Welcome to edition #433 of ARIA Chart Watch, our weekly wrap of the ARIA top 100s.
Once again, the No.1 positions on both charts are unchanged, but there’s plenty of movement elsewhere, with some new certifications thrown in to spice things up.
So without further ado… Here’s this week’s ARIA Chart Watch!
It’s looking increasingly likely that Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber are spending their last week at No.1 on the ARIA singles chart with their global megahit ‘Despacito’.
They’ve been there unchallenged for 13 straight weeks this week, but with Australian chart favourite P!nk rolling with her new single ‘What About Us’, it’s highly likely ‘Despacito’ won’t be there next week.
Imagine Dragons maintain the No.2 position with ‘Thunder’, but the new Macklemore single ‘Glorious’ has designs on even higher marks, improving from No.5 to a new peak of No.3.
Calvin Harris’ ‘Feels’ drops from No.3 to No.4, but the British DJ will take some consolation from the fact the single picks up a shiny new platinum certification, having powered through 70,000 sales down under.
Also picking up a new accreditation this week is former 1D star Liam Payne, whose ‘Strip That Down’ achieves a fresh new double platinum certification (140,000 units sold). It’s down one to No.5.
French Montana’s success Stateside with ‘Unforgettable’ is starting to be replicated down under. The single enters the Australian top ten for the first time this week; up from No.11 to No.7.
Kesha’s ‘Praying’ is now gold (35,000 sales) and, though down two, Niall Horan joins his former 1D bandmate Liam Payne in notching up a fresh new double platinum certification for his latest single ‘Slow Hands’.
Not to be outdone, however, Louis Tomlinson has his sights set on a top ten berth, improving from No.20 to a new peak of No.13 with his new single ‘Back To You’.
Dua Lipa’s ‘New Rules’ hits the top 20 (No.26 to No.20) and Willy William and J Balvin’s ‘Mi Gente’ crashes the top 50, improving from last week’s No.53 debut to No.38.
23 year old up and comer Lauv’s ‘I Like Me Better’ improves from last week’s No.50 debut to No.45, while Axwell and Ingrosso’s ‘More Than You Know’ also makes it higher than the No.50 position for the first time… up four places to No.48.
Beyond the gates of the top 50 this week, we’ve got a new double platinum certification for Future’s ‘Mask Off’ (steady at No.56) and a debut for Khalid’s single ‘Young Dumb And Broke’ at No.57. It’s the week’s highest new entry and one of only two in the entire top 100.
Morgan Evans improves – and how – with his new single ‘Kiss Somebody’, which bullets from a No.100 debut to No.59.
The other top 100 debut this week is at No.77 and that comes courtesy of former Fifth Harmony songstress Camila Cabello and her new track ‘OMG’.
Sigala and Ella Eyre’s ‘Came Here For Love’ jumps 11 places from last week’s No.92 debut, but Snakehips ‘Either Way’ is headed in the opposite direction, falling 20 places from last week’s No.64 debut.
The Linkin Park back catalogue releases continue to fall, with ‘In The End’ dropping 29 places to No.91. ‘Numb’, meantime, is down 30 to No.95.
Calvin Harris scores another accreditation tweak this week… his single ‘Rollin’ is now gold certified at No.94.
Guess who’s No.1 on this week’s ARIA albums chart?
Go on… we’ll give you one guess.
And you’ll probably be right. It’s Ed Sheeran, of course. Who, after retaking pole position last week, maintains his advantage this week.
But while last week’s top ten was peppered with new releases (six in total), this week’s is peppered with top ten re-entries.
Lorde’s ‘Melodrama’, for example, is up from No.11 to No.2. Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Damn’ is up from No.12 to No.3. The ‘Moana’ soundtrack is up from No.26 to No.4.
And it continues in position six; Imagine Dragons’ ‘Evolve’ up from No.18 to No.6.
Unlike last week, there’s just one new entry in the Aussie top ten and that comes courtesy of Boo Seeka and ‘Never Too Soon’, which premieres in the No.8 spot.
Ed Sheeran continues to fire with ‘X’ (up 12 to No.11). As does Tyler The Creator, who’s up 27 with ‘Flower Boy’ (No.39 to No.12).
Dan Sultan’s ‘Killer’ tumbles out of the top ten (No.5 on debut to No.13), but Adele’s ’25’ picks up the pace (No.24 to No.14).
The ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy : Awesome Mix Vol.1’ soundtrack is also on the move (No.32 to No.17), but Judah Kelly’s ‘Count On Me’ is headed in the other direction (No.3 on debut to No.18).
More big jumps this week; Calvin Harris’ ‘Funk Wav Bounces Vol.1’ (No.25 to No.19), the ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy : Awesome Mix Vol.2′ soundtrack (No.33 to No.20), Harry Styles’ self-titled LP (No.34 to No.21) and, after his tour announcement, Khalid’s ‘American Teen’ (No.56 to No.22).
But with so many albums racing upwards, inevitably some must fall. And Alice Cooper’s ‘Paranormal’ and Passenger’s ‘The Boy Who Cried Wolf’ are two such LPs. The former is down 23 positions to No.27; the latter down 23 positions to No.29. Bizarrely, ‘Beautiful – A Tribute To Carole King’ is also down 23! To No.31.
Travis Collins and Amber Lawrence score a little top 40 love with their new long player ‘Our Backyard’ (No.40 on debut), but Glen Campbell just misses out; his ‘Greatest Hits’ entering at No.41 after his passing earlier in the week.
Haim drop 21 positions to No.42 with ‘Something To Tell You’ and there’s a No.45 debut for Wage War’s ‘Deadweight’.
Beyond the top 50 this week, we have debuts at Nos.51 and 52 for Slim Dusty’s ‘Odds And Sods’ and Glen Campbell’s ‘Twenty Golden Greats’ respectively.
But we’ve also got a sizeable 35 place fall for Halsey’s ‘Hopeless Fountain Kingdom’ (No.19 to No.54) following the previous week’s Australian promotional visit.
The ‘Beauty And The Beast’ soundtrack is up (No.89 to No.56), but the Little Mix album ‘Glory Days’ is down (No.37 to No.57).
Brett Eldredge scores the top 100 love with his self-titled album (new at No.61), but Hillsong United tumble 21 places with ‘Wonder’.
A few more new entries (No.66 for the ‘Atomic Blonde’ soundtrack, No.71 for Dead Cross’ self-titled LP and No.75 for Richard Tognetti and the Australian Chamber Orchestra’s ‘Mountain’).
Michael Ball and Alfie Boe tumble 33 places with ‘Together’ (No.45 to No.78) and Royal Blood’s ‘How Did We Get So Dark’ eases 28 to No.82.
Glen Campbell’s ‘The Glen Campbell Collection’ is the week’s only other new entry. It’s new at No.86.
Though there were some big drops within the top 100 this week, there were some albums that started strongly last week that are gone entirely from the top 100.
Make Them Suffer’s ‘Worlds Apart’ drops more than 71 places to be out of the hundred this week.
Shane Nicholson’s ‘Love And Blood’ sheds more than 72 chart places.
But it’s O’Shea and The Murlocs who fall furthest this week. The former’s ’61-615′ is down more than 84 places and the latter’s ‘Old Locomotive’ has been shunted out of the top 100 after dropping more than 85 places from last week’s No.15 debut.
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