Here we go with edition #434 of ARIA Chart Watch, our weekly wrap of the ARIA top 100s.
And can you believe it… change is in the air! We’ve got new number ones on both the singles and albums chart this week – and both are on debut!
Who are they? And what do they want with us? Read on, chums!
As predicted last weekend, Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber have finally relinquished their No.1 hold on the ARIA singles chart; their megahit ‘Despacito’ finally falling from favour after 13 straight weeks in the No.1 position.
So we have a new No.1. And, unsurprisingly, it comes courtesy of P!nk and her awesome new track ‘What About Us’.
Australia’s love affair with the US songstress kicked off with her debut single ‘There You Go’ way back in 2000. And though it didn’t hit the No.1 position (peaking at No.2), its successor ‘Most Girls’ did, becoming the first of eight number one hits.
Now Pink makes it No.1 number nine with ‘What About Us’, with ‘Despacito’ down to No.3, allowing Macklemore’s new single ‘Glorious’ to also make chart gains. The latter is also now platinum certified, having sold more than 70,000 units in Australia.
Kesha edges ever higher with ‘Praying’ (No.8 to No.6), as does Louis Tomlinson’s ‘Back To You’ (No.13 to No.11 and now teetering on the precipice of a top ten berth.
Dua Lipa scored herself a No.1 hit in her native UK this week with ‘New Rules’. And she’s headed in the same direction here with the same single. It increases its chart position by five this week (No.20 to No.15), ahead of the newly platinum certified ‘Pretty Girl’ by Maggie Lindemann (No.12 to No.16).
Jess Mauboy crawls back into the top 20 with ‘Fallin’ (No.21 to No.18), DJ Khaled’s ‘I’m The One’ scores a fresh new triple platinum certification, having sold through more than 210,000 units (No.19 to No.23) and, after 14 weeks of ARIA chart action, Miley Cyrus’ ‘Malibu’ cruises to a new double platinum accreditation (140,000 sales) at No.26.
Also newly double platinum this week is Childish Gambino’s ‘Redbone’ which, after a staggering 39 weeks, also scores itself a new chart peak, rising from No.30 to No.27.
Martin Garrix and Troye Sivan are now platinum minted with ‘There For You’ (No.29) and the new Avicii single ‘Without You’ premieres in the No.33 spot.
There’s love for Lauv; ‘I Like Me Better’ rising five places to No.40. Sigala and Ella Eyre ‘Came Here For Love’, so there’s more love flowing in their direction (the single rising 28 places to No.53).
John Gibbons’ ‘PYT (Pretty Young Thing)’ enters the ARIA top 100 in the No.61 position and there’s a nine place improvement for the Snakehips/Anne-Marie/Joey Bada$$ single ‘Either Way’ (No.84 to No.75).
Kaleo’s ‘Way Down We Go’ hits platinum (No.78), Macklemore’s ‘Marmalade’ starts to stick (up ten to No.80), but MØ’s ‘Nights With You’ tumbles ten (No.71 to No.81).
Also in the 80s, back to back debuts for Haim (‘Little Of Your Love’ at No.85) and Ruel (‘Don’t Tell Me’ at No.86).
Camila Cabello, meantime, is down 15 with her new track ‘OMG’ (No.77 on debut to No.92), Portugal The Man’s ‘Feel It Still’ enters the top 100 at No.95 and Katy Perry’s ‘Swish Swish’ sinks 22 places to No.97.
As if a new No.1 on the singles chart wasn’t exciting enough to contend with this week, we’ve got a new No.1 on the albums chart too! And it comes courtesy of Aussie songwriting legend Paul Kelly.
Staggeringly, this is the first time ever that the Australian music icon has achieved a No.1 album in his storied 36 year career. So celebrations all ’round at PKHQ and at the offices of his label EMI.
Ed’s at two, Kesha premieres at No.3 with her long-awaited new album ‘Rainbow’ (also her highest ever Australian album chart position) and the self-titled album from Jen Cloher is new at No.5.
There’s action aplenty for the ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy : Awesome Mix Vol.2’ soundtrack, which bullets from No.20 to No.8 and an even bigger move for Carole King’s iconic album ‘Tapestry’, which rockets from No.91 to No.11!
A No.13 debut for the new Preatures album ‘Girlhood’ isn’t quite as grand as the No.4 peak for their 2014 effort ‘Blue Planet Eyes’, but they’ll still take it thanks very much.
Avicii’s ‘Avicii’ is new at No.14 and Dodie’s ‘You’ EP is new at No.17.
Ed Sheeran also re-enters the top 20 with his breakout album ‘+’, meaning he currently owns 15% of the Aussie top 20.
Tyler The Creator’s ‘Flower Boy’ is down ten (No.12 to No.22), Linkin Park’s ‘One More Light’ is down 14 (No.9 to No.23) and Lana Del Rey’s ‘Lust For Life’ loses some lustre, down 18 to No.25.
Aussie favourite Kate Miller-Heidke scores the love with her live album ‘Live At The Sydney Opera House’, which was recorded alongside the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. It’s new at No.31.
Linkin Park’s ‘Hybrid Theory’ loses 17 places (No.16 to No.33), but Dan Sultan’s ‘Killer’ and Arcade Fire’s Everything Now’ are down further (No.13 to No.35 and No.10 to No.36 respectively).
Right in the middle of them all, however, Bruno Mars finally picks up a new platinum certification for his album ’24K Magic’ (No.34), having sold through more than 70,000 units locally.
Justice For The Damned have been ‘Dragged Through The Dirt’ to get a No.37 debut, Alice Cooper’s ‘Paranormal’ has been spooked out of the top 40, down 15 to No.42.
Also down this week is ‘Count On Me’, the debut album from ‘The Voice’ winner Judah Kelly. It tumbles from No.18 in its second week to No.44 in its third. This after debuting at No.3 just two weeks ago.
There’s a jump for ‘The Very Very Best Of Crowded House’ (No.77 to No.54) and a debut at No.55 for Glen Campbell’s ‘Adios’.
There’s also a 25 place tumble for Linkin Park’s ‘Meteora’ (No.32 to No.57).
The Gunners’ best-of is up (No.87 to No.61), but Haim’s ‘Something To Tell You’ is down (No.42 to No.62). Passenger’s ‘The Boy Who Cried Wolf’ also slumps this week, drooping 39 places to No.68.
New entry? Gravemind’s ‘The Deathgate’ (No.70). Huge fall? Boo Seeka’s ‘Never Too Soon’ (down 65 to No.73). Smaller fall? Halsey’s ‘Hopeless Fountain Kingdom’ (down 20 to No.74).
Glen Campbell’s ‘Greatest Hits’ is also down (39 to No.80), Jesus Culture will be praying for a longer chart stay than one week at No.83 on debut and Pete Murray’s ‘Camacho’ loses 21 places (No.63 to No.84).
Jay-Z also takes a tumble this week, losing 32 places with ‘4:44′ (No.59 to No.91).
The ’50 Best Songs’ from ‘Play School’ is down 20 to No.96, Linkin Park’s ‘Minutes To Midnight’ falls 34 to No.99 and the ‘Beauty And The Beast’ soundtrack plunges 44 places to the even No.100.
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