Welcome to our 459th edition of ARIA Chart Watch, our weekly look at the ARIA top 100s.
Who’s shining in the No.1 positions on the singles and albums charts?
Could Justin Timberlake’s star power take him all the way to the top of the ARIA albums chart with his new album?
Will there be any more certifications after last week’s avalanche?
We’ll answer those and more questions for you in this week’s ARIA Chart Watch. Let’s crack on.
No change at the top of the ARIA singles chart this week.
After shifting from No.5 to No.1 on last week’s countdown, Drake maintains his lead over all comers with his latest single ‘God’s Plan’.
Ed Sheeran’s going nowhere in a hurry, however, steady in position two with ‘Perfect’.
Post Malone edges higher with ‘I Fall Apart’, however (No.4 to No.3), but Rudimental and co are really on the move with their single ‘These Days’, which bullets from No.10 to No.4.
Dua Lipa’s also on the up with her latest track ‘IDGAF’ (No.16 to No.11), which is now on the precipice of becoming her third top ten hit down under, joining ‘Be The One’ and ‘New Rules’.
The week’s first certification belongs to Camila Cabello, whose former No.1 smash ‘Havana’ picks up its sixth platinum certification in Australian, meaning that it’s climbed over the 420,000 units sales mark here.
The highest new entry this week is at No.18 and it comes courtesy of The Weeknd, Kendrick Lamar and their single ‘Pray For Me’.
Kendrick’s also into the top 20 himself this week with ‘All The Stars’ (featuring SZA), which leaps from No.30 to No.19.
Justin Timberlake and Chris Stapleton’s ‘Say Something’ leaps 12 places from last week’s No.36 debut and Angus & Julia Stone score a platinum certification for their top 30 hit ‘Chateau’ (No.29), after selling in excess of 70,000 units.
Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Humble’ takes a tumble (you’re welcome) from No.20 to No.32, but Bazzi’s single ‘Mine’, which is splashed all over radio station playlists, rockets from last week’s No.84 debut to No.33.
Vance Joy returns to the ARIA top 50, this time with his latest single ‘We’re Going Home’, which improves from last week’s peak of No.55 to No.41, a jump of 14 places.
Lorde’s ‘Homemade Dynamite (remix)’ hits platinum at No.42 and, with his album flying in the shops, ‘Filthy’, the lead single from Justin Timberlake’s new album ‘Man Of The Woods’, jumps from No.57 to No.44.
Into the top 50 (No.64 to No.45) for the first time this week is ‘For You’, the Liam Payne/Rita Ora single from the ‘Fifty Shades Freed’ soundtrack. Its previous best was No.58.
Zedd & Grey’s track ‘The Middle’ is up from last week’s No.58 debut to No.50.
Melbourne’s own Tyron Hapi jumps 14 places to a new peak of No.60 with his breakout hit ‘Anyway’, but Vance Joy’s ‘Lay It On Me’ slips 15 to No.62.
Kylie Minogue’s ‘Dancing’ returns to this week’s countdown, with a re-entry at No.64 (its previous peak was No.46).
There’s a No.67 debut for Peking Duk’s ‘Wasted’ (just as its predecessor ‘Let You Down’ exits the top 50), a 20 place drop for Gang Of Youths’ ‘Let Me Down Easy’ (No.49 on debut to No.69) and a new entry for Ofenbach and Nick Waterhouses’s ‘Katchi’ in the No.78 spot.
Glades hits the top 100 with ‘Do Right’ (No.84 on debut), Kita Alexander’s ‘Hotel’ is now platinum accredited (No.86) and P!nk’s ‘Beautiful Trauma’ slides another 14 places to No.90.
Lorde’s ‘Green Light’ plunges 28 after placing in the Hottest 100 and there’s a 28 place fall for Calum Scott’s ‘You Are The Reason’, just as a new version (featuring Leona Lewis) sees the light of day (read more about that and his impending promotional visit in this morning’s edition of The Purge).
So first things first… Justin Timberlake’s new album has debuted at… No.2.
Naturally, his team at Sony Music will be disappointed in not being able to get it into pole position.
But what might really rub salt into the wound this week will be that the album that’s held it out of top spot (the soundtrack for ‘The Greatest Showman’) has also picked up a fresh new platinum certification. It’s now sold in excess of 70,000 units down under.
Ed Sheeran is still in the top five (No.3), while Brisbane’s DZ Deathrays claim a No.4 debut with their new long player ‘Bloody Lovely’ (their highest chart position yet).
He’s currently in the African jungle as part of the 2018 season of I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here’, so Shannon Noll is probably blissfully unaware that his new album ‘Unbroken’ has debuted in the No.7 position on the ARIA albums chart. It’s his first album in six and a half years, but his fifth successive top ten.
The new Migos album picks up the pace after debuting last week at No.28. It’s bulleted 15 positions on this week’s ARIA top 100 albums chart and is now at a new peak of No.13.
Macklemore’s ‘Gemini’ is up (No.27 to No.16), but Foo Fighters’ ‘Greatest Hits’ is down after their Aussie tour wrapped up (No.5 to No.20).
We’ve got a No.27 debut for Rich Brian’s ‘Amen’, a ten place fall for ‘M A N I A’ from Fall Out Boy (No.18 to No.28) and a 15 place drop for Foo Fighters’ ‘Concrete And Gold’ (No.14 to No.29).
The Shania Twain tour announcement has done wonders for sales of her album ‘Now’, which is back in the top 100 at No.32, just six places higher than her re-emergent ‘Greatest Hits’.
In the middle of both is Machine Head’s ‘Catharsis’, which plunges 25 places from last week’s No.10 debut.
The best of Cold Chisel is down 14 (No.26 to No.40); ditto Elton John’s ‘Diamonds’ (No.34 to No.48).
AC/DC’s ‘Live’ loses 12 (No.39 to No.51), while First Aid Kit’s ‘Ruins’ has seemingly spent is last week inside the top 50, dropping 24 places to No.53.
Madison Beer is into the top 100 at No.64 on debut, but she’s just ahead of a couple more big drops.
‘The Very Very Best Of Crowded House’ loses 16 places to No.65 and the best of The Cranberries is down 28 places to No.66.
The Bennies score a No.74 debut for ‘Natural Born Chillers’ and Simple Minds are into the countdown at No.82 with ‘Walk Between Worlds’, but the ‘Molly’ soundtrack plummets. And how. By 50 places to No.90.
Daryl Braithwaite’s best-of loses 32 to No.93, but Paul Kelly’s ‘Songs From The South Volume 1 & 2’ (which bulleted from No.95 to No.41 last week) is now gone from the top 100.
Also gone from this week’s top 100 is the new Craig David album, which premiered on last week’s chart at No.43.
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