Welcome to edition #464 of ARIA Chart Watch and there’s no change to either No.1 spots this week. And only two releases debut in the top ten; both of them on the ARIA albums chart.
So who’s debuted best? Check out this week’s ARIA Chart Watch and find out…
Drake extends his unbeaten run on top of the ARIA singles chart to seven weeks with his smash single ‘God’s Plan’, which shows no signs of slowing here or, as you’ll have already read in our news wrap this morning, in the US and UK either.
Though while Post Malone’s ‘Psycho’ has dipped in elsewhere, it’s still holding steady at No.2 for the third straight week down under. Not only that, but it’s picked up a gold sales certification (35,000 units sold), meaning it’s been ticking over more than 10,000 units a week… a decent number.
With Ed Sheeran in the country for the local leg of his ‘Divide’ world tour, his singles and albums continue to shine. Here on the singles chart it’s ‘Perfect’ that’s performing best; the former No.1 smash improving from No.6 to No.3.
Good news for labelmate Dua Lipa, whose latest single ‘IDGAF’ smashes through the platinum barrier, having sold in excess of 70,000 units. It’s up one position to equal its Australian chart peak of No.6.
Going gold this week are ‘The Middle’ from Zedd, Grey and Maren Morris, plus ‘Friends’ from Marshmello and Anne Marie. They’re in positions seven and eight respectively, both up one position and both reaching new peaks.
The Weeknd and Kendrick Lamar also score a new gold accreditation for ‘Pray For Me’ (No.13).
The other new certifications for Ed Sheeran are finally coming through. His former No.1 smash ‘Shape Of You’ is still in the Australian top 100 after 62 weeks and this week sees its certification updated to a staggering 11 times platinum. That means it’s sold in excess of 770,000 copies domestically.
XXXtentacion’s ‘Sad!’ leaps from a No.33 debut to No.22 and there’s also been improvement in the fortunes of BlocBoy JB’s ‘Look Alive’, which is up six to No.29.
Dua Lipa also scores some certification love for her previous hit ‘New Rules’, which is now triple platinum (210,000 copies).
‘Everyday’, the new single from Logic & Marshmello, rockets from a No.61 debut to No.38 and Ed Sheeran’s ‘Castle On The Hill’ is back into the top 50, shifting from No.54 to No.41 and with its new six times platinum certification (420,000 units).
Jessica Mauboy will no doubt be hoping that her Eurovision single ‘We Got Love’ places a little higher in the upcoming song contest than its No.47 debut on the ARIA singles chart.
Ed Sheeran’s ‘Galway Girl’ might not have a new certification to call its own, but it does get a top 50 position back; up from No.62 to No.49.
Glades’ latest ‘Do Right’ improves from No.56 to No.51 (a new peak) and though it loses its grip on a top 50 position, Camelphat and and Elderbrook’s ‘Cola’ fizzes to a new platinum accreditation.
Zac Efron and Zendaya’s ‘Rewrite The Stars’ also loses its top 50 footing this week, dropping 11 to No.55.
Noah Kahan and Julia Michaels’ ‘Hurt Somebody’ rockets 24 places to No.60, Offset & Metro Boomin’s ‘Ric Flair Drop’ is up to a new peak of No.61 from last week’s No.66 debut and also enjoys a new gold accreditation.
Those Ed Sheeran certifications continue to tick over; ‘Thinking Out Loud’ joining ‘Shape Of You’ in enjoying a huge eleventh platinum accreditation (No.78 to No.64).
His track ‘Happier’ is up from No.82 to No.65 and ‘Supermarket Flowers’ improves seven to No.68.
But 5 Seconds Of Summer’s comeback is stalling. After debuting at No.32 two weeks back, it was down to No.52 last week. Seven days on and it’s down another 14 places to No.66.
Maroon 5’s ‘What Lovers Do’ is also down (No.51 to No.67), but Ed Sheeran’s ‘Dive’ is on the way up (No.98 to No.72).
Though it was sitting at a lowly No.90 last week, Delta Goodrem’s ‘Think About You’ does pick up a little this week, improving 17 places to No.73.
More Ed Sheeran love; this time for ‘Photograph’ which snaps its triple platinum run with a fresh new fifth platinum certification (up 17 to No.80).
Logic’s ’44 More’ is back (No.88, just shy of its No.85 debut), Alison Wonderland debuts at No.89 with ‘Church’, Ed Sheeran’s seven times platinum ‘The A Team’ is back into the chart mix at No.91 and Bad Wolves’ ‘Zombie’ is new at No.93.
