Here comes edition #447 of ARIA Chart Watch and Australia… we’ve got new number ones on both charts this week.
Yes, you’ve probably already guessed who’s No.1 on the albums chart, but singles…?
Read on for all the juicy tidbits in this week’s ARIA Chart Watch!
So after seven straight weeks, Post Malone has finally relinquished his grip on the No.1 spot on the ARIA singles chart. And he’s succumbed to… Camila Cabello.
The former Fifth Harmony starlet finally breaks through for her first No.1 hit down under with her global smash ‘Havana’.
It’s a position she didn’t even achieve with her former bandmates, who peaked at No.3 with ‘Work From Home’ last year.
Post Malone is only down to No.2, with Ed Sheeran’s ‘Perfect’ (up one to No.3), Post Malone’s ‘I Fall Apart’ (up two to No.4) and Khalid’s ‘Young Dumb & Broke’ (steady) making up the rest of the top five.
The new Selena Gomez/Marshmello collaboration ‘Wolves’ has its eyes on more chart success, shifting four places higher this week to No.9.
And Eminem is back; his new single ‘Walk On Water’ (with Beyoncé) entering the countdown at a very respectable No.10 on debut.
Our first certification of the week belongs to Macklemore and Kesha and their collaboration ‘Good Old Days’. Though it’s down two to No.13 after eight weeks on the countdown, it picks up a fresh new platinum certification, meaning it’s sold in excess of 70,000 units down under.
A little further in, NF’s up five with ‘Let You Down’ (No.27 to No.22) and Lil Pump improves six with ‘Gucci Gang’ (No.32 to No.26).
Avicii’s into this week’s countdown alongside Rita Ora with ‘Lonely Together’ (No.32) and there are jumps for Big Shaq’s ‘Man’s Not Hot’ (No.47 to No.34), Taylor Swift’s ‘Ready For It?’ (No.45 to No.35) and Rita Ora’s ‘Anywhere’ (No.49 to No.37).
In amongst them all, however, is the week’s second new certification… a gold one for Cardi B’s ‘Bodak Yellow’, which has now sold more than 35,000 units down under.
Cheat Codes are into the top 50 with ‘Feels Great’, moving up nine places to No.45. Khalid’s ‘Location’ is back into the top 50 too (No.51 to No.46), as is Halsey’s ‘Bad At Love’ (No.58 to No.48).
Going in the opposite direction, however, are Taylor Swift’s ‘Gorgeous’ (No.38 to No.49) and Calvin Harris’ ‘Feels’ (No.35 to No.50). That said, Calvin’s track picks up a fresh new triple platinum certification for sales of more than 210,000 units.
Also on the slide this week is Taylor Swift’s ‘Call It What You Want’. It plunges a huge 36 places to No.52 after debuting last week at No.16. No doubt the album’s arrival is the catalyst for the big drop.
Sam Smith’s ‘Pray’ also tumbles this week (No.41 to No.54) on the heels of his album release.
Keith Urban’s new track ‘Female’ empowers the No.55 position on debut.
There’s a new peak (No.56) and a new accreditation (gold) for the Kita Alexander single ‘Hotel’.
But there’s another big drop… Avicii and Sandro Cavazza’s ‘Without You’, which slumps 18 places to No.57 as the new single makes its impact.
Imagine Dragons’ ‘Whatever It Takes’ is up (No.89 to a new peak of No.60), Pnau’s ‘Go Bang’ also scores a new peak this week, up 36 to No.62. But N.E.R.D.’s comeback has stalled somewhat, with ‘Lemon’ losing its fizz (No.48 on debut to No.63.
Liam Payne’s ‘Bedroom Floor’ is also struggling to make an impact, dropping 13 places to No.66.
Clean Bandit’s ‘I Miss You’ (with Julia Michaels) improves from No.84 to No.72 and is now just seven places away from its peak thus far. Sheppard’s new single ‘Coming Home’, meantime, makes its entry onto the countdown at No.79.
Childish Gambino’s ‘Redbone’ notches up a bit of a milestone this week, celebrating a full year in the ARIA top 100 in position 86. It’s never been higher than 27 in its 12 months, but is sitting pretty with a double platinum certification (140,000 units) against it.
Also double platinum, but now seriously in danger of dropping out of the top 100 is Maggie Lindemann’s ‘Pretty Girl’. The single plunges 32 places to No.89 this week.
