ARIA Chart Watch #467 is here and there’s plenty to get your chart teeth into, as always.
And it starts right at the very beginning of the singles chart, with a new certification for Australia’s No.1 single.
Let’s discover which single that might be, shall we?
It is, of course, Drake’s single ‘God’s Plan’, which holds at No.1 down under for a tenth consecutive week.
The track continues to sell well too, if its new double platinum certification is anything to go by. That means it’s now shifted more than 140,000 units down under in its eleven week run (ten of those at the top).
But it’s not just Drake with a new certification this week, because Post Malone and Ty Dolla $ign, who are still at No.2 with ‘Psycho’ also get one; platinum for sales in excess of 70,000 units.
Right behind them is an impressive No.3 debut for ‘Call Out My Name’ from The Weeknd’s surprise new EP ‘My Dear Melancholy’.
Lil Dickie & Chris Brown and Marshmellow & Anne Marie round out the top five in positions four and five respectively.
Good news for Zedd, Grey and Maren Morris this week, with their single ‘The Middle’ gaining a new platinum accreditation (No.7 to No.9). Kendrick Lamar and SZA’s ‘All The Stars’ also hits platinum (No.10).
But the second week news isn’t quite so grand for the new Shawn Mendes single ‘In My Blood’. It hit with a band last week, premiering at No.9. But one week later it’s out of the top ten, down five to No.14.
We’ve got a new double platinum certification for Camila Cabello’s latest top ten hit ‘Never Be The Same’ (No.16) and the Justin Timberlake/Chris Stapleton single ‘Say Something’ still refuses to go away, edging one place higher to equal its ARIA chart peak of No.19 thus far.
The Weeknd’s new EP makes an impact in the 20s on the singles chart, with back to back entries for ‘Wasted Times’ and ‘Try Me’ in positions 23 and 24. In fact, The Weeknd is the only artist debuting in the ARIA top 50 this week – and he does so six times in total (more about the other three later).
They got their single ‘For You’ as high as No.15, but Liam Payne & Rita Ora’s theme from the soundtrack of ‘Fifty Shades Freed’ drops eight places to No.30 this week. No matter, however… they do pick up a platinum accreditation for their troubles.
Taylor Swift’s ‘Delicate’ continues to find favour with Aussie audiences, shifting seven places higher to No.31.
Cue another new entry from The Weeknd (featuring Gesaffelstein) with ‘Hurt You’ at No.37. Sandwiched between that and a No.40 debut for The Weeknd’s ‘I Was Never There’ (also featuring Gesaffelstein) is a new gold sales certification for Heilee Steinfeld’s ‘Capital Letters’ (35,000 units), despite that track falling seven places to No.39.
Shawn Mendes’ ‘Lost In Japan’ may say “Sayonara!” to the ARIA top 50 next week, having dropped 14 places from last week’s No.27 debut.
The Weeknd scores more ARIA chart love with a No.45 debut for ‘Privilege’.
Post Malone’s ‘Candy Paint’ drops ten (No.36 to No.46) and Migos’ ‘Stir Fry’ loses its flavour, dropping 14 to No.47.
Though it’s about to fall from the top 50, G-Eazy and Halsey’s ‘Him & I’ scores itself a new certification – a double platinum one – down seven to No.49.
Beyond this week’s top 50, Bad Wolves are on the hunt. Their single ‘Zombie’ has been as high as No.51 on the ARIA countdown thus far, but it looks like they’re on track to eclipse that mark in the coming weeks; the single rising from No.66 to No.52.
King Princess jumps from No.65 to No.54 with ‘1950’, Migos’ ‘Walk It Talk it’ leaps from a debut of No.87 to No.64 and Alison Wonderland’s ‘Church’ continues to build; up from No.71 to a new peak of No.65.
But the news isn’t so crash hot for the Logic/Marshmello collaboration ‘Everyday’, which has stalled – and how – losing 17 places to No.66.
Delta Goodrem’s appearance at the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games (and pre-orders for physical single versions) sees her track ‘Think About You’ bullet 31 places to No.68, still a long way shy of the track’s No.32 peak.
XXXTentacion’s ‘Changes’ slumps 23 to No.70, The Chainsmokers’ ‘Everybody Hates Me’ is down 20 to No.73, while Sheppard’s ‘Coming Home’ and Glades’ ‘Do Right’ lose 17 places apiece to settle at Nos.76 and 77 respectively.
Imagine Dragons score some more platinum love with ‘Whatever It Takes’ (newly certified platinum at No.79).