The news isn’t great for Meghan Trainor; her new single ‘No Excuses’ started its Aussie chart journey with a No.60 debut last week. But just one week on and it’s 36 places lower.
Kylie’s ‘Dancing’ is back (No.99) and Robinson’s ‘Nothing To Regret’ wraps up the ARIA top 100 with a debut at No.100.
With Ed Sheeran currently sweeping across Australia on his ‘Divide’ world tour (he’s at Sydney’s ANZ Stadium again tonight), the album after which the tour is named is fully wedged in the No.1 spot and shows no sign of relinquishing its grip.
The much touted challenge by The Wiggles’ ‘Nursery Rhymes 2’ during the week failed to eventuate; that album rocketing from a No.68 debut to No.3, settling in behind Ed and ‘The Greatest Showman’ soundtrack.
Ed’s previous album ‘x’ is also incredibly strong this week. It’s up one to No.4, ahead of a No.5 debut for ‘Only Human’, Calum Scott’s long-awaited debut album.
Bruno Mars (who’s also playing a show in Sydney tonight – at Qudos Bank Arena – sees his album ’24K Magic’ edge four places higher to No.6, while Ed’s ‘+’ is up one to No.7.
Vance Joy’s album ‘Nation Of Two’ spends week three in position nine. And it’s ahead of a trio of debuts; Logic’s ‘Bobby Tarantino II’ (No.10), Ian Moss’s ‘Ian Moss’ (No.11) and Judas Priest’s ‘Firepower’ (No.12).
Debuts at Nos.14 and 15 follow for What So Not’s ‘Not All The Beautiful Things’ and Ocean Alley’s ‘Chiaroscuro’ respectively.
All these new entries see a few old favourites dropping back a little (the ‘Fifty Shade Freed’ soundtrack is down seven to No.16, P!nk’s ‘Beautiful Trauma’ loses seven to No.19 and the ‘Moana’ soundtrack is down 11 to No.22.
But Jimi Hendrix’s ‘Both Sides Of The Sky’ enjoys a top 20 berth on debut, premiering at the even No.20.
One of the larger drops of the week, however, belongs to Camp Cope, whose album ‘How To Socialise & Make Friends’ loses its legion of support in week two, down 26 from last week’s No.6 debut.
Bruno Mars’ previous album ‘Doo-Wops & Hooligans’ is back into the top 50 – and how – up from No.62 to No.34.
Lil Yachty’s ‘Lil Boat 2’ sets sail on its ARIA adventure in the No.36 berth, while there are jumps for Luke Bryan’s ‘What Makes You Country’ (No.50 to No.38) and Bruno Mars’ ‘Unorthodox Jukebox’ (back in the top 100 at No.39).
Queen’s best of drops 15, Vance Joy’s ‘Dream Your Life Away’ 12, Adele’s ’25’ eleven and the ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy 2’ soundtrack also eleven.
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats and Three Days Grace nab the final top 50 debuts with their respective albums; they’re in at Nos.47 and 49 respectively.
The news isn’t great for Sarah Blasko’s album ‘Depth Of Field’, which has almost lost its grip on a top 50 spot after just two weeks in the countdown in positions five (on debut) and 29. It’s down another 21 this week to the even No.50.
Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’ is down 14 (to No.52), Chris Brown’s ‘Heartbreak On A Full Moon’ is down 13 (to No.53) and The Wombats’ ‘Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life’ tumbles 23 (to No.60).
The ‘Exile’ compilation is in at No.58, however, just four places higher than Luke Combs’ album ‘This One’s For You’, which re-enters the top 100 with a new peak of No.62.
6ix9ine’s ‘Day69’ tumbles from No.47 to No.63 and Fall Out Boy’s ‘Mania’ slumps 37 places to No.65.
The drops continue; The Weeknd’s ‘Starboy’ is down 19 to No.74, Elton John’s ‘Diamonds’ loses 14 to No.77 and Queen’s ‘Platinum Collection’ stumbles 27 to No.79.
There are debuts for David Byrne’s ‘American Utopia’ (No.82) and Myles Kennedy’s ‘Year Of The Tiger’ (No.85), but there’s a 37 place drop for Roy Orbison’s ‘A Love So Beautiful’ (No.53 to No.90) and a 28 place fall for ‘The Very Best Of Fleetwood Mac’ (No.65 to No.93).
There’s no hope, however, for j-hope; the South Korean star’s album ‘Hope World’ plummets more than 87 positions after debuting last week at No.13.
The Breeders’ album ‘All Nerve’ is also out of the top 100 after debuting last week at No.44.
For a full run down of the ARIA top 50s, head over to the ARIA CHARTS WEBSITE every Saturday from 5:00pm AEDT.