There are debuts right down the bottom from G-Eazy’s ‘No Limit’ (No.96) and Jason Derulo and French Montana’s ‘Tip Toe’ (No.99).
And though it’s now gone from the top 100, Halsey’s ‘Now Or Never’ scores a major certification tweak. It was gold certified last week. This week, however, it’s double platinum.
There was never really ever any doubt as to who’d be in the No.1 spot this week.
It is, of course, Taylor Swift and her new album ‘Reputation’, which premieres in pole position, giving T-Swizzle her fourth successive Aussie No.1 album.
P!nk hasn’t gone too far, however.. she’s at No.2.
Ed Sheeran’s year is coming to an end with another new certification for his album ‘÷’, which picks up a brand new sixth platinum certification, meaning it’s sold through in excess of 420,000 units down under.
He’s ahead of Sam Smith and Kerser’s new long player ‘Engraved In The Game’, which is new at No.5.
There’s a No.6 debut for the long-awaited new Evanescence album ‘Synthesis’ and a huge jump for Michael Bublé’s ‘Christmas’ as people across the country start to get into the Christmas spirit.
Cold Chisel continue to score the love with their ‘Live Tapes’ series. The fourth edition, filmed at the old Sydney Entertainment Centre, premieres at No.9.
There’s love too for Pnau, with their new long player ‘Changa’ entering the countdown at No.11.
Falling from the top ten this week are Guy Sebastian’s ‘Conscious’ (No.4 to No.12), Niall Horan’s ‘Flicker’ (No.10 to No.13), Chris Brown’s ‘Heartbreak On A Full Moon’ (No.5 to No.17), Maroon 5’s ‘Red Pill Blues’ (No.7 to No.21) and Polaris’ ‘The Mortal Coil’ (down a staggering 58 places to No.64).
Ahead of his performance the ARIAs later this month, we’ve got an eight place rise for Paul Kelly’s ‘Life Is Fine’ (No.32 to No.24) and we’ve also got a No.27 debut for The Corrs’ new album ‘Jupiter Calling’.
Elton John’s ‘Diamonds’ is sparkling in the No.33 spot on debut, there’s a re-entry for INXS’s ‘Kick’ (No.38) thanks to the repackage and bullets for ‘All For You : The Best Of Cold Chisel’ (No.66 to No.39) and the first edition of Jess Mauboy’s ‘The Secret Daughter’ soundtrack (No.54 to No.40).
360’s album ‘Vintage Modern’ tumbles 26 places to No.45, Chris Isaak’s ‘Christmas’ re-enters at a new peak of No.46 now that the season is approaching and Seal’s ‘Standards’ rounds out the top 50 debuts at No.48.
Beyond the 50 this week, there’s a 17 place drop for Ed Sheeran’s ‘+’ (No.34 to No.51), a 27 place drop for George Michael’s ‘Listen Without Prejudice/MTV Unplugged’ (No.28 to No.55). Hillsong Worship’s ‘The Peace Project’ is also down (19 to No.57) and the ‘Baby Driver’ soundtrack loses 18 to No.61.
Kelly Clarkson’s ‘Meaning Of Life’ is struggling for traction at the pointy end of the year, losing 24 places to No.65. It’s just ahead of the new Aretha Franklin album ‘A Brand New Me’, which debuts at No.66.
Paul Kelly’s ‘Songs From The South Volume 1 & 2’ is back in (No.70), London Grammar’s ‘Truth Is A Beautiful Thing’ is up (No.91 to No.73), but Jimmy Barnes’ ‘For The Working Class Man’ is down (No.49 to No.74).
Kygo’s ‘Kids In Love’ also takes a tumble, losing 35 places from last week’s No.42 debut.
The news also isn’t so crash hot for 21 Savage, Offset and Metro Boomin, whose album ‘Without Warning’ slumps 53 places from last week’s No.39 debut.
Poor Kelsea Ballerini, however. Last week she was shining brightly in the No.12 spot with her new album ‘Unapologetically’ on debut. Well sorry, Kelsea, but it’s down a massive 85 places to No.97 in week two.
There’s a far bigger drop than that for Blake Shelton’s album ‘Texoma Shore’, which is gone from the top 100 after debuting last week at No.23.
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