ Khaled’s album isn’t doing so well in its second week on the ARIA album chart. Yes, it debuted at a very healthy No.7 last week, but it’s down 30 places in week two.
Falling even further this week, however, is the repackage of Radiohead’s ‘OK Computer’. It’s down from No.6 last week to No.44.
Lany’s self-titled LP just misses a top 50 berth; into the countdown on debut at No.53.
Pete Murray’s ‘Camacho’ is down 17 to No.56, Vince Staples’ ‘Big Fish Theory’ loses 40 places to No.57, but both Childish Gambino’s ‘Awaken, My Love’ and Beyonce’s ‘Lemonade’ are back into the top 100 (at Nos.58 and 59 respectively).
The 20th anniversary edition of Grinspoon’s ‘Guide To Better Living’ helped the album make its way back into the countdown last week at No.8 (a new peak), but just one week on, the story’s not quite so rosy; the album down from No.8 to No.63. Ouch.
Bigger ouch, however, is the 68 place drop for the new King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard album ‘Murder Of The Universe’, which plummets from No.3 on debut to No.71.
Rise Against’s ‘Wolves’ is down 18 (No.58 to No.76), Josh Pyke’s ‘Best Of, B-Sides & Rarities’ is in at No.80 on debut and Roger Waters’ ‘Is This The Life We Really Want’ dives 19 to No.81.
Fleet Foxes’ ‘Crack-Up’? It’s down from No.49 to No.84.
Jason Owen’s ‘Sings John Denver : The 20th Anniversary’? It’s new at No.85.
James Blunt’s ‘The Afterlove’ is down 23 to No.89 and the ‘Love Child : Season 4’ soundtrack enters at No.95.
The only album in last week’s top 50 to fall out of the top 100 this week is ‘The Great Country Songbook Vol.II’ by Adam Harvey and Beccy Cole.
For a full run down of the ARIA top 50s, head over to the ARIA CHARTS WEBSITE (now with a fresh new look, with fresh new features) every Saturday from 5:00pm AEST.