Welcome to edition #482 of ARIA Chart Watch.
This week, there’s change atop the ARIA singles chart thanks to a Canadian superstar’s latest global smash.
While on the albums chart, that Canadian superstar loses his grip on No.1, overtaken by an Aussie!
Well that’s just a little bit exciting, no? So read on to find out who.
5 Seconds Of Summer’s reign in the No.1 spot on the ARIA singles chart has finally come to an end. After an eight week stay in top spot, the boys have been overtaken in the sales race this week by Drake and his latest international chart beast ‘In My Feelings’.
It comes as no surprise really, given Drake also achieved the feat in both the US and UK this week.
Not that the 5SOS boys have gone too far, mind you. They’re at No.2, with Maroon 5 at No.3 and Dean Lewis improving one place to No.4 with his latest hit ‘Be Alright’.
Ariana Grande scores the week’s highest debut, popping into the Aussie countdown at No.5 with her latest single ‘God Is A Woman’.
With her new album doing the business at retail this week, the Amy Shark single ‘I Said Hi’ gets a second wind, jumping from No.22 to No.8 (that’s just two spots shy of its chart peak).
The Martin Garrix single ‘Ocean’ swells (No.18 to No.12); so too Conrad Sewell’s ‘Healing Hands’ (up seven to a new peak of No.14) and Tiesto’s ‘Jackie Chan’ (No.24 to No.15).
XXXTentacion’s ‘Sad’ dips 13 on this week’s countdown (No.11 to No.24) after the shock of his sudden death subsides.
The latest Jonas Blue single continues to ‘Rise’ (No.27 to No.25), as does the Kygo & Imagine Dragons single ‘Born To Be Yours’, now into the top 30 (No.37 to No.29).
Just missing out on a top 30 berth on entry are new single from Childish Gambino (‘Summertime Magic’ at No.31) and Benny Blanco’s debut project as an artist in his own right (‘Eastside’ at No.32).
Hilltop Hoods are on the holiday road to success with their latest single ‘Clark Griswold’, which enters the chart at No.48.
If you’ve been wondering what The Carters’ track ‘Apeshit’ has been up to in its chart journey thus far… wonder no more. It’s been bubbling away in the second half of the top 100 but this week improves two more positions to No.51. It’s right there on the precipice of a top 50 berth.
The Rubens’ ‘Never Ever’ also destined for a top 50 berth, jumping from No.64 to No.52.
Bebe Rexha climbs from No.62 to a new peak of No.54 with ‘I’m A Mess’, but Ella Mai’s ‘Boo’d Up’ slips ten backwards after making it into the top 50 last week (No.46 to No.56).
There’s a No.58 debut for the new Billie Eilish single ‘Ocean Eyes’, a No.68 re-entry for the triple platinum certified ‘Adore’ from Amy Shark and a huge 36 place drop for Drake’s ‘Emotionless’ (No.33 to No.69).
The Weeknd’s ‘Call Out My Name’ is down 20 (No.51 to No.71) and Drake’s ‘Mob Ties’ is down 16 (No.56 to No.72).
But we have new entries for Twenty One Pilots (‘Jumpsuit’ at No.76) and Rudimental x Major Lazer (‘Let Me Live’ at No.77). Loud Luxury also chimes in with a new entry this week (‘Body’ at No.82), as does George Ezra (‘Shotgun’ at No.87).
Right down the very bottom of the chart, a former No.1 single notches up a new certification. That would be The Chainsmokers’ ‘Closer’, which blasts into 14 times platinum territory. Yes, that’s a staggering 980,000 units now sold across Australia. It’s at No.93.
Christina Perri’s 2011 hit ‘A Thousand Years’ is back in ARIA chart action this week too, re-entering the countdown at No.97. It’s now seven times platinum, meaning more than 490,000 people across Australia love it.
Right then… Drake was obviously expected to maintain his No.1 advantage here in Australia for a third successive week with his latest album.
But it seems that down under, a shark trumps a scorpion.
Yes, that shark would be Gold Coast native Amy Shark, whose new album ‘Love Monster’ blasts into the halls of Australian music history by debuting at No.1 on the ARIA albums chart.
Of course, that’s not to say that Drake’s ‘Scorpion’ went too far. It’s down to No.2, with ‘The Greatest Showman’ soundtrack bumping down to three behind it.
New at No.4 is the soundtrack to the new feel-good movie ‘Mamma Mia : Here We Go Again’, while No.6 belongs to Adam Brand’s ‘Milestones… 20 Years’, also on debut.
There’s another new entry in the No.18 position; The Babe Rainbow’s LP ‘Double Rainbow’.
It’s ahead of a ten place rise for the Kendrick Lamar album ‘Damn.’ (No.29 to No.19) and a 12 place jump for Vance Joy’s ‘Nation Of Two’ (No.33 to No.21).
The love for The Carters’ ‘Everything Is Love’ is on the rise (No.49 to No.26); so too ‘The Very Best Of Slim Dusty’, which re-enters the ARIA albums chart at No.31 after spending a groundbreaking 1000 weeks on the Australian country chart last weekend.
Odette’s album ‘To A Stranger’, which debuted in the No.13 position last week, finds itself 31 places lower in week two (No.44). Shawn Mendes’ ‘Illuminate’ switches on a top 50 berth again, improving from No.65 to No.49.
There are new entries for Deafhaven (‘Ordinary Corrupt Human Love’ at No.54) and from Wiz Khalifa (‘Rolling Papers 2’ at No.55). Elton John’s ‘Diamonds’ is back in the top 100 at No.57, no doubt thanks to the star-studded countdown program that aired during the week.
Hillsong Worship’s ‘There Is More’ ascended from No.65 to No.18 on last week’s chart. But that concerted push didn’t last for a second week; it’s down 40 to No.58.
Bullet For My Valentine’s latest long player suffers from its name; ‘Gravity’. It continues its fall down the ARIA countdown; this week from No.38 to No.63.
Bullet For My Valentine aren’t the only ones dropping, however. Bebe Rexha’s ‘Expectations’ is also tempered. It’s down 34 places to No.69.
Hillsong Young & Free scored a decent No.15 debut with their album ‘III’ a couple of weeks back and then improved that position to No.12 last week. But no divine intervention this week, as the album plummets a staggering 79 places and finds itself at No.91.
Judith Durham’s album ‘So Much More’ is also on the slide, plunging 52 places from last week’s No.46 peak.
But the biggest drop of all this week belongs to the Didirri album ‘Measurements’. The Melbourne native’s album debuted strongly at No.19 last week, but takes a massive dive, losing more than 81 places to be gone entirely from the top 100.
Years & Years’ ‘Palo Santo’ also nose-dives out of the top 100, having debuted last week at No.26.
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