Welcome to ARIA Chart Watch edition #443!
As suspected, we’ve got a new number one on top of the albums chart. And said album also premieres there with a beefy certification. Who’s set to paint the chart pink? Wait… who?
First things first, however, and Post Malone is still flying the flag at No.1 on the ARIA singles chart. And while he’s still glimmering brightly in top spot, the Camila Cabello single ‘Havana’ is shining a little brighter with a new platinum certification (70,000 units sold) in position two.
Ed Sheeran’s latest single ‘Perfect’ also achieves a new certification this week – double platinum (140,000 unit sales) – and picks up a new chart peak of No.3.
With her new album now rolling at retailers and demand for tickets for her recently-announced ‘Beautiful Trauma’ tour dates going gangbusters, P!nk’s single ‘What About Us’ enjoys a second shot at the top ten, edging from No.12 to No.5.
Portugal The Man edges ever higher with ‘Feel It Still’ (No.9 to No.6), but Zayn and Sia’s ‘Dusk Till Dawn’ loses some of its recent gains, sliding two spots to No.8. That said, it does so while picking up a new platinum certification, having sold in excess of 70,000 units.
More love for P!nk at No.21, with ‘Revenge’, a track from her latest album featuring Eminem, into the charts as the week’s highest new entry.
Hailee Steinfeld, Alesso, Florida Georgia Line and Watt are up eight to No.26 with ‘Let Me Go’, P!nk’s ‘Beautiful Trauma’ creeps up three to No.27 and Cardi B’s ‘Bodak Yellow (Money Matters)’ leaps into the top 40 (No.48 to No.39) in its second week of top 50 chart action down under.
Peking Duk score the love for their new single ‘Let You Down’, new at No.45. Niall Horan’s ‘Slow Hands’ creeps back to No.50 (up from No.53) as his album release approaches.
Also headed towards the top 50, but not quite enough this week, is Kygo’s ‘Stargazing’ EP, which improves 12 places to No.51. On current trajectory, next week will be its first time to shine in the upper echelons of the countdown.
Halsey’s ‘Bad At Love’ is bad at hitting the top 40. After peaking at No.42 last week, the song has slipped back 12 to No.54 this week.
Kita Alexander is on the rise – and rather well – with ‘Hotel’, which bullets 15 places to a new peak of No.58.
Ed Sheeran continues to sell away from the top 50; his single ‘Galway Girl’, which previously peaked at No.2, has just notched up a new fourth platinum certification, meaning it’s sold in excess of 280,000 units in Australia.
Also picking up a new accreditation this week (double platinum) is the David Guetta/Justin Bieber collaboration ‘2U’. It also peaked at No.2.
NF’s ‘Let You Down’ is new at No.70, but P!nk’s grat track ‘Whatever You Want’ fails to fire, losing 28 positions from last week’s No.44 debut.
There’s a new entry for Cheat Codes, Fetty Wap and CVBZ’s collab ‘Feels Great’ at No.74, a No.99 to No.76 (new peak) jump for Angus & Julia Stone’s ‘Chateau’, a new triple platinum accreditation (210,000 units) for Clean Bandit and Zara Larsson’s ‘Symphony’ and a new peak of No.78 for Lil Pump’s ‘Gucci Gang’ after it debuted at No.91 last week.
Also in the 70s, we find Axwell ^ Ingrosso’s ‘More Than You Know’ (down 21 to No.79).
After a mammoth 64 weeks on the ARIA singles top 100, The Chainsmokers continue to sell through copies of their former No.1 megahit ‘Closer’. It’s down just one position to No.82 this week, but it does pick up another certification… that of 12 times platinum, meaning it’s sold through in excess of 840,000 units across our big brown land.
James Arthur’s ‘Say You Won’t Let Go’ also hits another new certification milestone; seven times platinum (490,000) at No.83.
P!nk’s in at No.88 with ‘Where We Go’, Macklemore & Mary Lambert’s performance of ‘Same Love’ at the recent NRL Grand Final and the subsequent furore surrounding their appearance has seen the track click over to a fifth platinum certification (350,000 copies), though it does lose 30 places to No.90 this week.
Cheat Codes and Demi Lovato hit double platinum with ‘No Promises’ (No.87 to No.92). But there’s a worryingly low debut for the new Louis Tomlinson track ‘Just Like You’. It’s not a single, apparently, but even still… No.94 isn’t great.