Sam Smith’s back in the ARIA top 100 with his gold certified single ‘Pray’ (No.85).
But no amount of praying will seemingly stop Cashmere Cat’s track ‘Miss You’ from sliding 19 places to No.89 or David Guetta’s track ‘Like I Do’ from dropping 17 to No.90.
Keith Urban’s new single ‘Parallel Line’ also falls out of favour after nine weeks in the ARIA top 100, dropping 14 places to No.92.
Lauv scores more top 100 love with new single ‘Chasing Fire’ (No.94 on debut).
With the memories of Ed Sheeran’s Australian concerts lingering long, the UK superstar’s current album ‘÷’ maintains its hold on the No.1 spot on the ARIA albums chart this week.
Once again it’s the soundtrack to ‘The Greatest Showman’ holding steady at No.2.
Despite the half a dozen new entries on the ARIA singles chart this week, The Weeknd sees his surprise new EP ‘My Dear Melancholy’ premiere in the No.3 position, mirroring its debut on the UK album chart overnight.
It’s Ed (‘x’) and Bruno (’24K Magic’) rounding out the top five, with Dua Lipa’s album bulleting from No.13 to No.8, eclipsing its previous peak of No.9.
Dami Im loses her grip on a top ten berth; ‘I Hear A Song’ dropping from a No.3 debut to No.12 in week two.
It’s back to back Swift in the teens, however. Current album ‘Reputation’ edging two places higher to No.13 and ‘1989’ settling in right behind it, up 11 to No.14.
George Ezra’s latest long player ‘Staying At Tamara’s’ also relinquishes its hold on the top ten in week two, dropping from No.7 on debut to No.18.
Hayley Kiyoko is in at No.20 with ‘Expectations’ and Rag ‘N’ Bone Man’s ‘Human’ re-enters at No.23 thanks, no doubt, to his Bluesfest sideshows in Sydney and Melbourne and appearance at the festival proper.
Kacey Musgraves cracks the top 30 with a No.25 debut for ‘Golden Hour’, the ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy : Awesome Mix Vol.2’ is up 19 to No.28, but Jack White’s ‘Boarding House Reach’ is seemingly only limited. It’s down from No.11 on debut to No.33.
We’ve got a No.90 to No.38 bullet for Lionel Richie’s ‘The Definitive Collection’, a No.39 debut for Escape The Fate’s ‘I Am Human’ and a bullet from No.63 to No.40 for The Weeknd’s ‘Starboy’.
The Weeknd’s previous album ‘Beauty Behind The Madness’ also soars this week as his new EP makes its presence felt. It’s up 40 places to No.43.
Guns N Roses’ best-of is up (No.59 to No.45), but Logic’s ‘Bobby Tarantino II’ is down (No.29 to No.49).
Metallica’s ‘Hardwired… To Self-Destruct’ just misses the top 50 on re-entry (No.51) and Fleetwood Mac’s best-of continues its pogoing around the top 100, back up 36 places to No.53.
But there are couple of larger drops this week. The Wolfe Brothers, for example, see their new album ‘Country Heart’ plunge 46 places from last week’s No.9 debut.
Country star Luke Bryan’s album ‘What Makes You Country’ also takes a tumble, down 31 places to No.58.
But there’s a new entry for Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite at No.60 (‘No Mercy In This Land’) and a re-entry at No.63 for Bon Jovi (‘This House Is Not For Sale’).
Chris Brown’s ‘Heartbreak On A Full Moon’ tumbles 20 (No.45 to No.65), Luke Combs’ ‘This One’s For You’ is down 17 (No.50 to No.67) and Lady Gaga’s ‘Joanne’ re-emerges at No.70.
New entry? BTS’ ‘Face Yourself’ at No.71. Big drop? Justin Timberlake’s ‘Man Of The Woods’ from No.49 to No.72. Re-entry? Lana Del Rey’s ‘Lust For Life’ at No.74.
More big drops for Drake’s ‘More Life’ (down 22 to No.75), Lorde’s ‘Melodrama’ (down 21 to No.77), Ocean Alley’s ‘Chiaroscuro’ (down a massive 46 to No.81) and Judas Priest’s ‘Firepower’ (slumping 44 places to No.83).
Steffany Gretzinger squeezes her way into the top 100 on debut at No.98.
For a full run down of the ARIA top 50s, head over to the ARIA CHARTS WEBSITE every Saturday from 5:00pm AEDT.