P!nk’s ‘I Am Here’ is new at No.97 and it’s made its exit from the ARIA top 100 this week after 33 week in, but Jason Derulo’s ‘Swalla’ waves goodbye with a shiny new double platinum accreditation behind it.
Was there really a chance that anyone but P!nk would debut atop the ARIA albums chart this week with her seventh studio album ‘Beautiful Trauma’? Not a chance in hell.
Australia’s love affair with the US star dates right back to her 2000 debut album ‘Can’t Take Me Home’, which charted higher here than virtually anywhere else in the world.
And she’s now hit No.1 with ‘Beautiful Trauma’, making it a decade-plus run of No.1 albums down under.
The singer’s latest long player also premieres in top spot with one heck of a certification… a double platinum one, which means more than 140,000 copies are already out there either in the shops, in digital collections or streamed to within an inch of their lives.
Ed Sheeran’s up from No.3 to No.2, with Triple J’s ‘Like A Version Vol.13’ down from No.1 to No.3 and Jess Mauboy’s ‘The Secret Daughter’ soundtrack down from No.2 to No.4.
Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile then claim the No.5 position, also on debut, with their new collaborative album ‘Lotta Sea Lice’.
Foo Fighters also score a new certification this week – for their recently-released album ‘Concrete And Gold’. It’s at No.8 and picks up a new platinum certification, having blasted through the 70,000 units barrier in just five weeks.
The power of P!nk is splashed across the lower section of the top ten too; ‘Greatest Hits… So Far’ improving from No.13 to No.9.
‘Essential Oils’ by Midnight Oil’ is up (No.16 to No.11), so too ‘The Very Best Of INXS’ after the Michael Hutchence documentary which screened last week (No.33 to No.12) and there’s a trio of debuts in the teens; ‘Colors’ by Beck (No.14), ‘Carry Fire’ by Robert Plant (No.16) and ‘Masseduction’ from St.Vincent (No.19).
Marilyn Manson’s new album ‘Heaven Upside Down’, however, takes a tumble – from No.4 on debut to No.20.
Rick Price and Jack Jones’ ‘California Dreaming’ is also down (16 to No.28), P!nk’s ‘The Truth About Love’ improves (No.41 to No.33), but Liam Gallagher’s ‘As You Were’ slumps 27 places from last week’s No.9 debut to find itself at No.36.
Justin Bieber’s ‘Purpose’ jumps back into the top 50 (No.51 to No.40), just ahead of Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’ which hits week #156 on the charts (that’s three years precisely for the slow ones).
But The Killers’ ‘Direct Hits’ is down 15 (No.28 to No.43), Demi Lovato’s ‘Tell Me You Love Me’ is down 14 (No.30 to No.44) and Michael Jackson’s ‘Scream’ drops 10 (No.36 to No.46).
New entries for Gucci Mane (‘Mr Davis’), Dave Gilmour (‘Live At Pompeii’) and King Krule (‘The Ooz’) straddle the top 50 divide, coming in at positions 49, 50 and 51.
We’ve got re-entries for Michael Ball and Alfie Boe’s ‘Together’ (No.55) and Lana Del Rey’s ‘Lust For Life’ (No.56) – the latter after the tour announcement during the week.
The Sia album ‘This Is Acting’ picks up (No.87 to No.63), as does Katy Perry’s ‘Witness’ (No.97 to No.72), but Anthony Callea’s ‘ARIA Number 1 Hits In Symphony’ takes a dive (down 27 to No.75) along with Jess Mauboy’s original ‘The Secret Daughter’ soundtrack (No.57 to No.76).
Debuts for Lime Cordiale (‘Permanent Vacation’ at No.79) and Dolly Parton (‘I Believe In You’ at No.80) brighten up the lower reaches of the chart. Not in the same way as Alex Lahey’s album ‘I Love You Like A Brother’ does, given it plunges from No.15 on debut to No.84.
Lady Gaga’s ‘Joanne’ is down 30 (No.61 to No.91), Shania Twain’s ‘Greatest Hits’ loses 33 (No.65 to No.99) and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ ‘The Heist’ dives 41 to No.100.
The biggest fall of the week, however, is courtesy of The Darkness, whose latest album ‘Pinewood Smile’ (which debuted at No.17 last week) has lost more than 83 places to be gone entirely from the top 100.
And though it may have said its goodbyes to the ARIA top 100 this week, EMI didn’t let the Keith Urban album ‘Ripcord’ go without giving it a little bit of a sparkle of magic on the way out… via a new double platinum certification (140,000 unit sales in Australia).
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